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Matthijs Molenaar
Missing AMA linking options AVID 8.5
on Jun 20, 2016 at 3:49:17 pm

Hi everyone, first post so go easy on me ;)

Now onto business. I work at a post-production company where we just recently updated all our macs to El Capitan, and also took the opportunity to upgrade our Avid Media Composer to 8.5.3.

The problem is that with 8.4 (the version we came from) we had the option to link entire folders of footage. Since we get about 5 to 6 days worth of footage to import every day, this was sort of a essential feature. But i can't seem to find it since we updated Avid. Note, we do have the used AMA-Plugin installed (in this specific case the Canon XF 64 Plugin for Avid Media Access), but i only get the option to import separate mxf files.

Unfortunately as mentioned above, there are about 60-70 clips per card (4 pieces). So to link each one manually is really not an option. Unfortunately selecting the canon XF plugin and selecting the card (which has the original file structure that the camera put in there) also is a no-go.

Anyone any idea how to get those handy folder linking features back? Or am I just missing something?

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