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How to store Final Cut Pro X libraries on a NAS by using a disk image workaround [Video]
If you've ever tried to store a Final Cut Pro X library on an external hard drive connected to your local network, or via an actual NAS from a company like Synology, then you've likely been greeted with an unsupported volume type error. This error is there to let you know that you must store a library on a local, SAN, or supported SMB location.However, it is possible to save a library on a NAS by properly wielding a disk image created via the macOS Disk Utility. Depending on your local setup and network speed, it could make a viable network storage option for your Final Cut Pro X libraries. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough to see how it works, and learn about this method's pluses and minuses.Note: This method of storing libraries on a network location isn't officially supported, recommended, or endorsed by Apple. To use this storage method with large media, particularly 4K media, you will generally need a fast hard-wired network connection. Using proxy media is also a good way to increase speed and responsiveness when accessing a Final Cut Pro X event over a network connection.It should also be noted that in Final Cut Pro 10.3, Apple has added better support for shared storage, including NAS support. Your Linux-based NAS will need to be running Samba 4.3.4 in order to work properly with Final Cut Pro X. Synology's DiskStation Manager 6.1, which is still in beta, will bring this support to Synology NAS systems. Once DSM 6.1 is released and my DS916+ is updated, I'll be sure to come back with a full tutorial that shows how to implement Apple's official method for storing libraries on a NAS.
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