You should already have a backup for this - your DVD's.Gox777 wrote:I(otherwise i'd be having to backup the the entire series of outlaw star + cowboy bebop).
Kionon wrote:Is there a way to do as you ask? Yes, but not without re-encoding. In fact, even if someone wrote a script so premiere would do what you want it to do, it would still have to re-encode (it just wouldn't bother telling you, the user, that was what it was doing).
Is it EASY? Well, fairly simple steps, just time-consuming. And I'd recommend you have the harddrive space for it.
What I would suggest, since I have done this before, is that if you have chosen all of your clips already, and they're where you want them to be, and now you're just concerned about filters, layers, overlays, and effects, you could export each clip as it is on the timeline to a folder marked something like "video backup." Then you save a copy of the audio there. Then you save as the project file to the video backup folder. Then replace all of the clips in the timeline with the re-encoded clips and save the project file again.
Voila, perfect freeze-frame backup of where you are right now. The one issue with this now, is since you exported the same clips on the backup timeline, you will not be able to call up frames not in those exports. This should only be done if you have finished editing the source material and it is placed on the timeline where you want it with the frames you want it. Once you delete the avs/vobs/lossless copies (whatever you chose to edit with), you will no longer be able to adjust clip length. You may also do this if it is a safety net; an emergency backup you place an a seperate harddrive in case of harddrive failure, lost data, etc. That way, even though you have to rerip everything, you will be able to make lossloss copies of just the scenes you need and not worry about the entire series you are using.
Hope this helps.
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