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  • Thu, Apr 30 2015 2:46 PM

    Setting up a project

    Hello,

    I've been in FCP 7 land for a while and coming back now to Avid MC. When setting up a project I was wondering what fellow Avid MC users do to optmise workflow. 

    In FCP I would keep my project file on a separate drive to my auto saves so if a drive fails the other has my back ups stored safely. I would also always back up a project file after lunch and before the end of the day.

    In Avid it seems the Avid attic is always stored to the same place (I'm on a iMac) and if I'm setting up a private project the Avid Projects go to my documents. This seems wrong because if my bootable drive dies then I've lost all my Avid project files. Someone told me not to put the Avid project file and bins on the same drive as the Avid Media as it would slow down performance - so where would be best to store the Avid project file and bins?

    I am running an iMac with to external 8TB G-Tech drive (USB 3)

    Thanks, Michael

  • Thu, Apr 30 2015 2:49 PM In reply to

    Re: Setting up a project

    Usually, the project can live on your local hard drive, or a networked drive if you're sharing media across rooms.

    Just make sure that you backup your project to another drive at least nightly.  We copy our files to a server which is also backed up nightly...leaving a few copies of the project available should something go wrong.

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  • Fri, May 1 2015 11:21 AM In reply to

    Re: Setting up a project

    Thanks Kevin, do you back up your Avid Media Files to another drive or server as well?

  • Fri, May 1 2015 2:03 PM In reply to

    • smrpix
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    Re: Setting up a project

    Michael Freedman:

    do you back up your Avid Media Files to another drive or server as well?

     

    I'll add my 2 cents to this one: not anymore.

    Obviously it depends on the size and urgency of your project, but with AMA and tapeless aquisition I've found having multiple versions of my source footage available in its original format tends to be both physically smaller and easy enough to restore from in the event of a disaster.  Newly generated footage like graphics or mixdowns gets backed up nightly, usually as avid mxf files.

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  • Fri, May 1 2015 3:09 PM In reply to

    Re: Setting up a project

    OK great - thanks. Can you sync audio with AMA cut with the clips and then transcode at a later time? 

  • Fri, May 1 2015 4:04 PM In reply to

    • smrpix
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    Re: Setting up a project

    Michael Freedman:

    OK great - thanks. Can you sync audio with AMA cut with the clips and then transcode at a later time? 

    Sure, just transcode the edited sequence.  Or, transcode the source clips and relink the edited sequence to them.

     

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