Latest post Thu, Aug 18 2011 4:48 PM by Randall L. Rike. 10 replies.
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  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 12:37 AM

    • oliviaedit
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    Source files names turned to gibberish

    Hello I am editing a feature film with a tapeless/file-based workflow and MC5 - it's been working great but I noticed that some of my source file names have turned to gibberish (symbols, greek letters, etc). I exported PDFs of all my source bins with file UNC path info & source files so I have the original list as a backup and so far it hasn't caused any real problems but I think it's bizarre and was wondering if anyone else has noticed this. Thanks!
  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 12:38 AM In reply to

    Re: Source files names turned to gibberish

    Can you post a screen shot of these file nmes?

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  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 12:41 AM In reply to

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    Re: Source files names turned to gibberish

    /Volumes/NO NAME/Screen shot 2011-08-17 at 5.19.19 PM.png

  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 12:44 AM In reply to

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    Re: Source files names turned to gibberish

    Okay, I'm officially lame - I don't know how to post an image.
  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 1:19 AM In reply to

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    Re: Source files names turned to gibberish

    Okay - its up there now :)
  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 1:23 AM In reply to

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    Re: Source files names turned to gibberish

    Okay - it's up there now - in the scene 72 bin in look at the "Source Names" column - some have the normal take names (72A-1.mov) and some are gibberish such as "4 ∑øœ$ "
  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 1:24 AM In reply to

    Re: Source files names turned to gibberish

    I'm wondering if the Bin is corrupt.  If you copy the clips to a new Bin, do the corrupt names follow?

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
    (wwld)

  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 1:33 AM In reply to

    • oliviaedit
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    Re: Source files names turned to gibberish

    Good idea - yes, they stayed the same, unfortunately
  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 8:24 AM In reply to

    Re: Source files names turned to gibberish

    Fresh User settings? What version of MC are you on?
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  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 4:23 PM In reply to

    • oliviaedit
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    Re: Source files names turned to gibberish

    I'm using version 5.5.1. As for user settings I always create new settings for each new job, rather than bringing them with me on a drive so they are fresh-ish but I'll try a new user and see if that changes anything.
  • Thu, Aug 18 2011 4:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Source files names turned to gibberish

    You might also want to trash the current project settings ... (ProjectName Settings.avs).

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
    (wwld)

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