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Apple Pro Training Series By Matthew Geller

Apple Pro Training Series by Matthew Geller

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Apple Pro Training Series: Getting Started with Final Cut Server by Matthew Geller

Designed for video-production professionals, Final Cut Server sets the standard for intuitive media asset management, making it easy to manage large collections
of media files efficiently. In this Apple-authorized reference guide, system integrator Matthew Geller takes you on a comprehensive tour of the software, covering everything from tools for tracking, reviewing, and approving jobs to automating complex sequences of tasks in a busy post environment. Along the way, Geller shares essential workflows that will shave hours from your post-production jobs. You'll learn techniques for searching, cataloging, and finding the right asset quickly, as well as how to handle large quantities of real-time HD video, audio, and still image assets in a fast-paced production environment.

Administrators will find a comprehensive overview of how to set up and configure this powerful collaboration tool, how to customize it to serve individual sites, and how to automate workflows and manage storage locations, users, and groups.

About Matthew Geller

Matthew Geller is a Chicago-based systems integrator, consultant, and all-around technology therapist specializing in digital video post-production installations. He is a certified instructor and courseware author for Apple and helped form the Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group. Matthew is the author of Apple Pro Training Series: Xsan Quick Reference Guide, and co-author of Apple Pro Training Series: Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Using Final Cut Server

Chapter 1

Final Cut Server Philosophy
Philosophy Overview - What is Final Cut Server?
Client / Server / Device paradigms and diagrams
Asset / Production / Metadata / Job paradigms and diagrams
User / Group paradigms and diagrams
Final Cut Server Interface
System Requirements - Minimum/Recommended
Downloading and Installing Final Cut Server (Java Client)
Logging into Final Cut Server
Interface Overview - Callouts of each section

Chapter 2

Working With Assets
Getting Assets into Final Cut Server
Drag & Drop Techniques
Using Watch Folders
Adding & Editing Asset Metadata
Searching for Assets within Final Cut Server^
Understanding Search methods
Search Terms
Viewing multiple items
Using Context Menus - with Callouts
Enriching Assets in Final Cut Server
Adding & Editing Asset Metadata - with Callouts
Annotating Assets - with Callouts
Locking / Unlocking Assets
How to Re-Analyze Assets
Getting Assets out of Final Cut Server
Previewing Assets
Understanding the Cache to Use button
Drag & Drop Techniques
Checking Assets Out and In
Archiving / Purging Assets
Understanding the Copy Function

Chapter 3

Working with Final Cut Pro Projects
Adding FCP Projects to Final Cut Server
Drag & Drop Techniques
Using the Create Final Cut Pro Asset Button
Viewing Project Elements
Viewing and Editing Project Metadata
Adding Elements to Projects
Annotating Elements - with Callouts
Shot-Selection for Clip Media
Shot Selection Window - with Callouts
Saving Shot-Selection as FCP Sequences
Making frame stills
Check-Out and Check-In
Checking Out a Project
Identifying who has checked out a project
Checking In a Project
Archiving and Restoring Projects

Chapter 4

Working with Productions
Creating Productions
Production Types
Viewing and Editing Production Metadata
Adding Assets to Productions
Searching for Productions - refers back to skills taught
in "Searching for Assets," above
Viewing and Working with Production Assets

Chapter 5

Working with Devices
Searching a Device for Media - refers back to skills taught
in "Searching for Assets," above
Viewing Device Content
Viewing Individual Files
Viewing File Details - with callouts

Chapter 6

Working with Jobs
Searching Jobs - refers back to skills taught
in "Searching for Assets," above
Viewing Job Details - with Callouts
Job Retry
Viewing and Troubleshooting logs
Adjusting Final Cut Server Preferences

SECTION 2: Basic Final Cut Server Administration (System Preferences Admin Area)

Chapter 7

Administration Overview
The role of Final Cut Server administrator
Final Cut Server Background

Administration Tools within the System Preferences Pane
The Administration Tabs

Defining Groups and Permissions
Using Workgroup Manager to create users and groups
Adding Open Directory Groups to Final Cut Server
Assigning Permission Sets to Groups
Refers to docs for defining Permission Sets

Defining Devices
Preference Pane Overview
When to use Local / Network / Xsan
Understanding Scan & Transcode Settings
Refers to Docs for Java Client method
Refers to Appendix for details on specific devices

Defining Watchers
Preference Pane Overview
Refers to Docs for Java Client method

Defining Metadata Subscriptions
Preference Pane Overview
Refers to Docs for Java Client method

SECTION 3: Advanced Final Cut Server Administration

Chapter 8

Administration Tools within the Final Cut Server Interface
The Administration Tabs

Defining Transcoding Settings
Creating Custom Transcoding Settings in Compressor
Creating and Editing Transcoding Settings
Linking Settings to Multiple Devices

Defining Devices
FTP Servers
Network Filesystems
Remote Final Cut Servers

Defining Watchers
Creating and Editing Watchers

Defining Scheduled Events
Creating and Editing Scheduled Events

Defining Metadata Subscriptions
Creating and Editing Metadata Subscriptions

Defining Responses and Response Details
To Subscriptions
To Scheduled Events / Scans
To Watchers
Metadata Field Substitution
Defining Job and Log age

Adding / Editing Metadata
Metadata paradigms and diagrams
Creating and Editing Metadata Fields
Creating and Editing Lookups for Metadata Fields
Creating and Editing Metadata Groups for Metadata Fields
Creating and Editing Metadata Sets
Modifying Specialized Metadata Groups
Editing Thumbnail, Tile and List View Sets
Editing Asset and Production Filters

Adding / Editing Permission Sets
Permissions paradigms and diagrams
Creating and Editing Permission Sets

Admin Preferences
Preference settings overview

Chapter 9

Workflow Scenarios
Various Common Workflows
Paradigms, Diagrams and Instructions


I. Installation Best Practices
A list of prerequisites to make the most out of an FCS implementation.
* Using VPNs for outside access
* Proper DNS and Open Directory Configuration
* Customer Profiles: how to pick the best one
* FCS as NAS Head vs. FCS as Xsan Citizen
* Limiting Bandwidth on Final Cut Server

II. Final Cut Server Resources

III. Glossary

V. Index

Additional information

Apple Pro Training Series: Getting Started with Final Cut Server by Matthew Geller
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