Moved project from one machine to another and now new clips link to old versions even though the names are different
by ryan kelly on Feb 19, 2015 at 8:38:58 pm Last Edited By ryan kelly on Feb 19, 2015 at 8:39:40 pm
I've been working on a project for a few months and going back and forth successfully between two separate machines all along. However, yesterday I created some replacement assets in AE to insert into my PR timeline. I did not overwrite any files but rather created new quicktime renders with a datestamp on the end of the file name.
In Premiere, I selected the clip that I wanted to update and chose "replace footage". I did this for four clips. all was fine in the world and I exported a render from premiere without difficulty. I've been doing this replacement process all along in this project.
At the end of the session, I copied the entire project to a portable drive. This morning I copied all that data to a new computer. Note: the folder paths on the new computer are different from the original.
I opened the project that I saved last night and everything opened without any reported errors.
The thing is, the clips that i imported last night are not actually in the timeline. The files in the bin have the name of the new clip from yesterday ("...2-18.mov") but link to the previous version which had filenames ending in "...01-15.mov."
This is very weird. Has anyone witnessed this behavior? Should I not "replace footage" but import it as new and then replace edit?
Thankfully there were only 4 clips involved but had this been a larger, more in depth edit this would be a MAJOR problem.
I'm going to try to open the project on original machine tonight to see if it references the right files but fear it will not.