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Chapter 4. Managing Your Media > Working with the Media Drive

Working with the Media Drive

When Liquid Edition was installed, the wizard asked for a suitable location to store media that is either captured or imported. It's here that you will find the directories used by the Media Management system.

However, you are not restricted to using just this drive or just this folder; it is also possible to add another drive or folder anytime.

To add a new media drive or folder

To open the Control Panel, do one of the following:

  • Select Edit > Control Panel (Figure 4.4).

    Figure 4.4. Accessing the Control Panel from the drop-down menu.

  • Click the Classic interface's Start button and select Control Panel from the list (Figure 4.5).

    Figure 4.5. Accessing the Control Panel from the Start button when using the Classic interface.

Once the Control Panel is open, click the Site tab (Figure 4.6).

Figure 4.6. The Control Panel open to the Site tab.

Double-click the Media Management button to open the Media Management interface (Figure 4.7).

Figure 4.7. The Media Management interface.

Click the Add button at the bottom of the screen.

A Windows browser pops up (Figure 4.8).

Figure 4.8. Browse to the folder you want or create a new one.

Browse to the drive you want and either create a new folder or use one that already exists.

Click the OK button.

The new Media Drive is created (Figure 4.9).

Figure 4.9. The new media location added to the Media Management interface.

To move a Media Drive

  • You can alter this drive location by simply clicking the Edit button and browsing to a new location. Doing this will not affect your Project or your sequences because Media Management will always be tracking where each media clip is stored.

    If you find yourself running short of hard drive space, this new location can be on a totally new hard drive without Liquid Edition losing track of any files.

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