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  • Wed, Nov 30 2022 12:19 AM

    Set destination for imported media

    Relatively newbie question! I'm attempting to import media to an existing Avid project with a few terabytes of already-imported material. Previous editors imported new footage to dated subfolders within "Avid MediaFiles/Media/MXF" so they wouldn't just get lost in generic numbered media folders. I was told I could similarly set a destination for the new footage I'm importing but I'm not seeing that option anywhere in the import dialog boxes or project settings. How do I set specific, folder-level location for importing media?


    Thanks for your help!



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  • Wed, Nov 30 2022 2:44 PM In reply to

    Re: Set destination for imported media

    There really isn't a way to choose which subfolder the media gets transcoded into. 

    I don't organise my Avid database at all. I use an app called MDV which can split out avid media files by project and organise them. 

    If you need to do it this way, I would transcode to a different drive then copy the media files across on the OS level

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  • Wed, Nov 30 2022 5:23 PM In reply to

    Re: Set destination for imported media

    You make sure the 1 folder is empty before importing.

    You then importn and Avid will put into the 1 folder. Then rename that 1 folder.

    Then repeat.

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  • Wed, Nov 30 2022 6:36 PM In reply to

    Re: Set destination for imported media

    Thanks Pat, this sounds like a great solution!

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