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  • Mon, Jun 23 2014 6:06 PM

    • ryguy
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    Locating Source Media for a Subclip

    Hey Everyone,

          This issue has bothered me for some time and so I thought I would present it here in hopes that someone could teach me a way to do it that I am unaware of as opposed to there simply not being a way to do it.

    If I have a subclip in a bin sometimes I need to locate the source media on the HDD that it lives on. If you right click on the subclip and select "reveal file" it will give you a error saying that it can't reveal a subclip.

    I find this very frusterating and can't understand why the program can't give me the info I want quickly and easily like it does for a master clip. Obviously Avid knows where the source media is for that subclip or it would be "media offline" so why can't it tell me where it is located. 

    I would very much appreciate it if anyone could teach me a way of quickly and easily finding out where source media is located for a subclip.

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Mon, Jun 23 2014 6:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Locating Source Media for a Subclip

    Well if media tool is open you can use show media relatives to highlight the master clip in the media tool but media tool won't let you reveal a file from a clip so you end up having to drag the clip out to a bin.

    I'm sure somebody must have a neater solution.

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  • Mon, Jun 23 2014 6:47 PM In reply to

    Re: Locating Source Media for a Subclip

    I'd try match framing with the subclip in the source monitor to bring up the master clip the subclip came from, and then try reveal file.  I'm not sure that'd work, but it's worth a shot.

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  • Mon, Jun 23 2014 6:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Locating Source Media for a Subclip

    Hi.

    Something to remember Ryguy:

    Subclips do not directly reference the original media. Subclips remain linked to the master

    clips from which they are created, and the master clips, in turn, reference the captured media

    files located on your media drives. As a result, none of the original footage is lost.

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  • Mon, Jun 23 2014 8:15 PM In reply to

    • ryguy
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    Re: Locating Source Media for a Subclip

    Sure I understand. but Avid still knows that "path" for lack of a better word that the subclip took to get there and therefore should be able to look back and see the "path" and show it to me.

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