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  • Mon, Oct 1 2012 10:35 PM

    New to Avid Media Composer and MXF files

    Hi I am new to Avid and have problems with my MXF files. 

    My material was filmed on RED EPIC and then transferd to MXF files. I work on an an iMAC with OSX ver 10.8.2, 3.1 GHz INtel Core i5

    My MXF files are on an WD harddrive. On that drive it is 3 files. First a folder named: Avid MediaFiles and if I open it has 2 folders one named 1 and the other 2. Folder 1 contains all the audio and folder 2 all the video.

    I click on TOOLS then Media tool, select the hard drive and then click on all projects and ok. 

    This leared was the right way. I also have tried to get files from link to AMA files and link to AMA voloume but nothing happens. 

    What am I doin wrong? Why can avid not locate the files?

    PLEASE HELP!!!

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  • Tue, Oct 2 2012 1:38 AM In reply to

    Re: New to Avid Media Composer and MXF files

    mercuriosity:
    My MXF files are on an WD harddrive. On that drive it is 3 files. First a folder named: Avid MediaFiles and if I open it has 2 folders one named 1 and the other 2.

    You seem to be missing the "MXF" folder.

    The path for Avid media files should be Avid MediaFiles>MXF>1

     

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  • Tue, Oct 2 2012 6:29 AM In reply to

    Re: New to Avid Media Composer and MXF files

    Thank you! I will try it. Should both the sound and the video be in the MXF folder?

  • Tue, Oct 2 2012 6:42 AM In reply to

    • Moses.M
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    Re: New to Avid Media Composer and MXF files

    both should be in the "1" folder...

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  • Tue, Oct 2 2012 12:40 PM In reply to

    Re: New to Avid Media Composer and MXF files

    mercuriosity:
    Should both the sound and the video be in the MXF folder?

    Pay attention to the path I posted above.  

    the .mxf files need to be inside a numeric folder (ie, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, n, ...... )  The numeric folders need to be in the MXF folder.  And the MXF folder needs to be in the Avid MediaFiles folder.

    In your case, you'll have Avid MediaFiles>MXF>1 and Avid MediaFiles>MXF>2

    Also note that the Avid MediaFiles folder must be at the root level of your drive.  

    Moses.M:

    both should be in the "1" folder...

    There's no harm in separating them out into multiple numeric folders.  Avid will find them just fine.  

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  • Tue, Oct 2 2012 12:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: New to Avid Media Composer and MXF files

    Kenton.VanNatten:
    There's no harm in separating them out into multiple numeric folders.  Avid will find them just fine.
    I wanted to point out, that video and audio files have to be in the numeric folders - not just one of them.

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  • Tue, Oct 2 2012 1:00 PM In reply to

    Re: New to Avid Media Composer and MXF files

    Moses.M:

    Kenton.VanNatten:
    There's no harm in separating them out into multiple numeric folders.  Avid will find them just fine.
    I wanted to point out, that video and audio files have to be in the numeric folders - not just one of them.

    Perhaps, I'm still not understanding you.  

    In my experience, you can have .mxf files in as many numeric folders as you like and there's no requirement to keep them all inside the "1" folder.  

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  • Tue, Oct 2 2012 1:12 PM In reply to

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    Re: New to Avid Media Composer and MXF files

    :)

    I just wanted to say:
    - having the MXF audio & video files in the numeric folders is fine - to keep it simple, i just mentioned the "1" folder
    - having just the video OR the audio files in the numeric folder won't work

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