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  • Mon, Feb 12 2018 6:41 PM

    Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    Hi

    i  have a project which i want to archieve.

    I have my sequenced which have clips in different part, some in one disk, other in a different disk

    Some clips are ama linked, some are already transcoded

     

     

    I want to put the whole maerial in a new folder that i can set archieved somewhere

    Don't know how to proceed, tried to transcode or consolidate..but then how to relink the new sequence to the new created files?

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 12:09 PM In reply to

    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    any help for this?

    thank you

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 1:26 PM In reply to

    • scocklin
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    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    I can tell you the way I do it and it may not be the right way.  I have an internal raid 5 drive I use for current projects and backup that drive nightly.  When the project is finished I use MDV media database viewer to collect all of the files used for the project and store them in an AvidMediaFiles folder on an external drive.  I also store the project files on that same drive.  

    Hope this helps you.

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 1:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    you do all manually then?

    also if you move the position of the media, how do you reconnect the media to the new position when you reopen the project?

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 1:55 PM In reply to

    • scocklin
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    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    Yes I do,  there may be other ways to do it but I'm fairly sure manually is the only way.  There isn't a collect files function like the one I use in After Effects if that is what your looking for. 

    Using MDV is much easier IMHO to use than using the media tool in Avid.

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 2:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    i have tried now mdv

    it tells me different thing than media tool in avid

    mainly because i cannot select the sequence i want to rely on in think

    it gives all the files used in the project, the transcoded one(which i don t want to use), for example

    i should be able which sequence i am referring to

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 2:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    stefanocps:
    also if you move the position of the media, how do you reconnect the media to the new position when you reopen the project?

     

    When I'm finished moving the media to an external drive I let Avid database the files on that drive, after Avid is done I open the project using the newely copied project files on the external drive and make sure all the files are there, basically just check the sequence.  If you want you can also clean up the project before moving it using the Media Relatives and Reverse functions for the final sequence.

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 2:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    i fear can t use this tool properly

    I have a mess in my project, sequences not used, different bins with same clip, some transcoded, some not

    i am really concerned for a proper archive of the materail i need, I have also on my disk, a lot which is not used, so a clean up and the archieve of what is evffectively being used would be apreciated

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 2:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    The biggest problem you'll face is if material was brought into your project from another project. It will be harder to track some of the media files.

    What you can do is open the Console, and type RenameMediaFiles. It will give all the media files on the drives a "human readable" name, and each one will start with the first 5 letters (or 3, I'm having doubts) of the project. It will make it way easier to regroup stuff at the hard drive level.

    It won't help with AMA files though, only transcoded/imported/captured/rendered files.

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 3:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    anyway should be something that i do manually, right?

    one thing i cannot understand

    once i am able to group all transcoded and ama linked files

    hod do i tell the project to point to those clip, that are moved in a different folder from the original stored iwth the project/sequence?

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 3:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    the fact is that the pic i posted is the cleanest possbilbe situation

    the sequence with almost all ama and few transcoded

    inside the project i have much more clips related to other sequences, as i have done few transcoding for export and this things

     

    so i want to get rid of all these transcoded related clips which i don t use anymore

    and save all is in the pics. transcoding again (to another disk) could be a solution also, but i tried and when i open again, i have all missing files in the sequence

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 4:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    hi

    you have to do it in two steps:

    First transcode all linked media (you can select that in the transcode settings tab) and then consolidate all to the drive you want to store the project.

    When transcoding be aware of the framerate and the rastersize of your source footage. I would suggest you select source raster dimension and keep source's framerate.

    If your linked clips are already in a format that is supported by mc natively then you can skip the transcode step.

    Regards

    Flo

     

     

     

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 5:47 PM In reply to

    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    ok

    if i do the final consolidate to the disk drive D

    thei may move the molder to may be another disk, or an external disk, or another computer

    the day i want to pen it again

    will i have to put the avid media folder in a disk called D ?

     

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  • Tue, Feb 13 2018 6:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    i have finished the transocidng and the consolidating

     

    Now seems everything ok..almost all the clips are set in the new drive

    But very few not(4). They are still in the original position

    i can see the clip linked using the show reference clips

    they still set at the drive F

    but the sequence seems all right, none of these clips seems included in the sequence

    why this??

    may i safely go on like this?

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  • Wed, Feb 14 2018 9:01 AM In reply to

    • fkurz
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    Re: Gather all files to archive a Project in a different location

    Did you consolidate your sequence or the source clips?

    You can check if you got all stuff together by temporarily renaming your Avid MediaFiles folders on your orginal HDDs. If they are renamed Avid MC won't see them and so you can check if you have all your media is still online and on the new drive.

     

     

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