Where to store Final Cut Pro libraries and external media
Before storing libraries and assets for Final Cut Pro on your Mac , verify that all systems accessing libraries and external media meet Final Cut Pro system requirements.
- Store Final Cut Pro libraries on local storage volumes, a SAN like an Xsan storage volume*, on NFS or SMB file system volumes, and on shared storage systems that use the NFS or SMB protocol.
- If you’re using a shared storage system that uses the SMB protocol, the SMB volume must originate from a macOS server or a Linux server running Samba 4.3.4 or later configured with modules for Apple compatibility.
- Store external media on any shared storage volume.
* Xsan server and client systems must be running the same macOS version.
How to configure a Linux Network Attached Storage (NAS) system for Final Cut Pro
A Linux Network Attached Storage (NAS) SMB volume must originate from a Linux server running Samba 4.3.4 or later configured with modules for Apple compatibility.
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- Final Cut Pro system requirements
- Manage media with Final Cut Pro libraries
- Xsan versions included with or required by macOS
- Optimize SMB connections by turning packet signing for SMB 2 and SMB 3 connections on or off.
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