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Dave Steward writes:
I know how important it is to save only video files on the second drive and everything else on the system drive. But what about other apps? Should I save DVD Studio Pro projects and its materials on the system drive or the 2nd drive. Same thing with Livetype, After effects, Motion, etc…
Larry replies: Dave, it all depends upon whether the files play in real-time. If you need real-time playback, it is good practice to store the files to your second drive. If you don’t need real-time playback, they can be stored anywhere.
In the case of your question, I make it a practice, though it is not required, to store all data files on my second drive. With DVD Studio Pro, I put group all similar assets in one folder, then store all the individual folders into a single folder for importing into DVD SP. This simplifies organization and importing.
I generally store project files in a DVD Project folder on my boot drive because project folders in DVD SP, like Final Cut, never contain any data; just pointers to the data.
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