When you finish a project, save:
- Your latest Final Cut project file, any Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro etc. project files
- Any media you created in other software, e.g., Photoshop graphics, 3D animations, music, etc.
- Your video clips
The fastest and cheapest archiving method is buying (2) large external drives, and copying to both. This way, if one drive malfunctions, you still have the other.
Every few years, it’s a good idea to transfer all your archives into new, larger drives to refresh the data.