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dan crouch
Consolidating edits to send to a facility
on Sep 16, 2015 at 10:47:51 am

Hi Guys,
I have a question about isolating media for samll consolidated sequences.
I have been subbing out edits, consolidating them with handles onto a new drive with no MediaFiles folder.
The consolidation process creates a new folder, so I know where ther files are for the sequence.
I can then send a bin, along with the mediafiles folder to allow the other user to open them and cut them into their project.

The question I have is there a quicker way of doing this?
Can I consolidate without plugging in another drive etc.

Many thanks in advance for any help.
Dan.


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Michael Phillips
Re: Consolidating edits to send to a facility
on Sep 16, 2015 at 2:35:11 pm

You can highlight your sequence and do an AAF export with "copy media" and set up a target folder for where the MediaFiles should go. Assuming you need to eventually get the media to the other system via a hard drive (versus an Internet transfer), using the target drive is a pretty efficient way to go.


Michael


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Pat Horridge
Re: Consolidating edits to send to a facility
on Sep 17, 2015 at 9:37:50 am

The aaf route to folder works well but be aware that using copy media won't consolidate. So if you have used 20 sec of a 10 min clip all 10mins will copied. You can use that techineque and cosolidate.
You can also use your current methkd to your current internal media drive by renaming your 1 folder to 1001 then do the consolidate. The new 1 folder will have all that media in it. Move that folder out and you are done.

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dan crouch
Re: Consolidating edits to send to a facility
on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:22:55 am

Thanks for the post Pat and Michael.
You post Pat describes what I was hoping to be able to do.
Using the same drive, select a folder with the media I need to send.
So basically MC will always make a folder labelled 1 if there isn't one in the MeadiFiles folder and a consoliadtion will go straight there.

That's awesome, I will give that a go.
Thanks v much.
Dan.


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Pat Horridge
Re: Consolidating edits to send to a facility
on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:08:56 am

Yes that's correct.
Avid will make media into a 1 folder unless the 1 folder is present and holds more than a set number of files (5K I think)
So if the 1 folder doesn't exist or is empty Avid will use it or create it.
Take care that background Avid processes use their own Avid media folder _bg.1 and I think DMF also makes its own folder.

Also make sure you don't have ticked the skip files on the target drive. This would cause any files already on that media drive to be skipped.

Pat Horridge
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