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  • Mon, Sep 18 2023 6:07 PM

    • jef
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    Odd linking issue

    I did a consolidate of a very large project that took many hours to complete (slow drive connection possibly).  At the conclusion of the process, Avid crashed and it did not write the new sequence related to the consolidated media.  All media WAS created.  I was able to link that media to the sequence.  All media is online.

    I made a bin by dragging the .mdb file from my MXF folder.  Those clips are what I used to do the relink.

    The odd thing is that some clips will not match frame nor can it be found in a bin.  This is true even in a bin with only the active sequence and "Show reference clips" enabled.

    I can always find the media in the bin I created if I use the FIND tool and type in the clip name.

    Another part of the mystery:  Once I find one of these clips in a bin, I modify it (change name or add a clip color, etc.) and the change is reflected in the active sequence.

    Again, this is only with some clips.  And I can not find a reason why.

    Ideas?

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  • Tue, Sep 19 2023 4:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Odd linking issue

    That IS a stumper, Jef.

    Not working with Avid transcoded media much, I wouldn't know EXACTLY which databases track such things, and have gotten corrupted/confused when it crashed.

    Some things that could maybe be flushed/rebuilt that come to mind:

    1) Project/SearchData/_SearchDB files? Can they even be deleted w/o catastrophic results?

    2) User/Shared/Avid/Avid Editor Transcode folder... there's some logs, txt files and states there, but?

    3) User/Shared/AvidMediaComposer; here are the usual suspects worth investigating? If you transcoded, then you linked initially, so maybe a safe start is trashing the AMA database?

     

    If it were me -- and I guess depending on how BIG this project is -- I'd make a backup of this thing first and foremost before you do ANYTHING. You could try dumping the above suggestions without risk of destroying everything, or, make a new project and manually drag all of the bins in the Finder from the old into the new and see if the problem fixes itself.

     

    j

     

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  • Tue, Sep 19 2023 6:10 PM In reply to

    • jef
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    Re: Odd linking issue

    Hi Jason,

    I will give those ideas a try.

    I am currently deep into finishing the project.  The number of odd clips is relatively small.  And using the Find tool, I can work around the issue.  It is just an annoyance.

    Jef

    PS I tried to reach you via the Avid email tool with no luck.  Can you PM your current email address?

     

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  • Tue, Sep 19 2023 7:00 PM In reply to

    Re: Odd linking issue

    Hmm, it should be in my profile, but sure...

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  • Wed, Sep 20 2023 9:35 AM In reply to

    • Bruno M
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    Re: Odd linking issue

    jef:
    The odd thing is that some clips will not match frame nor can it be found in a bin.

     

    I've seen something similar to this in the past when I've tried to match frame to a shot and I get a message saying that the shot doesn't belong to the project.

    From this, I assume there's some metadata that Avid stores about what project a particular master clip belongs to.

    Don't really know where this data is stored - you can use the Media Tool to only show master clips from your project, so you could try looking there to see if these clips are included in the search. 

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