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When it comes to saving your project, you might think it's simple, right? Just choose File > Save Project. The challenge is though that's just your project file.
The only thing that you can't do with that is make edits or changes or tweaks. It's none of the source footage that went into the project. So, find a good way to back up the files that work for you. Think of it this way. It's the instructions or the recipe without any of the ingredients. This is one of the main reasons why we created that Common Media Folder in the beginning. Consider how much you need to save, but What you ultimately want to do is go back to your hard drive. And that Common Media Folder contains everything. There's the original footage and any converted or optimized files that you created. You'll have all of the project files and the exports in there. ultimately at some point you're going to have to get rid of some things. And you'll want to keep that stuff organized. Now I put everything in a folder called Optimized Edit, but ideally what I should do is move that back in and back it up too. I would recommend that you back up everything you shot originally, As you keep that Common Media folder organized, put that into some sort of backup solution. it becomes much easier to keep everything organized and backed up. And to be safe you're going to need to burn that to disc, or Save the final exported movie and then go from there. put it on a hard drive and archive it. Yes, it did get quite a bit bigger. When I converted these files from the native GoPro file to the transcode in CineForm codec, they did get quite a bit bigger. If you get paid to create video for a living, then invest in some And that's how transcoded workflows work. If you're going to be using GoPro studio, that is the workflow. backup solutions, such as archive tape, LTO, Blu-Ray discs for So, be prepared to have more files to back up and perhaps invest in some extra hard drives. burning archives, but you need to find a good balance between quality, cost, and Or other backup solutions that you can use for archiving your files. future-proofing your project. Beyond that, you could of course just save the archive file or the finished product. When you export that high-quality archive movie, that is ready to use and ready to share in the future.
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