6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2009 8:59 AM by the_wine_snob

    Scratch Disks in new project

    roaming video Level 1

      AJA came up with a new drivers version.  My current project was stuck with playback settings I couldn't get rid of.

      So now I am going to start a new project and import my current project into it.

      My question is how to set-up the new project and the scratch disks.

      The new project will basically be the same project with a new name.

      What I intend to do is create a new folder and use the same scratch disks as the old project.

      The scratch disks will be in different locations than the project folder.

      Is this the right way to do it, or is there a better way?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Scratch Disks in new project
          roaming video Level 1

          I realize I didn't indicate this is PP CS4

          • 2. Re: Scratch Disks in new project
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            When you create a new Project, new Scratch Disks for that Project will be created, where you locate them.

             

            Now, if you want to utilize some of the files from the previous Project, you could possibly, copy those to the appropriate Scratch Disk folder for the second Project. If this is what you indend to do, I'd create your new Project, placing the Scratch Disks in its folder structure, close PrPro and do any copying over. Please report how this works, and also I'm curious as to what you wish to "reclaim" from the original Project's Scratch Disks. I've never thought of doing such, but probably never had a reason to contemplate doing so. I know that this has to do with new AJA drivers, but I'm curious about the Scratch Disk files from the original Project.

             

            I keep my Scratch Disks in the folder structure for each Project, to simplify cleanup, when the Project is done. Others choose to locate them on other physical HDD's for a bit of read/write speed.

             

            Good luck,

             

            Hunt

            • 3. Re: Scratch Disks in new project
              roaming video Level 1

              I opened a new project with the scratch disks in the same folder 

              structure as you suggested, and then imported my whole project into 

              it, and it worked well.

              However it didn't solve my AJA Xena problem.

               

              The reason I did that is that I have playback problems with the Xena LS.

              With their 4.1.1 drivers I had color correction problems but 

              everything else worked well.

              When they released the 4.1.3 drivers it fixed the color correction 

              problem, but suddenly I lost the playback to my external RGB monitor.

              The same problem persisted when I reverted back to 4.1.1.

              AJA told me that some settings might be "stuck" (whatever that 

              means), and suggested that I create a new project to see if there was 

              any difference.

               

              The 4.1.4 release showed some improvement.  Now I'm getting the 

              external playback from the source monitor, but still not from program.

              That's why I created a new project, to see if my old project had 

              anything "stuck" that could be released by opening a new project and 

              importing all files from the old project into it.

              The import worked, but the same problems persist.

               

              Now that the source monitor outputs to my external monitor , I was 

              able to compare the playback settings with the settings on the 

              program monitor.

              The source monitor playback settings open in an AJA panel with the 

              option for the external monitor.

              The program monitor playback settings open only the basic Premiere 

              playback panel with no option for my external component RGB.

              Going to "Sequence / Playback Settings" also opens only the basic 

              Premiere panel.

              Also, when I'm using the Xena card for playback, the audio and video 

              are off-sync.

               

              So I'm using the Xena only for capture and editing with Premiere.

               

              I hope I'll get a solution from AJA at some point.

               

              Thanks for your reply.

               

              Richard

              • 4. Re: Scratch Disks in new project
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                Richard,

                 

                Glad that a little bit of this worked for you, but sorry that the AJA part was not handled.

                 

                Unfortunately, I have zero experience with AJA cards, but there are some users here. Maybe they'll have some useful ideas for you.

                 

                Good luck,

                 

                Hunt

                • 5. Re: Scratch Disks in new project
                  roaming video Level 1

                  Thanks, Hunt.

                   

                  I believe at some point the problem will be fixed by AJA.

                  It's kinda frustrating to waste time on this when the time would be 

                  better spent editing.

                  I'll just have to be patient and do with what's working right now.

                   

                  Take care,

                   

                  Richard

                  • 6. Re: Scratch Disks in new project
                    the_wine_snob Level 9
                    I believe at some point the problem will be fixed by AJA.

                     

                    I hope that it is. Driver issues can be tough. That was the reason that I dropped Matrox (graphics and not Capture) years ago. Their drivers were always a year, or two old, and most cards were abandoned soon after release. I tired of that, though they made great graphics cards.

                     

                    It's kinda frustrating to waste time on this when the time would be better spent editing.

                     

                    I agree completely - well said.

                     

                    Good luck,

                     

                    Hunt