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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7 Quick-Reference Guide by Brendan Boykin

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3. Project Setup

Because Final Cut Pro gives you the flexibility to work with multiple internal and external hard drives, with tape-based and tapeless media, and in single- and multi-user environments, there are some important things to know when working with both new and existing projects. This chapter covers best practices in setting up your system and projects.

Setting a Scratch Disk

The scratch disk contains three folders:

• Capture Scratch—the destination for all captured (tape-based) and transferred (tapeless) media

• Render Files—for any sequence video you render

• Audio Render Files—for any sequence audio you render

Don’t be fooled—the word scratch here does not refer to a temporary location.

1 Choose Final Cut Pro > System Settings ...

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