The Final Cut Server Main Window

After logging in to Final Cut Server, you see the Assets pane of the Final Cut Server main window. The Assets pane may be empty or filled with media that has been scanned by your Final Cut Server administrator or uploaded by other Final Cut Server users.

Note: The screen shots shown in this manual show a default Final Cut Server system. Because your Final Cut Server administrator can configure different media types and metadata fields, your system may look different from the system shown on these pages.

Figure. Final Cut Server main window.
Figure. Final Cut Server main window showing the Server, Window, and Help pop-up menus.

The Assets pane and Productions pane are the two views of the Final Cut Server main window. An asset is used by Final Cut Server to track every file that is uploaded to the server or scanned. The Assets pane shows all the assets that Final Cut Server is managing. Productions are used to group assets. The Productions pane shows all the productions that have been created by you or other people who use your Final Cut Server system.

You switch between the Assets and Productions panes by clicking either Assets or Productions at the top-left area of the Final Cut Server main window.

Assets Pane

After you click Assets, all of the assets that exist in Final Cut Server are listed in the main part of the window. You can move through the assets by clicking the page controls in the top-right corner of the Assets pane. The Toolbar includes the Lock button, the Check Out button, and the New Production from Selection button. After an asset is selected, these buttons become active.

Figure. Final Cut Server main window showing page navigation controls, assets and the Information pane.
Figure. Final Cut Server main window showing the Lock button, Check Out button, and New Production from Selection button.

See Working with Media Assets to learn more about media assets. See Working with Final Cut Pro Projects to learn more about Final Cut Pro project assets. See Working with Final Cut Studio Projects to learn more about Final Cut Studio project assets.

Productions Pane

After you click Productions, all of the productions that exist in Final Cut Server are listed in the main part of the window. The Productions pane varies somewhat from the Assets pane. Its Toolbar has a New Production button.

Figure. Final Cut Server main window showing the Productions Toolbar, productions, and the Information pane.
Figure. Final Cut Server main window showing the New Production button.

See Organizing Assets in Final Cut Server to learn more about productions.