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  • Thu, Feb 6 2020 7:51 AM

    • Addi
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    Linked media on internal and external hard drives

    Hi,

    I have a project with all media (footagew, picture and sound) linked from internal and external drives, the project is almost done but I need to take it to a studio for final touch ups, i.e. taking the external drive but not the internal one.

    what would be  the simplest way to make sure that all media will be available on a different computer with my external hard drive? 

    can I tanscode all media now and than link the timeline to the transcoded media?

     

     

    p.s.

    I can take my desktop with me but prefer to avoid it.

     

     

  • Sun, Feb 9 2020 3:59 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Linked media on internal and external hard drives

    right click the sequence -> consolidate/transcode

     

    you can check if it worked right by taking the medifile derectories on your internal drives offline.

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  • Sat, Feb 15 2020 12:15 PM In reply to

    • Addi
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    Re: Linked media on internal and external hard drives

    Thank you,

    I'll try that.

  • Sun, Mar 8 2020 9:21 AM In reply to

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    Re: Linked media on internal and external hard drives

    Hi Lukas,

    I followed the instructions you suggested and it worked, thank you.

    However, now I can't access the original clips - example - if used 1 minute from a 10 minutes clips I can't access the parts of the clip that are not in the timeline. 

    Is there anything I could do to make also my originals to be available?

     

  • Sun, Mar 8 2020 3:45 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Linked media on internal and external hard drives

    sure. actually there's confusingly many ways.

     

    i'd start by deleting the media we created on the external drive for a clean start.

     

    you can go into your avid mediafiles folder on internal hdd and copy the .mxf clips you guess you'll need, sorting by date. if you right click a clip in a bin in avid and say "reveal file" you'll be taken to the right folder/date

     

    or you could consolidate all the clips in your project to the external drive and link your timeline to that.

     

    or a middle ground would be exporting an aaf with the "copy all media setting"
    then you have full copies of all clips you used. use a folder as "media destination" and move that media into the avid mediafiles folder on the external hdd, link to that or drag .aaf file into avid.

     

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  • Tue, Mar 10 2020 11:54 AM In reply to

    • Addi
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    Re: Linked media on internal and external hard drives

    I'm missing something cause it didnt work - when I'm loading original media (F5) and "find bin" it shows the linked file and not the transcoded one.

    work flow:

    transcoded all media,

    created a copy of my timeline 

    put all transcoded media and timeline in a new bin

    selected all

    right clicked --> relink - see picture for what I chose

     

     

    What am I doing wrong?

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