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Working with Productions in Final Cut Server

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Streamline your editing workflow by learning how to use productions in Final Cut Server. Author Matthew Geller teaches you how to search for productions; create, delete, and add assets to productions; and associate assets with productions in this Apple-certified lesson.
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Goals

Search for productions

Associate assets with productions

Create productions

View production details

Add assets to productions

Delete productions

A production is like a virtual folder in Final Cut Server: a simple yet powerful way to keep the assets for media, project files, and other documents organized within a single container. They can symbolize film projects, news packages, commercials, or an assemblage of commonly used “house” media.

Unlike folders in a traditional file system, production containers simply link to the assets they contain. So the same asset can be present in many containers without it being copied into multiple locations.

You’ll probably first encounter a production as you associate uploaded files to one, but you can create one from scratch directly within the client application, adding assets into it by simple drag and drop.

As assets become associated with different productions, you will see these productions listed within the asset’s info window.

Searching for Productions

You search for productions by clicking the Productions button in the upper left of the main client application window.

The search function works exactly as it does for assets, except the advanced search options are different.

Search results yield lists similar to asset searches.

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