Motion 5: Using Motion 5 to Relink Missing Media


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Relinking missing media

Okay, on occasion, sometimes when you open a project, you'll see something that looks like this. You will get this red-and-white checkerboard. And basically, Motion has lost its connection to a media file that the project is referencing. Now if you open your Layers panel, look for any layer that has the question mark. Now if you just Control+Click or right-click on the question mark, you can go to Reveal Source Media to automatically load up that clip in the Media panel as well as in the Inspector.

Now in the Inspector, scroll down to where it says Linked Objects, and you see it will list exactly everywhere where that piece of media is used. And underneath, there is a button to reconnect the media file. So click Reconnect Media File, and in your browser, navigate to where you think the file is. I just happen to know that I had saved it to my desktop, so once you find the file, as always, Show Matching Name Only is selected. That'll be the only file that you should be able to click...

Relinking missing media
Video duration: 3m 22s 9h 1m Beginner Updated Aug 27, 2015

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Relinking missing media provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the Motion 5 Essential Training

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Video
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Motion
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