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Old December 14th, 2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Render Vegas temp files to different hard disk

Ok I searched but didn't find what I was looking for. I don't have Vegas yet so if this is "common knowledge" I appologize.

I am trying to figure out if you can set vegas up so that it writes any files (INCLUDING TEMP FILES) to a separate hard disk instead of to the disk where Vegas is installed. I assume you can render to where ever you want, but is there a way to change where the temp files are stored as you render, etc.?

I'm leaning towards getting vegas, but I'm trying to figure out if this is an easy thing to adjust or not so I know what I'm getting into before I drop $500

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old December 14th, 2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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...is there a way to change where the temp files are stored as you render, etc.?

Not so much for rendering as setting your general folder locations somewhere other than C:\Documents and Settings\etc.
The first place is at the Temporary files folder option at the bottom of the Options > Prefs screen.
Next is the Prerendered Files folder option in the File > Properties > Video screen.
The last is the Recorded files folder option in the File > Properties > Audio screen.

Then, when it's time to render the project, please make sure you're rendering to something other than drive C.

What most of us like to do is create a master folder on drive D (or whatever your 2nd drive is called), create a master project folder on that drive and keep ALL your project assets in various folders (eg. captures, stills, music , graphics, voice-overs, etc.) on this drive.
It makes doing backups much easier :-)
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File - Properties will let you set the Pre-rendered Files Folder and Recorded Files Folder

Options - Preferences will let you set the Temporary Files Folder and the VST install location folders
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Old December 14th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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Thanks Edward.
I forgot about the VST folders.
Semi-related is Options > Prefs> Audio to select a preferred audio editor (Sound Forge, Audition, etc.)
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Old December 14th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #5
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excellent! thanks guys... I have multiple partitions on a couple drives and 1tb drive that I'm going to dedicate for video files until I can get a decent sized solid state or OCZ's Zdrive (yes just because I like to try new gadgets).

I was pretty sure there was a way, I just wanted to make sure so I could plan ahead.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #6
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Chad,

I would use a seperate drive, not a partition!!
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Old December 14th, 2009, 02:50 PM   #7
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yeah. definitely a different drive. different partition is going to slow you down just like using the same drive that the OS is installed on. I used partitions because I have multiple OS's booting and the partitions are for them and a shared partition for my common files... I don't have a dedicated computer for the editing until I finish rebuilding one of the other towers I have lying around. I know this isn't ideal, but it is what it is at the moment. But the terabyte drive is not divided and I have will have nothing else on it.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #8
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What most of us like to do is create a master folder on drive D (or whatever your 2nd drive is called), create a master project folder on that drive and keep ALL your project assets in various folders (eg. captures, stills, music , graphics, voice-overs, etc.) on this drive.
It makes doing backups much easier :-)
I like doing this on e-sata so I can open projects on a second computer. Laptop eg.
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