Possible to store files/projects on ext HD or cloud and access from 2 diff computers without zipping/unzipping project all the time??

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I've got a Camtasia license purchased by my employer, installed on my work computer. I love Camtasia, so I also got myself a personal license, installed on my personal computer! 

In an ideal workflow, I'd be able to leave my work Mac at work and still be able to work on my projects at home from my personal Mac. 

I tested a few things but came up short, because whether its an external HD or Google Drive, the paths to the file destination are always going to be different between the two machines. 

Is there a way to do this that doesn't involve me zipping up projects, unzipping them, rezipping them, etc? What am I missing? :)
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susannemistric

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Zipping is the easy and fast way to do what you want to do. It’s not as cumbersome a process as what you describe. I’ve been doing it since the option was introduced. Right now I work between 4 different computers in 3 different locations, and it goes quite efficiently. I don’t have to worry about what’s where at all. I encourage you to give it a go. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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Hi there, thanks for the reply - are you storing your zips in the cloud someplace or running off a HD? I concede that zipping/unzipping might not be as big as a hassle as I'm making it out to be. Guess I'll give it a go this week. Cheers!
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When you save projects with Camtasia for mac, you have the option (and it's on by default) to save it all together. The option is called "Create standalone project" and you see it when you first save the project (or save-as). THis keeps all the media together in the project. Note this does not work across platforms to Windows because the filesystem works differently. 

While this might technically work, warning: it's not officially supported. You could run into trouble where files/updates have not completely synced from one computer to the other (say, in the time it takes you to get home) and editing while it's only partially synced could run you into trouble.