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Sascha Haber
Media Pool offline mode and consolidate
on Aug 9, 2012 at 8:58:25 am

Hi there,

I love the Media Pool...
its the core of project organisation and its playback and metadata function are unmatched.

But it shares the same problem i have with Scratch, the pure amount of data I am using makes it unusable sometimes.
For example, right now I am online a movie with 44 hours of Alexa clips...roughly 5000 of them loaded.
After assembling my 5 reels which works just fine I wish to clean it up a little.
At least i would like to delete all the clips not used by the conform.
When i use the Update Usage function i see that 80% of the clips are unused.
It takes almost 5 minutes for Resolve to update those numbers.
But when I then click on the usage field to sort by usage, Resolve hangs indefinitely.
One would think it just needs to sort the columns and it would happen in a blink of an eye.
But somehow it tries to access the media at this point or does something else that kills it.

My real goal actually would have a function to Consolidate the used media into a new folder.
Like Scratch does on the project page.
Analyzing the content, creating a similar structure on disk and copying all files necessary from the network assemble to the local working disk.
Or in my case, from 5 TB to 1,5 TB :)

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RAID0 8TB
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Sascha Haber
Re: Media Pool offline mode and consolidate
on Aug 9, 2012 at 2:07:25 pm

Some more info on this...
Using the Usage tab actually gave me an result after .. 20 minutes or so.
The next problem is deleting everything that has 0 uses.
Even when deleting only 3 files it hangs..
I guess its because it wants to sort em again.
Maybe someone with a long project can make a test like this to confirm.

A slice of color...

DaVinci 8.2.1 OSX 10.7.2
MacPro 5.1 2x2,4 24GB
RAID0 8TB
GTX 470 / Quadro 4000
Extreme 3D+

ICA Instructor
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Tim Farrell
Re: Media Pool offline mode and consolidate
on Aug 9, 2012 at 10:53:25 pm

Why not use "Add Folder Based on EDLs into Media Pool"?


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Sascha Haber
Re: Media Pool offline mode and consolidate
on Aug 13, 2012 at 11:17:50 am

Because it doesn't work ;)

I have 5 EDLs and it only works the first time.
After there is media in the pool, the function doesnt add the missing files for the other EDLs.

But I found a way around that freezing bug.

1. Load all media
2. Conform based on EDL or AAF
3. Update Usage
4. Sort by Usage
5. Select all 0 Usage files
6. Sort by name ( IMPORTANT)
7. Now delete selected files.

If you miss point 6, it freezes.

A slice of color...

DaVinci 8.2.1 OSX 10.7.2
MacPro 5.1 2x2,4 24GB
RAID0 8TB
GTX 470 / Quadro 4000
Extreme 3D+

ICA Instructor
http://www.icolorist.com/Sascha.html


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