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  • Moving Avid Media Files

  • Vipin Vishwakarma

    July 16, 2021 at 10:33 am

    I have Avid Projects A, B. I have Drives – D01, D02, D03, D04, D05

    The Avid Media Files of Project A is in D01 and D02

    The Avid Media Files of Project B is in D02 and D03

    I want to move all the Avid Media Files(+Effects) of Project A to D04 completely. Also want to move all the Avid Media Files(+Effects) of Project B to D05 completely.

    I know moving it manually. But the Effects files are so complicated which went to Media Files>MXF>1 in D01 and D02.

    Is there a systematic, easy way using Media Tool? Help needed.

  • Pat Horridge

    July 16, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Forget Media tool you can’t move files with it just delete them.

    Avids answer to moving files is to use consolidate but that’s pretty cr*p as a solution in your case.

    I’d open the Avid media files folder on each drive. Then open the MXF folder you shoukd have a 1 folder and possibly some other numbered folders. Possi”bly even a bg_1 folder.

    With Avid not running rename those folders by using a prefix number to present the project.

    So maybe 100 is project A so you now have 1001 for the folder 1

    And 1011 for bg_1 1002 for folder 2 if you have one.

    For project B rename as 2001 2002 etc.

    You can now create the Avid mediafiles folder and in it your MXF folder and then move those newly numbered folders to their new homes.

    Remember that the next time you create media Avid will remake a new 1 folder and put the media in there. Any ba k ground renders end up in a new bg_1 folder.

    Of you want to retain separation of media between projects when you finish in project A and exit Avid rename those new 1 folders following you chosen numbering scheme. So maybe 1003 or 1004 or even 10099 at some stage for project A.

  • Vipin Vishwakarma

    July 17, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Thank You

  • Glenn Sakatch

    July 20, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    do a search for Avid MDV

    It might help you sort out your files.

  • Vipin Vishwakarma

    July 21, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Thank You!

  • Robert Ober

    July 21, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Second the motion:-)

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