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Miodrag Ristic
Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 4:16:13 am

Just wasn't able to trash some P2 folders no longer needed.

When tried to empty the Trash, a message would appear;
"The operation cannot be completed because the item "LASTCLIP.TXT i locked."

and then it'd continue with same messages for all other files / clips in other folders.

How I can unlock those and trashed them?

Mio



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 5:15:28 am

Hold option > Empty Trash.

Make sure they are backed up!


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Miodrag Ristic
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 5:26:27 am

Thanks mate.

This was a small thing, I've got QT copy of final cut (sequence) and QT copies of all clips,
but there is no chance that this one we'll need any "makeover".

When we already touching this back up thing, is there any difference in keeping back up files of ingested
Quick Time clips from backed up P2 cards with all structure?

I know what Shane's saying: "would you throw out your tape..."
but in essence am I losing anything here, I mean, I'm not using the features like metadata...

Mio


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 10:52:24 am

I would never toss the MXF files.


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Miodrag Ristic
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 2:11:29 pm

Why? What I'm potentially loosing by tossing them out (considering I'm still holding on Quick Time files?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 2:21:42 pm

Like Shane says, you wouldn't toss your tapes after capturing. They are your digital masters. What if a QuickTime movie goes bad/corrupt?


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Miodrag Ristic
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 2:32:24 pm

MXF can't get corrupt?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 3:27:14 pm

Any data can corrupt.

A copy of your MXFs you can back to in case something happens Romulus current drive/system. It's a good idea to keep a copy on hand. I dint wrap to QuickTime, but rather use native MXF files. I have no less than 3 copies with a forth that I edit from of any shoot masters.


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Miodrag Ristic
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 11:26:43 pm

Thanks Jeremy, I keep two QT copies plus MXF while I'm working on a project,
after that everything depends on the fact whether I might be coming back to that
future project or not.
If not, I only keep QT files.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 27, 2010 at 2:44:02 am

[Miodrag Ristic] "If not, I only keep QT files."

Good luck. Adam's reasons are perfect examples.


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Adam Smith
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 8:17:08 pm

We see a lot of people who've ingested and then tossed the MXF and later realize they did something wrong (remove pulldown set incorrectly / pulled wrong shots).

If you've cut and delivered the piece without issue and there is no chance of revisions then I'd think you're about as safe as you can get when it comes to flushing anything.

If you'd shot this project on tape and would now be fine with throwing away or re-using the tapes, then I don't see why you can't do the same with the MXF files.

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Video Photographer / Avid & Final Cut Editor


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Miodrag Ristic
Re: Deleting P2 folders
on Jul 26, 2010 at 11:22:08 pm

That's a fair point, thanks Adam.


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