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Production File Problem


hewittcomm

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I was in the VideoWave Movie Creater production file when I tried to view the whole, very long string of clips I'd assembled. I got some sort of memory failure error, the program shut down, and then when I reentered the program, my movie was virtually obliterated. Some of the early work I'd done remains, but most of it is gone.

 

Is it possible to recover the production file somehow?

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Is it possible to recover the production file somehow?

 

Not that I know of.

 

Often these unexpected shutdown problems happen when you've done a lot of editing and haven't saved as you edit. The program opens your last saved copy and all your editing changes after that are lost in an unexpected shutdown.

 

I recommend that you do a File\ Save as.... and make a separate copy of the production.... ie production 2. Then do more editing. Then when you've done editing changes that you don't want to lose, do a File\ Save, then a File\ Save as.... production 1. By switching between productions, you will always have a good copy to go back to in case of an unexpected close. And more importantly, in case one of the productions becomes corrupt which happens occasionally, you'll have a backup copy.

 

I know that's not a satisfactory answer because I lost productions myself before I started making a second copy of the production. Those files don't take up a lot of room either.

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Not that I know of.

 

Often these unexpected shutdown problems happen when you've done a lot of editing and haven't saved as you edit. The program opens your last saved copy and all your editing changes after that are lost in an unexpected shutdown.

 

I recommend that you do a File\ Save as.... and make a separate copy of the production.... ie production 2. Then do more editing. Then when you've done editing changes that you don't want to lose, do a File\ Save, then a File\ Save as.... production 1. By switching between productions, you will always have a good copy to go back to in case of an unexpected close. And more importantly, in case one of the productions becomes corrupt which happens occasionally, you'll have a backup copy.

 

I know that's not a satisfactory answer because I lost productions myself before I started making a second copy of the production. Those files don't take up a lot of room either.

 

 

Dear M.L.,

 

Good advice. I absolutely have been saving the file all along as I have edited. Every four or five minutes. That's what's maddening. The glitch erased a considerable amount of work that had been saved! I have not made backup copies, but I will.

 

Beyond that, I thought there was some way to restore a specific file to a previous state, as you can do to restore a system to a previous state in XP?

 

Thanks again for your useful and sympathetic input.

 

Bill

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Dear M.L.,

 

Beyond that, I thought there was some way to restore a specific file to a previous state, as you can do to restore a system to a previous state in XP?

 

Bill

 

I don't think so. There are some programs that do an automatic backup every few minutes, but this isn't one of them, unfortunately.

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