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Old January 8th, 2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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Large Macintosh HD's project and Events

Ok, I started using Final Cut Pro X a year ago. And after a while I realized I needed to create libraries. So while cleaning my machine for 2015, I came across my Macintosh HD's project and Events which is a whopping 819.79 gb. Sigh. So I'm not sure who to fix it.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #2
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Create new libraries and use the "Move" command to send selected Events and Projects to the new library. I did that as soon as FCPX had libraries.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 02:24 PM   #3
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Create new libraries and use the "Move" command to send selected Events and Projects to the new library. I did that as soon as FCPX had libraries.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 05:08 PM   #4
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Well, I moved the projects out, but it's still large... I attached a screen shot. That police demo is nothing....
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If you right click that FCPX library and "Show Package Contents"--- You can see what makes that library so large:

You may or may not have the Original Media files, (it depends if you copied the original files into the library itself), the optimized transcoded Media, and the Rendered files.

To save space, you could delete rendered files but FCPX would re-render them if you have it set to automatically render.

*Do this from within the program itself.*

Otherwise, just archive the whole library--I just copy the whole library to another hard drive and you are done. (Or alternately move each event to a different library) You want to keep this library for the future right?

I have a eSATA hard drive dock, and I just archive/copy the libraries to a bare drive and then put the drives away.

These guys have some great info:

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Old January 9th, 2015, 04:34 AM   #6
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Projects contain very little data if you don't render. The event is containing the majority of your data. Did you optimize the footage on import? This is all one project?
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Projects contain very little data if you don't render. The event is containing the majority of your data. Did you optimize the footage on import? This is all one project?
This large file is probably when I first started using FCPX, who know what I did trying to figure the software out. I might move that library to a drive since I have no idea what it is. I know my current work are on different libraries than this one.
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