Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that this does not happen with Nuendo.
Not sure about the post above ^ - that’s rather complicated. I guess not once you get used to it…
Here is what I do:
My film scoring template has everything (VIs) loaded in VEPro. Nothing is loaded in Cubase; this makes switching back and forth between projects a cinch. If everything is loaded in Cubase, it would take 15 min to switch projects. With everything loaded in VEPro, it takes about 10 sec. The only thing Cubase contains is the vid file, and the MIDI data.
Let’s say I start from the very beginning of a film. I would load my template (in a folder specifically for this film), import the vid (alternately you can create a new template that contains the vid, but importing the 1 vid file is so quick and easy, I don’t do this), I adjust the tempo to what I feel it needs to be, and I write the opening credits. That goes from the FFOA > 1:45. That’s 1M1, so the Cubase project is 1M1.cpr I take notes, outlining the time that 1M1 runs for. I mix down this cue to audio, then save and close.
The next cue is 1M2. I load my template again (new project), import the vid, adjust the tempo to what I feel it needs to be, and I write. That runs from 2:10 > 3:30. My notes reflect this. Now I have 1M2.cpr I mix down this cue to audio, then save and close.
The next cue is 1M3. I load my template again (new project), import the vid, and I write. And on.
I take the audio files, and send them to the editor, with the time info, so he/she can sync the audio to the pic.
When the director calls me and says 1M2 has changed, I open 1M2.cpr, import the new vid, and make my changes. 1M1 and 1m3 are completely unaffected. Mixdown to audio, and send the editor the new 1M2.
I know that’s a lot to read, but hopefully it helps.