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  • Need some advice for best way to approach workflow in Edius

    Hey there. So I made the jump to Edius because it handles the media files well and the multicam mode is easy to work with. The active community here is also a real asset. You've been very helpful from the start for me.

    I actually tried Edius out with an ongoing project that I will be working on over the next two years. The project involves recording/editing/delivering multicam classroom teaching. The classes consist of a single subject being taught over four nights. I have the first day of my first class edited now.

    As I prepare to edit the second class session I wondered if there's a "best way" to proceed. I want to nail down a good workflow here before I get settled in any bad habits. I've got a learning curve ahead of me so any input would be very helpful.

    One question right off the top is, should I start a new project for each class day/session or simply a start a new sequence? Any other tips for understanding and streamlining workflow would be very welcome.

    Thanks!

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    There are many ways that people work as EDIUS is very customizable. I may not understand all that you are doing, but I would set all of this up in one project and use multiple sequences in that project.
    1. Be very organized in your Bin. Right click on the main Root folder and create any New folders that you like. You can also create any subfolders as needed. You can move or copy files from folder to folder.
    2. Create a folder just for sequences.
    3. Be sure and rename your sequences. Do so by DOUBLE right clicking on the sequence tab itself and typing.
    4. Keep all of your files and media (and probably the EDIUS Project itself) in one project folder.
    5. Back everything up!
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    • #3
      Thanks for the input.

      Well, based on that, I probably need to reorganize some things already. My first project uses a portable SSD with two main folders under the root name of the drive... each of the main folders have subfolders. One main folder is called "Media Files" which contains project subfolders with media. The other main folder called "Edius Projects" contains the project subfolders and the files that Edius produces.

      Is there an easy way to move everything under a main folder and not mess up the project? I would like to get things organized properly on the finished sequence before starting into the next class day.

      BTW, I'm editing the classes while on the road... using a laptop and a portable SSD (T7)... then archiving on a different portable drive. I'm not using the laptop SSD for any video although there's plenty of space. Any reason to handle the storage differently than I am right now?

      Thanks again.

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      • #4
        Figured out how to move things around and fix resulting timeline issues using "Restore Offline Clip". Thankfully, it's quick and easy. Really learning to like Edius.

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        • #5
          Personally I agree with Pat, but I will throw out one point to consider regarding the single project with multiple time lines versus multiple projects question, and ultimately it is a question only you can answer.

          If you you anticipate having a large amount of files as the project continues over the two years, it might be better to use multiple projects so that the project database doesn't get incredibly large. The more files there are for an NLE to track, the longer it takes to scan and load them when starting up. I have never worked on something that potentially could be as large/long as you are talking about so I don't know if the save times would be an issue with something that large either.

          With that in mind, I would probably break it up into smaller chunks, like a project a month or a project a semester per course if there is more than one course being edited.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by tosok View Post
            Thanks for the input.

            Well, based on that, I probably need to reorganize some things already. My first project uses a portable SSD with two main folders under the root name of the drive... each of the main folders have subfolders. One main folder is called "Media Files" which contains project subfolders with media. The other main folder called "Edius Projects" contains the project subfolders and the files that Edius produces.

            Is there an easy way to move everything under a main folder and not mess up the project? I would like to get things organized properly on the finished sequence before starting into the next class day.

            BTW, I'm editing the classes while on the road... using a laptop and a portable SSD (T7)... then archiving on a different portable drive. I'm not using the laptop SSD for any video although there's plenty of space. Any reason to handle the storage differently than I am right now?

            Thanks again.
            handling your media drives like that should be fine. It's always best to use a dedicated medi drive instead of the internal drive so reads and writes happen independent of the os functions.

            I would also recommend making a virus scanner exclusion to your media drives, the program files\grass valley folder\ and the hidden AppData\Roaming\Grass Valley folder. This keeps your virus scanner from slowing down access to the media of interfering with any edius functions.
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            • #7
              That's helpful. I will treat each course (a four day class) as a unique project... each day of the course as a sequence. That is about 12 hours max per project. I'll also look into the virus scanner exclusion. That's new to me. Thanks for the help!

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              • #8
                I totally agree with Bern if the project begins to get too unwieldy. That depends a lot on the power of your computer. Are you moving clips to a different computer for presentation or doing everything off of your laptop?
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                • #9
                  Using the laptop to edit. Then upload to YouTube for delivery... and also possibly burn discs if requested. The laptop is running on the i7-10875H CPU @ 2.30GHz 2.30 GHz with 64GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q Design w/8GB VRAM.


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                  • #10
                    Does your laptop have a single physical hard drive or does it happen to have 2?
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                    • #11
                      Just one. It's a 2TB

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                      • #12
                        I'll weigh in on this. I usually work with a single project setup. This came from an issue I had many years ago with Edius. I used to use multiple sequences until I had a project
                        that became corrupt and I was unable to recover a good portion of the project.
                        Now, I just do a single project and it has worked quite well for me. Where you have multiple lessons, individual projects would work quite well for you. Where you are limited with drive space,
                        individual projects would probably be your best course of action.
                        I would recommend backing up your project as you move forward with the lessons. If your laptop has USB-C options for external drives, you might want to invest in at least 1 of these for extra space and
                        speed.

                        You will also need to have some sort of large external storage for your finished projects. It would help us in the future if you add the full specs to what you are using.
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