I have two projects:
- SOD intro
- SOD Frost & Snow - (heck, I'm nearly giving the plot away!)
Both projects durrently live in my Movies folder on the Lion system drive.
I will be adding more projects - all of which already / will reference the same five Events:
- SOD-2009 & Prev
These events house approx 3,700 clips between them. The clips in the Event 'Original Media' folders is alias material.
The 'real' original media is mostly XDCAM EX footage which has been ingested with XDCAM Transfer and is approx 1.2 TB residing in a folder called QT Footage.
All the above Event material and QT Footage resides on a 4 TB external hard drive called G-03.
I have an empty 2 TB external hard drive which I would like to use as a backup for the projects on a daily basis.
I would also like to move the projects to the working drive, rather than the system drive.
Is there a straightforward way to do this?
This post is a follow-on from my previous topic about media going offline.
I replied to you after your first post but before your second. This reply is to your second post. You said ...
"If I duplicate a Project that shares Events with another Project, when I duplicate the second Project, won't all the Events (and Media) be duplicated again?"
From within FCP X, if you Control Click on a project and choose Duplicate to make a new copy of it as a backup, or what have you ... the system should ask you if you want to copy just the project, the project and referenced events, or the project events and render files. If you just want a copy of your project file with your edits information, etc ... choose the first option. No other information (events, etc) will be copied. Of course you could then use that new "project" as a template to start from in your new effort.
I hope I am understanding this all. I know you are very knowledgeable about this stuff. I just have a tendency to state the obvious. Best wishes,