Yeah, I tried this and it didn't work for me for everything. Most of my time line came back though. There were several clips that just wouldn't relink in the Timeline no matter what I tried. I ended up reediting in those clips once I finally got them relinked in the bins. It really didn't take that long. I printed out a copy of the EDL and used it to find the exact in and out points in the source footage and got thost 21 edits back in. Weird.
Getting this error today on a couple of systems running the same project off different drives (named the same).
I think I might just try AMA linking EVERYTHING into one bin, the whole drive, and see if that kicks Avid in the pants enough? Have tried opening up all bins. Do you have to open all bins at once or something?
Is everything offline, or just a couple of clips?
You can turn off video monitoring in your timeline, then change your timeline settings to show Clip Color > Offline. Any offline clips will be red. Those are the ones you need to relink.
The "opening and closing" of all AMA bins did the trick for me as well. I so thank you as I've had this issue sine Feb when we switched back from FCP. I love Avid but I sure am seeing lots of buggfy things that didn't used to slip through. I was VP at a company that bought one of the first ever Avids delivered to the West Coast...black and white 4 bit video and 550MB drives if I remember. I'm working on a 3D feature and have lots of AMA files spread over 20 plus bins. Real pain to do this work-a-round but so thankful that is one. Would love to know how you figured this out. Do we think Avid is working on a soon to be delivered fix?
Thanks for any info.
Avid HAVE to be working on this as I am constantly losing links to footage. Quite frankly the software does not work properly. It seems if you don't have the problem then you are OK but if you do you are likely to be completely screwed. I have projects that I keep going offline and keep relinking but it's a long painful process. Then I reboot and footage is offline again. I have used Avid for over 10 years, never been at such a low point with it as this.
The only thing I have found that fixes this problem (which occurs randomly upon opening duplicate, or totally different sequences or bins), is re-linking off-line clips (even if they wern't offline before.
I have done the
1- Close all bins
2- Create New Bin called "Relink Stupid Avid"
3 - AMA link to the offline footage, make sure the AMAs go into the "Relink Stupid Avid" bin
4 - Go back to original bin with off-line footage (Hamburger Menu > Select all offline clips)
5 - Then highlight offline clips and do clip > relink, make sure to select the link to AMA option in the Relink menu
That usually works, then I can open a sequence that WAS getting the error, without th errror.
This is error is directly related to "offline" AMA clips in a bin or sequence. In my experience - 100% of the time it was the Avid mistaking online clips for offline and then giving the error.
I just delt with this. All above mentioned solutions did not work. What I did was disable the video in the composer. Highlight all ama clips and relink. I know it makes no sens to relink an AMA but it seemed to be the jolt Avid needed and all is well now.
As an FYI, this error seems to have been dealt with in v6.5. Not sure if the latest v6.0.x versions have as well yet.
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