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Change Log


  • Full compatibility with macOS Ventura.
  • Fixed a bug that didn't display any source name in some cases.
  • Various other minor bugfixes.


  • Compatibility with FCP 10.6.2


  • Fix search feature on macOS Monterey


  • Compatibility with FCP 10.6.0


  • Compatibility with FCP 10.5.3


  • FCLM is now distributed as a universal application with native Apple Silicon support.
  • Compatibility with FCP 10.5.2
  • Various icons and design elements have been made to look more at home on BigSur.
  • Fixed an issue with the Window appearing very (very) wide when first launched, as well as few other bugs.


  • Update for libraries created by FCPX 10.5.0


  • Compatibilty with Big Sur (including a nice new icon!).
  • Various bug fixes.


  • Updated for FCPX 10.4.9.


  • Updated for FCPX 10.4.7 and Mac OS Catalina.
  • You can now cancel the creation of a library from a large template during the duplication phase.


  • Update for libraries created by FCPX 10.4.6
  • Various bug fixes.


  • User interface adapted for MacOS Mojave
  • Various bug fixes.


  • Compatibility with FCP 10.4.1
  • Fix duplication of the filename extension when copying internal media
  • Fixed a potential crash


  • You can now view the list of internal media associated with library events (previously we only listed external media)
  • Quicklook is now available from the lists of internal and external media, so you can easily check what each media file actually is.
  • From the internal media list, you can now copy media out of the library using the new "+" button.
  • A CSV file of all the internal and external media files for an entire library can now be exported via the 'gear' menu.
  • Final Cut Library Manager now tries to follow any files that are exported to the hard drive from FCPX, so that you can continue to find them easily even if you move or rename them after the export. Existing inaccessible references (which can be viewed by holding down the Option/Alt key when clicking on the Exports button) can be re-linked to a new file manually if required, using the new "?" button.
  • Updated German translations (with our thanks to Peter Bosche)
  • Fixed a bug which stopped real-time scanning of disk images and external hard drives.
  • Various bug fixes.


  • Fixed a bug which caused the cleaning dialog to reappear after cleaning.


  • New option to export your list of libraries or external media in CSV format
  • Fix various issues when displaying a large number of libraries
  • Various bug fixes


  • Compatibility with Final Cut Pro 10.4
  • It's now possible to remove offline or missing libraries from the list using the context menu
  • A new icon is displayed for ephemeral libraries created using Final Cut Library Opener
  • Improved behaviour when creating libraries from templates
  • Fix a bug where caches could be separated from their libraries in the list
  • Fixed sort order for mixed-case filenames
  • Other minor bugs fixes and interface retouches


  • Support for libraries created by Final Cut Pro 10.3.4
  • Various bug fixes


  • Support for libraries created by Final Cut Pro 10.3.3
  • Various bug fixes


  • Support for libraries created by Final Cut Pro 10.3.2
  • Various bug fixes


  • Important: We've had to drop support for Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite), which itself isn't compatible with FCPX 10.3. Yosemite users should continue to use version 3.20 (Click here to download 3.20).
  • Support for libraries created by Final Cut Pro 10.3.1
  • Improved behaviour when opening libraries in Final Cut Pro 10.3.1.
  • Support for the new way in which Final Cut Pro 10.3.1 saves links to videos exported to Vimeo.
  • The Optical Flow column is now shown permanently.
  • We've listened to you! You now need to click (instead of hover) to open the popup windows on the bargraphs etc.


  • Redesign of the UI to feel right at home next to the new Final Cut Pro 10.3 and to improve readability.
  • Support for libraries created by Final Cut Pro 10.3.
  • Improvement of certain dialog boxes for a better user experience.
  • Various Bug Fixes


  • Improved legibility on certain rows.
  • Stability and bug fixes.


  • Stability and bug fixes.


  • Stability and bug fixes.


  • Huge speed improvement when launching application, especially for those with lots of libraries.
  • Highlighting of the specific external files that have matched the current search.
  • Various bug fixes.


  • Various teething issues and bugs have been fixed following the 3.x release.
  • German translation fixed.


