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Old October 24th, 2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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Proper way to remove footage mac (fcp) to store for future use.

Ok so I just finished a project and my hard drive is full. Obviously this needs to come off of here so I can move on to the next order of buisness. However if I can I would like to have these captured items and sequences kept as is if possible so I wouldnt have to go all the way back to recapturing the tape if I wanted to mess around with it later. Is there a way to burn these items to dvd so that if I imported them back into FCP it would be missing huge amounts of media?
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Old October 24th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #2
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You can only store about 20 minutes of DV footage on a DVD, so if your hard drive is actually full then that isn't going to help a lot (unless you don't mind spending large amounts of time burning lots of DVD's).

You don't really need to save the render files since they can be rendered again. But you would need to save all the capture files and the FCP project files. If it's really important for you to keep your projects intact then consider buying some inexpensive USB external hard drives. You don't need the more expensive 7200 drives if you're just archiving the data.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 03:38 PM   #3
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How big is the final product? You can use the Media Manager to create a copy of your project file and just the media used (w/handles if you want) and depending on how long the project is it may all fit on one DVD-R.


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Old October 29th, 2006, 09:55 PM   #4
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this particular project runs at under 8 minutes. I was just curious as how most saved projects...do you guys just save the mini-dv tapes then and hope you dont have to try and recreate the project if god forbid something happens to what you have?

How do I work the file manager?
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Old October 30th, 2006, 06:45 AM   #5
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You don't really need to save the render files since they can be rendered again. But you would need to save all the capture files and the FCP project files. If it's really important for you to keep your projects intact then consider buying some inexpensive USB external hard drives. You don't need the more expensive 7200 drives if you're just archiving the data.
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