Long-Term Archiving of the Finished Project and Media

After you create your final master and other necessary deliverables, the last step is to archive your program. When preparing to archive your program, you need to gather every Final Cut Pro, Motion, Color, and DVD Studio Pro project file and every source media file, font, still-image file, QuickTime clip, and final rendered output file. In short, make sure that you archive everything that would be necessary to re-create your project five years in the future, should the need arise.

When deciding how to archive your program and its media, you have two choices.