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Frederic Lumiere
Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:11:48 am

In MC6, is there good workflow for taking a whole project (9 TB of DnxHD175x) offline so it can be edited on a laptop making sure of course that it is easily re-linkable to the original HD files when I'm back in the studio?

I would love to keep all the sequences, bins, etc. intact in the process. Basically identical project but low res clips instead.

Frederic Lumiere
Producer
Lumiere Media


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Juan Salvo
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:28:50 am

Yes select all the media bins and consolidate/transcode to your portable drive (probably in dnxhd36). Move project and bins to portable system. Open with media attached. You will probably need to delink, but once it finds all of the new proxy media all should be back to life. Edit away. The take the project back to your online session and delink again to original media.



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Frederic Lumiere
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:32:41 am

Should I not edit off new created .new proxies (in the bins not the drive) but rather relink the original clips in the bins to the new proxies on the drive to insure a smooth on lining when I get back?

Frederic Lumiere
Producer
Lumiere Media


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Juan Salvo
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:52:35 am

You should edit off the original clips but use the new media. You should relink on your portable station where the old media is offline. When you move that back to your online station the proxy media will not be available and you'll instead use the online media within that project.



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Frederic Lumiere
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:55:41 am

Perfect - thanks Juan!


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Frederic Lumiere
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:40:45 am

Looks like I have to select the individual files to consolidate/transcode can;t select the bins?

Frederic Lumiere
Producer
Lumiere Media


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Juan Salvo
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:49:51 am

Yes. I meant the media in the bins.



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Frederic Lumiere
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:59:01 am

Also, unless I choose to convert the audio, it ignores audio. Anyway to keep the audio intact without having to reencode it?


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Juan Salvo
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:59:58 am

The audio should be going with it. Have you set it to seperate audio / video destinations?



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Juan Salvo
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:01:36 am

Both audio & video should be tied together and moving to the same destination drive in consolidate.



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Frederic Lumiere
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:10:08 am

But consolidate doesn't give me the option to make proxies, only transcode does and when I choose transcode if I don't check one of the convert audio check boxes, no audio moves over to the new drive.

I did check Video and audio on same drive(s)


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Frederic Lumiere
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:12:00 am

I see, I have to copy the audio manually to the new drive if I don't need it converted... makes sense.


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Frederic Lumiere
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:13:51 am

[Frederic Lumiere] "I see, I have to copy the audio manually to the new drive if I don't need it converted... makes sense."

Well actually, it doesn't really make sense since all the files have an .mxf extension and I don't know which are video and which are audio.

I guess I'll just reconvert the audio for the proxies.

P.S. Now I'm talking to myself... :-0


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 3:44:29 pm

Sorry I missed this.

Open the Media tool. Select all drives + current project. Show master clips (only).

select all, transcode to a different drive; have it copy the audio as well.

Dupe the project and put it on the 2nd system.

Edit as you will.

Grab the bin, put it on the main system - it should just relink - if it has two copies of media you can relink specific to drive and/or resolution.

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Frederic Lumiere
Re: Taking a MC6 project offline for editing on the road?
on Mar 4, 2012 at 7:57:42 pm

Thanks Jeff,

I get to select all from the Media Tool window but the transcode option isn't available when right clicking...


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