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Use the Media Storage tab of the Smoke Setup utility to define new media storage volumes for use with Smoke, or to edit the settings of existing media storage volumes.
To define a new media storage volume, click Add.
A new entry is created in the media storage list, and is populated with default values.
NoteFor safety reasons, the Name and Location fields are blank by default. You are required to fill in these fields before you can click Apply.
To edit the settings of a media storage folder:
- Double-click the Name field and enter a meaningful label for the media storage. For example, MyMedia.
This label identifies the media storage in Smoke.
- Double-click the Location field, and browse to the directory that will contain the Smoke media files on your storage device. For example, / Volumes/G-SPEED/ManagedFolder7.
WarningDo not select the root of a drive as your media storage folder. Create a subfolder to hold all your media files in one place. We recommend that you name the subfolder ManagedFolder<x>, where <x> is the number that appears in the Id column in the Smoke Setup utility.
- (Optional) Double-click the 8-bit Integer, 10-bit Integer, 12-bit Integer and 12-bit Packed Integer fields, and choose the file formats that Smoke will use when writing frames of those bit depths to the storage.
- (Optional) If you plan to use the JPG file format, double-click the Jpeg Compression field, and set JPEG compression to a value between 0 (lowest compression, highest quality) and 100 (highest compression, lowest quality).
- Click Apply to save your configuration.
If you want to revert to the last saved configuration, click Reload. Note that this will also undo any unsaved changes in the other tabs of the Smoke Setup application.
NoteIf you prefer to edit these parameters directly in the storage configuration file, click Manual Edit. Be very careful when working with the configuration file. Incorrect settings may make your application unusable.