Dec 7, 2011, 6:28 PM
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Vegas pro Manage files?
in Vegas Movie Studio when i Open a new progect i had the option of managing files but in Vegas pro 11 i dont seem to have this option and no dialog box comes up at all for new projects. its this not an option in Vegas Pro 11 or is their a box that i have inadvertently unchecked?
The "Pro" in Vegas Pro assumes that users want to manage their own media, locations, bins, etc. If you want Vegas Pro to manage files similarly to how Movie Studio does it, use the Import dialog immediately after opening a new project.
okay so i opened vegas Pro immediately went to file> import. i didn't sen any options for file management. I imptorted some files and render some audio files but VP11 still wanted to allocate file in last place files were saved. Am I missing something? its not that i don't know where to put my project files, but it would save a little bit of time if Vegas did it for me.
what you're asking for is a consumer behavior. Vegas Pro doesn't work like that, unless you use a management function like Sony Production Assistant. You can also use the IMport function in the Project Media manager window; it will keep track of all media for you. I guess I'm missing what you're wanting to do. you have to import media at some point; most pro's do it before they start editing.
what i was looking fo was for Vegas to take care of folder management for me. it does not do that i know now. what i was looking for was for Vegas to keep all files to in one area for a project. so if i render, send to DVD architect, create disc images or save copy of original media. all the files would be in a master folder under project name. preferably with folders for renders DVD arch and Disc images. This is actually easy to do and only takes a few seconds to do. In the project manager i will organize folders for myself if its a project has allot of files to keep things organized. but for tandems and first jump students I don't because the lack of files in the project.
If you import the tandem video to a folder with the date, name of student, or whatever your convention is before starting the edit, everything stays in that folder. Vegas will revert to that folder when you render. This is what Production Assistant does, same kind of thing (in part) is it manages where media comes from when ingested from a card, and where it goes (when rendered). One thing that really helps flow (IMO) is to build a month's worth of empty folders at the first of the month. All projects from "that day" go into that day's folders.
Or, you can install Vegas Media Manager (free on the Sony site) and it'll keep track for you, by date, time, color, keyword, and a bunch of other tags
I use PMB for all my file management because it simplifies and takes care of file management for me. Since PMB's last few up dates it has become a useful tool. I insert a card and w PMB window comes up and I click on import only files that have not been previously downloaded. When PMB imports files it creates folders with date and daily download number, which i can change if I know the students name at the time. I also rename the files with a date stamp down to one hundredth of a second. Finally it opens a folder with all files just imported which I select and drag into a Vegas template and begin editing More times than not i get students that jumped three 2 hours ago and want to see their video before they buy it. with PMB i ca look back at files in order by date from multiple cams and search for files in just about any way i can think of if i am missing a file. I just downloaded media manager about 4 days ago. It is going to be a useful for picking songs for the jumpers that are pickier about the music. I can show them what they can choose from in in short manner and double click to enter it in to the time line. I could aslo use it to quickly insert cheesy sound FX. PMB has a flaw that may make it useless to me. If we end up using Gopro’s for some video next season PMB will recognize Gopro files and import them, but when I go to view them they no longer exist on my computer. It will not play mp4 files either. But it seems fair for a Sony product not work with with a competitors files of file format. The media manager will be very useful but it’s not what PMB is currently. I am sure media manager will improve with time and I will find better ways of using it for editing. Do you know if media manager updates itself or does that have to be done manually?
coupla things ~although PMB says "Sony" and Vegas says "Sony" they're about as related as you and I are.
PMB is code from Sony Electronics/Japan and Vegas is Sony Creative Software in Madison, WI. They're actually competitors :-) That's why Vegas likes GoPro and PMB doesn't. There are also licensing issues that Vegas doens't have, but PMB does.
Anyway...media manager will auto-update if you have NetNotify enabled in your preferences.