5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 25, 2016 7:45 PM by whsprague

    how to copy a video project file back and forth between two or more computers ?

    eugeneg25850532

      how can I copy and restore a video project back and forth between two computers ?

        • 1. Re: how to copy a video project file back and forth between two or more computers ?
          whsprague Level 4

          You didn't offer much information about computers or versions. 

           

          The first method uses the Edit > File Archiver function.  Use the "Copy" choice and it "should" put everything on an external drive for transport.

           

          The method I use makes me feel more like I'm in control.  For every project I create a dedicated folder.  Everything goes in that folder from the project to (copies) of all the media.  I use Edit > Preferences > Scratch Disks to be sure the cache files are there too.  I can move the entire folder and contents anywhere I want.

           

          Bill

           

          PS:  If this helps, will you mark it as answered?

          • 2. Re: how to copy a video project file back and forth between two or more computers ?
            eugeneg25850532 Level 1

            So far not successful in transferring to second computer.  Original computer is Microsoft surface 4, second is sony viao. Both run windows 10.  I was able to copy archive to external harddrive attached to  surface4 computer and then run the file off of the copy on the external hard drive but if I try to run from same external hard drive when attached to Viao computer it results in error message " this type of file is not supported or required codec is not installed ". It seems as though it runs a loup back to the original project file that was on the Vaio originally.

            • 3. Re: how to copy a video project file back and forth between two or more computers ?
              whsprague Level 4

              You don't  "run from the same external".  The Surface has a C drive.  The Viao has a C drive.  The external, probably, is D.  Use the external drive only has a transfer medium.  And make sure the folders on the two computers have exactly the same name.   Transfer the entire folder as a unit from one computer to the other.   Besides, trying to run video editing off an external creates a massive bottle neck through the USB drive and it would be a bad experience if you could get it to work. 

              • 4. Re: how to copy a video project file back and forth between two or more computers ?
                eugeneg25850532 Level 1

                it worked !    thanks ! bg

                 

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                how to copy a video project file back and forth between two or more computers ?

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                You don't  "run from the same external".  The Surface has a C drive.  The Viao has a C drive.  The external, probably, is D.  Use the external drive only has a transfer medium.  And make sure the folders on the two computers have exactly the same name.   Transfer the entire folder as a unit from one computer to the other.   Besides, trying to run video editing off an external creates a massive bottle neck through the USB drive and it would be a bad experience if you could get it to work. 

                 

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                • 5. Re: how to copy a video project file back and forth between two or more computers ?
                  whsprague Level 4

                  eugeneg25850532 wrote:

                   

                  it worked !    thanks ! bg

                   

                  Glad to hear it.  Thanks for letting me know.