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  • Fri, Apr 24 2009 3:17 PM

    • videopelli
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    Importing P2 files from network drive

    We've recently started shooting P2.  As we shoot a job, we put the file structure of the card onto one of our network drives.  When I tried to import the files, I got an error 'not a media drive, dummy'.  A quick post to the COW and went into the console, typed 'alldrives'.  Now a get an error 'it's a media drive, but not a P2 card'.  I tried the media tool, but no love.  I tried creating a folder called 'virtual', and putting the file structure in there, but again, no love.

    Is there a way to import>P2>clips to bin from a network drive?

    Thanks!

     

    Jon

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  • Fri, Apr 24 2009 4:41 PM In reply to

    • wil
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    Re: Importing P2 files from network drive

    have you tried mapping a drive letter to the root of your P2 folder?

    hope this helps

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  • Fri, Apr 24 2009 11:19 PM In reply to

    • videopelli
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    Re: Importing P2 files from network drive

    Thanks Will! Your reply and one from the COW really helped! I've written instruction for this, based on our local workflow. Please use it as you wish!

    IMPORTING P2 MEDIA FROM A NETWORK DRIVE IN WINDOWS XP

    -Map the root folder as a network drive
    --Go to My Computer>Tools>Map Network Drive…
    --Select a drive letter (Windows will not let you select a letter that conflicts with an internal or network drive)
    --Select ‘Browse’ and navigate to the file location
    --Select the folder containing the P2 file structure
    --Deselect ‘Reconnect at Log on’ – the idea is to import the clips you need into your local media drives, not bog down the network by editing on it!
    -Hit ‘Finish’
    -Start Media Composer and select or create your project
    -Go to Tools>Console
    -Type in ‘alldrives’ (lower case, no spaces)
    --Hit ‘enter’ – you will see a message “All drives will be seen as media drives”
    --If you see the message “Only true Media drives will be seen as Media drives”, type ‘alldrives’ again.
    -Close the console
    -Import P2 clips as normal. The clips will not play normally – that because of the speed of the network.
    -Import the clips into your local media drives

    NOTE: After you have imported your clips, it is VERY IMPORTANT you tell the Avid not to use network drives – go to the console and type ‘alldrives’ again.

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