AUTOSAVE ESSENTIALS IN FINAL CUT PRO PART 2
Autosave Vault Essentials Part 2
Restoring an autosaved project can really be handy when the following scenarios present themselves: 1) Your client wants to see that version of your project that he/she initially rejected but now wants to revisit. 2) Your co-editor, producer, or janitor went in an re-edited your program while you were taking a nap 3) You did not take my advice in the last QuickTip regarding regular saves.
If for any reason you need to go back to an earlier autosaved version of your project then the Restore Project command is the best method. Restore Project will allow you to browse all of the autosaved versions of the currently selected project.
Restoring a Project
1. Click a project’s tab in the Browser or Timeline to make it the active project.
2. Choose File > Restore Project.
3. Choose the autosave file you want to use, then click Restore.
The number of projects available in the pop-up menu depends on the Autosave Vault settings you set in the General tab of the User Preferences window (see Autosave Vault Essentials Part 1)
4. A dialogue box will prompt you rethink your choice. If you wish to continue, click OK.
After you click OK your project will be restored to the autosaved project you chose from the dropdown list.
Really Important Tip: Once you restore a project, it is a good idea to do a “save as” and rename your restored project. Otherwise you will be working on a project that has a name like this: myproject 02_21_05_1445.
Restoring from the Finder
Sometimes you’ll find it just as easy to restore an autosaved project from the Finder. Locate the Autosaved Vault, then open the folder with the name of the current project you are working on. Inside this folder you will see all of your autosaved projects. Just double-click on any one of them to open the project in Final Cut Pro.
Revert a Project
Unlike the Restore Project command, the Revert command returns your project to the last saved version. This can be great if you save your project first (command-S), decide to make some changes, and finally decide to revert to the last saved state of your project.
1. Click a project’s tab in the Browser or Timeline to make it active.
2.Choose File > Revert Project.
3.In the dialog that appears, click OK.
After you click OK your project will Revert to the last saved state of your project. You should now have your peace of mind and sanity reverted as well.
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