About Saving and Scene Versions in Harmony Server

When you use Harmony Server and work in a scene on the database, there are many choices and options available when you save your work. Specifically, the Advanced Save dialog lets you do the following:

  • Save the scene as the current version.
  • Save different versions representing different stages of the production of your scene.
  • Save different versions representing different scene setups.
  • Choose specific assets that you want to save, such as drawings or palettes.

When you open the scene from the database and select the version you want to edit, you can save the changes you made in the current version or create a new version. The simplest way to save your work is to update the current version.

You can delete any unnecessary versions using the Versions window.

When working with multiple versions, you may want to merge some of the changes from one version into another. You may have created a version with some suggestions that you submitted to the director while continuing to work on the official version. If the director has approved some of the changes, you can go ahead and import them into the official version.

You might want to save some specific aspects of your scene or save a new version. The Advance Save feature allows you to do this. Once you have chosen the components to save, you will conclude the procedure by following the instructions in the section. All the specific components that are selected throughout the different tabs of the Advanced Save dialog box will be saved.

You can also automatically save your work by enabling Auto-Save.

IMPORTANT When a scene has several versions, the drawings and palettes are the same between all the different scene versions. You can modify the timing, effects, parameters and camera motions in a specific scene version, but if you make change to a drawing or a palette, the change will affect all scene versions.