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  • Mon, Aug 4 2014 3:16 PM

    AVID loses footage links *Media ongoing Offline*

    Hi everyone,

    I have a problem using AVID Media Composer 8:


    My project is finally cut. I linked all media with AMA but AVID loses these AMA links suddenly while I'm working on the project. So I relinked all AMA files several times but the links break again and again. 


    Now I transcoded each AMA file to MXF (DNxHD 185) and then relinked it with "Clip -> Relink" to the new MXF files in AVID Media Files but the media goes offline further on. Was this method of exchanging AMA with MXF-files right?


    I don't know how to restore my project. I already deleted all database-files in AVID Media Files directory. No change. There were no changes on my HDD, where footage and project files exist. 


    Could it also be a solution to create a new project, import only all MXF files and use an EDL?



    Thanks a lot for your help!


    Best regards, Niko

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  • Mon, Aug 4 2014 5:27 PM In reply to

    Re: AVID loses footage links *Media ongoing Offline*

    When you transcoded to DNX185 you should have got a bunch of .new master clips.

    A copy of your working sequence shoudl easly have been relinked to the DNX185 media. From that point on you shouldn't be using AMA media at all.

    The clip re-link should ahve been done on the sequence and not the AMA masterclips (depsite this being a widely and unhelpfully described workflow on the web)


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    Re: AVID loses footage links *Media ongoing Offline*

    It might be worth checking if the system or external drives aren't on some energy savings settings that might be putting them to sleep after a time.

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