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Chapter 12. Big Picture: Managing Comple... > Using Media Management Tools

Using Media Management Tools

The amount of media you must handle seems to expand with your capacity to handle it. Digital video files are huge—you need over 1 gigabyte of disk space to store 5 minutes of full-resolution DV. Even a large disk array can be overwhelmed by the storage demands of a single digital video project.

Even if you have more than enough storage space to handle your project, you can reach a point where the number and complexity of sequence versions, clips, and render files in an open project can start to slow Final Cut Pro's performance. That's the time to think about shedding some excess baggage.


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