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  • Wed, Jun 13 2012 2:47 PM

    • tacbob
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    Import P2> Clips to Bin or Link to AMA?

    What is the most efficient workflow - Import Clips to Bin or Link to AMA?

    When I have imported P2>Clips to Bin i have been told to Consolidate the files which duplicates the media, filling up hard drive space which I don't want.

    What is the difference between linking to AMA and just importP2 Clips to Bin without consolidating?

     

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  • Wed, Jun 13 2012 3:52 PM In reply to

    Re: Import P2> Clips to Bin or Link to AMA?

    Not much. As far as I can tell, File->Import P2 is an early implementation of what later became AMA.

    That said, I would not worry about the drive space and consolidate. It is more flexible and often much faster to turn everything into Avid media files.

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  • Wed, Jun 13 2012 4:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Import P2> Clips to Bin or Link to AMA?

    Job ter Burg:
    It is more flexible and often much faster to turn everything into Avid media files.

    And in the case of longer and more layer/effects intensive timelines, far more stable.

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  • Wed, Jun 13 2012 9:35 PM In reply to

    • tacbob
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    Re: Import P2> Clips to Bin or Link to AMA?

    Thanks people!

    So I guess you are saying stick with Import P2 and then consolidate/import media.

    Do you still consolidate if you link to AMA?

    When I have consolidated and my computer is full up with the Avid files, can I then remove the original files that I copied over?

     

    Thanks

  • Wed, Jun 13 2012 11:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Import P2> Clips to Bin or Link to AMA?

    tacbob:

    Do you still consolidate if you link to AMA?

    I would, yes. Working woth AMA-linked files to me makes no sense on anything you work on for more than a day.

    When I have consolidated and my computer is full up with the Avid files, can I then remove the original files that I copied over?

    I would never delete originals, ever. But if they are copies of the camera original, then there is no need to keep them. Consolidate will preserve native quality and metadata.

     

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  • Thu, Jun 14 2012 9:48 AM In reply to

    • tacbob
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    Re: Import P2> Clips to Bin or Link to AMA?

    Thanks. It would not be the originals I would delete, just copies of them.

    But , eventually I would need to copy the Avid Media Files onto an external drive/server to clean up the computer. If I need to reopen a project and I had taken the Avid Media Files off/copied onto a hard drive/server, do I just copy them back into the Avid Media Files folder?

    Can I ask, what is the difference between these files - the original P2/mxf and the new Avid Media Files?

     

    Thanks

  • Thu, Jun 14 2012 10:36 AM In reply to

    Re: Import P2> Clips to Bin or Link to AMA?

    tacbob:
    If I need to reopen a project and I had taken the Avid Media Files off/copied onto a hard drive/server, do I just copy them back into the Avid Media Files folder?
    Yes.

    tacbob:
    what is the difference between these files - the original P2/mxf and the new Avid Media Files
    I think they have slightly different metadata layouts (and Avid files have more metadata), but I can't say for sure.

    There used to be a method (in the early days of P2) where folks would drag the original MXF files into the Avid MediaFiles folders, but I think that did prove to be problematic. Don't know the tech details.

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