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  • Thu, Sep 9 2021 4:51 PM

    • windwos
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    Shifting between Unity and Single User Workstation

    Hi. I´m working on a Mac based Avid Media Composer 2018.xx Unity System. Sometime I have to work at Home on an

    Mac Single User Avid Media Composer 2018.4.0 system.

    I copy the whole Project on another external Drive and take it home.

    The Video Files are all Online but Audio is always offline. This happens also when switching From Mac to Windows inside the same Unity envoirement.

    There is a Omfi Media Files Folder and in the Mac Unity the Files are placed in the specivic Worksation Folder and in the single unity the files are directly in the Omfi folder.

    The files stay offline regardless i copy or transfer the files into the direct Omfi folder. The Avid creates a .mdb file.

    if i load that .mdb file into a bin it shows all the audio files - but offline.

    i can´t relink them nor get them updatet. i have to re-batch all files to get them online.

    But this can´t be the way.

     

    Does anyone have the same issue or knows what i´m doing wrong?

    Hope i discribed my problem properly.

     

  • Fri, Sep 10 2021 12:46 PM In reply to

    Re: Shifting between Unity and Single User Workstation

    There is a slight difference in the folder structure between shared and local storage.

    On the Unity/ISIS/Nexis side, you will see the OMFI MediaFiles folder has a subfolder for each client. On local storage, those subfolders aren't created, and MC won't see the files in those subfolders.

    So simply move the mediafiles from the subfoldet into OMFI MediaFiles.

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  • Fri, Sep 10 2021 12:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: Shifting between Unity and Single User Workstation

    Hi thanks for the answer.

    But this won´t work. The media files stay offline.
    Even the new created .mdb file knows what in the folder is.
    when i drag and drop the .mdb file into a bin i can see the media. but as offline.

     

     

  • Mon, Sep 13 2021 1:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Shifting between Unity and Single User Workstation

    Try this; be sure the media creation settings are set to the drive with the OMFI files. Change the project to SD and the media type of OMFI. Import a file, image, audio... doesn't matter. This is to get Media Composer to create OMFI media and update the database.
    You might need to relink the sequence to get the media to come online.

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  • Mon, Sep 13 2021 2:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Shifting between Unity and Single User Workstation

    Is it not possible to switch to MXF based audio for the Unity workflows?

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  • Thu, Sep 16 2021 2:01 PM In reply to

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    Re: Shifting between Unity and Single User Workstation

    Thanks. It helped a little. Some of the Files got relinked and some stayed Offline.

  • Thu, Sep 16 2021 2:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Shifting between Unity and Single User Workstation

    Yes i will try this on a next project. But in the past we switchet from pcm to omfi because we had some problems with pcm...

  • Fri, Sep 17 2021 2:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: Shifting between Unity and Single User Workstation

    I believe the relink setting might need to be changed. Turn off the option the "Relink to media from the current project."

    In the Video Parameters select Any Video Format.

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