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  • Avid doesn’t recognize external drive in transcode menu

  • Jerry Manheim

    September 1, 2020 at 5:14 am

    Hi thank you for reading this.

    My G-Drive was working perfectly fine for transcoding media until just today. Now when I go to transcode it doesn’t show up in the menu.
    The media that was already transcoded is still being read by avid and plays well, I can still access the drive from finder etc, and I’ve run first aid using Mac’s Disk Utility on the drive multiple times and there is no issue.

    Avid also won’t recognize the drive as available when I go to Settings > Project > Media Creation and open the drop menus to change the drive for my capture settings, mixdown/transcode settings, etc.

    I suspect that this may have to do with the fact that I accidentally let time machine use this drive for backup, but I deleted the backup and removed the drive from time machine so that the computer no longer recognized it as a time machine drive. Avid wouldn’t let me choose the drive when creating a project before I did this, but now it lets me choose the drive to create a project so I feel like this issue should be fixed if that were the problem.

    There is nothing else on the drive other than transcoded media, and I have plenty of space left. I also checked the read/write settings and I was able to read and write on the drive.

    If anyone could help me, that would be much appreciated. Thank you so much.

  • Zachai Kalet-Schwartz

    June 1, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Hey Jerry, did you ever figure out how to right this? I just ran into the same exact problem!

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