MEDIA LOCATIONdefines how a Library's Storage Locations will persist when each Team Member opens that Library from their Mac.
MEDIA LOCATIONto either
Sharedwhen adding or importing a Library.
SharedLibraries are FCP's default treatment of media storage: the volume name of your media storage stays the same or rarely changes.
Sharedrequires Team Members to use shared storage – like a NAS or Postlab Drive – or local storage with identical names and thus file paths. FCP will not require relinking if all media is on shared storage. All media outside of the Storage Location requires continuous relinking using
SharedLibraries, the Team Member that first opens a Library sets the Library's Storage Locations from their Mac, propagating to each Team Member. When the next Team Member opens that Library, they can get right to work if the volume or folder names are exactly the same. Otherwise, FCP will prompt them to reset the Library's Storage Locations, resulting in relinking. When the original Team Member reopens that Library, FCP will prompt them to reset the Library's Storage Locations again, resulting in more relinking.
IndividualLibraries allow the team to use independent Storage Locations on each Mac, removing the need to use identical volume names or paths. These Storage Locations will persist on that particular Mac each time they open that Library. Since each Team Member sets the Library's Storage Locations once from their individual Mac, it's possible to relink Clips to media only once, then never again, with an
Offlinein the Document's
Media Statusindicator without having to open the Library first.
Documentsadded to a
Production. When you open a Library in Postlab, Postlab downloads your Library to a local Production bundle, then uses that local copy to track and upload changes to Postlab Cloud. When re-downloading a Library from Postlab Cloud, you will have to redefine the Library's Storage Locations in FCP, then relink Clips to media.
[Remove Local Copy]from the Document's
Media Statusindicator will tell you which files are
...without media. I can't copy media into my Library in Postlab, but I don't want to relink Clips every time I copy something between Libraries. What should I do?
Include: Mediathen enable
Original media. FCP will present this dialog:
Original media does not exist for some clips, then click
[Continue]and relink to any Original Media later: