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In this course, author Ashley Kennedy demonstrates basic and intermediate video editing techniques in Avid Media Composer. The course explains how to build sequences, mix audio, apply effects, and color-correct footage. The course also shows how to create titles, manage and output media, capture and import footage, and troubleshoot common post-production issues.
Okay, so you have made sure your drive is good, you have made sure that your connection is good, you have made sure that your media files folder is good, but your media is still offline. There are still a more couple of things that you can do, and in this movie we will explore the Relink command, which is another great way to bring the media back online. So I have some media that is offline, and I am going to try to bring that back online using Relink. So I am going to just click on the clip and then right-click and Relink.
And as you see here, I have a big dialog box that comes up. Now, it is too much to cover for this course, so I will just say that when you are just wanting to bring media back online, it's best to be as lenient as possible. Therefore, it's nice to uncheck anything that qualifies this further. So I am going to uncheck Relink to current project. I am going to make sure that all drives are selected. I am going to keep my relink method, by timecode and tape, but I am going to uncheck Match case when comparing tape and source file name.
I am going to relink to any video format, and I can go ahead and leave this at Highest Quality. So as you see here, we have basically taken out any of the qualifiers that might make this difficult to link up. Now before I hit OK, I do want to mention some other ways that your Relink dialog box can help you out. Now, as you see here, I can relink to any video format, which is how we have it set now, but what if I had two sets of two video files: one at HD and one at SD? My HD was on my main system; my SD was on my laptop.
So you were able to use the Relink dialog box to go back and forth between your high-quality video files and your low-quality. Likewise, you can switch which drives you connect your media to. So as you can see, you can really use this to your advantage if you need to bring your project back online between multiple drives or multiple resolutions. As you can see, I even have the ability to link to specific resolutions from these dropdown menus, so I can even have more than two sets of media files.
Okay, so I have got everything with very lenient settings. It is a master clip that I am bringing back online, so I have Master clip selected. If I was trying to bring something else back online, like a sequence, subclip, or a group clip, I would have this checked. And let's go ahead and attempt the relink. So I am going to click OK. All right, terrific! Our media was brought back online. There must have just been a miscommunication between the media file and its master clip, which is here in my bin, but by performing the relink, I have reestablished that connection and my media is back online.
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