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How to split up a project and recombine it into a new project

Sometimes when render problem are experienced, it can be helpful to break up the project into multiple parts to try and isolate or work around the issue. Here is a procedure to split up the project and recombine it into a new project which should output to the desired format without the rendering problem.


Note: Do not save any of these changes to the current project name.

 

  1. Open your current problematic project.
  2. Go to File -> Save Project As and create a new project called _part1.stx
  3. Go to File -> Save Project As and create a new project called _part2.stx
  4. Go to File -> Open Project and open _part1.stx
  5. If the project has any menus, remove them.
  6. Remove the second half of the project, allowing the first half to remain, save the project.
  7. Go to Make Movie and output the project as a new MPEG2 file called _part1.mpg
  8. Go back to Edit mode and Select File -> Open Project. Open _part2.stx
  9. If the project has any menus, remove them.
  10. Remove the first half of the project, allowing the second half to remain, save the project.
  11. Go to Make Movie and output the project as a new MPEG2 file called _part2.mpg
  12. Go to File -> New Project. Click the File Folder icon in the album and browse for _part1.mpg. Open it and add it to the Timeline.
  13. Click the File Folder icon in the album again and browse for _part2.mpg. Open it and add it to the Timeline behind the first file.
  14. Re-add any menus and chapters.
  15. The result will be a new project with the same content as the original. Select File -> Save Project As and save the project as something like _new.stx
  16. Finally output the project to the desired format.

 

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