Exporting a Project Asset and Its Media

You can always export a copy of a Final Cut Studio project asset and its media files that were uploaded as a bundle asset, or a project asset and media assets that were uploaded as individual assets, even if the project or media assets are locked or checked out by another user. However, it’s important to note that exported project and media files cannot be checked in or otherwise referenced to the original project or media assets.

If you uploaded the original project and its media files as a bundle asset, you can export the bundle asset in one step. If you uploaded the original project and its media files as individual assets, you need to export the project asset, then export all of the media assets. Exporting media assets takes less time than checking out media assets, because you can export multiple assets from Final Cut Server.

To export a copy of a bundle asset
  1. Control-click the bundle asset, then choose Export from the shortcut menu.

    The Save window appears.

  2. In the Save window, choose a destination to save the exported bundle asset to by clicking the Choose button, identifying a location in the file browser, and clicking Save.

    Figure. Save window.

    The Export window appears.

  3. In the Export window, click the Export button.

    Important: Do not choose a transcode setting for the bundled asset. Choosing a transcode setting while exporting a project asset and its media files will transcode all the files to the setting you specify, and corrupt one or more files.

A copy of the folder that is contained in the bundle asset is exported to the location you specified in the Export window.

To export a Final Cut Studio project asset and linked media assets that were uploaded as individual assets
  1. Select the project asset and media assets. If the project and media assets were created using the recommended method, the assets should be grouped in a Final Cut Server production and have metadata that is unique to the project and media assets.

    See Uploading Final Cut Studio Projects for more information on the recommended method for uploading a Final Cut Studio project and its media files as individual assets.

    Note: Switching to List view in the Productions pane can make it easier to Shift-click a list of assets.

  2. Control-click one of the selected assets, then choose Export from the shortcut menu.

    The Multiple Export window appears.

  3. In the Multiple Export window, choose a destination to save the media assets to by clicking the Choose button and identifying a location in the file browser.

    Note: To avoid losing track of exported projects, you can create a folder for the project and its media on the desktop or in another convenient location.

  4. Do not choose a transcode setting.

  5. Click the Start button.

Each of the selected assets is exported to the location you specified in the Multiple Export window.