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Pro Versioner 2.0.9 released - drive-relative watch folders, import folder options and more

We've just released Pro Versioner 2.0.9, a minor update to our project backup tool.

Drive-relative watch folders

You can now look for specific folders whenever a drive is inserted and automatically import matching project files into Pro Versioner.

Import Folder dialog

When dragging a folder into the Projects pane, Pro Versioner will now ask you if you want to import every file in the folder or just a subset of file types. Pro Versioner is app-agnostic so you can add any type of project file to the list.

Improved compatibility with Event Manager X

We had several users contact us with reports of duplicate projects in Pro Versioner when using Event Manager X to move projects and events around. This problem occurs when watch folders are poorly configured. We have added the Event Manager folders to a blacklist so it now won't back them up, but we would encourage users with this issue to reconfigure their watch folder settings.

For best results, watch folders should be set to the latest possible parent in the chain, and it is more efficient to create multiple watch folders than try to encompass everything in a single entry. For example, the optimal configuration for FCPX is two entries:

1. ~/Movies/Final Cut Events, watching .fcpevent files
2. ~/Movies/Final Cut Projects, watching .fcpproject files

This is more efficient than watching the Movies directory for both types of files or, worse, watching the entire drive. These watch folders are automatically set when using the FCPX presets.

You may also wish to setup the same two watch folders in the lower view for automatically importing from inserted drives too, which you can easily do with the presets.

Other changes

  • Improved support for storing backups on a SAN
  • You can now search by file extension in the Project pane

The full changelog is here.

Pro Versioner is a comprehensive backup tool for your project files, featuring screenshots, annotations and cloud redundancy. To find out more, view the feature list, read the user manual, watch the overview video or download the free 15-day trial.

Posted by Jon Chappell on May 30 2013 to DR News, Front Page News, Utilities