For breaking down your Sequence, probably the best would be to Export (since you are on a Mac, I would assume .MOV) with the WAB (Work Area Bar), portions of it. The total number will be up to you, but I would look at 2-3. Create a New Project and Import these into it. The one limitation with this is that your Clips will now be together in one (or more) files, which are now just big Clips. It's easy to "tighten" things up with the Razor, but you will have lost the direct ability to "lengthen" anything, other than Razor, Razor Delete and then Import that original Clip, Set new In & Out Points and Insert. Doable, but some extra work. I'd also suggest doing this Export with no Transitions, as you will run afoul of these, should you do much editing to your "rough cut."
Unfortunately, one cannot have multiple Projects Open at the same time.
Good luck, and hope that you can get it handled in time.
thanks so much.
is "create new trimmed project" also perhaps a good idea? i'm in the process of doing this right now, i imagine it will take a couple of hours...
I did the trim, and have been able to at least access the sequence I referenced before. (It went down from ~ 140 to 100 GB). Back to editing... praise God!
You beat me to the punch, and found out that that method worked for you.
Good luck with the Project,