Question: Copy vs. Reference Files in FCP
What is the general guidelines when setting your preferences for coping files into your FCP library vs. leaving them as referenced files. I know that coping them will increase the size of the library where having them as a reference keeps the file smaller.
My intent is to create a library for each years worth of work with my photos/videos kept in the same location on my internal hard drive. Therefore, I don't see the need for duplicating and using up valuable space on my MacBook Pro. After the year is closed, I can close and archive the FCP library. I would only need to use the archived library should there be changes needed to the projects and am concerned that using references vs. copies my cause future unforeseen issues.
Any guidance from the experienced community members is greatly appreciated.
MacBook Pro TouchBar and Touch ID, iOS 11.1