Does the warning message still hold true in the year 2020 with fast network access? I can see no delays compared to working on another HDD.
TBH, I have just moved a bunch of
Camtasia files in one DropBox folder to another, and broken all the links to
media in the process. It would be nice to be able to use relative links so a
Camtasia project doesn't break when someone else opens the file. Of course,
even though the Camtasia project is on a shared DB folder (synced to my PC),
the links refer to media in my “username folder” and/or my drive. We need
a simple way to ensure that all users, no matter if they are Windows or Mac
based) can open the same project (obviously not at the same time). Relative
links would certainly help.
There have been other posts asking for media to be copied into the project folder. Now I have got used to it, I quite like the having my audio and video files in a separate folders, but transferring images from Snagit gets me every time as the images are still in my personal Snagit folder, not the DB share or the project folder.
I know I can export to zipped project and for form that, but as mentioned, I quite like the ability to use separate folder, specially as I record audio separately in Audacity then import into Camtasia.
I was looking at way to map a drive to a DB folder, which seem like it could be achieved through third part software, but we are still back to the same issue that the mapped drive letter may not be the same for all users.
I still use it often today mostly from batch files (extension of a forgetful memory).
Here's one I've used for 20 or more years: (BAT file is named: "Make M from S.bat", contents are:
subst M: /d - deletes M as a virtual drive if it exeists
subst M: S:\SSA\Music - Whatever is on my server's "S:\SSA\Music" drive is now referred to as "M:"
My music data base software was hard-wired to M, but I've been able to continue to use it no matter where the files exist.
I once tried to do something similar for Camtasia, but Camtasia is all over, too many places, with ZERO cohesion, a mess.
I suspect had you used a virtual folder in front of Dropbox, i.e. subst X: C:\xxx\yyy\zzz\dropbox\ you could walk it to any other location ("D:\new\dropbox\") and still refer to it as X: