Larry Jordan Review: Final Cut Library Manager

By Larry Jordan

Vincent Zorzi, one of the founders of Arctic Whiteness and developers of Final Cut Library Manager, sent me an email last week:

“Good news: based on user feedback, we’ve added some important features in the new Final Cut Library Manager 3.6, [we also improved] the recent Export to CSV option.”

The update is free and available from within the Final Cut Library Manager (FCLM) menu.  Here’s the link to learn more.


Here’s a quick list of what’s new with this version.

  • List media stored inside a library
  • Duplicate media stored in a library to a location outside the library
  • Use QuickLook to view both internal and external media
  • All media file names can be exported as a CSV list, whether stored inside or outside of a library
  • Final Cut Library Manager now tries to follow exported files so you can find them even after you’ve moved them

(Image source: Arctic Whiteness)

For me, the big news is that FCLM now tracks and displays media that is stored inside a library. Traditionally, while storing media in a library solves a lot of media management problems, once the media goes in, it is really hard to find thereafter.

With this new version, click either the Internal media or External media text button to view the media stored or referenced in that Library.

Here, for example, is a partial list of the media I used in editing one of my recent webinars. Click the right-pointing arrow to find that file in the Finder.

Read the rest of Larry’s review here.


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