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Ed Torr
Import Media via Mac OS alias -- can it be made to work?
on Nov 10, 2017 at 9:05:57 pm

When I try to import medai via a Mac OS alias Avid sees the alias a media to import rather than a pointer to the actual media. Is there a way to convince MC to look at the target file as opposed to the alias itself?


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Trevor Asquerthian
Re: Import Media via Mac OS alias -- can it be made to work?
on Nov 11, 2017 at 11:00:47 am

Try symlink?

https://www.lifewire.com/aliases-symbolic-links-hard-links-mac-2260189



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Trevor Asquerthian
Re: Import Media via Mac OS alias -- can it be made to work?
on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:13:17 pm

OK you made me try it....

Alias - link maintained if original file is moved (symlinks lose link)
Symbolic link - does not maintain link if original moved, although if you replace original with same file name in same place then symlink will point to the new file
Hard link - prevents original being deleted, if original is moved then link is maintained

ALIAS:

AMA - no
Import - no
Batch Reimport once original moved - N/A

SYMLINK:

AMA - no
Import - yes
Batch Reimport once original moved - no

HARD LINK:

AMA - no
Import - yes
Batch Reimport once original moved - yes

SYMBOLIC LINK:
ln -s /path/to/originalfile /path/to/link
HARD LINK
ln /path/to/originalfile /path/to/link



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Ed Torr
Re: Import Media via Mac OS alias -- can it be made to work?
on Nov 12, 2017 at 2:44:41 pm

I'd been clued into the symlinks / hard link options thanks to a Avid Editors of Facebook response but I can't test until Monday. Thanks for all the AB testing!

What happens if instead of removing the original you remove the newly-created hard link? I would expect Avid to not to be able to find the original.


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Ed Torr
Re: Import Media via Mac OS alias -- can it be made to work?
on Nov 13, 2017 at 9:20:26 pm

So far N/G across the board, at least in our world here.
As best as I can tell Hard Links are not supported on ISIS
and Symlinks crashed the system


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