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Dan Brother
Transferring MXF files WITHOUT A BIN SEQUENCE FILE
on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:15:28 pm

Does anyone know if there is a way to locate MXF files on your drive without having the original bin or sequence that points to them?
A client sent me a bunch of MXF files (DNXHD 220) but didn't include the bin file or even a sequence. Normally I'd copy them onto the hard drive then copy the bin into my project and let the Avid scan for them. Any ideas on how to get around this? (If there is a way)
Thanks in advance!
Dan

PS Using Media Composer 5.5.2 on a Mac


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Shane Ross
Re: Transferring MXF files WITHOUT A BIN SEQUENCE FILE
on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:42:06 pm

Copy them into a new numbered folder in your Avid MediaFiles>MXF folders (make a folder named "5" or something, put them in there). Then use the MEDIA TOOL to find them.

OR...

Wait until the Avid scans the drive, then drag the media database into an empty bin. BAM...it populates with the footage in that folder. That's my favorite way.

Shane
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Dan Brother
Re: Transferring MXF files WITHOUT A BIN SEQUENCE FILE
on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:58:07 pm

The Media tool couldn't find them for some reason. But copying the media database into an empty bin worked!

Thank you, Shane!!!!!!!!


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Shane Ross
Re: Transferring MXF files WITHOUT A BIN SEQUENCE FILE
on Jan 6, 2012 at 9:10:24 pm

That's my favorite tip...

Welcome.

Shane
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Scott Cumbo
Re: Transferring MXF files WITHOUT A BIN SEQUENCE FILE
on Jan 7, 2012 at 3:03:46 am

didn't know about the database into the bin trick.... nice one

Scott Cumbo
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Broadway Video, NYC


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Cesar Mendonca
Re: Transferring MXF files WITHOUT A BIN SEQUENCE FILE
on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:06:35 pm

AWESOME TIP SHANE! Majorly made my day, thanx a lot! =)

MEndonca


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