As I do not have terabytes of HDDs, I am wondering if there is an efficient and safe way to backup an entire project on (probably multiple) DVD ?
I have read that the best would be to save into folders, but of course, I understand that if I need to go back (and re-install) the project, assets will have to be located exactely where they initially were... And my concerns also include the fact I have created Encore projects with the output from Premiere, so there might also be issues I need to figure out here, as I may have to do additional copies of final product.
The type of projects I wish to backup - although including up to 15 GB of raw date (footage and so on - probably some cleanup to do, but...) are 4 to 6 minutes (only) videoclips - so we're not talking about 2 hours movies.
Maybe a dumb question, but why Adobe did not come out with some "bundling" format that would automate that very laborious process ?
You didn't specify which version of Premiere Pro you are using, but you can make an archived or trimmed copy of your project using Premiere Pro CS3.
Check out "Trim or copy your project" in the Premiere Pro CS3 Help for more info.
Once you've done that, you could burn it to DVD (or multiple DVDs, as you mentioned) using other software. In theory, you could use Encore to burn to DVD, doing it as the "DVD-ROM content" but that's kind of a weird way to do it.
I am talking about CS3 for now. I also have CS4 installed (my upcoming projects).
Thanks for this cue : I will certainly give it a try.