EditShare to add project sharing to Final Cut Pro.

“EditShare on Tuesday announced the addition of Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP) Project Sharing capabilities to the EditShare product family. The company’s EditShare Project Sharing technology provides tremendous collaborative workflow benefits by enabling multiple editors to work on the same project simultaneously…The new EditShare Apple FCP Project Sharing feature allows multiple Apple FCP editors to simultaneously open and work from the same projects.”

Interesting. Because I know how Avid can have people work on the same projects at the same time. Projects consist of a folder with separate files that represent bins and sequences. So more than one person can access the project. But whoever has a bin open is the “owner” of that bin, meaning that they control all the changes that occur in that bin. Same with sequences…whoever opens it first is the owner. Other people can open it at the same time and see what is in there, but they can’t make changes.

Final Cut Pro is different. A project is a SINGLE FILE. Bins, sequences, titles…all contained in the FCP project file. This is why for shared storage environments it is wise to have several project files related to that project. Manually do what Avid does in a way. How they managed to make it so multiple users can open and make changes to a single project file…simply amazes me. I’d like to know how they do it.