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Seth Marshall
How come some of my media are references/alias?
on Aug 26, 2013 at 3:40:43 pm

Having a real hard time with FCX. I am noticing on a current project from a single import session, some of my media was copied into my events "original media" folder while others are just reference clips (alias'). I asked it to "copy files".

How can I make the reference clips become the full clips as intended?


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Ronny Courtens
Re: How come some of my media are references/alias?
on Aug 26, 2013 at 4:40:05 pm

Select your Event and choose File > Organize Event Files.

This will replace the reference files with the actual source media files.

- Ronny


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Seth Marshall
Re: How come some of my media are references/alias?
on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:30:47 pm

That worked! Thanks Ronny.

Except for some reason it appears my "Background Tasks" monitor hangs when importing around 53%. In this case it was stuck on 53% even though in the original media folder I see all the alias'd media was correctly replaced by original footage. After restarting my background tasks monitor showed no activity.

It is common to find it freeze like that?


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Bret Williams
Re: How come some of my media are references/alias?
on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:55:39 pm

If you were still importing you probably shouldn't have hit the organize media files. It was just using aliases until it was all imported/transcoded. But I have seen the monitor hang, especially on export to weird codecs like WMV, and the import / export was just fine. If all your media is imported and ok I wouldn't worry about it.


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