I'm new to this and I'm in crisis mode. I put together a video last year, the components of which I would like to utilize as something of a template for a new video. But each copy I make seems to be tied to the original. Every time I make a change to the new version, it does likewise to the initial copy. I can't allow that to happen.
How do I make a workable copy that remains independent of the original, one in which changes made will not be mirrored on last year's version?
Ronnie, thank you so much for your response. But it appears I am still experiencing difficulties. I did as instructed but, when I changed a date in the new snapshot version, that date changed across the board. I know you folks are the pros, so I suspect I am doing something wrong, but I can't figure out what.
Sorry to hear you still have the issue. Let's go through this step by step to see where it goes wrong:
1. You have an older FCP project. You want to duplicate that project and make changes to the duplicate without the changes affecting the original project.
2. You have selected the older project icon in the FCP browser and you have created a snapshot of the project.
3. You have selected the snapshot in the FCP browser and you have double-clicked it to open it on the timeline. You have double-checked that your snapshot is opened on the timeline, and not your original project.
4. You have changed a date (I guess that's a title?) in the snapshot timeline.
5. When you open the original project again on the timeline, the title has also changed in the original project.
Huge apologies for the delayed response. I'm a teacher. It's a rather rugged time to be a teacher, and a thoroughly hellish time as we approach the close of the school year. Probably much the same for the kids...
Yes, you have everything right. I am concerned that this new snapshot finds itself a part of the same Library as the original and worry that might be the source of my issues. But again, being relatively new to things, the Library/Event/Project scenario is not something that I have come thoroughly to terms with yet. It may be that it has no significance whatsoever.
The video itself is something of a monster project for the school, one in which I have limited time to throw it together and few media resources to feed into the piece. Nonetheless, it's project of substantial importance.