I see that today’s Final Cut Pro tip from Larry Jordan is about keeping FCP project down to a reasonable size. http://www.larryjordan.biz/tips/tip30.html
“Final Cut does not like really LARGE projects. Here are tips to manage things better.
As your Final Cut Project grows in size, certain editing functions can slow down. This is normally the result of either too many clips, or using clips with long durations (or sub-clips created from clips with very long durations).
To avoid potential performance issues, try breaking your project into acts, and only load the clips for that act into that project.
Also, try capturing in smaller blocks. Long tapes can be a problem, so break a one hour tape into fifteen minutes blocks.
Keeping the clip count and clip duration down should help keep FCP running smoothly.”
Hmmm, well, ahhh, It made me wonder. My Ten Before Project really should be managed better. Rather than clumping it all together it would be better to use a project by week idea, it’s just that I will be using so much of the same graphics and elements, hmmm indeed. Well here is a screen shot of my project, obviously I can’t twirl open every folder.
While pondering this it is worthwhile mentioning that there are people out there that are experts at this – at organizing that is and have good resources concerning that; like Shane Ross, check this out: Getting Organized in FCP