David Beroff (d4b) wrote,
David Beroff

Moving files kicks up dust, as well

I've been preparing a video to market my voiceover services to video creators. Some of it builds on some audition efforts from three years ago. (Wow; had I really been planning this career for that long?) Many of those older files "should've" been moved a bit to better fit my current file organization method, but I admit that I've been hesitating to do so for two good reasons. Tonight, I decided to take the bull by the horns and move everything "correctly". As for the two excuses:

1. Mozy, my backup method, will see this as a deletion and then the files appear in the new location. It does handle this intelligently for larger files, so as to prevent tons of unnecessary data transfer, but it's still a whole lot of work and bandwidth. I decided: so be it. It needs to serve my needs, not the other way around.

2. More critically, Sony Movie Studio Platinum, my video creation software, keeps pointers to old project files when you're using them as part of new projects. They're relative pointers, meaning you can pick up and move an entire directory structure without disruption, if everything's on the same "tree". But what I had to do would disrupt all of this, and I decided to just go ahead, deal with the "pain" once, and tell the software where to find the older components.

As it turns out, the newer version that I recently purchased does a much better job of handling this precise scenario, and once I started telling it where to find certain source files, it correctly figured out that others were the in same relative relationship to the new directories. In the end, I only had to specify the two directory roots that I had moved, and then a whole bunch of confirmation clicks to its (correct) guesses for all of the files beyond that.
Tags: computer, earning, marketing, mind, video creation, voice
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