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  • Tue, Oct 22 2019 9:58 PM

    Search for Subclip by Name

    Hello!

     

    I'm assist editing on a doc feature, and we have a TON of subclips/subgroups/etc. The editor needs a way to search across all bins for the names of subclips. For the life of me I can't figure out how to do this, and it's something that should be so easy. Can anyone offer some help?

     

    Thanks!

  • Wed, Oct 23 2019 8:08 AM In reply to

    • Cutyes
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    Re: Search for Subclip by Name

    [cmd]+[f] or menu "Edit" -> command "Find..."

  • Wed, Oct 23 2019 6:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Search for Subclip by Name

    Thanks, but that was the first thing I tried. It only searches based on the original source clip name, not what I have re-named the subclip, which really defeats the purpose of having subclips IMO.

  • Wed, Oct 23 2019 6:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Search for Subclip by Name

    That should definitely also find Subclips.

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  • Wed, Oct 23 2019 6:34 PM In reply to

    I attached a screenshot of what I get. See how the search fuction doesn't find the very common "LOC" tag that I have started many many subclips and subgroups with, even though I have an open bin with such named clips inside? What am I doing wrong?


  • Wed, Oct 23 2019 7:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Search for Subclip by Name

    I don't know if this is recommended, but when I have trouble (i. e. SQL error or when the database appears to be out of date) with the find function I

    - either stop and re-start indexing (in the search window -> search settings)

    - or I change the "Search Data Directory" to a different folder

     

    Another thing I have read but never tried:

    "If you get an SQL error using Find in Avid, trash the contents of your _SearchData_ folder in the project."

  • Thu, Oct 24 2019 6:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Search for Subclip by Name

    Thanks, I tried all three to no luck, and the last one made it so now I get zero search results. 

     

    This is very frusterating, why is something so necessary and basic so broken and complicated?

  • Tue, Nov 5 2019 5:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Search for Subclip by Name

    Could anyone recommend a course of action on what to do when, in trying to fix my search, I have now broken in entirely? I can't do the suggested fixes above because that's what's broken my search function entirely. I get no results on any and all searches.

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