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  • Wed, Sep 14 2016 1:05 PM

    • opie177
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    Media Consolidation

    Good morning. My previous system had about 15 different partiitions (came over from W7 with 2TB limit) and of course each drive had it's own AVIDMEDIA FILES folder. Some of these folders also had sub-folders 1, 2, 3, eect.  (some only have 1).

    I have done away with the numerous drives and I am consolidating these drives down to 4. As I do this I am copying over each drives AVIDMEDIA folder to the new drive. Now the new drive has media folders from drives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (this is an example).

    I am now ready to delete the database files, add them to one folder and allow AVID to rebuild the media database. 

     

    Should I put ALL the media files in 1 folder and allow AVID MC to split them out into subsequent folders on the new drive OR create folder 1, 2, 3, 4, ect for the system and split them out myself BEFORE I rebuild? I obviously want to make this as easy as possible for me and the system.

    thanks!

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  • Wed, Sep 14 2016 1:24 PM In reply to

    Re: Media Consolidation

    I would create a new AvidMedia Files folder on the new media drive. In that create an MXF folder in that create a new set of subfolders number 101 102 103 (for one set of 1 2 3 folders)

    201 202 203 204 etc for the next set of (1 2 3 4 folders)

    301 302 303 304 etc for the next set of (1 2 3 4 folders)

    And repeat that pattern.

    That way any new media will go into a fresh 1 folder all your old media is readable but won;t get updated with new media and you can tell what drive it come from by the 20 or 30 number

    when all copied. on the new media drive search for the media databases and delete them all. then luanch MC and it should scan.

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  • Wed, Sep 14 2016 3:23 PM In reply to

    • opie177
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    Re: Media Consolidation

    Thanks Pat.

    So just to be clear the numbered folders within the MXF folder dont always have to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ect.... they could be 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, ect. Avid will read them and build the database files in each folder independently when it starts.

    I remember back in the day there was a hard limit on # of media files in each folder. This is before even DNxHD. Then they went to the numbered foldrs automatically creeated by MC to avoid too many files in one folder. Should I be careful about the # of files in each folder or allow MC to scan and rebuild and reposition as needed. Will MC do that on it's own?

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  • Wed, Sep 14 2016 6:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Consolidation

    This is documented and has been discussed over the forums, I seem to recall that the file # limit per folder is around 5000, but don't trust me on this and please search the forums for confirmation.

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  • Wed, Sep 14 2016 8:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Consolidation

    I am less concerned with the # of files per folder and more concerned with the way that AVID will react when I launch it with all this media copied over.

    If I put ALL the files in ONE FOLDER>> would MC split them out into seperate folders (it does this as new media is made in editing) and be happy or will it freak out and want me to put them in folders?

     

    Thats the real question. Thanks!

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  • Wed, Sep 14 2016 8:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Consolidation

    As long as you don't exceed the limit, Avid will see all the files. 

    If Avid broke them into seperate folders on its own initially, it did that because you exceeded the limit. 

    Freakout would normally entail unfound or incorrectly referenced media files -- not necessarily a warning.

    There's no need to exceed the limit. Any numbered folder under Avid MediaFiles/MXF/ will be read and indexed by Avid.

     

  • Thu, Sep 15 2016 2:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Media Consolidation

    "Any numbered folder under Avid MediaFiles/MXF/ will be read and indexed by Avid."

     

    This helps a GREAT DEAL. Thanks to all those to helped. It is apprecaitted.

     

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