  • The .fcpbundle extension of newly created libraries is now hidden
  • Fixed a few bugs + a potential crash
  • Update French/German translations


  • Duplication/Move/Delete libraries directly within Final Cut Library Manager (optional extra).
  • View and access your exported media. This now makes it easy to find those online links to send to others (optional extra).
  • Compatibility with FCPX 10.2.3.
  • Visualise and filter on libraries that are currently open in FCPX.
  • Filter your libraries by those that have alerts (missing files etc.)
  • A cleaner look and feel.
  • Lots of bug fixes and performance improvements.


  • Compatibility with FCPX 10.2.2.
  • Fixed issue where newly created libraries would need updating in Final Cut Pro once opened.


  • Compatibility with FCPX 10.2.1.


  • Compatibility with FCPX 10.2.
  • Fixed bug trying to create new libraries while running OSX in German.


  • Fixed a potential crash.
  • Updated German Translation (thanks to Peter Bosch).


  • The 'trash can' icon at the end of each row has been replaced with a new button which provides access to the item specific actions available. This opens up room for new features in the future...
  • ...and the present! Create "models" from your libraries and easily create new libraries from your models.
  • Yosemite style flat design
  • Support for FCPX 10.1.4
  • Bugs fixes..


  • Bugs fixes..


  • Fixed some bugs and crashes.


  • Added a German translation.
  • Fixed some bugs and crashes.


  • Fixed a potential crash and an incomptibility issue with Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite).


  • FCLM now takes into account the external media options introduced by FCP 10.1.2. External media folders and caches are now displayed and grouped with libraries so that you can see how the media associated with each library is distributed across your system.
  • These external media folders and caches can now be cleaned in order to reclaim your disk space.
  • External original media files that are not within a media folder are now also displayed on their own line in the main window. This lets you see how big a library really is even when the media isn't all grouped inside the library package.
  • Rather then sending your generated files to the trash, you may now choose to delete them completely, thus saving your from having to empty the trash in order to truely reclaim the disk space.


  • Allows cleaning of internal files (as with the previous verison) when Final Cut Pro 10.1.3 is installed.


  • Allows cleaning of internal files (as with the previous verison) when Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 is installed.
Note: Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 now adds support for externally stored generated media and cached files. A future update to Final Cut Library Manager will also handle these files.


  • Add a new preference to display a less prominent warning icon when there are missing external files.
  • You can now also request the list of on-line external media files (when clicking on an external media badge).
  • Filenames in the external media list can now be selected and copied to the clipboard.
  • Various bug fixes, including potential crashes.


  • The sizes displayed for the libraries was not corrent when the application was first run (although the events were correct).
  • Events and Projects with a dot in their name had their name truncated.
  • Fixed a potential crash.


Version 2.00 is a major update which adds some great new features:

  • It is now possible to drill down into libraries to see their events and projects, and to clean up the libraries on an event-by-event basis. This feature will be much appreciated for those whose workflow is to keep lots of events grouped together into a few libraries.
  • The search feature has been completely overhauled. It's now possible to search for libraries, events and projects by name, or search their associated comments or notes. More than that though, we now read data from libraries and events to enable searching of their media clips for information previously entered into Final Cut Pro by the user - custom name, notes and even keywords! Finding libraries has never been easier!
  • Users can now tell at a glance when a library contains links to external original media files, and with a click a popup displays which drives need to be connected to have the media available to Final Cut Pro!
  • We've added much better keyboard support. It's now dead easy to search for a library (cmd-F), move directly to one of interest using the arrow keys, and then open it in Final Cut Pro (cmd-O, or cmd-option-O to Open Alone), all without touching the mouse.

There are also some little goodies:

  • It's possible to open multiple libraries at once via the main menu (or using CMD-O).
  • You can make "Open Alone" the default action (via the preferences)
  • You can choose to delete the thumbnails and peaks data when deleting render files (again, via the preferences).
  • The project notes that you create in Final Cut Pro can been seen (and searched).
  • Network drives can now be cleaned.
  • The "fake" libraries cached by DaVinci and CineX are no longer listed.
  • It's now much faster - all library scanning now occurs in the background.
  • Final Cut Library Manager now starts up very quickly. Previously users of large collections had a long wait....


