Cloud Collaboration on same Project File with multiple users

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(Re-posting an earlier user's problem)
Can anyone share experiences with multiple Camtasia users collaborating on a single video. Passing the file back and forth between computers. The images we add are referenced from each local drive being used which doesn't work. Is there any way to use a shared drive (I see it is not recommended, but can't tell why).
Any workarounds?
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This is, unfortunately, terrible. There are posts that go back decades relating to relative file naming and network sharing. As far as I understand it, storing projects and media on network locations is not supported.

There are some workaround, but IMHO they are poor. For example (and this is what I do), I use Dropbox and offline files, then I have to get colleague to run the "subst" command (well actually add a registry entry to make this permanent , otherwise a reboot will clear the setting) on a Windows machine to map a virtual drive letter to the DB folder. We then have to use make sure we use the virtual drive not the dropbox folder to create and save projects and media. Unfortunately, I have Mac colleagues and this will not work.

The Camtasia way of potentially doing this is the export the project to a ZIP, then extract everything to a single location, but even this I don't think is properly supported for network location. Creating a folder structure is then almost pointless. 

I understand this logic if we were still in the year 2000, but things have moved on a collaboration is now king. Camtasia still is not really designed for more that one person working on a project at any one time.