deleting unused media Mac user 3.0

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if I do 2 takes of the same project and only use a small portion of the 1st take and delete the unused media does, it delete the rest of the 1st take? Otherwise, the rest of that 1st take is hogging valuable space. I have seen some post but not as of recently so wanted to see if there was an update. thank you for your help an time. 
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alixreed.abr

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Jack Fruh, Champion

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Hi, yes, it takes space. 
You can look at the recordings folder (look in Camtasia preferences, recording tab for the location) and delete any unused recording files there (or set it to auto delete)

I could be wrong on what I am about to say, but I believe when you include a recording in a camtasia project file, and save that file with the "include media" option checked, it copies the needed clips to your project, and you can delete them from the recordings folder to save space.

Also, if space is a concern, here are a few things I've done to help:
* DaisyDisk - DaisyDisk is a program that shows you how much each folder on your Mac occupies and you can drill down and it does so in a graphical way thats fun to use - I've found several larger items by using daisy disk and deleted them.
* External USB SSD Drive - You can attach an external hard drive to your mac, but hard drives are slow - Samsung sells an external USB SSD drive that's super quick, and it can be a great companion to your mac if you're low on space.   For example, I have a bunch of Virtual Machine's and each takes a good chunk of space (40-50GB) so I moved a bunch off my mac and onto external storage since I don't use them that often.
* Virtual Cloud File Systems.
  Apple and Dropbox both have offerings that ghost files on your Mac - the files appear to be on your hard drive, but are really only just pointers to a copy of the file in the cloud. Using either of these solutions can let you load more files on your mac than your mac actually has space for. There are pros and cons to this, as you must be connected to the internet to access those files, and there is an ongoing cost associated with them.  
I use the first 2 regularly, and have toyed with the Virtual Cloud File system, but haven't jumped in due to cost (I use dropbox and they want $200 a year for that)
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Hi Jack, Thank so much for your response. very helpful infomation! Question on a hard drive when you save the Camtasia project to move to your hard drive one has to zip them 1st and then import as a zipped file?
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Nope there's an option on the camtasia for mac save dialog that says "include media", just be sure that's checked and everything your project needs is copied to that save file.

By the way, many mac "files" are actually very much like folders, you can right click on them in the mac's 'finder' app and choose "Show Package Contents". If you do this for a .cmproj file, you'll see a few config files, plus a "recordings" folder and in that will be any recordings used in your project. (if you don't see this, then you didn't choose the "include media" option.)

There is a different option if you're saving the project to be used by a windows camtasia user that creates a zip file, but it's not needed if you're just using Camtasia Mac.
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Hi Jack,  once again great info. Very helpful. Thanks!! Alix
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Alixreed,

Just some quick comments based on the discussion:
  1. Your hard disk used for production should be backed up, no exceptions. Timemachine on the Mac is the simplest way to do this, and sufficient for most of us. Another option is DropBox, which can archive everything online to their servers in near-realtime, but requires a constant broadband connection.
  2. If the hard disk is backed up, then using the "Create a Standalone Project" option is not necessary for many productions. The exception might be projects that will be moved around a lot, and need all of their assets to be included for those moves.
  3. Use good project organization discipline, such as keeping all assets in an "assets" folder in the project folder, etc.
Using these three techniques results in the project taking up the least disk space on your main hard disk.
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Hi Davemillman, sorry for the late response. I wanted to thank you for your helpful information!  thanks Alix