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Why does the autosave continue to save an unchanged project?

Feb 1, 2013 6:55 PM

Tags: #premiere

I appreciate the "autosave" feature because I'm frequently so deep in a project that I forget to hit "save", but when I leave the project for a few hours with the window open then the project will continue to save the same unchanged file.  Am I creating needless duplications of the same "last saved" project?  And more importantly, will it eventually overwrite the earlier versions in the autosave folder?

 

I'm using an iMac, CS6 creative cloud.  Thank you for your help.

 
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:02 AM   in reply to gigapede

    Am I creating needless duplications of the same "last saved" project?

    Yes.

    ...will it eventually overwrite the earlier versions in the autosave folder?

    Yes.

     

    It is a good practice to aways hit 'save' before you walk away from your project for any length of time.

     

    Premiere does not know your project is unchanged...

    only that it is un-saved.

     
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:13 AM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    I would go for 'Save a Copy' to another disk.

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:26 AM   in reply to Ann Bens

    I would go for 'Save a Copy' to another disk.

    A good 'for safety's sake' suggestion.

     

    The primary point is if you walk away with an un-saved project open

    and wait long enough... all of your auto-saves will eventually be identical.

     
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    Feb 2, 2013 11:43 AM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    Auto saving at in opportune times irritates me ...and the "overwrite issue" mentioned above makes it kind of pointless.

     

    (Danger is auto saving a corruption as well)

     

    I trust myself to make enough regular "Save a Copys"  to not bother about Auto Saves now.

     

    I start a Project. Set it up with assets etc.

     

    Immediately Save a Copy  "BACKUP projectname_vers1"

     

    I do that regularly ( as well as a save)  throughout  the edit process and I increment the version number every so often ands when appropriate.

     

    The Project and the Backup Projects are saved to another drive using  Backup Software I run at the end of the day.

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Feb 2, 2013 11:48 AM   in reply to shooternz

    I do that regularly ( as well as a save)  throughout  the edit process and I increment the version number every so often ands when appropriate.

     

    The Project and the Backup Projects are saved to another drive using  Backup Software I run at the end of the day.

    All good practices that I also employ (with variations).

    As a result, I have never lost ground on any project.

     
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