Final Cut Pro

Initial Workflow Checklist

  • Add or Import a Library (.fcpbundle) as a Document.
  • Set Library Storage Locations.
    • With Postlab, nothing goes inside a FCP Library.
    • Media - a destination folder on high-performance local or shared storage (i.e. Postlab Drive).
    • Motion Content - In Motion Templates folder
    • Cache - a destination folder on high-performance local storage.
      • Note: Do not store on shared storage, whether it's network attached storage (NAS) or cloud storage (e.g. Postlab Drive).
    • Backups - Final Cut Backups
      • Libraries uploaded to Postlab Cloud in your Production become a stack of versions you can revert to.
  • Import Original Media / Camera Source with "Leave files in place"
  • Create / Relink to Proxy Media on Postlab Drive.
  • Create a Primary Library...
    • To hand off work among Team Members with different responsibilities.

Advanced Workflow Options

  • Create a Primary Library...
    • As a Central Source of Truth for a larger piece of work.
  • Create Secondary Libraries...
    • To assign work to Team Members with different roles.
    • To divide a large piece of work into smaller pieces of work:
      • By Video in a Series
      • By Episode
      • By Reel
      • By Scene
  • Use the Merge Workflow Extension to unify metadata among Primary and Secondary Libraries.