Final Cut Pro X projects can incorporate tons of different assets in many different formats. Learn how to micro-manage them to speed up your workflow. FCP X Certified Trainer Ben Balser shows you all the tricks...
Imagine trying to build a complicated machine with a pile of mixed-up parts that are disorganized and unlabeled...
Now imagine building the same machine with parts that are organized into easily recognizable, neatly labelled boxes. That's media management!
Organizing your media assets before and during the editing process is key to speeding up your workflow. In this tutorial Final Cut Pro X editor Ben Balser takes you step by step through the media management process. First you'll learn about metadata and the database paradigm that work together to help you organize your clips and get you easy access to them throughout the editorial process. The next section is all about planning your project, management foundations and general digital asset techniques.
Next, you'll explore Tags, Roles and the power of duplicate timelines. From there you'll seamlessly transition to the Audition feature, in both the Browser and Timeline. Ben then explains the concept of Versioning edits with Roles.
Audio files need managing, too! Ben doesn't miss a beat with his videos on Audio Browser files and Audio Groups.
Media Management has been taken to new heights in Final Cut Pro X. So join Ben Balser and see how you can get FCP X working like a fine-tuned machine!
Section 1: Section 1: Digital Asset Management Foundations
Lots of information, although greatly explained and precise. Definitely recommend this tutorial. 5 stars.
Kenny T wrote on August 4, 2013
This is the deepest module yet. Nice information on the workflow for complex projects. It changed the way that I have been setting things up.
John wrote on March 14, 2013
I think this should really be the first tutorial that is watched. Most I would think have already played around with the FCP and really want to know what the best way to organize the media is. A+
Walter wrote on December 1, 2012
Great. It is the best way to understand how to manage media files on more than one Hard Drive and do not create confusion and conflicts both copying projects and events inside FCPX or with finder.
Ernest Sams wrote on May 21, 2012
This is a must do course for anyone working with FCPX. I did this training and I came away with a very clear understanding of how to manage my media. Ben Balser did a spectacular job explaining this subject in a practical and easy to understand manner. Keep up the good work Ben!
occam wrote on March 25, 2012
While the content is strong, and the demonstrations appropriate, I find this tutorial difficult to follow. The presenter knows the material but does not always connect all the dots along the way. For instance, occasionally assumptions are left unspoken, the driving purpose unexplained, explanations are incomplete, or the explanation is provided but a little "off." To compound these distractions, the pop-ups have surprisingly simple misspellings. As a result of these disconnects and distractions, I had to review topics to glean the useful information and to distill the importance of certain techniques for myself. The process was occasionally frustrating and made me feel like I had ADD. On the other hand, the sections are usually short, focused, and easily reviewed so, with a little patience, the information is accessible. So, while I wish this video were more polished and rescripted some, Balser's tips, insights, and techniques are invaluable for anyone who wants to use FCP X to the utmost on large projects or a multitude of projects while remaining organized.
James Branch wrote on January 4, 2012
This course is essential viewing for anyone using FCPX. More please.
Eddie Young wrote on December 16, 2011
This offering by Ben Balser has been a life saver. I've had good luck with making movie magic with FCPX, but understanding the organizational workflow eluded me.
This tutorial really helped me get a handle on how to keep organized.
Bob McCarroll wrote on December 4, 2011
Funny thing about Final Cut Pro X, while I totally love the new release it can also be a little bit confusing too - I guess because it's all so new and different.
As powerful as the File Management system is it can also be a little more daunting than previous version of Final Cut - but, again, much, much more powerful.
This tutorial course really helped clear lots of things up for me and helped me work much smarter - especially with managing my files and becoming more efficient with my workflow.
Thanks. By the way, the Cyber Monday pricing made it very easy to buy this tutorial.