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Author: Topic: Project file on the same HD as..
Oscar124
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Posted: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 08:12PM
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I'm helping a collage set up six mac's with fcp and we want to create a system
were by the students can use there own HD drives for their work, as there are too many for the built in HD. Can the project file be saved on the same HD as the captured and rendered footage?

Oz.

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Author: Topic: Re: Project file on the same HD as..
Phil A
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Posted: Sat, 03 Jul 2004 01:05PM
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Hi

No problem where you save the project file, it'll only be small (under 1MB for most projects) - but you will have the complications of permissions, users knowing WHERE they saved their file. I expect you're used to that

Phil Ashby
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chris.roberts
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Posted: Mon, 05 Jul 2004 09:13AM
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Oz

I used to work in a University where there were about 7 "online" FCP suites, plus iMacs and eMacs running FCP as well.

We never used to bother about users or permissions at all - the suites were generally dedicated to video editing courses, were not connected to the Internet and no-one had any software to install on them anyway cos all the pirated software the students had was for their windoze machine at home!

Anyway, to get around the multiple users/multiple machines scenario because the uni couldn't afford a SAN, we just invested in a load of FW hard drives. The students were told EXACTLY how to file manage their projects and set up correct scratch disks. All projects were stored on the removable hard drives, together with captures and renders. In fact, they were also advised to BACKUP their projects to CD or other removable medium.

Of course, students begin students, somtimes it was just a bit too diificult!

Otherwise, the workflow is sound enough.

Chris

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