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Ernie Santella
Moving Files
on Dec 1, 2009 at 2:17:22 pm

Question, I've never moved a project from one Raid to another. I just did and when I open the project, all the media is there ready to go except the render files. Is it normal to have to re-render the timelines?


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Arnie Schlissel
Re: Moving Files
on Dec 1, 2009 at 2:29:17 pm

Well, you either the directory path is needs to be reconnected or maybe you just didn't move them.

If it was me, I'd just rerender. But I probably wouldn't even bother moving the render files, anyway. I'd just plan on rerendering once I'd finished moving the project.

Arnie

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Ernie Santella
Re: Moving Files
on Dec 1, 2009 at 2:34:48 pm

Don't want to re-render. The project has 80 timelines!

Ernie Santella
Santella Productions Inc.
http://www.santellaproductions.com


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Raymond Tuquero
Re: Moving Files
on Dec 1, 2009 at 4:05:15 pm

Have you moved your render files to your new Media Drive and relinked the Render files only off those timelines?

If you select the timelines the click Reconnect Files and then in the next window only select renders and offline files it should find most if not all of your assets including the renders. If not, just re-direct the files to where your new drive is at. Works for me when I move project files around.

Good luck

-Raymond Tuquero-
Houston Based Freelancer
http://www.rtuqvidere.com


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Rob Tinworth
Re: Moving Files
on Dec 1, 2009 at 5:42:29 pm

The best thing to do - and this only really works if you don't have other projects connected to that RAID and you aren't mounting both of your RAIDS on the desktop at once - is to rename your second drive so that it has the same name as the first.

That way FCP doesn't even know you've moved the files, as long as you keep the file structure the same.

If you have to change the name of the drive, reconnecting media clips works well, but I've found reconnecting render clips unreliable. I'd bite the bullet, crack open those 80 sequences, switch autorender on, change the render settings to Render All and leave it going overnight.

Rob

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Ernie Santella
Re: Moving Files
on Dec 1, 2009 at 5:45:20 pm

Thanks guys for the ideas.

I'm now trying to move all the files with Media Manager. Let's see if that works. (I just copied the Media folder from raid to raid, that didn't work)

Ernie Santella
Santella Productions Inc.
http://www.santellaproductions.com


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Ernie Santella
Re: Moving Files
on Dec 1, 2009 at 6:11:45 pm

Media Manager did good. I have about 99% of my render files. Whew! Not sure why it didn't copy a few?

Ernie Santella
Santella Productions Inc.
http://www.santellaproductions.com


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Arnie Schlissel
Re: Moving Files
on Dec 1, 2009 at 7:03:54 pm

Glad to hear that it worked out for you. 80 timelines- yeesh!!

Arnie

Post production is not an afterthought!
http://www.arniepix.com/


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Raymond Tuquero
Re: Moving Files
on Dec 1, 2009 at 7:18:00 pm

I assume the timelines are for all of the students you teach.

Good to hear it worked out for ya.

-Raymond Tuquero-
Houston Based Freelancer
http://www.rtuqvidere.com


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Ernie Santella
Re: Moving Files
on Dec 1, 2009 at 8:11:08 pm

My mega timelines are simple talking heads. I have a big corporate client that loves to send out video emails. So, I shoot all their sales guys doing a simple 1 min promo. Then edit them down to WMV and they send them out as video emails. Sure, it's not for the reel, just the meal! And in this economy, I'm lucky to get that much work.

Ernie Santella
Santella Productions Inc.
http://www.santellaproductions.com


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