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  • Tue, Oct 16 2012 3:26 AM

    • dugmoore
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    Have Avid Project sequence - Best way to connect to original files?

    I have an avid sequence that s 2 minutes long. The person that gave it to me had created it sometime ago, and deleted the digitized / ingested files, but kept the original AVCHD files, After FX files, etc, on a Western Digital raid.I am working on 6.0.3.1 MC on a Mac 17". The original camera files are on a Western Digital raid, and I have a Thunderbolt raid. I would like to somehow link up tho the media I need on the WD drive, and transcode it to the Pegasus Thunderbolt.

    I tried to re-link, but nothing happens. I tried to reconnect some of the files via AMA, but playback is sluggish.

    Does anyone have suggestions for recreating the sequence at DNxHD 185 or 120? I could easily cut the After FX in by hand, no problem with that.

    Should I decompose the sequence, try to relink each clip, then transcode the files?

    I've never done this one before, so any suggestions appreciated. Fortunately it is a short sequence, but I get the feeling this will come up again in the future with a longer sequence.

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  • Tue, Oct 16 2012 3:32 AM In reply to

    Re: Have Avid Project sequence - Best way to connect to original files?

    If you can AMA-link to all or most of the camera originals, Transcode them rather than try to play them.  Then, they'll be in an Avid native DNx format and will play back normaly.

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  • Tue, Oct 16 2012 3:57 AM In reply to

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    Re: Have Avid Project sequence - Best way to connect to original files?

     Thank you, that is what I was thinking. Would I decompose the sequence, then select each clip in the bin and AMA link the files? Or is there a more automated way to do this?

    The sequence is from a large project, so I would rather think of a workaround than relink and transcode all of the material. As it is, I have somehow managed to relink about 15% of the files, but they are scattered around differnt bins. I guess I culd matchframe back and transcode each clip.

    Is this the best way to go?

    Thanks again Randall. 

  • Tue, Oct 16 2012 9:15 AM In reply to

    Re: Have Avid Project sequence - Best way to connect to original files?

    Put the sequence in a bin by itself, then go to the bin fast menu (hamburger menu) and choose Set Bin Display.  Turn on Show Reference Clips.  Now you should see all the clips that make up the sequence, and don't have to find them scattered in a bunch of bins for AMA linking and transcoding.

    dugmoore:
    Is this the best way to go?

    There may be a more elegant way of doing this.  I don't use decompose in my work, so I don't know if a) AMA-linked decomposed clips are possible, or b) if you CAN decompose AMA-linked clips, you'd then save time and drive space only transcoding the decomposed clip or if the system would treat them like imported clips and transcode the whole file anyway.

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  • Tue, Oct 16 2012 3:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Have Avid Project sequence - Best way to connect to original files?

    If the clips weren't AMA'ed originally, then it will be impossible to relink via AMA.

    You might find it easier to simply link to all of the clips via AMA, hand cut them into your sequence, then transcode your sequence to a DNxHD resolution that will playback on your system.

    You can also transcode before you cut in the footage...just depends on how long the transcode would take and if you need all that extra footage in a DNxHD resolution.

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  • Tue, Oct 16 2012 4:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Have Avid Project sequence - Best way to connect to original files?

    Thanks for all of your support. I managed to get about 1/3 relinked, and am hand cutting in the other 66% now.

    I never thought I'd want a deck so that I could decompose a sequence and redigitize the footage. I am seeing that I need to sort out better archiving solutions for my own projects in the future. A seqeunce with lots of cuts would be nightmarish to do in a crunch, or impossible, depending on the time frame.

    Does 6.5 provide any new work arounds for this?

    Thanks again, much appreciated!

     

  • Tue, Oct 16 2012 4:14 PM In reply to

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    Re: Have Avid Project sequence - Best way to connect to original files?

    http://community.avid.com/forums/p/113676/658127.aspx#658127

     

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