When I create a new Event and Project within it, I don't see a way to avoid copying imported media to the FCPX folder (apparently there used to be an option when creating a new Event to not copy imported media, but it doesn't appear to be there any longer).

How can I do that? By the way, I'm importing from the Photos library browser within FCPX if that makes any difference.

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For FCPX 10.1 and later:

Open preferences Select the import tab Choose to either leave Files in Place or Copy to Storage Library Location.

To set the Storage Library Location:

Select the library. Open the inspector. Select Modify Settings in the inspector to choose where your generated files go.

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