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Old January 26th, 2006, 02:09 AM   #1
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Two Comps Sharing Projects on FCP?

We have two editors working on the same project simultaneously on two different computers. What do people do in this sort of situation? We can't really afford Editshare or anything like that, so what else should we do? Media manage clips onto separate hard drives? Work offline on one computer and then reconnect to online full-res clips later? Or is there some cheaper network-sharing system? Thanks...

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Old January 26th, 2006, 03:07 AM   #2
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Duplicate the media onto another set of drives so that you have two sets of drives with all the same media. Don't use Media Manager, do this on the finder level.

Give each a copy of the same project.

BUT...when they want to share cuts, they need to export an XML of the sequence they are working on so the other editor can open it and re-link.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 12:40 PM   #3
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Thanks! I've got a couple questions...

Why export an XML rather than just open the second project on the other computer?

Also, can you copy over low-res versions of the files to the new disc with the same names (so as to use less disc space) and then reconnect the project to the original hi-res files in the other system?
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An XML allows them to keep one main project and just have a bin with the sequences the other editor sends. And it will be a MUCH SMALLER file size than the whole project file.

But swapping project files works too. Make sure to name them so you can tell them apart...like PROJECT A and PROJECT B....A for one system, B for the other.
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