  • FCLM can now clean Optical Flow Files (created when slowing down motion), and this has replaced the ability to clean stabilisation data. Stabilisation data is slow to recreate and actually very small, so removing this data really isn't useful. Optical Flow data can be very big indeed so cleaning it may be worthwhile for archived libraries (although it's even slower to recreate!).
  • It's now possible to create a new Final Cut Pro library directly from within Final Cut Library Manager.
  • For those who keep their libraries inside a disk image, the context menu on the source list now provides an option to show the disk image itself in the Finder.
  • The free space on a newly added source wasn't displayed until FCLM was relaunched - this had been fixed.
  • Other minor fixes and spelling errors.


  • The user selected state of the Missing and Offline filter buttons is now remembered between launches. The online files are always shown when relaunching to avoid "Where are my libraries?" support issues :)
  • FCLM would crash when trying to add libraries on network drives (other than SANs). This has been fixed.
  • Further improved handling when using 2 or more identical harddrives from certain manufacturers.
  • The application no longer freezes whilst waiting for a source to be ejected when choosing this option from the context menu.
  • Other minor fixes and spelling errors.


  • Added a handy popup view that details the sections in a bargraph when you hover over it.
  • "Show Library Contents in Finder" didn't work correctly if the Finder was set up to display columns.
  • Fix an issue and potential crash when using 2 or more identical harddrives from certain manufacturers.


  • Added a context menu item to show the contents of a library in the Finder.
  • Final Cut Library Manager now tries very hard to follow libraries and source directories that have been moved or renamed while it's not running.
  • Improved tracking of libraries that reside inside Disk Images, on USB keys, and on other devices that can't be uniquely identified. Note: You may need to remove and re-add these sources - sorry about that.
  • Visual feedback is given when trying to select a source that doesn't contain any libraries.
  • Improved the visual feedback when dragging libraries and sources to the main window.
  • Missing libraries no longer retain their size information and thus don't incorrectly affect the size display in the correspoinding sources.
  • Fixed a rare bug that would cause libraries on the system disk to be incorrently listed as missing.


Version 1.50 is a major update which adds some great new features:

  • FCLM now memorises the libraries that it's seen so that if can list them even if they are currently offline or absent. This allows users to use FCLM as a cataloging system to keep track of which libraries are on which volume, even when the disks aren't connected.
  • Individual folders can now be added to the list of sources on the left by dragging or clicking the + button. This will particularly useful to those working in a group environment who wish to see only the libraries in their own directory on an XSAN, for example.
  • Sources that are not indexed by Spotlight can now be manually scanned for libraries.
  • The sources on the left can now be sorted manually or removed from the list.
  • It's now possible to clean Shared Media files and Optical Flow (Stablization) data files. These columns can be displayed via the View Menu if required.
  • FCLM can now display and edit the Finder Comments for each library (the same comments that can be seen when choosing "Get Info" in the Finder).
  • Full screen mode is now supported.

There is also a large number of minor (but nevertheless useful) changes, including:

  • The first window that the user sees is no longer in French on an English system  (oops!)
  • Option to show a Source in the Finder (via the context menu)
  • Option to force a manual re-scan of an Spotlight indexed volume.
  • Sources can now be unmounted directly from FCLM (via the context menu)
  • Command-clicking the source checkboxes will check/uncheck all the sources at once (like in iCal etc.)
  • An extra alert is given when deleting Optimized media files to warn the user that these files are slow to recreate and are thus best deleted at the end of the project.
  • An extra alert is given when deleting Optical Flow files to warn the user that these are slow to recreate.
  • A display issue when the system was set up to 'always display scrollbars' has been fixed.
  • Visual feedback is now given when dragging folders or libraries to the FCLM window.
  • When deleting the Render files waveforms and thumbnails are no longer deleted. These are small files, however they are slow to recreate, so this improves the experience when reopening the project in Final Cut.
  • FCLM used to display some older backup libraries. This has been fixed.
  • Various performance enhancements and bug fixes.


  • Open Alone didn't work if FCP 7 was installed.
  • Library names with dots in them were not displayed properly.


  • Backup libraries were being displayed in some countries - this has been fixed.


  • Initial release.