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  • Chip Hess

    March 30, 2021 at 12:37 am

    MC 2018.9

    High Sierra Mac OS

    I have a project, files spread out

    over several drives. As of this weekend,

    every version of the sequence is red.

    I can only think of two possibilities –

    1. I exported an AAF for Resolve,

    a new experiment. Probably not.

    2. I had a drive go nuts

    over the weekend I repaired it,

    but now no linkage.

    Transcoding and Consolidating did not work.

    Relinking the sequence did not work.

    Right now I am feeling pretty stupid.

    What’s the way back?

    I suspect this may be an Avid Attic solution.

  • Pat Horridge

    March 30, 2021 at 7:06 am

    I’d suggest finding out what’s happened.

    Select one offline clip. Match frame to that clip in a bin.

    Ensure source file and path are enabled as column headings.

    Then look at that location for that clip.

    Why isn’t it where MC expects it to be?

    You can’t consolidate or transcode offline clips.

    An AAF to resolve will still need you to drag all the source media to the media pool and you can only AAF sequences.

    And the Avid attic only holds past copies of bins. It has no media.

    My guess is your bad drive repair has lost media.

  • Chip Hess

    March 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    When I do a Reveal File, I get “Unable to find media for selected clips”.
    However, using name of clip and searching in Finder, I find both the original Camera file and the created MXF media. It seems as if the connection was lost at some point last weekend.

    I guess the question becomes, how do I reconnect the MXF media.

    I have been away from Avid awhile, this project has been done in fits and starts,

    according to the producers finances. This came to of the blue this weekend.

    Everything displayed properly until then.

  • Robert Ober

    March 31, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Have you tried a Relink with All Drives checked? Maybe “ignore extension” or whatever?


  • Glenn Sakatch

    April 3, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Did you link, or use avid media files folders?

    If you linked, just make new links..Avid should catch on.

    If you use avid media files folders, check that those folders are in the correct spot, and delete the databases.

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