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  • Wed, May 13 2020 9:06 PM

    • Tom Cook
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    Moving ALL media - Consolidate?

    Hi folks and thanks again for an excellent resource. Here's my predicament -

    I have been working on an eight-hour documentary and my media (whiole mostly contained on two drives) occasionally got spread over several others (for some reason I'd be layering in transitions, effects, etc. - then notice Avid had defaulted to my OS drive or something).

    I am planning on travelling across the coutnry to my producer's location where we will sit down and do a true final cut - but I'd prefer NOT to take all of my hardware just to be sure I don't come acorss that pesky "Medis Offline" error message...

    Is there a way I can have AMC open my project and I have it locate ALL media from ALL my attached drives - then transfer (and link, so AMC can find it properly) to another drive or two? That way I can simply take my hard drives tgo some other system with Media Composer and re-commence work there...?

    Or am I out of my mind?

    Thanks!

    Tom

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  • Wed, May 13 2020 9:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Moving ALL media - Consolidate?

    MDV should help: http://djfio.com/mdv/

    As long as you move or copy the files to an Avid MediaFiles folder that MC can see, there should be no need to relink. As long as we're talking native Avid MXF mediafiles, not AMA-linked sources.

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  • Thu, May 14 2020 6:25 PM In reply to

    • Tom Cook
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    Re: Moving ALL media - Consolidate?

    Thanks for the lead. Unfortunately the direct link you sent me Norton blocks as a known unsafe website. I'll look into locating MDV elsewhere, though...

    Thanks again.

    TC

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  • Thu, May 14 2020 6:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Moving ALL media - Consolidate?

    The last windows MDV version is 2008 and only 89K in size.

    Happily email it to you (assuming Norton lets you receive an exe file.) email at pat at vet dot co dot uk

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    Re: Moving ALL media - Consolidate?

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  • Sat, Jun 20 2020 1:44 PM In reply to

    Re: Moving ALL media - Consolidate?

    Tom Cook:
    Is there a way I can have AMC open my project and I have it locate ALL media from ALL my attached drives - then transfer (and link, so AMC can find it properly) to another drive or two?

    1. Tools > Media Tool

    2. Select all drives

    3. Select current project

    4. Select all media types

    5. Click OK

    The Media Tool should now be showing all media associated with your current project.

    6. Click the Media Tool to make it the active window

    7. CTRL+A

    All the media you displayed in step 5 should now be selected

    8. Clip > Consolidate

    In the consolidate window

    9. Select 'Consolidate'

    10. Select 'Video and audio on same drive(s)'

    11. Select the drive you want the media to go to

    12. Select 'Create new sequence'

    13. Deselect 'Consolidate only AMA linked media'

    14. Deselect 'Delete original media files when done'

    15. Select 'Skip media files already on the target drive'

    16. Select 'Relink selected clips to target drive before skipping'

    Assuming all your audio is already at the correct sample rate, bit rate, and format, deselect all the audio conversion options.

    17. Click 'Consolidate'

    When the consolidate process finishes, you should have a new sequence that references all the media you consolidated to the drive you selected in step 11.

    Don't forget to take your Avid project folder for the project with you. In a default setup, this folder is in a different place than the media. On a PC, it's probably in the 'Documents' folder of whatever Windows user account you use when you're running Media Composer.

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  • Sat, Jun 20 2020 2:39 PM In reply to

    • Tom Cook
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    Re: Moving ALL media - Consolidate?

    MAH-velous, thanks!

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