Sat. Jan 21st, 2023

Storing and Using Other Assets

You may also have audio files (music and/or sound effects) and video files for your work.

Broadly, the same requirements exist as for the storage of images and animation. However, due to the larger size of the files, and the non-destructive nature of editing software, you are advised only to store versions of project files.

As an example, Abode Premiere is a piece of video editing software. You can drag and drop video clips (large files) onto a timeline, and then slice them or trim them so that only the parts you need are used. All of this information is stored as a set of instructions within a project file, which is a small file. The original video clips are not affected. Likewise, the addition of effects to video is performed ‘on top’ of the originals, and does not alter the source material

The impact of this is that the same source files can be used for multiple projects without additional copies having to be made.