You can set up a Thunderbolt-compatible NAS with file sharing to assist in the video creation and editing process. This can dramatically increase the data-handling efficiency in workflows and enable faster backup, editing, and file sharing to significantly reduce the time needed to complete key tasks. In this article, we will show you how to use Final Cut Pro X paired with a Thunderbolt-compatible NAS for your project.
Final Cut Pro is the name given to a series of non-linear video editing software programs - first developed by Macromedia Inc. and later Apple Inc. The most recent version, Final Cut Pro X 10.2, runs on Intel-based Mac OS computers powered by OS X version 10.9 or later. The software allows users to log and transfer video onto a hard drive (internal or external), where it can be edited, processed, and output to a wide variety of formats*.
1. Start Final Cut Pro X and create a new project.
2. Move the file from shared folders to the Final Cut Pro X from a Finder window. You can access shared folders on your NAS using any of these methods: “Network Drives” in Qfinder Pro, “Network”, and “Connect to Server” in the Go menu of Apple. For instructions, please see How to use NAS to quickly set up high-speed file sharing with Thunderbolt™ technology.
3. After editing, export your project as a QuickTime movie file with “Master File (default), which is the default destination. You can move the edited file to the NAS again for backup or easy sharing.
* Wikipedia, “Final Cut Pro,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Cut_Pro