4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2012 10:26 AM by Hugo1022
Hugo1022 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Lisa Brenneis says to "revert" the name of backup copies of a project to the original project name, then always work on this fresh new copy with the old name Is there an easy way to do this?  Even my wife can't figure this one out.

  • 1. Re: Backing up project files
    Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,195 points)

    If you refer to an Auto Save Vault file, yes.

    Use FCE>Save As and type in the new name instead of the time stamped Project backup name.

     

    Al

  • 2. Re: Backing up project files
    Hugo1022 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Al, but no -- this is not in reference to AutoSave, but to a "save as" backup.  The objective is to always be working with the latest revision as opposed to an earlier version which errors may have crept into.

  • 3. Re: Backing up project files
    David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,650 points)

    I've never read Lisa's book, but the Autosave feature of FCE will do the same thing; make backups of your project file as whatever time interval you want.  It's a good idea to store the project files and the Autosave Vault of different hard drives in case one goes bad.

     

    Of course, you can also make backups of your project files yourself by using any number of available backupp apps, including Time Machine.

     

    But I think she may have been referring to cases when you want to make revisions, yet save the old version just in case you need to go back.  The Autosave Vault will do that, but you can always go to File->Save As and then save using an appended name such as "My Project v2" or "My Project 040112" (if you want to include the date).

     

    Normally, I don't create a new project file to do that, I just duplicate the Sequence and then give that Sequence a name indicating which version it is.  That way all versions are within the same project file.

     

    -DH

  • 4. Re: Backing up project files
    Hugo1022 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, David.  Makes sense.