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  • Archiving a DR project with only used media files

     Joseph Owens updated 5 days, 16 hours ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Richard DeFinis

    April 6, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Been looking for this in the manual and online but can’t seem to find the answer. I have a huge project I would like to archive but only want to archive the media used for the final version. The closest solution I’m finding is to media manage the final timeline and all used media, does that sound like the correct workflow?

    I’m working with the Windows version of DR v17.1.1.

  • Joseph Owens

    April 6, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Pretty much.

    Media Manage is similar to the legacy FCP7 approach. You do have options about how to set it up — selected clips, selected timeline…

    It can be extremely time consuming, depending on whether certain parts of the sequence has embedded special characteristics (speed effects will cause the entire clip to be archived, not just trim points) and a few other teeny tiny little gotchas.

    If it is long-form / feature length, I’d advise cutting up the timeline into “Acts” so you don’t suffer *start-from-scratch* syndrome if there is a hiccup… somewhere around the 40-hour mark of re-compressing and storing media, usually.


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