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  • Mon, Mar 20 2017 3:40 PM

    • BenoitM
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    urgent help: media deleted, can't (batch) re-import the backup media

    I accidentally deleted a large media file, and now I want to reimport it using the reimport procedure (user guide p.243..)
    I get to the point where I have successfully pointed to the location of the backup copy of the missing file (consists of 3 files for a long DNxHD MXF clip, one video and two mono audio files).

    Everything seems OK, and when I click "Import", I get the following errors:

    "You cannot import this file into a bin.
    See the documentation blah blah.."

    and

    "Imported 0 of 1 clips.
    See console for more information"

    and in the console:

    "User abort of batch import.
    Batch imported 0 of 1 clips"

     

    How do I reimport this mxf media without breaking hours of editing in the sequences using it ?

    FWIW: the backup files are the DNxHD120 files as they were originally recorded by a BlackMagic Video Assist 4k device. They were originally imported in the project by placing them directly in a numbered folder in the Avid MediaFiles folder.

    MC 8.6.5 (Symph.)/BCC 10.0.5/RED 5.6; Matrox MXO2 Mini (8.0.0); DELL Precision M4700 - Intel Core i7-3740QM 2.7 GHz - 20 GB RAM; nVidia Quadro K2000M 2... [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, Mar 20 2017 3:58 PM In reply to

    Re: urgent help: media deleted, can't (batch) re-import the backup media

    BenoitM:
    They were originally imported in the project by placing them directly in a numbered folder in the Avid MediaFiles folder.
    Have you tried repeating this process with the backup file?

    Close MC. Put the backup files an a new nujmber named folder in the F:\Avid MediaFiles\MXF folder. Start MC.  You should see MC index the folder. With luck your file will now be online. 

  • Mon, Mar 20 2017 4:23 PM In reply to

    • BenoitM
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    Re: urgent help: media deleted, can't (batch) re-import the backup media

    That worked ! thanks A LOT !

    (I didn't attempt that earlier, without expert advice b/c I was too afraid of breaking something else :P)

    (and for the record, the 'accidental' deletion was NOT a user error, but the result of some weirdness with Media Tool when deleting files from another project...but that's another story)

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