6 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 6:39 PM by DBLewis
DBLewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have opened a new project in FCP and then worked on a couple of other projects.  I return to my new project and find that  files from the other two projects I worked on are now inside my latest one.  I look at the capture scratch settings, and they always match the latest setting of the newest project.  In other words I may open a project from a year ago and it will have  the capture scratch, render files etc set to the name of the latest project, I just don't get this?

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (10,470 points)

    Yes, in FCP the setting for the scratch disk is system dependent, not project dependent.

    When you set the scratch disk, it will stay set to that scratch disk until you either reset it or trash your preferences, regardless of the projects you open.

     

    MtD

  • DBLewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So it is normal to see other prokect files within the innapropriate file name.

    If this is so, what happens when I trash a project i have finished with or media manage it to another hardrive?

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (10,470 points)

    DBLewis wrote:

     

    So it is normal to see other prokect files within the innapropriate file name.

    If you have not been keeping track of your designated scratch disk, yes.

     

    If this is so, what happens when I trash a project i have finished with or media manage it to another hardrive?

     

    If you trash a project's scratch disk location that happens to contain files unrelated to that project, those unrelated files will be trashed as well.

     

    If you media manage a project, FCP knows where all the files are, and what the correct paths to those files are, and will locate them correctly regardless of where your current scratch disk is set to (providing you have not trashed them first). Media Manager will not have a problem locating the files pertinent to the project unless they have been moved, trashed, or re-named at the finder level.

     

     

    MtD

  • DBLewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So just to understand...if i start to work on an old project, I must redirect the scratch disc each time.

    Some times dim witted I am.

    So project 1...bob's uncle

    project 2. mary's lobotomy new scratch disc setting

    change, back to bob's uncle, must go into system settings and direct scratch disc again to bob's uncle??

    thanks

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (27,015 points)

    NO.

     

    Simply set the scratch disk location and let FCP run it.

     

    In the capture scratch settings, FCP will create a folder for EACH project at the specified location. Don't screw with it.

     

    x

  • DBLewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    got it !

    danka