9 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2015 7:11 AM by Neil Paisnel
Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1
expertise.macosx
Mac OS X

Well, it's all in the subject there.  That's the question.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Solved by switchie2 on May 25, 2012 4:46 AM Solved

that's what I would do :

 

Go in your Project Lib

Right clic on the project

Ask for "Duplicate project"

Then you're asked if you want to (1) just duplicate the project, (2) duplicate with referenced events, or (3) duplicate with just the clips that have been used.

Chose the (3) option

Rename as a new project (with a new name)

Delete the previous one with non used clips.

And you end up with a new project with just the clips you used

Switchie

  • switchie2 Level 1 Level 1

    that's what I would do :

     

    Go in your Project Lib

    Right clic on the project

    Ask for "Duplicate project"

    Then you're asked if you want to (1) just duplicate the project, (2) duplicate with referenced events, or (3) duplicate with just the clips that have been used.

    Chose the (3) option

    Rename as a new project (with a new name)

    Delete the previous one with non used clips.

    And you end up with a new project with just the clips you used

    Switchie

  • Scot Walker Level 3 Level 3
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Switchie2,

     

    I'm confused, how does duplicating the Project file affect unused media (Events)?

     

    One of the problems with FCP X (in my opinion) is it separates the media from the project. I have an Event created for a specific project and there are a ton of clips in there that are not being used in the project, and those clips are taking up space on the hard drive. How do you easily tell FCP X to identify the media (events) that are not being used in a project?

     

    Thanks!

  • switchie2 Level 1 Level 1

    I know it's boring not to have an easy way to identify and erase the "non-used" clips.

    But you didn't follow my suggestion :-)

    You ask :  "how does duplicating the Project file affect unused media (Events)?"

    I gave you an answer : you create a NEW project with ONLY THE REFERENCED MEDIA.

    (And then, of course, you distroy the previous one. That easy. Why looking for somehting else that doesn't exist yet).

    :-)

    Sw

  • Scot Walker Level 3 Level 3
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Ah, OK. The answer is your method CREATES A NEW EVENT that uses only the used media.


    Got it.

     

    Thanks!
    Scot

  • switchie2 Level 1 Level 1

    It is NOT MY method !

    It's APPLE's method !

    If you go in the PROJECT LIBRARY and you right clic on a project, you're givent the option to duplicate the projet, and APPLE (not me :-) gives you the THREE CHOICES I told you about.
    Go to the PROJECT LIB and check it out !

    Sw2

  • Scot Walker Level 3 Level 3
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Calm down. I did check it out. You didn't say "it creates a new event", thus I was confused. I now understand what you are saying.

     

    Thank you.

  • switchie2 Level 1 Level 1

    I don't say it creates a new event :-) Apple says it when you right clic on a project and ask to duplicate it :-)))

    SW2

  • Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    For me, Switchie's method was clear and worked perfectly, so thank you.  Bit of a silly work around to have to do that rather than a command from within the project, but that's Apple's design.  Your method would not have been entirely obvious because I don't think it's intended for that purpose, but it does do the job.  Cheers!

  • Neil Paisnel Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Umm I am going to need help on this too.

     

    I tried to Create a Duplicate Project.  but no options appear, it just creates a new project  this is 10.1.4

     

    I too have masses of unused original media, that is not used and I am now getting disk space warnings from within FCPX

     

     

    The Used/ unused filter does not work as I'd imagine it would.. in that if yo select the filter to show Unused, and then try and delete those clips, you then get a warning telling you it can't delete those clips as they are in Use,,,even though the app lists them as unused.

     

     

    I am going through a whole raft of similar spots to see if there is a way to remove unused media easily , but so far I can't find it.