TID: Copy Files on Import

Everyone has encountered the issue of “Protools Missing Files” – the reason for this is the audio has not saved into the audio files folder properly and could be deleted as it has been stored elsewhere.

The obvious answer is to import the files using the Protools Import tool, however I feel this is time wasting and can get annoying when you need to get pieces to air quickly.

The best solution is a new trick I found recently called “Copy Files on Import” – in this video I will share something I found to work a treat and makes your workflow quicker.

By enabling this tool, you will now be able to drag files into Protools without the risk of losing files in the future – there really isn’t anything more annoying that this error happening, but no longer.

Click “Preferences” and “Processing” and you will find a check box called “Automatically Copy Files on Import”

Hopefully this was helpful and here’s to time saving to make the good stuff!

Denzil Lacey is the Production Director at Dublin’s Hit Music Station – FM104. He has worked in Radio Imaging for a number of years having previously worked for: RTE 2fm, SPIN South West and Classic Hits 4FM. He shares his insight, tips and tricks to help others speed up their workflow.

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