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  • Mon, Sep 1 2014 6:53 PM

    • John Brune
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    Decomposing a project from SD cards

    Hello,

     

    Is it possible to 'Decompose' a project from SD cards?  In other words if I need to re-ingest a project for a client that was erased is it possible to do a "decompose" like I could with videotape and re-ingest footage to automatically recreate my sequence?  Or is this not possible and I'm better off storing all my files on separate portable/removable hard drives?

     

    Thanks for any help!

     

    John Brune

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  • Mon, Sep 1 2014 7:27 PM In reply to

    • jef
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    Re: Decomposing a project from SD cards

    The answer is a big :  It depends ....

    If the original ingest was via AMA, then you can sort of do what you want.  If if was via the old Import method, then kind of but with more pain.

    Do you know how it was originally done?

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  • Mon, Sep 1 2014 7:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Decomposing a project from SD cards

    We wouldn't decompose.

    Assuming you AMA linked to the SD cards footage and had a final sequence. You use show reference clips for that sequence. under column heading ensure you have source path and source file are enabled.

    Then sort by source path. You then have a list of all the files used in the sequence.

    You now AMA link those files (or folder locations) into a fresh empty bin.

    You then relink the sequence to those selected files in that open bin.

    You then have a sequence linked to the sources.

    That assumes you AMA linked and didn't import.

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  • Thu, Sep 4 2014 3:28 PM In reply to

    • John Brune
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    Re: Decomposing a project from SD cards

    Thanks.  I've been editing AVID for a very long time but I'm obviously not as advanced as you guys because I don't have a clue what AMA is.  My clips were dragged and dropped directly from the SD cards and ingested in that manner (DNxHD 115).  All my projects are posted that way.  I have an iMac with an SD card port running Media Composer.  System is 2 years old.  I use external OWC 4TB firewire 800 hard drives and the performance is tolerable.  I only edit in 1080--no 4K.

    Since I don't use AMA (whatever it is) I guess I'm screwed.

    Thanks.

    John Brune, Fort Wayne, IN

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