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  • Wed, Jan 5 2022 3:18 PM

    Media Offline AAF

    Good day all,


    I've been using Avid for about 10 years now, and I am just needing to us AAF for the first time. 


    I'm looking to send the sequence to another editor (AAF at their request), I export the sequence as an AAF and consolidate all the video and audio to the same folder as the AAF file and send that along. It goes into the Avid easily enough, the sequence and layers are all laid out on the TL as they should be, but everything is offline despite consolidating everything to the same folder. 

    Do I need to send all the media long too?

    Thanks in advance



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  • Wed, Jan 5 2022 4:40 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Offline AAF


    Your friend´s video suite does not see your consolidated media. Try to move this folder to Avid media files and name as 1,2 " or 3 any number. If this does not work try to embedded file.


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  • Wed, Jan 5 2022 5:55 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Offline AAF

    As CJ says an AFF can have embedded media or the media is generated and saved seperately.

    An embedded AAF is ok for audio but for video you end up with a massive file (unless the runtime and codec is small)

    So making the AAF to a seperate folder is normally best.

    You should end up with a folder created (as well as the AAF file) that complete media folder along with the AAF need to be sent to the other editor.

    As CJ says tell them to create a new numbered folder in their Avid MediaFile/MXF folder ( I tend to use 999 or similar so I can see its not locally created media) and copy all those media files from the AAF export into that folder. (make sure they aren't a sub folder in that numbered folder)

    Then launch Media Composer and it should scan that new folder and the media come online.

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