About Final Cut Pro Projects

When you upload a Final Cut Pro project to Final Cut Server, the Final Cut Pro project is uploaded as an asset, and each media file that is linked to that Final Cut Pro project asset is also uploaded as an independent media asset, called an element of that project. Final Cut Server uses elements to track the linked media assets. Elements are listed in the project asset’s Elements pane.

A Final Cut Pro project asset is always linked to one or more Final Cut Pro sequences, as well as to the media that is used in the project. The element relationship allows multiple Final Cut Pro project assets to reference the same media assets.

Figure. Final Cut Pro project window showing the Elements pane.
To view an element’s asset
  • Control-click the element, then choose Show Master Asset from the shortcut menu.

This opens the asset referenced by the element. Viewing an element’s asset can be useful for tracking an element’s source asset.