what is best practices to keep video tracks of multiple videos in one project

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I have a project with multiple videos. When I complete a video and have to come back to edit it - i have to rework/redo setup the tracks manually again - wasting time and causing errors. The only solution seems to keep one video per project.  Is there a better way?
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Anthony Sarno

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Paul Middlin, Employee

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I don't think I understand what you mean about "setup the tracks manually again". When you save your project and reopen it later (even much later) it should be in exactly the same state as you left it. What's different?
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Hi, thank you for your reply!

If i have 2 videos with different intro music and annotations, I have to reset them manually.  See https://www.screencast.com/t/1LTkBMva2yl0

after I export and save project then work on new video in same project - with new annotations, and I  have to edit the first one, the annotations and audio tracks are not there.
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Why are you reusing the same project for your new video? Why not start a new project so you don't mess up your old one? You could still copy/paste things from the 1st project to the 2nd. 

I feel I still may not be understanding your workflow here... perhaps a step-by-step list of what you do, or a video that demonstrates the problem would help.
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"Why are you reusing the same project for your new video?"-  is it best to use one project per video?

1) Create new project  - record screen , create annotations, add intro music
2) export video and save project
3) Record new screen shot - 
4)  create annotations, add intro music
5) export video and save project

Now comes the issue:
have to edit first video and the annotations have to be recreated manually.

Lets me know if that helps...

Thanks again!
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Anthony, at your step 2, save as Vid1.cmproj. Then at your step 5, Save As Vid2.cmproj. Then at your step 6 ("Now comes the issue" in your description) you can edit Vid1.cmproj. 
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We are assuming, Anthony, that each of the videos your'e referring to are exported out and used as separate videos. We're assuming that they are independent and for different purposes, as opposed to just adding on more to your first video.

So, if we're right, you definitely want to have separate projects for each video you are producing (even if each produced video has multiple recordings inside it that make up that video). I hope that makes sense.