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Final Cut Pro 6: Visual QuickPro Guide by Lisa Brenneis

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20. Managing Complex Projects

Media management in a complex project requires creative solutions. Final Cut Pro has a few tools to help you keep your wig on straight as your current project snowballs toward the finish line, even as you’re gearing up for the next one.

You’ll be introduced to Final Cut Pro’s media management tools: the Media Manager, the Reconnect Media feature, and the Make File Offline feature. You’ll also find tips on how to delete files—and how to save them.

Final Cut Pro is a nondestructive, nonlinear editing system, and that design has an impact on the way it handles file management. You’ll be much more effective as a media manager if you understand how Final Cut Pro tracks media files and project data before you use the media ...

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