I mention it now because I've just had to bounce out 7 travel beds.. all 4 minutes each.. with only the sponsor strapline at the very top changing...
So that's nearly half an hour .. just waiting for pro tools to finish bouncing.[/quote]
Well, I'm a little late to this party, but a couple of comments...
You are right that this is a big pain with Protools for us production types. (Actually, my bigger complaint is the wacky or nonexistent file & project management.)
A suggestion for a shortcut:
From your description, I assume the sponsor lines were all the same length? If so, do this:
1. Instead of mixing by "Bounce to Disk," mix the first version to another track via a "mix buss" you set up. It might help to set up this record track to record to a "finals" directory (via Track Allocation) - your finals will be easier to find.
2. After recording, rename the region you just recorded and its sound file something meaningful.
3. Next mix just the new open on top the existing record track, punching out at an appropriate spot, to leave the generic main body of the first mix intact. (Be sure you are not in Destructive record!) You should now have 2 regions on the record track: the original mix and the new open that covers up the original open.
4. Highlight both regions and click "Consolidate."
5. Rename the new region and sound file as appropriate.
6. Repeat steps 2-5.
With a 4 minute project, this should save you some time. If it were :30 spots, probably not so much.
Hope this helps.