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  • Thu, May 13 2021 6:46 PM

    Why do bins in the Avid Attic have a different file extension?

    Hi all,

     

    I was wondering why whenever we take a bin out of the avid attic, we have to re-name the extension from .1 or whatever the number is to .avb? 

     

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  • Thu, May 13 2021 8:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Why do bins in the Avid Attic have a different file extension?

    Because they aren't intended to be used as active bins.

    The. Number extension indicates the version of that old bin copy.

    To use an active bin from the attic you need to select which version you want to restore and copy that to your project and then rename it to. avb

    You will also discover you can't have an attic bin open and the original bin. You get a warning that the bonus already open. 

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  • Thu, May 13 2021 9:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Why do bins in the Avid Attic have a different file extension?

    Pat Horridge:

    Because they aren't intended to be used as active bins.

    The. Number extension indicates the version of that old bin copy.

    To use an active bin from the attic you need to select which version you want to restore and copy that to your project and then rename it to. avb

    You will also discover you can't have an attic bin open and the original bin. You get a warning that the bonus already open. 

    Thanks, but is there a technical reason/limitation as to why they don't have the same extension other than because they aren't intended to be used as active bins? Just out of interest haha. 

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  • Thu, May 13 2021 9:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Why do bins in the Avid Attic have a different file extension?

    I've no idea. I guess only the original development team would know that.

    But for sure we don't want users regarding them as regular bins. There is a real danger users coukd find them and attempt to work with them without understanding that they share the same in I'd as active project bins. 

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  • Sat, May 15 2021 10:10 AM In reply to

    • Bruno M
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    Re: Why do bins in the Avid Attic have a different file extension?

    Also makes it much easier to see which version is the latest version saved. Otherwise you'd have to look at date and time stamps - and there's quite a few of them created during a day's edit.

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  • Sat, May 15 2021 11:36 AM In reply to

    Re: Why do bins in the Avid Attic have a different file extension?

    Bruno M:

    Also makes it much easier to see which version is the latest version saved. Otherwise you'd have to look at date and time stamps - and there's quite a few of them created during a day's edit.

    Thanks all

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  • Sun, May 16 2021 6:56 AM In reply to

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    Re: Why do bins in the Avid Attic have a different file extension?

    Always found the attic files naming quite annoying, it could very well be bin_name.number.avb and maybe this is one for the feature request forum.

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  • Mon, May 17 2021 9:55 AM In reply to

    Re: Why do bins in the Avid Attic have a different file extension?

    luca.mg:

    Always found the attic files naming quite annoying, it could very well be bin_name.number.avb and maybe this is one for the feature request forum.

    Idk, I don't really mind.

    Thankfully, I don't have to go into the Attic much. I think maybe the idea is that if you choose to restore a bin from the attic, you won't have a bin that has a different name - which is why the extension changes and not the name of the actual bin. 

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  • Thu, May 20 2021 8:38 AM In reply to

    Re: Why do bins in the Avid Attic have a different file extension?

    luca.mg:

    Always found the attic files naming quite annoying, it could very well be bin_name.number.avb and maybe this is one for the feature request forum.

    I don't think that it should be a feature.

    Attic bins are like all incremental backups, it is usual to do something to distinguish them from the original, for example add them to an archive zip or something. In this case they are just bin files with a different extention hidden in a viewable folder. Maybe they should just hide it instead?

    The reason why the avid attic backups cant be opened at the same time as the original, is because they have the same unique bin ID and MC won't allow two bins open with the same ID.

    You can change the ID at the same time as you rename the file if you know how - but you have to know the consequences of having bins with assets at multiple stages of development available - especially if you work with multiple editors.

    It gets confusing quick - so its best to keep them hidden.

    That's why they call it the attic :) it shouldn't be necessary to go in there - but unfortunately I'm in there quite frequently.

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