The Final Cut Server Client Workflow

Final Cut Server makes it easy for users to find, access, and track media and project files, as well as transcode media and easily check assets in and out for editing.

Although different organizations perform each of these tasks slightly differently, the typical Final Cut Server workflow involves four stages:

  1. Stage 1: Organizing Existing Media and Uploading New Media

    The project you’re working on might use media that has already been uploaded to Final Cut Server, or it may require new media. Media can be uploaded using an automated scan set up by your administrator or uploaded manually by any person in your organization.

  2. Stage 2: Editing the Media and Project

    This stage of editing within your organization can include creating and editing a Final Cut Pro project, creating and revising artwork and graphic overlays or motion effects, or other workflows your organization uses to create projects for client review. The final part of this stage involves putting all the finished pieces together into a review copy of the project.

  3. Stage 3: Reviewing and Approving the Project

    This stage may involve your coworkers or clients logging in to Final Cut Server and viewing the project or sending copies of the project out for review. If your Final Cut Server administrator has configured your system to automatically send out Review and Approve emails, they are used in this stage.

  4. Stage 4: Outputting and Archiving the Final Media and Project

    This stage includes creating backup copies of the assets and archiving the final assets in Final Cut Server.

Final Cut Server can be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization’s workflow. For more information, contact your Final Cut Server administrator.