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Maggie Brunner
Locate Clip to Corresponding Media File
on Sep 12, 2018 at 5:16:57 pm

Hi there,

I know how to locate the mxf file in Finder of a clip I have in Avid, but I'm trying to do the reverse action. I have a few rogue MXF files on drive "A", which they should not be on. I cannot tell what these MXF files are. The names are a series of letters and numbers. When I drag the database file into a bin, nothing populates. They don't open in Media Tool and cannot be imported. I can't find anything in the project that is written to drive "A".

What I'd really like a "reveal in Avid" option like I can "reveal in bin" or "reveal in finder". Is there a way to do this?

Thank you.


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Shane Ross
Re: Locate Clip to Corresponding Media File
on Sep 12, 2018 at 5:42:38 pm

OK...delete the .mpr and .mdb and let Avid rebuild them. AND THEN drag the .mdb into a bin. Make sure the folder they are in only has a number...not a number and a name...so "2" not "2-broll" or Avid won't rebuild the db file.

Shane
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Maggie Brunner
Re: Locate Clip to Corresponding Media File
on Sep 12, 2018 at 6:42:19 pm

I've deleted the mpr and mdb files, but when Avid recreates them and I drag the database file into a bin, nothing populates. It does a quick scan, like it things about it, but doesn't bring anything in.


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Shane Ross
Re: Locate Clip to Corresponding Media File
on Sep 12, 2018 at 11:41:40 pm

Then those are RENDER files most likely. Not clips.

Shane
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Glenn Sakatch
Re: Locate Clip to Corresponding Media File
on Sep 13, 2018 at 12:52:49 am

yes, probably renders.

You can open the media tool, search for all projects on that drive, and all media types, and then you should be able to track them down via the name, and the icon will tell you the file type.

Glenn


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Maggie Brunner
Re: Locate Clip to Corresponding Media File
on Sep 13, 2018 at 5:10:06 pm

Ah! Gotcha. Yes, that makes perfect sense. Thank you both!


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