Moving Project file to another computer

Posted: 12-05-2003, 01:56 AM
Hi,

I am editing three tapes at present to eventually burn to a DVD. The total
lenght will be about 1.75 hours. I am a bit concerned that my computer might
baulk when asked to render the movie file ready for burning. I am able to
use a much faster computer for the rendering but how would I go transferring
the Project and source files to the other computer? On my computer the files
are strored on drive D: while the other computer only has drive C:.

Any help would be appreciated.

John


Moving Project file to another computer


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Moving Project file to another computer
Posted: 12-05-2003, 07:48 AM
I think however you try to do it it will be
timeconsuming.

1) buy a nice long book like war and peace
2) copy your source files to the new computer.
3) read book until (2) above finished.
4) create a new user id on your target pc. This will
enable you to use the collections you created (see below.
4) locate and copy your collections file to the new PC.
put it the "local settings/application
data/microsoft/movie maker" folder for the new user. The
collections file will be called mediatabX.dat where X is
a number.
5) copy your proect file to the new PC
6) sign onto your new pc as the user id you created
7) open up movie maker
8) open your project
9) use the "browse for missing file function" to link
your project with the course files.

alternatively you could make lots of smaller high quality
movies on your current pc and then copy them to your more
powerful pc and create a new project to stich them
together.

>-----Original Message-----
>Hi,
>
>I am editing three tapes at present to eventually burn
to a DVD. The total
>lenght will be about 1.75 hours. I am a bit concerned
that my computer might
>baulk when asked to render the movie file ready for
burning. I am able to
>use a much faster computer for the rendering but how
would I go transferring
>the Project and source files to the other computer? On
my computer the files
>are strored on drive D: while the other computer only
has drive C:.
>
>Any help would be appreciated.
>
>John
>
>
>.
>
John Kelly
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Re: Moving Project file to another computer
Posted: 12-05-2003, 10:29 AM
Hi there,

What exactly do you need help with. The fact that one computer only has
drive C is irrelevant, so long as there is enough space on it.

Have you actually tried creating the movie on the original machine? MM2
only works on those parts that have been edited, those places that are just
unedited sections of video are simply passed over, there is almost no
processing involved. You will need approx 20GB of space for the final
result and almost that much again for the temporary files made on route
(This assumes you are making the highest quality with MM2 which is DV-AVI)

You can also render smaller sections on the original machine and then
import them back into MM2 put them all on the timeline and re-render so
that they are joined together into one long file. Again you need plenty of
hard drive for this.

When creating large outputs I often start it up prior to going to bed. Most
often the computer is finished when I rise the following day.

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Re: Moving Project file to another computer
Posted: 12-06-2003, 09:25 PM
Thanks for the replies. To render smaller sections as you suggest, do I need
to delete some of the timeline and then render? Repeating this for each
smaller section or is there some way of rendering only a portion of the
timeline?

Thanks,

John
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"John Kelly" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi there,
>
> What exactly do you need help with. The fact that one computer only has
> drive C is irrelevant, so long as there is enough space on it.
>
> Have you actually tried creating the movie on the original machine? MM2
> only works on those parts that have been edited, those places that are
just
> unedited sections of video are simply passed over, there is almost no
> processing involved. You will need approx 20GB of space for the final
> result and almost that much again for the temporary files made on route
> (This assumes you are making the highest quality with MM2 which is DV-AVI)
>
> You can also render smaller sections on the original machine and then
> import them back into MM2 put them all on the timeline and re-render so
> that they are joined together into one long file. Again you need plenty of
> hard drive for this.
>
> When creating large outputs I often start it up prior to going to bed.
Most
> often the computer is finished when I rise the following day.
>
> --
> Best Wishes.........John Kelly
> www.the-kellys.org
> ---
> Please Note : DO NOT reply by e-mail unless invited to do so.
> ----
> God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
> the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the
> difference.

John Kelly
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Re: Moving Project file to another computer
Posted: 12-07-2003, 02:05 AM
Hi there,

Load the full project, determine where the end of your first section will
be, delete everything to the right and then save Movie....

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