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  • check for offline footage?

     Andy Engelkemier updated 2 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Andy Engelkemier

    November 28, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    A coworker opened a project and saved it. Some of the footage was on a drive I had, so now it says offline.

    Is there a way to just tell premiere….”Hey, why don’t you just check again?” I don’t want to select a new path. I just want to tell it to check for the missing footage.

    I’ve been hitting “Cancel” when footage is missing. And then when I attach the media drives and open it again, it’s all just magically there. Maybe that’s because we have been working with proxies, and those are found?

    I’m just a bit confused at why there isn’t just a “make online” button to check to see if files that are offline are found in their last path.

  • Dennis Dean

    November 28, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    Two options here…

    Rather than hit “cancel,” hit the adjacent “Locate” button. A new window will open in which you can either locate the file(s) yourself, or you can hit a “Search” button and Premiere will look for the file(s) for you.

    Rather than hit “Cancel” study the unchecked items that Premiere could not find. Write down a couple of the file names. Copy them exactly, with any spaces and punctuation. Then, search for them using your computer’s search mode. I have found entire batches of lost files that way. You find one item, often you find all of them if they were all kept together. Then, you can go back and hit the “locate” button and create a new path for the files.

  • Andy Engelkemier

    November 28, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    I know where all of the footage is located. It’s actually located in the location that it last was. But my coworker selected to offline them for some reason.

    I was just wondering if there was a way to tell Premiere, “Hey, I have all my footage now. So just go ahead and look again.”

    Many of the pieces of footage are in their own folders, so premiere wasn’t finding them automatically. It only does that for files in the same folder location. So I was still having to manually find a bunch.

    I’ve found that when you open something, if you choose cancel when it tells you a bunch is missing, you can still save and when you go to open it again it gives you the same message if it hasn’t been found. But once you choose offline, you have to manually go back and find it all.

    Well one downside there is I played some tricks on windows to make it think a shortcut path is the actual path. It sounds silly, so I’ll explain. OneDrive always puts the path with your username in it. So if you share a project, the path is always unique for a shared project. So I created a folder on both of our computers that links to the OneDrive location. And it actually Works with premiere…..up until you have to use the windows file path to find a file. So long as it is the media browser, it works. But when you use windows file path, it automatically changes the path.

    So this whole, “finding” files breaks things.

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