Bundling a Workspace
When you add a media file to QLab, audio files, video files, images, etc; QLab doesn’t actually store those files inside the workspace; instead, it simply references that file. This is really handy if you want to update the media. You can make changes to the content and overwrite the file. Because QLab’s connection to that media is simply a reference, the content update is now seen in QLab (as long as you stop and restart the cue).
The only problem with this is that when you move the workspace from computer to another (for example, a designer laptop to a production computer) you have to gather all the files from their different locations. While it’s always good organizational practice to make a folder in which you store all your work, it’s not always practical; especially when you’re working quickly time is a luxury. But that’s okay. QLab has a solution. It’s called “Bundling”.
Once you’re ready to share your work, click on “Bundle Workspace” under the file menu. You’ll be asked to select a location to save everything. QLab will create a folder with the name you specified, make a copy of your Workspace, and gather each individual piece of media. Audio files go in the audio folder. Video files go in the video folder. A text file of all used effects is created. And a text file of all used fonts is created.
From here you can either transfer the folder itself, or compress the folder into a ZIP file for easy transferring.
Download this bundled workspace. Open it. Bundle it. Then compress it for easy transfer.
Seems redundant, doesn’t it? But can you do it?
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What is the purpose of Bundling?
It gathers everything used in your workspace and puts it all into a specified folder to be then transferred to its new location.