Subject: Re: re protools question
From: Kevin Busby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 23 1999 - 10:48:24 EST
Katharine Norman wrote:
> Well yes, student error is certainly exacerbating the situation, but
> the underlying
> problem is that Protools sessions save information in a way that
> is machine dependent, the result being that a session that works fine
> on one machine cannot be transferred from that machine to another
> without hassle
I think you'll find that the problem isn't even computer-dependent; it's
worse than that! Move the contents of an "audio" drive to another and then
back again (this was my way of defragmenting when I didnt trust the current
version of SpeedTools!) and you'll find that Pro Tools has the same problem,
even though the "pathname" hasn't changed. I suspect that PT has its own
"clever" method of keeping track of files.
> without hassle - if students, inadvertently or by choice, have files
> dotted all over, it can take a while to reorientate their session.
Moving stray files to a "lost property" folder - en route to the trash can -
magically enables orienteering skills people claim not to have. >;-)
-- Kevin Busby, Studio Manager, Department of Music, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England. Tel: +44-(0)121-414 5785. Fax: +44-(0)121 414 5781. If your email to me bounces, please see http://web.bham.ac.uk/busbykg/contact.html . No to GM crops.
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