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Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro for News and Sports Quick-Reference Guide, Second Edition by Joe Torelli

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Chapter 5. Accessing Media Using Final Cut Server

Final Cut Server (FCS) is a server application that runs on Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard along with a Java client that runs on Mac OS X and Windows. The application adds media asset management and workflow automation capabilities to the Final Cut Pro workflow. It can be configured to work in shared storage environments—which would be typical in a news organization—or on a single Mac server with direct attached storage.

Final Cut Server enables producers, writers, and reporters without Final Cut Pro installed on their computers to access low-resolution proxy files so that they can view, annotate, and organize materials prior to going into an edit room. In addition, editors have access to the same client, ...

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