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Final Cut Server 1.5 Getting Started

with Robbie Carman

Video: Welcome

Shows how to set up, administer, and integrate Final Cut Server into a production workflow.
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  1. 3m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 40s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 24s
  2. 22m 51s
    1. What is Final Cut Server?
      5m 29s
    2. Final Cut Server terminology
      7m 16s
    3. How Final Cut Server works
      7m 10s
    4. The Final Cut Server setup used for this course
      2m 56s
  3. 31m 29s
    1. Installing Final Cut Server
      5m 12s
    2. Configuring users and groups
      9m 8s
    3. Configuring additional devices
      6m 57s
    4. Installing the client application
      4m 26s
    5. Exploring the client application
      5m 46s
  4. 1h 11m
    1. Uploading files using drag and drop
      10m 42s
    2. Adding Final Cut Studio projects to the catalog
      7m 57s
    3. Using watchers to automatically add assets
      10m 35s
    4. Setting up device scanning to automatically import assets
      7m 18s
    5. Understanding jobs
      4m 8s
    6. Searching for assets
      5m 57s
    7. Viewing assets
      6m 33s
    8. Annotating assets
      6m 36s
    9. Exploring Final Cut Studio project files
      4m 21s
    10. Working with productions
      7m 44s
  5. 18m 57s
    1. Adding assets to the cache
      4m 54s
    2. Checking assets in and out
      7m 19s
    3. Preparing assets for disconnected use and exporting them
      6m 44s
  6. 35m 11s
    1. Understanding and leveraging metadata
      4m 58s
    2. Creating metadata fields and lookups
      11m 1s
    3. Creating a metadata group
      7m 6s
    4. Creating a metadata set
      4m 49s
    5. Using custom metadata
      7m 17s
  7. 32m 16s
    1. Understanding the Final Cut Server System Preference pane
      4m 19s
    2. Creating simple automations
      6m 45s
    3. Backing up the Final Cut Server catalog
      5m 40s
    4. Archiving assets
      5m 20s
    5. Using the Final Cut Server admin controls
      4m 52s
    6. Troubleshooting
      5m 20s
  8. 4m 44s
    1. Getting more out of Final Cut Server
      4m 44s

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Final Cut Server 1.5 Getting Started
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In Final Cut Server 1.5 Getting Started, Robbie Carman shows how to set up, administer, and integrate Final Cut Server into a production workflow and keep digital assets safe and organized. The course covers installing the server and client software, configuring users and groups, uploading assets, and using the check-in/check-out procedure for working with files. Archiving, automation, and metadata customization techniques are also covered. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding how Final Cut Server works
  • Final Cut Server terminology
  • Installing the server and client software
  • Uploading assets via drag and drop
  • Using watchers and scans to automatically add assets to Final Cut Server
  • Searching and viewing assets
  • Adding assets to the cache
  • Working with and customizing metadata
  • Creating simple automations
  • Backing up the server catalog and archiving assets
  • Troubleshooting
Final Cut Server


Hi! I am Robbie Carman and I'd like to welcome you to Final Cut Server 1.5 Getting Started. Final Cut Server is a media asset management tool, and what Final Cut Server allows you to do is catalog assets or media of various types that previously might have been in many different locations. This can be a really efficient way of streamlining workflows for Final Cut Pro editors. But you can also take advantage of Final Cut Server to organize tons of media assets for other applications, like Photoshop, After Effects, even Microsoft Word.

It's not just limited to Final Cut Pro users. But what's really exciting is how scalable it is. You can use this system to streamline the workflow for a single workstation or an entire studio full of editors all competing for the same assets. In this course, we'll demystify what Final Cut Server does, getting you up to speed with the basics of setting up and running the system. We'll explore getting assets into Final Cut Server and out of it, so you can use them in your own projects. I will show you how to add metadata to your clips and annotate assets.

I will also show you how to work with Final Cut Studio projects, taking advantage of Final Cut Server's versioning feature. After going through the basics of using Final Cut Server, I will show you how you can customize things like metadata and automation to facilitate workflows that can save you time and money. As someone who utilizes Final Cut Server in my own projects, and owns a company that uses Final Cut Server everyday, I am excited to help you get acquainted with Apple's powerful media asset management tool. Now, let's dive into exploring Final Cut Server 1.5.

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