Tip #818: Change Media Storage Locations

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #818: Change Media Storage Locations

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Storage locations can be customized for each library.

The Library Storage Locations window.

Topic $TipTopic

It used to be that Final Cut only gave us two choices when importing media: Leave it where it is, or move it into the library. However, now, we have new options.

  • Select the Library name in the library sidebar next to the browser.
  • Open the Inspector.
  • Click Modify Settings next to Storage Locations.
  • In the dialog illustrated in the screen shot, you can set a custom location for media, Motion templates, cache files and project backups.

These settings can vary by library.

In general:

  • Leave cache files on the internal drive for speed.
  • Store media to a separate, external location.
  • If you plan to share the project between editors, store all custom Motion templates in the library.
  • Finally, store backups in a separate location from the project file itself… just in case.

Please rate the helpfulness of this tip.

Click on a star to rate it!

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *