So I am new to Avid. I ama linked my files but did not transcode. After working in avid and reallizing it would take too long for me to edit. I closed AVID and went into final Cut Pro 7. After I went into Final Cut Pro 7 I tried to edit and realized all the files that I subclipped in AVID didn't have sound in final cut. After trying to export QT through AVID so that I could use in final cut my files turned green and then said media offline.
Is there anyway I can regain my original files. When I go to the external where all the files are located they don't work anymore. Is there a way I can go back in time to get those files back? I do not have the footage backed up?
AMA linking to the files doesn't actually do anything to the files. The original files should be the same as they were before you linked to them.
The qt's you created out of avid are probably in a codec that FCP can't recognize...perhaps an avid dnx codec?
If you are pointing FCP to the original files, on the external drive, and they are coming up green, there is a chance FCP can't work with that codec either. You haven't said what your original files are.
I would suggest going back to Avid. If you no longer have your AMA links, redo those and transcode the media, and continue on in Avid. If you still have working AMA links, start transcoding.
If you need to output for FCP, you will have to try a couple of different codecs untill you find one that works for you. In the end it will probably be quicker to transcode and stay in Avid. Outputting a whole bunch of of self contained quicktimes for use in FCP isn't going to be a fast process.
You could also try running your footage through Resolve and create proRes files, but again, it could take awhile, depending on your amount of footage.
Where did these files come from? Camera masters from a DSLR? You should always have backups of camera masters. Never edit the originals.
Step 1: Back up camera masters to external "Archive" drive.
Step 2: Copy/transcode those masters to your Media drive. If using Avid, TRANSCODE...Avid doesn't edit H.264 smoothly at all. If Premiere or other app that edits H.274 native, then copy, and then import into system.
Not sure how Avid could corrupt those files...it doesn't modify them in any way.
Yea i got the steps now that it's too late. But yes it came from master files on an external. I'm not sure why it messed up the files either but I'm guessing there is no way to get them back. I tried to go back in avid to transcode the files but it was too late.