Is it true that if you create elaborate workspaces for audio, video, colour correction, 1-screen, 2-screen, etc., these do not carry through well with upgrades to MC ? I did a whole set-up once, and it all went 'out the window' with the upgrade ?
In theory User setting can be carried across to MC upgrades and there is even an option to update older user settings to be current.
In reality many odd issues seen in the field are almost always due to old user settings and resolved by making new user settings. So many folks, for reliability, will create fresh user setting when doing an MC upgrade.
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Thank you for getting back. I spent ages setting up all kinds of set-ups and work spaces, only to be nullified with an upgrade. Think I'll keep settings as basic as possible from now on.
To me it comes down to the time spent redoing user settings for every upgrade vs the time spent redoing user settings once if I ran into a post-upgrade problem.
Put a different way, on my home machine I haven't redone my user settings since at least 2013 when I bought a new laptop because in about 20 years of editing on Avid I've never had a problem with user settings. (I've got workspaces for editing, audio, and color correction, plus a handful of keyboard keys remapped.)
I realize I'm living on the edge (haha), but if I do ever run into trouble, I could redo my user settings in maybe 5-10 minutes (I remember them easily because I've jumped from system to system doing freelance jobs), so it's not worth it to me to take 10 minutes to redo them for every upgrade when most of the time everything upgrades fine.
I don't know if that's helpful or not. I hope it is.
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camoscato:I haven't redone my user settings since....
Thank you. Yes, I think doing this again is worth it. Just to clarify,
and I am not sure technically if phrasing correctly, but how do you "upgrade settings" as Pat Horridhe above suggests ?
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