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  • PPro cs5.5 offline media

  • Alan Lacey

    December 22, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I’ll repeat a very basic question that I posted recently that I can’t belive hasn’t been addressed in PPro.

    When you open a project that has files offline, how do you access the old filepath of these? PPro must know where to look for these files when it opens the project. Surely something as basic as this must be catered.


    FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc

  • Chris Tompkins

    December 22, 2011 at 11:38 am

    If you right click, you can choose relink media…

    In the browser is the “reel” name of the clip.
    Although I find with P2 material, there doesn’t seem to be a reel name, it is a pain.

    Chris Tompkins
    Video Atlanta LLC

  • Alan Lacey

    December 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks Chris, yes I know that.

    It’s when you swap projects with others and some catured clips are offline, it would be nice to know a little more than the name of the clip.


    FlashXDR,XDcamHD,XDcamEX,D9 etc

  • Ann Bens

    December 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Make sure the drive letter is the same and everything is a the same folder.
    If you have media scattered around Premiere does not know where to look.

    Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro
    Adobe Community Professional

  • Declan Smith

    March 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I think this needs bumping. Same problem in CS6. This is a royal pain in the ****, particularly when you have a project that has the same named files, i.e I have hit the situation where multiple cameras have been used and have returned the same file names (as the internal counters have overlapped) but very different clips. Obviously the clips are stored in separate folders, but when PPro prompts for “Where is MVI_1234.MOV” there is simply not sufficient information to answer this question. Which one of the two clips was it?

    It would be really helpful to at least be able to see the previous stored file name. When the clip goes offline the file path attribute gets blanked. This is a serious issue as far as I’m concerned and slows down the whole edit process.

    Declan Smith
    After Effects CS6/ FCS3 / Canon 7D / Canon XL2 / Reason / Cubase

    “it’s either binary or it’s not”

  • Alan Lacey

    March 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    So it’s not been addressed in CS6 either! That’s bad.

    I’ve given up PPro now in favour of Edius. Not so feature rich but totally stable and fast with lots of realtime.

    For every piece of media it gives a full filepath and, get this, it’s a real lifesaver, it’ll relink totally automaticlly if just the drive letter’s changed!! What this means is that I can have my main fast drive as say P drive, with everything mirrored on an identical but slower cheaper drive as backup. When I open the project from the backup drive Edius just opens as normal, no relinking or anything!!

    So in case of catastrophic failure of the main drive there’s no down time at all – wonderful.


    XdcamEx & HD, C300, DSLRs, all sorts of production & post gear and a very untidy desk. On the East Coast of the UK

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