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    I'd like to archive a project by just saving the basic Edius control files needed to reload the project from the original camera tapes. This way I can re-edit if necessary. Is this possible? If so which files must I retain and how will I go about reloading? In particular I'm sure I'll need the batch capture list (.ecl) but I can't find where Edius saves it.
    Barry Weare
    BW Videofilms, Berkshire UK
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    Edius 5.5, Win7 Pro 64bit, 16GB RAM, Intel Core i7 2.8GHz, NVIDIA GeForce9600GT, 5x 1TB SATA II (24/7 WD Enterprise type) with 4x in Raid1 for video, 1x for system/utilities.

  • #2
    I made a test a while ago without saving any batch capture files at all

    I closed Edius and deleted all video files and then opened Edius

    I selected to capture all missing files and then it asked me to enter tape1 and I did

    after capture finished, the project was complete

    capture was from DVCAM via Sony DSR-25
    Anton Strauss
    Antons Video Productions - Sydney

    EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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    • #3
      That sounds just great Anton.

      Two silly questions! Presumably I can delete the "rendered" files too as they will just get redone? Also if I save the remaining Edius project files externally must they come to the same internal drive? i.e. I have two large internal drives E and F. If the project was on E and I bring it back to re-do on F would that screw up all the file references?
      Barry Weare
      BW Videofilms, Berkshire UK
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      Edius 5.5, Win7 Pro 64bit, 16GB RAM, Intel Core i7 2.8GHz, NVIDIA GeForce9600GT, 5x 1TB SATA II (24/7 WD Enterprise type) with 4x in Raid1 for video, 1x for system/utilities.

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      • #4
        that should be fine, try it out to be sure, all you need is one short capture for this test
        Anton Strauss
        Antons Video Productions - Sydney

        EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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        • #5
          Also you can select "Capture only the area used in timeline" - less disk space. But IF you select this option, you will need to hit <ENTER> for each clip. I don't know this problem is fixed in ver 5.0 for "Reel Name".

          Easiest way - put the video files in the original disk (E or F). However you can "Open the clip restoration dialog" and re-link to new drive (directory)
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          • #6
            I recommend external hard drives for these, much easier and no need to capture anything :)
            You can also keep the original tapes just in case.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by STORMDAVE View Post
              I recommend external hard drives for these, much easier and no need to capture anything :)
              You can also keep the original tapes just in case.
              this was posted on another forum I visit:

              For those of you who are archiving your products on hard disks or are
              considering doing so in the future, please pay close attention!

              Recently, I was talking to an engineering manager of a well-known hard disk
              company discussing how we were supposed to archive tapeless media for the
              long-term.

              Magnetic signals recorded on a hard disk are designed to be refreshed
              periodically. If your hard disks stay on, this happens automatically.
              However, if you store your projects to a removable hard drive, then store
              that hard drive on a shelf, unattached to a computer, those magnetic signals
              will fade over time... essentially, evaporating.

              According to what I've been told, the life-span of a magnetic signal on a
              hard disk is between a year and a year and a half. The issue is complex, as
              you'll see, but this is a MUCH shorter shelf-life than I was expecting.
              Anton Strauss
              Antons Video Productions - Sydney

              EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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              • #8
                WOW Anton,

                That hard disk comment is a shock. I have a few projects on hard disk that I definitely want to last longer than 2 years. Perhaps I should be considering an XDCAM or BluRay format!

                Jim

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
                  this was posted on another forum I visit:
                  I wonder if this is really true? I had an old computer gathering dust in my garage for 10 years. I fired it up recently and it was fine.

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                  • #10
                    I have no prove that it is true, however it was posted by a forum regular
                    Anton Strauss
                    Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                    EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                    • #11
                      Anton Quoted (someone else) Magnetic signals recorded on a hard disk are designed to be refreshed
                      periodically. If your hard disks stay on, this happens automatically.
                      However, if you store your projects to a removable hard drive, then store
                      that hard drive on a shelf, unattached to a computer, those magnetic signals
                      will fade over time... essentially, evaporating. (end someone else's quote)


                      I do not know if this is only related to video (should not be !) I still have data and video from about 10 years ago on HD and have not connected the HD for many years, just did a quick test and all is well (as far as I can quickly see).

                      The HD has not been connected or running for at least 6 years, it's one of those 10 & 15 Gb LCT low cost drives from Quantum, huge those days.

                      But if you happen to loose any data please don't quote or blame me :)

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                      • #12
                        I think what I quotes is more of a concern with newer high density drives, such as packing 1 TB onto a single drive
                        Anton Strauss
                        Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                        EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                        • #13
                          Ooops, I Just bought 2 units of WD 1Tb for external use, in other words< I Have been warned !

                          p.s. I just noticed the 320 Gb system drive is 24/7, this confirms you never sleep :)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SoundFreak View Post
                            Ooops, I Just bought 2 units of WD 1Tb for external use, in other words< I Have been warned !

                            p.s. I just noticed the 320 Gb system drive is 24/7, this confirms you never sleep :)
                            remember, I only quoted a quote and have no prove that it is true

                            yes, I only buy drives that are made for 24/7 use, they have better bearings

                            yes, I never sleep and if I do, then not alone
                            Anton Strauss
                            Antons Video Productions - Sydney

                            EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
                              remember, I only quoted a quote and have no prove that it is true
                              Noted
                              Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
                              yes, I only buy drives that are made for 24/7 use, they have better bearings
                              Noted
                              Originally posted by antonsvideo View Post
                              yes, I never sleep and if I do, then not alone
                              Best advise on this forum yet :)

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