2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2013 3:52 AM by nish_ethan
nish_ethan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have ran out of space in my Inbuilt harddrive of the computer....


Now i have got a new project to be done and i have external 1 TB hardrive.....


So my question:


1.) Can i save the source footages in External HD?


2.) Can i save the project in External HD and edit it and do everything as in External HD?


I have never done such thing so help would be acknowleged.



Thanks and if i am missing any information then do let me know!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,450 points)



    YES - BUT


    • External Hard Disk - MUST BE - Mac OS Extended (hfs) formatted (all mine are journaled)


    • Should be FireWire or Thunderbolt - as USB/USB2 performs badly to me and especially when filling up.


    • I do - create a folder on My external HD named as Movie project + date

    - then Start FinalCut

    - AND set up ALL Scratch disks to this folder

    - then SAVE projects - and direct this to same folder

    - then I also make a folder in this project folder (on ext.HD) named material - and in this I collect all photos, audio-files (all converted to .aiff - NO .mp3 or other) AND all texts in a text document to copy from e.g. Title, contributors etc. SO also a document describing how the project is to be done - sort of synopsis.




    When changing Scratch-disks in FinalCut Express or Pro (FCP-X i don't know) one must when starting up next time - FIRST CONTROL - where they are set - as they do not orient after project but after last settings. All material and Captures etc - can be stored in a very wrong location IF one doesn't keep this in mind !

    MY OWN experience - very tedious to clean up - BUT at least FinalCut Pro can help in collecting in all parts if they go astray.


    Yours Bengt W

  • nish_ethan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Bengt, IT solved my problem!!