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Setup Question - Space 21 May 2020 11:33 #107363

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Hello first time poster, long time poser. =)

I have not used FCP in ages, and new to FCPX. I would like to try it out, and have notice a particular difference, namely no defining of a "Scratch disk."

My particular use case is having a 1TB "working disk" for my active project, and other (not so fast disks) as additional storage. My problem is that single 1TB is getting gobbled up - to where it is full! My project is large, I admit, but 1TB not being enough? FCPX is rendering all the files in the background (til it runs out of space).

I guess I just need to change this behavior - since lot of my footage i don't even want to use, just will need to go through it--but don't need to save a rendered copy of everything.

Any pro tips or suggestions about how to save some space? Is that feasible, to have a single 1TB Working space?

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Setup Question - Space 21 May 2020 12:36 #107365

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Switch off optimize and proxy in import to start. I'd suggest looking at a introduction video like this from izzyvideo on YouTube. Ripple Training also has an introductory course. Both are free.

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Setup Question - Space 21 May 2020 12:42 #107366

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Thanks I will check them out!

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Setup Question - Space 21 May 2020 18:59 #107372

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Turn off Background Rendering in the Preferences, also!

Everything, at its most basic, is self-contained in the Library.

And what Tom said.

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Setup Question - Space 24 May 2020 09:36 #107414

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Thanks again for the help. The videos by izzyvideo on youtube are great introduction! I am on my way.

Whee!!!

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