About Final Cut Server Automation

Configuring the Final Cut Server automation features can help your workflow in many ways. Just two of these ways are sending emails when specified events occur, such as a change in an asset’s status or a job failing, and automatically copying assets to specified devices.

Final Cut Server provides two methods for configuring automations for your system: using Automation Setup Assistant in Final Cut Server System Preferences or using a group of panes in the Final Cut Server client’s Administration window. This chapter explains how to use the panes in the Final Cut Server client’s Administration window. For information about using the Automation Setup Assistant in Final Cut Server System Preferences, see the Final Cut Server Setup Guide.

Using the automation panes of the Administration window provides you the greatest flexibility and the most power when setting up your automations. This flexibility and power does add to the complexity of the process though. In many cases, you will find that using Automation Setup Assistant is easier and provides the types of automation you need.