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Andy TaplinAdding audio to existing clips when re-acquiring?
by on Sep 9, 2008 at 5:02:16 pm

Hi

I've acquired a whole load of clips without audio and months later now find I need to add audio to them. I can't see an obvious way to do this, there seems no option to select audio tracks for re-acquiring. I don't mind batch re-acquiring the video and audio again but can't face selecting all the clips again from scratch!

Anyone know a way round this?

Thanks

Andy


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Floh PetersRe: Adding audio to existing clips when re-acquiring?
by on Sep 9, 2008 at 6:07:18 pm

First, I generally think it is not a good idea to acquire without audio. Today you should have enough of HD space for some additional audio files.

Second, there is no real easy way to add your audio tracks inside Media 100. But luckily it still can be done easily for reacquiring:

Put all the clips you want to reacquire with audio into a bin.
Export the bin as a PowerLog file (Select the Bin, File->Export->PowerLog)
Locate the exported PowerLog file in the Finder and open it up in e.g. TextEdit
See that there is a column where you should have many "V"s one below the other.
Replace all "V" with "VA1A2" (without the ")
Save the file and reimport the PowerLog file into Media 100.
You now should have a bin with all clips including audio ready for reacquire.



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Andy TaplinRe: Adding audio to existing clips when re-acquiring?
by on Sep 9, 2008 at 6:18:07 pm

Thanks Floh, you've saved me hours of hassle!

The job was vision only, factory shots with a music track. Of course a year later the client wants a B roll edit which really needs audio.

Lesson learnt: always get the audio - you never know when you'll need it.

Cheers

Andy


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