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  • Thu, May 1 2008 8:48 PM

    • styks1987
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    Master Clips for Titles lost

    Composer crashed and erased all the master clips for my titles in the bins but I still have all of the MXF files. Is there any hope of getting them back.


    Thanks

    Michael

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  • Thu, May 1 2008 9:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    I don't believe there is a way to bring Precomputes into a bin from the Media Tool like you can with master clips.

    If you have out them in a sequence, you can recreate titles, and then will generate new clips for you.


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  • Thu, May 1 2008 9:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

     Select the offline titles and choose Clip-->Recreate Title Media.  It might be under the Bin menu. 

    If you recreate the titles in your bin, however, they won't relink to your sequences.  If you have finished sequences or sequences in progress you'll want to select the sequence, then choose Recreate Title Media.  It will recreate the titles in your sequence and put them in your bin.

     

    Michael.

  • Thu, May 1 2008 9:17 PM In reply to

    • styks1987
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    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    Thank you for your help but I have no clips at all in my bins the only files I have are in the Avid media files folder. They cannot be imported either.

    I am beginning to think that it is not possible and have started re created the 30+ titles i made.

    Thanks Again.

    Mike


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  • Thu, May 1 2008 9:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    By the way, you did check the Attic first, right?


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  • Thu, May 1 2008 9:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    ha yea... i needed a lil humor...


    thanks

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  • Fri, May 2 2008 12:35 AM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    I don't think that Kevin was being funny.  Check the attic.  It's rare for a crash to destroy the bin backups in the attic.

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    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    Was this bin the only place the titles existed? If they've been cut into a sequence anywhere then 'recreate title media' is the way to go.


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  • Fri, May 2 2008 6:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    Hmmm... Maybe the better question is...do you know what the Attic is?



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  • Fri, May 2 2008 10:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    Well the only attic that I know of is the one over our garage...


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  • Fri, May 2 2008 11:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    That's what I thought.  No, we are talking about the Avid Attic.

    It's a folder that keeps mutliple copies of your bins in all your projects every time the system autosaves.  That way, you never lose more than an autosave's worth of work (usually about 15 minutes).

    I *think* on a system with local storage the Attic is in the same place as the rest of your projects, but I've been on Unity for so long I don't remember.  But, you can always search for "Attic" and find it.

    The bins in the attic have numerical extensions.  Look for the one you want (by date / time) and copy it to your current project folder and change the extension from the number to .avb (and add _old or something like that to the filename so you don't overwrite your active bin) and you can open the bin in your project.

    I'm assuming you've gotten past your issue by now, but this might help you next time you have a crash.



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  • Fri, May 2 2008 11:12 PM In reply to

    • Butcher
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    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    The Avid projects are stored in the Shared Documents folder.  I believe the attic is still where it's always been:

    C:\Program Files\Avid\Avid Media Composer\Avid Attic\[PROJECTS]

    Navigate to the project, copy the bin you want, paste it into your regular project folder and open it.  You may need to add the .avb file extension, but I don't think so.

    One thing to note--the Attic bins are seen by Avid as the exact same as the bins currently in your project, so if you have Bin01 open in your project and you try to open the Attic bin that corresponds with Bin01 it will tell you that you can't have two of the same bin open.  Close Bin01 in your project and you'll be able to open Attic Bin01 then to recover missing files.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Michael.

  • Fri, May 2 2008 11:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    The Attic.... One of Avids best kept secrets. IMO a real gem that is needed so infrequently that many tend forget about it. Especially as we are often close to panic when its needed!

  • Sat, May 3 2008 3:01 AM In reply to

    • styks1987
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    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

    Hey thank you very much! I did just re create all of my titles but this will definitely be a big help in the future. I had no idea. I appreciate it.


    Mike


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  • Sat, May 3 2008 3:43 AM In reply to

    Re: Master Clips for Titles lost

     Something else you can do to better protect your work. Go into your bin settings and set the "auto save" and "forced auto save" intervals to 5 minutes. That way, in the event of a crash, you will not lose more than 5 minutes worth of work. The defaults are 15 and 30 minutes - way too long IMO.

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