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  • Thu, Jan 10 2008 10:21 AM

    • abmukh80
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    Consolidation process

    Hi Guys,

    I wanted to understand the consolidation process on ISIS/Interplay setup. IS it compulsory to use the editing client for a consolidate process? Or can we use interplay in anyway regarding this? If we've to use MC please throw some light on the Consolidation settings as well.

    Being a sports broadcast channel the master clips ingested are quite long, however after the completion of edit we cut down to almost 1/4 of the size. Now I have to hold on to this footage for quite some time on the ISIS.

    Please suggest me the easiest way to consolidate a sequence and free up space on ISIS.


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    Re: Consolidation process

    As far as i know consolidating is only possible with a editing client. And it does not go right everytime and somehow we are unable to pinpoint the "why". The how's strongly depend on your companies use of the interplay system and chosen workflows...

    We have consolidation spaces both for PT sessions and finals. Then we also have spaces for finals that need to be archived... so quite some ways to achieve it Smile


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  • Thu, Jan 17 2008 9:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Consolidation process

    To consolidate yes, as far as I know you need an editor.  I'll outline my process here but please, if someone knows another way, I'd like to hear it too!  This used to work consistantly in Unity, but now in Isis/Interplay it's not as relible for me.

    Make new project in new or dedicated workspace.

    Drag in copy of sequence.

    Right click Consolidat/transcode -- choose consolidate-- choose 60frame handles.

    This makes new clips with ".new" extensions for this sequence with handles.  Then you should be able to safely delete the old media (the ones without a ".new" extension on it). 

    And if you want to move this consolidated project:  On your external drive or disc or whatever make a new folder (keeps media from mixing with other projects you may want on that drive or disc) and drag into it your new consolidated project folder with its Avid Mediafiles folder (or OMFI mediafiles folder). 

    Note this posting from Mercedes too:



    We're using ISIS/Interplay with Media Composers and I have just consolidated a sequence in two ways.  First creating a new sequence and secondly without creating a new sequence - in the second case the original master clips no longer show any connnection to the original sequence.  In the first case the original sequence links to the original clips but the consolidated sequence doesn't it only links to the consolidated sequence.

    It is important that the SKIP MEDIA ALREADY ON TARGET DRIVE IS UNCHECKED otherwise you won't get new media in all cases.

    Hope this helps,



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