I recently copied files from 3 drives onto one to consolidate a big project. I am working on FCP 7. Is there a way to reconnect the files in bulk? Or should I start over and use media manager or another device to set this up? I'm a producer--that's my excuse.
You don't actually have to individually reconnect every file; It should reconnect chunks at a time. Once Final Cut is given the new path for an offline file, it will look for the other files that shared it's path in the new location. Theoretically, you might only have to reconnect 3 files - one from each drive - and Final Cut will find the rest for you. That's best case scenario, but either way, it shouldn't take too long, especially if you give it narrow search parameters.