Organizing Files for a DVD

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[ This article was first published in the February, 2010, issue of
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Radim Spetlik asks:

How do you organize your files when creating videos in FCP for a DVD?

Larry replies: Radim, thanks for writing!

For me, there are two steps:

Here’s an article that describes how I set up my hard disks:

Organizing and Archiving Your Projects

Here’s an article that describes file naming and other organizational stuff:

Getting Organized for Editing

Then, here’s how I set up my project files. Notice – one folder for the whole project, sub-folders for different elements.

Main Project Folder

FCP Source Files Folder

Final audio mix
Graphics folder
Motion projects folder
Projects folder
STP Projects folder

DVD Files Folder

Menus folder
Tracks folder
Slides folder
DVD-ROM folder
Build folder

There are lots of other ways to do this, but this system works for me.

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