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Transferring Dmsm Files


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Ok, i have a new ,much faster PC to rum 2010 with,and my first video turned out well, thanks to all of you folks.I moved all my old files to the new PC,including dmsm files created thru 7.5. Just now when i went to open and add some pics to one of my old projects, im getting an error basically saying 2010 cant find the files needed.Is there some way to change the path 2010 is using to find the old files(which are on the new pc),witout having to go in and find them one at a time for each dmsm--thanks

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There are 4 Steps to Happyness, Grasshopperpost-39730-053786400 1279823035.jpg

 

Show the files:

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Note their Old Locations and:

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Browse to the new location:

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Bingo:

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It is a lot easier than it used to be!!! ;)

Jim thanks alot--ill try it.As you know i bougth 2010 to be able to use avchd files--also had a new computer built for faster rendering as well.My plan was to transfer all my old files and be able to just use 2010 to edit my old dmsm files that i made with 7.5. Do you think thats doable--im having lots of issues trying to open my old dmsm files--the issue is when i first started making vidoes i didnt realize i needed iso files,and the only files i had were dmsm--so im running naked,ie no hardrive copy of my videos for alot of them.Id appreciate any advice--thanks alot.PS my plan was to give away my old computer,which is still pretty good, but its notlooking good right now--bob

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Jim thanks alot--ill try it.As you know i bougth 2010 to be able to use avchd files--also had a new computer built for faster rendering as well.My plan was to transfer all my old files and be able to just use 2010 to edit my old dmsm files that i made with 7.5. Do you think thats doable--im having lots of issues trying to open my old dmsm files--the issue is when i first started making vidoes i didnt realize i needed iso files,and the only files i had were dmsm--so im running naked,ie no hardrive copy of my videos for alot of them.Id appreciate any advice--thanks alot.PS my plan was to give away my old computer,which is still pretty good, but its notlooking good right now--bob

The ONLY thing an ISO will give you is the ability to make another copy of the disc…

 

Other than that it is a poor way to go back and revisit a project since all original editing has been wiped away... Quick example would be the size of an Overlay. If you extract from an ISO the Overlay no longer exists, it is an integral part of the movie now!

 

ISO's are great for copies and a pretty compact way to archive IF you do not intend to revisit the project!

 

I did a posting on Workflow Strategy in the 2009 How To which also addressed PortabilityMy link

 

You might want to review that posting to save yourself some pain down the road.

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The problem I am seeing now after fixing the path issues is the thumbnails are not populating the preview pane, when I double click on a picture to edit, then close the thumbnail populates, I try this for the video and it DOES NOT populate the preview pane. Is there a way to Force VW10 to update the thumbnails, I have tried switching between timeline and story mode this doesnt work :(

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The problem I am seeing now after fixing the path issues is the thumbnails are not populating the preview pane, when I double click on a picture to edit, then close the thumbnail populates, I try this for the video and it DOES NOT populate the preview pane. Is there a way to Force VW10 to update the thumbnails, I have tried switching between timeline and story mode this doesnt work :(

 

EMC 7/7.5 dmsm (as well as other project files) are not compatible with any other version. There is no point even trying to use those 7.5 files in C2010. You will have to finish the projects in EMC 7/7.5 or start from scratch in C201.

 

Thumbnails should be regenerated after you save the project file and then re-open it again.

 

In EMC 7/7.5 the thumbnail data was stored in the dmsm file. Starting with EMC 10 (or earlier), the thumbnail data was stored in separate files with the extension dat. You can delete these dat files as they will be generated the next time you open the project file.

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EMC 7/7.5 dmsm (as well as other project files) are not compatible with any other version. There is no point even trying to use those 7.5 files in C2010. You will have to finish the projects in EMC 7/7.5 or start from scratch in C201.

 

Thumbnails should be regenerated after you save the project file and then re-open it again.

 

In EMC 7/7.5 the thumbnail data was stored in the dmsm file. Starting with EMC 10 (or earlier), the thumbnail data was stored in separate files with the extension dat. You can delete these dat files as they will be generated the next time you open the project file.

That is true…

 

I didn't this with any Projects far back but I have had success by re-selecting the Menu Theme.

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