I am working on a project which is all stored on my external drive. I want to make a backup copy to which I need to keep adding when I make changes to the events and projects. What I did was, I just made a folder on the internal drive called FinalCut Back up and I copied Final Cut Events and FInal Cut Projects to it using finder. Now whenever I make changes I keep redoing the whole procedure overwriting the old Final CUt Events and Projects. I think Ia m overdoing it. I dont' think I need to copy everything. Do I need Rendered Filesand Backup folders? Or do I just copy the project files?
Or am I doing the whole thing wrong?
Doing this stuff in the Finder is chancey. Unless you're doing this every 15 minutes or so, consider using an archive workflow.
Use Duplicate Project in FCP. If you select the Used Clips option, it should do what you need. You don't need to include your renders. This process will create a new event,, which you can locate on your back uo drive. Select it in the library and choose Organize Files.
The next BU, repeat and delete the prior one.