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  • Tue, Apr 22 2008 9:32 PM

    • bsanch3500
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    P2 Clips going offline

    I've been getting P2 footage for a few weeks now and successfully loading them into avid.  The last batch of media came in yesterday and I loaded all clips and everything was fine.  I even created a sequence and outputted them to dvd for transcription and nothing was offline.

    My editor came to me this afternoon and said some clips were offline.  In some cases only parts of the clips were offline.

    I tried re-importing one of the cards that had a partially offline clip.  The same clip was partially offline again in a different place

    It's weird because all of the clips were there at first...a day later media is missing. 

    What I'm going to try to do tonight is delete all of the p2 media on avid - start a new project and try re-importing all of the media again. 

    Anyone run into something similar w/ p2?

    *Here is the work flow:  On set the cards are transfered to a mac formatted drive using a pcmi slot in a powerbook g4.  Then I get the drive and transfer the files to a windows formatted drive and then import from that into avid.  it's been working fine for weeks and now i run into problems. 

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  • Tue, Apr 22 2008 11:19 PM In reply to

    Re: P2 Clips going offline

    Are you just using File > Import P2 > Clips to Bin?  Are you also Importing Media?

    If just the former, you are never importing clips, you just make reference clips that point to media.  While technically you can edit like this, if the file structure is broken (say, your P2 media comes up as a different drive letter the next day) your clips will appear offline.

    The best workflow is to use the Clips to Bin function to browse your media, choose which ones you want, then Import Media immediately following your selection.  Now you have copies on your media drives of all of your P2 footage.


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  • Sat, May 3 2008 3:12 PM In reply to

    Re: P2 Clips going offline

    I have been having the exact same problem and nothing I am trying solves it. It's driving me crazy. If you have ANY luck please let me know.


    Thanks



  • Sat, May 3 2008 4:03 PM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: P2 Clips going offline

    Well Kevin's suggestion should solve it for you.  Alternatively, mount your P2 drive, find the media on it in Avid and consolidate it across to a local drive.

    Either way works, but with Kevin's approach you can also assign reel numbers after the import.

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  • Sat, May 3 2008 4:30 PM In reply to

    Re: P2 Clips going offline

    The problem I'm still having though, is for some reason, when I browse the P2 cards within Avid, it won't see or recognize the clips that I need to reimport. It will load every other clip on the card, but the clips that are offline in my project that I need to reimport won't show up when I do the Import P2-->Load Clips to Bin even though the MXF files are indeed in the P2 card directory. Aghhh, any ideas?


    David


  • Sun, May 4 2008 1:15 AM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: P2 Clips going offline

    That's not something that I've experienced.  Have you checked that the files are physically there at all?

    Try looking at the cards with the Panasonic P2 viewer and see if the media that you're looking for is visible.  It may have been inadvertently deleted.

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