Monitoring Jobs

Files are constantly being uploaded and downloaded by Final Cut Server. The job progress indicator, Downloads & Uploads window, and Search All Jobs window all display information about the progress of files being uploaded to and downloaded from Final Cut Server.

The Jobs in Progress Indicator

The Jobs in Progress indicator appears in the bottom-left corner of the Final Cut Server main window when files are being uploaded or downloaded. It looks like a spinning gear and indicates that a certain number of jobs are being performed.

FIgure. Jobs in Progress indicator and the Downloads and Uploads button in the Final Cut Server main window.

The Downloads & Uploads Window

For more information about files being uploaded or downloaded, you can open the Downloads & Uploads window, which shows the specific files being downloaded and information about the status of each.

Note: The Downloads & Uploads window does not show details about files being transcoded to create proxy files. You can see the details about the transcoding of these files in the Search All Jobs window.

To open the Downloads & Uploads window
  • Click the Downloads and Uploads button in the bottom-left corner of the Final Cut Server main window.

    Note: If an upload or download fails, an error icon appears in the Downloads & Uploads window. You must clear the jobs listed in the Downloads & Uploads window to make this icon disappear.

    Figure. Downloads and Uploads window showing the disclosure triangle you can open to view the files that are part of a job.
To clear the jobs listed in the Downloads & Uploads window
  • Click Clear in the bottom-left corner of the Downloads & Uploads window.

The Search All Jobs Window

You can get detailed information about each of the files being uploaded or downloaded in the Search All Jobs window. Unlike the Downloads & Uploads window, the Search All Jobs window contains a detailed history of the jobs Final Cut Server has performed. Jobs are shown for copying a file from one location to another, uploading files, creating the new asset’s proxy files, and more. Each job also creates multiple log entries for each step of the operation.

To narrow the jobs shown in the Jobs window, you can search the Jobs window.

To search for a specific job or jobs
  1. Choose Search All Jobs from the Server pop-up menu.

    The Search All Jobs window appears.

    Figure. Search All Jobs window showing the Advanced Search Options button and the search field.
  2. Enter your search criteria by doing one of the following:

    • Enter a word or value in the search field and limit the search to find files that contain the search term as part of the title using the “Contains (more results)” option or that match the search term exactly using the “Matches Word (faster)” option.

    • Click the search disclosure triangle to reveal the advanced search options. Choose a limiter from the pop-up menu and enter a value in one or more search fields.

  3. When you’ve entered the criteria by which you want to search the jobs, click the Search button.

The jobs that match your search criteria are listed in the Search All Jobs window. Remember that your search results may span several pages; you can navigate through the search results using the page controls at the far right.