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  • Wed, Sep 10 2014 7:04 PM

    Linking MXF Files

    I have a question in which I'm not sure if its a basic question that I should know or not.  I'm trying to find out how to match the source bin file with the MXF file in the avid media files folder.   The media is not offline,  I just want to find where the matching MXF file is in which folder, since the source bin file is labeled differently.   Does that make sense?   When I originally loaded the footage from these projects I didn't put them in seperate labeled folders, just one massive folder, and now I want to seperate them.  

    Thanks!

     

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  • Wed, Sep 10 2014 7:34 PM In reply to

    • smrpix
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    Re: Linking MXF Files

    Good, you're on a PC.  With Avid closed, use mdv avid http://fiool.nm.ru/progz/ in the windows explorer to separate your projects into different folders.  You must retain the root dir:/Avid MediaFiles/mxf/#folder structure for Avid to find them.

    This isn't really necessary for working in Avid -- but I'll assume you have other good reasons for doing it.

  • Wed, Sep 10 2014 7:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Linking MXF Files

    Thanks smrpix!  It worked perfectly!   Yes

  • Thu, Sep 25 2014 8:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Linking MXF Files

    One more question smrpix,  I'm not locating the sequence file, I'm finding all the effects in the sequence (motion effect, matte key, etc.) as .mxf files, but not the main sequence.  Do you know what avid created folder it may be in?

  • Thu, Sep 25 2014 8:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Linking MXF Files

    The sequence won't have an MXF file. the sequence is just metadata that is made from the clips (and effects etc)

    So you need to locate the MXF files that make up the clips in the sequence.

    With the sequence in a bin on it's own. Click on the bins fast menu and choose Bin display. Then tick the show reference clips. You will now get a list of clips that make up the sequence. Select any one and right click and choose reveal file to find the actual MXF file for it.

    Don't forget to turn of show reference clips when done.

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  • Wed, Oct 8 2014 5:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Linking MXF Files

    Hello...

    My problem is somewhat close to this...I can see the files in the bin and could find the media files in MXF folder but can't relink them. Recently I had to reinstall the os and the drive letters were inadvertently changed.

    I don't know if that's the reason!

    But I desperately need to relink those media files to the master clips in the bin as well as some sequences.

    Would you please share a thought on this...how the files in the bin can be online using relink method?

    Thanks

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    Re: Linking MXF Files

    Hi Sam-

    If the mxf files are in the proper folder structure (Drive:\Avid MediaFiles\MXF\1\) delete the msmFMID.pmr & msmMMOB.mdb files in the folder.  Avid will rebuild the databases and should point ot the proper drive/folder.

    Good luck.

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  • Thu, Oct 9 2014 10:05 AM In reply to

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    Re: Linking MXF Files

    Hello taloftus...

    Did that a couple of times but to no avail. Can see the media inside MXF folder...but yet to be able to relink it successfully. It's 7.0...is there any plug ins issue?....There is no question of exetrnal disc and all the files sit on internal HDD.

    Some of them are old project and difficult to retrieve from other sources.

    Please help.

     

    Thanks

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    Re: Linking MXF Files

    Have you unchecked 'media from current project' in the relink window? If you drag the mdb file into a bin do the correct clips populate?

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  • Fri, Oct 10 2014 7:04 AM In reply to

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    Re: Linking MXF Files

    Sam:

    Hello taloftus...

    Did that a couple of times but to no avail. Can see the media inside MXF folder...but yet to be able to relink it successfully. It's 7.0...is there any plug ins issue?....There is no question of exetrnal disc and all the files sit on internal HDD.

    Some of them are old project and difficult to retrieve from other sources.

    Please help.

     

    Thanks

    Sam, looking at that image your audio appears to be online.. Are you completely sure your video files are still present in the Avid MediaFiles/MXF/1 directory? You can usually tell by the size of the files. 

    When you deleted your .mdb and .pmr files did Avid rebuild the database as described? If so run MDV (link earlier in this thread) and you will be able to see what media inside your media directory is linked to which project.

    BTW - having media stored on an internal drive is not a backup strategy. You do have your media and projects backed up elsewhere don't you?

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    John

    Can we go back to the way audio nodes used to be selected? Please? ie if you have audio nodes at the same time on selected tracks; then selecting 1 audio node selects them all at that time. Having to shift select nodes or add an in and out is time consuming and counter productive. At least make it an option.

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