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  • Rebuilding media databases not working

  • Alicia Ramirez

    October 9, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    So here’s the whole story:

    I got an edited FCP 7 xml project via dropbox and all the appropriate files to link to the file. I opened in DaVinci successfully everything was there and linked. I color corrected and then wanted to edit and finish sound in Avid because I don’t have final cut. So I rendered out DNXHD to the appropriate Avid Mediafiles/MXF/11 (I created a new folder called 11), and exported an aaf. When opening Avid it does not want to build a database for my folder 11. Does this mean my files are corrupted? and if so what do i do about that ?

  • Shane Ross

    October 9, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    is the Avid MediaFiles folder on the root level of the hard drive? And capital “F” in Avid MediaFiles

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  • Alicia Ramirez

    October 9, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Yes and yes. The MXF/1 folder rebuilt the .mdb .pmr files but it will not build for folder 11.

  • Pat Horridge

    October 10, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Rename the current 1 folder 101 rename 11 to 1
    Create a title to that drive. That should rebuild.

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  • Alicia Ramirez

    October 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Just did this and it still comes up with Disk File not Found an Error occurred validating the media MXF/1

  • Glenn Sakatch

    October 10, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    you said you rendered out dnxhd. Was this in a quicktime wrapper or mxf?


  • Alicia Ramirez

    October 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm


  • Glenn Sakatch

    October 11, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    is this an external drive?
    I’m wondering if you have a permissions error. Avid needs to be able to write to the drive to rebuild the database

    Did the title you created and render to that drive at least show up in the folder structure?


  • William Busby

    October 11, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    maybe they’re op1a out of Resolve instead of opAtom?

  • Alicia Ramirez

    October 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    The databases did rebuild on the other folders in the Avid MediaFiles/MXF folder on my external hard drive its just the folder with the color correction that isn’t building. When I double click on one of the color corrected mxf files it will open avid and then a window pops up saying invalid file name. If that means anything to anyone…

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