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  • Batch re-Link media with a different extension

    Posted by Todd Schmidt on January 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Hi,

    I haven’t seen a solution to this, but the question has been posed.

    I was sent a hard drive with media to edit. I had to change the file extension of all the clips (long story in another post). The clips however, are named the same.

    I’m working with a director in another state who has the same clips I had to change the file extension to. He has edited a rough cut using the the QT clips and sent me the PP Project. I’m trying to re-link the clips, which total 350. I can manually re-link these to my clips with the different extension….which is a pain. I would like to batch link these. Is there any way to do this?

    We are both working in CC2014 v8.1

    I’m in Windows, he’s on a Mac, which is no problem as we’ve worked on films like this before.

    Also, the reason I had to change the ext is a ling story. I just need to know if batch re-linking is possible with a different ext.

    Thanks,

    Todd

    Mads Nybo jørgensen
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  • Tim Kolb

    January 13, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    My guess would be that the different extension might be a deal-breaker for a bulk-replace

    But…have you given it a shot? If you try to launch the project and it asks for missing media (because you’ve changed all the file extensions of course), can you point the first one to its re-named version and see if the rest re-link?

    TimK,
    Director, Consultant
    Video Producer at I-CAR

  • Tero Ahlfors

    January 13, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    [Todd Schmidt] “Is there any way to do this?”

    There are a bunch of settings in the link media window. One of which is if the linking uses the extension.

  • Alex Udell

    January 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    take a look at this 3rd party solution

    may help:

    reLink reTooled
    https://www.retooled.net/?page_id=784

    Alex Udell
    Editing, Motion Graphics, and Visual FX

  • Kevin Monahan

    January 13, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Right Tero,
    [Tero Ahlfors] “One of which is if the linking uses the extension.”

    Have you tried this?

    Thanks,
    Kevin

    Kevin Monahan
    Support Product Manager—DVA
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  • Todd Schmidt

    January 13, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Hey guys,

    I tried re-linking with the re-link dialogue box and unchecked the file extension tick, still no go. As far as the re-Tooled program, I haven’t tried it yet. There is no trial version of it so I’m a bit unsure of buying it.

    BTW I posted this in the Adobe forums and they deleted my post for some reason.

    Todd

  • Kevin Monahan

    January 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Todd,

    [Todd Schmidt] “I tried re-linking with the re-link dialogue box and unchecked the file extension tick, still no go. “

    Sorry about that. You can file a bug report here: https://adobe.ly/ReportBug
    It should be working.

    [Todd Schmidt] “BTW I posted this in the Adobe forums and they deleted my post for some reason.”

    Feel free to repost. I don’t know how that happened.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

    Kevin Monahan
    Support Product Manager—DVA
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  • Azhar Pangesti

    March 26, 2024 at 2:32 pm

    So I found out that while opening the project and it complain about missing files.. the uncheck file extension is not working –it will not find the other files.

    What I did :
    Klik offline all.. and let the project open.
    Once it open, I select all the offlines and click relink..

    The same offline/relink dialog box open.
    But this time I can uncheck the extension and it will relink all the rest (with different extension) as expected.

  • Eric Santiago

    March 27, 2024 at 12:51 pm

    I sure hope so after a decade of it being wonky 🙂

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    March 28, 2024 at 12:14 am

    Still Wonky…

    Currently dealing with On-Line on a project where all the proxies were created, turning the mono audio track into stereo on the Proxy. So I am currently faced with manually replacing all the clips across 28 minutes of off-line edit.

    And, I am not even using the camera audio – but Adobe PPRO wants the files to match.
    I kind of understand why, but then I don’t.

    Shall share if I find a “quick” solution to that problem.

    Unless someone here already has the answer?

    Thank you!

    Atb
    Mads

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