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  • Wed, Nov 6 2019 4:51 PM

    • Adrian Redmond
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    Re-parenting clips to projects in bin

    Hi all. I've been away on location most of the summer and fall and now return to my edit suite to take up where I left off - and there's a little problem I'd be happy for some advice about.

    I'm working in a project that I created first two years ago - before I was finished shooting. The original project was called "601-132 The New Horizon 001"

    Last year I created a new standard project layout using templater, introducing a lot of standard folders to access stock material and to organise the folders in a more logical way for all projects - having done this, I created a new project called "601-132 The New Horizon" and imported the original bins (.avb) to the new project leaving the original project empty. All the bins and clips are now accessible in the new project. So far so good.

    Having completed the final shoot last month, I am now ingesting the last material, and I notice that the bin column "Project" for the ne material shows the name of the current project (which is OK) whilst the bins that I had logged last year in the original project show the project with it's old name.

    I thought that this was logical seeinga s they were capured in that project.

    But in the existing new project, if I do a media search in the media tool for all the clips in the current project, the original clips don't show up.

    This doesn't prevent me working with the material, but it is untidy - especially on a project that will likely be held on archive for years to come.

    So my question is this - is there any way in MC to "re-parent" a clip - or all the clips in a bin, to the current project name, so that all reference to earlier project names disappears?

    I did experiment with re-capturing a single clip that was logged under the old project, to see if the re-capture. which I did under the current project would indicate the current project, but alas, no change.

    And of course. MC dopesn't seem to allow editing the "Project" field in the bin :(

    Any ideas on how to tidy up this anomoly?

    Is it possible, using third party software, to edit the .avb bin file to re-parent the project reference?

    Thanks!

     

     

     

     

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  • Wed, Nov 6 2019 7:31 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Re-parenting clips to projects in bin

    Yo,

     

    I wouldn't primarily look for tidyness in the project association of the clips, but in the file locations on the harddisk.

    Easiest way is a seperate harddisk/partition just for this project.

    You can arrange your avid media anywhichway you like.

    look at this thread for example:

    http://community.avid.com/forums/p/197743/885707.aspx#885707

     

    all you have lost by having had two projects, is the use of the "relink to media of current project" option for relinking. this isn't a huge issue.

    you can always pull all clips from an MXF folder by dragging the msmMMOB.mdb file to a bin. this is more useful than media tool imho.

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  • Thu, Nov 7 2019 12:26 PM In reply to

    Re: Re-parenting clips to projects in bin

    In a word no. Every bit of Avid media created has the Project name embedded.

    You can conmsolidate media or transcoe media and the new media will then have nre current project name.

    But you can't modify that embedded media creation project name.

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  • Thu, Nov 7 2019 12:42 PM In reply to

    Re: Re-parenting clips to projects in bin

    The master clip is where the project association is, not the bin. In other words, even if you made new bins in a new project the master clips from the original project would still display the original project name in the "Project" column of the bin.

    I have seen people suggest consolidating the original master clip while in the new project to change the master clip's project association, but I don't have a machine to test this with today to see if it definitely works. I'd suggest trying it on a short test clip to see what happens before you (potentially) waste a lot of time.

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  • Thu, Nov 7 2019 3:20 PM In reply to

    • Adrian Redmond
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    Re: Re-parenting clips to projects in bin

    Thanks for all your inputs!I have also concluded that the avb bins are uneditable on this issue.

    The quickest solution I have found yesterday is to export the bin as an ALE file, then edit the ALE to change to project name, then copy the edited ALE file to a new bin, re capture the clips and then delete the original bin - this works, and for the few bins involved its worth doing to end up with a clean and tidy project.

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