Multiple Camtasia users collaborating on a single video

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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).
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kayakman, Champion

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collaborate by passing back/forth a zipped project; that would keep everything together for all who edit
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Ed Covney

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My advice is to not pass the files back and forth because when you do, you'll have two copies of the files - the zip goes to the next person and if he or she forgets and continues to work, then there will be TWO different versions of the project. You could keep all your files on a hot-swap or removable drive. When the drive is dismounted, it goes to the next user and no one else can use them - there will never be two copies.

You can keep all project and media files in a central sharable area that everyone has access to. If everyone is on the same network, the administrator can make that happen in minutes. If you don't want the hassles of a network, and if everyone is at the same physical location, you could designate one PC as host for everything at everyone takes turns using that PC.

If networked, first person in, gets to work (edit, add media files, etc.) on the project, anyone else trying to edit at the same time will get errors and bounced out. When #1 is done, someone else gets their chance, etc. This insures against ending up with multiple versions.

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Thanks for the response.  We can keep the files together, except for the backgrounds and libraries. Here's a little more information.
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Ed Covney

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Sounds like you can easily put the helicopter on the shared drive.  Regarding the backgrounds and libraries - contact Tech Smith tech support and ask if backgrounds (or libraries) can be placed in a shared folder.
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the libraries can't be on a shared folder

the only way to share library assets is to export the assets [libzips], or to just export the projects as a zip; when a project is exported as a zip, any assets used in the project are incorporated into the zip archive; when the zip is imported by the next collaborator, those assets, if they contain media files, will now be part of clips in the bin
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