'Event Manager X' Aims to Bring Finer Control to Final Cut Pro X's Media Management

By default, Final Cut Pro X shows all mounted events and projects, at all times. Those of us used to working in a more project-focused NLE -- the kind that isolates one client's files from another's -- may want a bit more control over FCP X's management. This is where the new $4.99 app Event Manager X comes in. Here's the list of features:

While Apple provides a manual way to manage the visibility of Events and Projects within the Final Cut Pro X interface, it provides no way to keep track of Events or Projects that are on a drive that is not mounted, either deliberately or by accident.

  • Manage which Events and Projects are visible using simple checkboxes
  • Keep track of invisible (but mounted) Events and Projects
  • Keep track of unmounted Events and Projects
  • Check that all drives that hold needed Events are correctly mounted
  • Never suffer the embarrassment of an Event or Project showing to the wrong client

Event Manager X automates the process of managing Events and Projects. Underneath the interface it is doing exactly what Apple recommends, but more conveniently.

Here's a screenshot:

Check out the app if interested. It has been submitted to the app store, but until it's approved, you can get it through the link below for $4.99.

Link: Event Manager X

Your Comment


I've not yet used the new FCX, due to the mountains of critiques.... but how fubar is it that you have to have an external $5 app just to do this?

July 18, 2011 at 6:41AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Yeah but, I don't need this facility so it is good that I have not had to pay for it in the baseline software package. I expect this is the start of many "bolt on" apps for FCPX.

July 18, 2011 at 7:32AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


With all these apps and plugins required to make things work, I really wish Apple would release a FCPX suite.

July 19, 2011 at 2:20PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Chris Larkee

WARNING! Event Manager X sends information from your computer without authorization to IntelligentAssistance and AssistedEditing it's spyware!

June 25, 2012 at 4:01AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM