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Re-linking media

From: Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

Video: Re-linking media

Sometimes even when you check your Avid Media Files folder hierarchy and delete your databases, your media is still offline. In this case, you may need to relink your media, which is what we'll explore in this movie. So we still have some media here that is offline even after verifying the integrity of the Avid Media Files folder hierarchy and deleting the database. Therefore, let's try relinking it. I'll right-click on my clip and choose Relink. It brings up my Relink window.

Re-linking media

Sometimes even when you check your Avid Media Files folder hierarchy and delete your databases, your media is still offline. In this case, you may need to relink your media, which is what we'll explore in this movie. So we still have some media here that is offline even after verifying the integrity of the Avid Media Files folder hierarchy and deleting the database. Therefore, let's try relinking it. I'll right-click on my clip and choose Relink. It brings up my Relink window.

Now most of the choices in here are for you to select where and what your media is linking to. In this way, you can have multiple resolution copies of your media, both high res and low res, and relink your master clips to each set with just a click of the button. As we notice, we have the ability to set any HD format and SD, so you can have both HD and SD copies. You can also relink between the highest res and lowest res, and you can also link to a Specific resolution. So you get a lot of power in here.

You can also relink between various drives. So if you have copies of media on two drives and you want to relink it from one to the other, you can do it right here. However, when you're simply trying to link offline media, I often recommend making all of these choices as absolutely lenient as possible. After all, you just want Media Composer to find your media. You don't have multiple copies of your media files. So I'm going to go through here, leaving most of these options unchecked, and making sure that I have as lenient a selection as possible.

So I'm going to select All Available Drives. I'm going to leave Relink only to media from current project unchecked. We still want to link by Start Timecode and Tape, but we'll leave these unchecked. We'll relink to any Video format. Let's see if this works. We've got a very lenient set of relink qualifiers. So we'll hit OK. It came back online. Terrific! Keep in mind you can also relink sequences and sub-clips in the same way. The need to relink media is somewhat common, especially when you move media from one system to another.

So as long as you're sure the media is where it supposed to be and that you've troubleshot the Avid MediaFiles folder and media databases relinking usually gets the job done.

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Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 43s
    1. Welcome
      1m 16s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 27s
  2. 22m 59s
    1. Understanding clips and media files
      2m 34s
    2. Understanding the Select Project window
      5m 40s
    3. Working in the Project window
      5m 35s
    4. Setting up and organizing a project
      5m 13s
    5. Saving and backing up
      3m 57s
  3. 50m 15s
    1. Using the Composer Monitor and the timeline
      6m 32s
    2. Adding shots using Splice
      5m 57s
    3. Adding shots using Overwrite
      7m 2s
    4. Removing shots using Extract and Lift
      4m 31s
    5. Using Extract/Splice Segment Mode to switch shots in the timeline
      5m 1s
    6. Using Lift/Overwrite Segment Mode to move shots in the timeline
      5m 59s
    7. Using direct timeline manipulation
      4m 6s
    8. Using subclips and subsequences
      3m 48s
    9. Adding and patching video tracks
      7m 19s
  4. 26m 39s
    1. Understanding trimming
      3m 42s
    2. Using A-side Single-Roller Trim to improve audio timing
      7m 59s
    3. Using B-side Single-Roller Trim to improve audio timing
      5m 41s
    4. Using Dual-Roller Trim to refine video
      6m 5s
    5. Using Ripple Trim and Overwrite Trim
      3m 12s
  5. 24m 8s
    1. Using the J-K-L keys for navigation
      4m 15s
    2. Using navigation shortcuts
      6m 26s
    3. Using the Command palette
      6m 4s
    4. Sorting and sifting clips
      7m 23s
  6. 20m 38s
    1. J-K-L trimming
      4m 11s
    2. On-the-fly trimming
      7m 18s
    3. Advanced trim methods: Slip mode
      5m 18s
    4. Advanced trim methods: Slide mode
      3m 51s
  7. 21m 33s
    1. Using the Audio tool to read audio levels
      6m 18s
    2. Using the Audio Mixer to adjust audio level and pan
      8m 27s
    3. Keyframing audio for intra-segment audio adjustments
      6m 48s
  8. 55m 23s
    1. Using Quick Transition effects
      5m 19s
    2. Using the Effects palette and the Effects Editor
      5m 21s
    3. Keyframing segment effects
      6m 0s
    4. Using nesting and auto-nesting
      5m 49s
    5. Saving effects templates
      5m 34s
    6. Building basic composites using vertical effects
      4m 53s
    7. Using the Picture-in-Picture effect
      6m 41s
    8. Creating basic motion effects
      5m 55s
    9. Using Timewarp
      5m 56s
    10. Using the Color effect
      3m 55s
  9. 9m 48s
    1. Understanding system performance
      5m 58s
    2. Rendering tracks
      3m 50s
  10. 20m 30s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      3m 8s
    2. Using the Y-Waveform monitor to set whites and blacks
      5m 34s
    3. Using the RGB Parade to correct color casts
      4m 42s
    4. Using the Vectorscope to improve skin tones
      3m 27s
    5. Correcting color automatically
      3m 39s
  11. 29m 16s
    1. Formatting and enhancing text using Avid Marquee
      6m 52s
    2. Using Marquee to apply shapes and gradients
      4m 23s
    3. Using title templates
      2m 40s
    4. Bringing a title into Media Composer
      3m 42s
    5. Revising the title
      2m 49s
    6. Creating rolling and crawling titles
      4m 40s
    7. Using Auto-Titler
      4m 10s
  12. 22m 3s
    1. Using the Capture tool
      5m 7s
    2. Capturing footage
      4m 26s
    3. Batch-capturing
      4m 46s
    4. Adjusting settings for import
      5m 7s
    5. Using AMA (Avid Media Access) for QuickTime imports
      2m 37s
  13. 16m 54s
    1. Understanding deletion types and cases
      3m 51s
    2. Performing bin deletion
      3m 17s
    3. Understanding the Media tool
      6m 17s
    4. Identifying and deleting media relatives and non-relatives
      3m 29s
  14. 15m 31s
    1. Understanding media delivery types
      2m 28s
    2. Preparing a sequence for digital cut to print to tape
      2m 48s
    3. Performing a digital cut
      5m 8s
    4. Exporting a QuickTime movie or QuickTime reference
      5m 7s
  15. 14m 39s
    1. Solving the offline media problem
      3m 58s
    2. Re-linking media
      2m 19s
    3. Solving Avid settings corruption
      4m 35s
    4. Using the Avid Attic to find and retrieve bins
      3m 47s
  16. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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