I am editing on CS5.5 and really love it. The only thing that I am having a hard time dealing with is relinking video clips in my project. I can relink the files just fine the problem I am running into is when I relink them all the data that I have spent hours logging in the "log notes" and "tape name" disappear. I have had some success in keeping that data if I relink when I initially load the show but it is kind of a clunky way of doing it and it is hard to locate which bin the video clip needs to be relinked to because of how my camera labels each clip.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might be able to relink my clips without losing all my logging work?
(We shoot with the JVC HM-700u cameras and create .mov video files which I just import directly into my project...I do not use any logging application to get them into the project)
Thanks in advance.
Mac OSX 10.6.8
2x2.8 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Premiere Pro CS5.5
Not sure if you've found a solution to this issue yet or not, but I was struggling with this same problem in CS6, (might be different in CS5.5) and finally realized, that the "LOG NOTE" field, isn't the right place to store your "log notes" for your clips. Instead, use the "Description" field. This field saves your notes for each clip when relinking, reloading and even replacing footage. One other thing I found useful in CS6, was that while you can edit the native files from your shoot, there also tends to be issues associated with doing this, like lag in scrubbing in the source monitor and varioius other lags through out the program, However, you can always convert your native footage to pro res or whatever, using Media Encder, then "Replacing" your footage in your bin with the new (So long as the file name remains the same) pro res files. Two cool things happen here, one: your "Description Field" where you log your notes about each clip stays intact, and your footage relinks not only in your bin, but in the timeline as well. Anyways, just thought I'd share that. I'm new to Premiere and I'm constantly discovering new cool things FCP 7 didnt offer me. Maybe you knew already. Hope this helps your issue or at least gives you some thoughts. Happy Editing.