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
- Optimise SMB connections by turning packet signing for SMB 2 and SMB 3 connections on or off.
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