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Dan McGuire
Media manager FCP7 complete files with Original names
on Aug 22, 2017 at 2:47:45 pm

I have 70+ video files, music files, FX files, VO Files, stills, etc spread out over 7 drives. I'm at a rough cut phase of a production and want to move all the original files (not truncated) to one new Thunderbolt drive with all the original names, then reconnect this drive to the project.

It seems like Media Manager always renames the files, even the full length original files. Is there a way to avoid this?

Thanks.


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Shane Ross
Re: Media manager FCP7 complete files with Original names
on Aug 22, 2017 at 4:56:06 pm

Don't use the MM. Drag and drop on the finder level. Although yeah, you will have to relink that way.

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Dan McGuire
Re: Media manager FCP7 complete files with Original names
on Aug 22, 2017 at 6:56:02 pm

Is there a quick way to generate a list of all the files and their locations that are used in a project? Preferably only one entry for "reel 003" even though 20 clips might come from it?


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Nick Meyers
Re: Media manager FCP7 complete files with Original names
on Aug 24, 2017 at 12:36:26 am

the simplest and quickest way is to select everything in your browser,
and go to File Menu > Reconnect Media.

you get a list, but its not printable, and you can't really work it other than taking a screen grab and looking at it.

cheers,
nick


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Nick Meyers
Re: Media manager FCP7 complete files with Original names
on Aug 24, 2017 at 12:27:15 am

[Dan McGuire] "It seems like Media Manager always renames the files, even the full length original files. Is there a way to avoid this? "

the media manager settings to do this properly are:

- COPY the files
- DONT Delete unused
- Base Media File Names on - Existing File Names


using MM will put all the files in one folder: video, music VO, etc
then you'll have to re-create any folder structure you have on the other end, and most likely reconnect (which is not a big issue)

still, as your media is spread over so many drives Media Manager may be the simplest approach.
you wont miss any files that may be in weird places like on your desktop.
but you won't get any files that may live along side your others, but aren't in the project.


cheers


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