This is bringing a feature that Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users already have to Pro Tools First users. Until now Pro Tools First users could only have a maximum of 3 Pro Tools projects that were stored in the cloud. With this new Unlimited Projects feature, you can now create and save as many projects as you want locally on your computer. Then you can use any 3 of these local projects to sync to the cloud for anytime, anywhere access and collaboration.
Be aware with Pro Tools First, these projects are not local in the same sense as a conventional Pro Tools session, Pro Tools projects are stored in locally on your computer in a cache. You will now be able to create an unlimited number of projects, store them in the cache on your computer, and then selectively sync them to the cloud. This way you no longer need to delete your projects simply to make space for a new project because you have exceeded the old 3 Project limit.
You can change which 3 projects are synced to the cloud as any point when you’re ready to work on them, by simply selecting the “Synchronized to Cloud” checkbox of any project to toggle session sync on or off.
Avid’s François Quereuil, Director of Audio Product Management explained to Pro Tools Expert Editor Mike Thornton All about Unlimited Projects for Pro Tools First users in our exclusive interview…
François: Another thing that I don't think we've mentioned in any conversation is that we are going to enable Local Save with Pro Tools First and between you and I and your audience, it's actually already happening. It's an entitlement that's happening already in people's accounts. And basically, what this is what it will do.
You will still have three projects that you can have in the cloud, that you can sync with your Avid account and your cloud, but you'll also be able to save as many projects as you would like on your local hard drive. So definitely making Pro Tools First more capable and allowing folks who are experimenting with Pro Tools First and sort of getting into our world, to do more work and keep it on their own workstation.
Mike: But the Local Save will save it in a Pro Tools Project format, so it wouldn't necessarily be something somebody could save on their local computer and then hand to a conventional Pro Tools Native or Pro Tools Ultimate user to open, but it does mean that you're not tied to having to have the cloud connected and active when you're working with Pro Tools First because of the way that you can now save your Pro Tools projects in Pro Tools First locally.
François: Yeah that's absolutely correct.
Mike: Wow so that's really good news again for people who are wanting to dip their toe into Pro Tools because it certainly has been in the past somewhat of a sticking point. Only being able to work in the cloud and obviously the 3-project limit. So that's again really good news.
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