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Duplicating your sequence ad-naseum in FCP is a bad idea. It’s not a big deal for around 10 versions of your sequence, but if you’re working on a feature duplicating can cause completely unmanageable and problematic project files.
I tell editors to duplicate the PROJECT file every day, so that they can delete sequences and keep their main fcp project under 150mb. Also, I get them to have a separate project file for the bins. This really helps for projects larger than a pilot/one-off show, and organizing a workflow with assistant editors.
Frankly that’s the one thing that Avid still does much better than FCP. The bin/project structure into actual separate files is really smart.
I tend to do both. I duplicate my sequences when I work on the rough cut. Then when I move to the FINE cut, I duplicate the project…delete the old duplicated sequences…and then work from there…duplicating the FINE cut versions. QUicker than opening older projects.
Still, for smaller projects, duplicating the sequence is still a really good idea.
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