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Alex Udell
Re: Reconnecting Media... A lot of it. Mass linking possible?
on Sep 26, 2011 at 2:28:18 pm

Hi Guys....

It's not that Ppro doesn't have relink....

PPro generally uses the respective OS's search tools for finding media.

Preemptively in workflow, this is why I suggest that people don't change the name of clips in project panel and use description or some other metadata flagging for useful editor naming.

So when this happens you can:

1) Choose to enter the project with all media offline
2) Select the name of a clip in the project panel
3) Copy (cntrl or cmd C) that name to the clip board
4) right click the clip and choose "relink"
5) then using "find" button on the windows side or the search tool (magnify glass field, if you've enabled in the mac os Prefs) on the mac you can paste the name of the clip in and use the search results to relink the media.
6) make sure you are relinking to live media and not the archive paths (based on 2 drive scenario as described in this query)
7) As assets are successfully linked, paths to the media are added as valid and any other project media found in those paths will be linked automatically. so you shouldn't have to do every clip one at a time.

Obviously, the more scattered your media, the more paths you'll have to validate. You also have to be careful of naming collisions. so initially, where you have a choice, it's a good idea to have a naming convention that helps you identify clips uniquely. I say where you have a choice because a lit of file based media doesn't give you that option.


Hope that helps....

Alex


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