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StoryBoard Backup


With both devices off, connect the external USB drive to its included power adapter and connect the included USB cable from the back of the external drive to one of the USB ports on the Casablanca. Use care when disconnecting and re-connecting the cable.

Switch on the power of the external USB drive by turning on the switch on the backside on the drive. A little LED light on the front will indicate that the drive is powered up. It's best to power up the external hard drive first before powering up the Casablanca.

Backup Storyboard to a USB drive - Standard Definition (SD) projects

First, create a Storyboard project. It can include Transitions, Titles and Image Processing Effects. Be sure to Archive any Titling texts as they are not preserved in the Backup.

Then go to the Project Settings screen. In the lower right, set the Mode to DV Backup. This will save all of your Transitions and effects. (Backup in DV mode will backup your Storyboard, but incorporating all of the Effects and Transitions, the same as if you used the Scene function to save your Storyboard as 1 scene.)

Next, click on Backup Storyboard button in the lower left.

Click on Destination, You should see CD/DVD as an option and this menu would have a drop down option and list the name of the external drive.  Highlight the name of the external USB Hard-Drive and click on "Ok".

You will now be asked to enter a name for the saved Storyboard.

During the Backup Menus, be sure to clearly mark or label any DV Backup that is an actual video storyboard or if the Backup is from the Archives. The menu for the external USB drive will list all Archives and DV backups together alphabetically.

Click OK and your Backup will begin.

Additional notes:
As it only backs-up the scenes in the Storyboard - if you have a work-in progress, you may also consider addingyour raw clips onto the Storyboard after inserting some clip to separate your editing to date from the raw footage.

Also note - this does not save the trimmed footage from a clip in the Storyboard, but rather the portion of that clip you have in the Storyboard. If you may want the original footage for a modified edit, you might consider adding that to the Storyboard as well.

The backup only retains the original audio track, not any additional music, effects tracks - you may consider backing them out to CD via the Audio Export to CD function.

You can also store audio you might want to save with a project as a black scene from the "sample to scene" function in the Audio Record/Edit Menu and add it at the end of a storyboard you are backing up. That way you can later take this audio and mix it back into your project when you restore it and then use the "scene>sample" function in the Edit Menu.

Restore Your Storyboard from USB Drive

Restoring your Storyboard is as simple as backing it up. To restore, go to Project settings and click on Restore Storyboard.

Click on Source and select the name of the USB Hard-drive.  Click "Ok".

You'll see your list of Storyboard Backups that you have saved.  Usually you will Restore a Storyboard to an empty project. However, if you choose to restore a saved storyboard to add to the current project's storyboard, the restored data will appear to the right of your current storyboard and scene position in the Edit Menu. You may wish to position yourself at the end of the current storyboard (and scene bin) before doing the Restore button.

Now select the StoryBoard you would like to Retore from the list.  Click "Ok" again.

You will now be asked where you would like the Storyboard restored to.

For this tutorial, check both In the Add Storyboard and Add to Scene Bin.

When the Restore is complete, return to the Edit screen and you will see your Storyboard just as you saved it.

Effects will need to be re- rendered, and you may have to re-input your text into any Titling effects. This is why we recommend Archiving the text before Backup.

Backup your Archives to USB Hard Drive

The external USB Drive also allows you to backup your Archives.

To do this, go to Project Settings and select Backup/ Restore Archives.

Then Select Backup and then set the Destination to USB Hard- Drive.

Now enter a name for your Archive backup.  Be sure to label them accordingly, so you don't confuse them with saved Storyboards on the USB drive.

Restore Your Backup Archives

Again in Project settings, click Backup/Restore Archives and then click on Restore.

You will be asked if you would like to overwrite your existing archives.

Backup Storyboard - HD Project

Like the standard definition backups, saving the HD projects with the Backup Storyboard function is can be done in the Project Settings menu.  When using an HD project, then the Backup storyboard "Mode" button will give you two choices:  MTS or HDV.   The backups done here with Bogart 3 do not allow for splitting the scene up into pieces like the standard definition storyboard backups.   Right now, this will save the storyboard as one long layered clip.  To see the separate scene cuts will be an option available in Bogart 4.  Just keep this in mind. 

If you chose MTS, a H.264 file in HD will be created and saved to disc/USB. This can not be played by most of the stand-alone players. MTS is best for outputting to a USB device and then reading back into the Recording menu with the USB record option (HD projects).  Please note that MTS creations will have long rendering times.

If you chose HDV mode, a MPEG2 HD file will be created and saved to disc/USB. This would be used to play back the footage in devices like the Playstation3 or Windows Media Player 11.   It's also good to use for taking a USB device over to a PC and upload for Youtube.  With Bogart 3, it can also be used to re-import the footage.  It will be faster than the MTS mode. .

Here are the steps to doing the Backup Storyboard in HD with the external USB hard drive.

1. Complete editing of your HD project on the Casablanca "S" model.
2. In Project Settings menu:  Select your mode.  For instance: 'HDV' as the mode (bottom right of window)
3. Click on 'Backup Storyboard' (bottom of window)
4. Select your external USB hard drive for the destination
5. Click 'Ok'
6. Click in the Text Field and name your Storyboard and again click 'Ok'
7. The system will have a progress bar as it saves the project to the external drive.

To "Restore" your HD storyboard clip, use these steps.  Connect your USB external drive to the system.  Power up both devices.

1. On the Bogart main menu, go to Project Settings and set the Project format up as an HD project or make sure you are restoring to a current HD project.
2.  Go to the "Recording" menu.
3.  Click on the red dot that has the icon for USB.  This is the USB HD Recording button.
4.  You will now be in the import menu.  Up at the top, it will default to "CD/DVD".  If it sees your USB external drive, this toggle will be active and you can change it from CD/DVD to the USB device.
5.  Down below click on the "Display Contents".  Your list of files will be shown on the left.  (The clip might actually be recognized as the time and date when you saved it as opposed to the name.  Another feature that should change in Bogart 4)
6.  Checkmark the clip you want to import. 
7.  Then click "Ok" to import the clip.  The import progress bar will go across.  When it's down the clip will import into the scene bin.

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