I took over a project, which my colleague had worked on for some time (doing audio edits), and was supposed to add and edit some titles. The project file was 95mb. First I edited all the titles, and created 1 new title. Suddenly I noticed that the auto-saves took a really long time, so I just cancelled them, when they came up. I then did a proper save, and let it be until it was finished. Almost 7 minutes later, I now had a 1,7 gb project file. Does anyone know what happened, and if it can be fixed?
I just made another test.
I opened up a previous autosave project that was 85mb. Then I re-linked some of the video files (which had been moved since the project was created), and did nothing else. When I saved, the project file was 1,3gb....any ideas?
You should update CS5 to latest if you haven't already. When you have a growing project, generally the answer is to import the sequence(s) that you need into a brand new project and save. I hope this helps.
Have you upgraded to 5.0.3? This sounds like the infamous project bloat issue that was addressed in 5.0.2 (or 5.0.3; can't remember).
Go to Help > About to check your current version (you want to see 5.0.3) and if not, go to Help > Updates and let all the relevant updates be downloaded and installed. It's usually best to do this after a fresh reboot of your system; launching the Updater from Bridge can sometimes help prevent the "revert to trial" bug that is another fun thing you hopefully won't become aware of
-Long time to load and save