Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tech Tip Tuesday: Autosave Vault

Well, I've gone and done it. Somehow I have managed to go several weeks without posting a Tech Tip Tuesday for you! I bet you all have been anxiously checking our blog every single Tuesday only to shed a tear when you saw that there still wasn't a tech tip for you. Well, cry no more my friends & Reel Grrls followers! 'Cause here we go...

To ease back in to the Tech Tip Tuesday world, here's a quickie for you: It's about setting your scratch disks in Final Cut Pro, specifically setting your Autosave Vault.

We all know how important it is to set Scratch Disks when editing. It allows us to keep all of the files associated with our Final Cut Pro project in one place.

If you're like me (and the Reel Grrls crew), you edit most of your projects on external hard drives, so your scratch disks aren't set to your computer's hard drive. That's why this tech tip is so important!

Here it is. Ready?
Set your Autosave Vault to a different location than your other scratch disks.

Why, you ask? Well, the Autosave Vault saves a backup copy of your project every few minutes (the length of time between saving is based on what you choose in your "user preferences"). If you've ever had a project file get lost or corrupted, you'll know why these backup copies of your project in your Autosave Vault are your best friend in the world. But what happens if your external hard drive, holding your project and all of your Scratch Disks, somehow fails??

Hey, it happens. BUT if your Autosave Vault is in a different location ... BOOM. Your life (or at least your project) is saved.

Now go forth, and set your scratch disks, with your autosave vault in a different location. Enjoy!

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