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.
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.
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.
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