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Kris Caesar
Motion Clips Dependent on Master Clips? Motion Clip Plays in Source but Offline in Timeline
on Oct 25, 2013 at 7:44:43 pm

I did a video mixdown on a sequence and applied a motion effect to the video mixdown, a motion effect clip was created. I then deleted the video mixdown clip and the associated media file. Now my motion effect clip will play in my source monitor but when I try and bring it down to my timeline it says it's offline.
I was under the impression that when creating a motion effect it created a new media file independent of the clip it came from. This was further exemplified when as a test I went to delete one of the motion effect clips and it asked me if I wanted to delete the media file. I did and it went off line in my source monitor.
Luckily I still have my master clips and the sequence so all I have to do is the video mixdown and motion effect again but I am confused as to why this is happening.
Anybody that could shed some light on this would be much appreciated.
I am running MC 7.


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