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    • awhitf20
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    Relinking Media but I deleted my Linked Clips



    I hope everyone is doing well. I'm moving from Premiere to Avid as a note. 


    The Issue:


    I started a project on one external drive (lets call it "J") and it became too small for the full amount of media needed for the project. Before we realized me needed more space, we started linking and transcoding media to that drive. Once we filled it up, I copied all the media from "J" to the new drive "S" including the project file, and started linking and transcoding new media to the new drive. It seemed like the project was working fine, but now that I'm attepting to stop using "J", I get a MEDIA OFFLINE warning in the source monitor. 

    I want to move the direction Avid is pointing to from "J" to "S" but it cant find the files. I copied the Avid Media Files to the new drive but it cant seem to find them when I attempt to relink them.


    As I was linking media, after I transcoded it, I deleted the linked media from the bins they were in after transcoding. Was this a bad idea?

    Is there any way for me to relink the media which still has its same name, after being transcoded, to the new drive where its folder is now located?

    Also, I just linked some new footage from my "s" drive into my project but in the drive column it says its linked to "J". Why?




  • Fri, Nov 11 2022 2:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Relinking Media but I deleted my Linked Clips

    There is no need to delete linked clips. They take up next to no space. Most editors just save those clips in folders and close them.

    Avid stores the location of each linked file in its AMA media databases and that source file name and file location is malso saved in the transcoded clips (and used later to conform to back to the original sources.

    So if you link a clip into MC again AVid will see it in its database and defer to that original data.

    So one solution is to delete those media databases and then try linking in a clip.


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