6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2013 9:04 AM by hey Aaron

    Re-Linking Help - Premiere Pro CS6

    hey Aaron

      Hey guys, thanks in advance for the help. I must admit that I am new to Premiere, and have really enjoyed working with it so far. Many of the things I needed in an NLE are in this package. With that being said, my background is in FCP, and I'd spent that last 9 years in that workflow.

       

      Background -

       

      Huge project. 20 TB of media for 30 episodes. Project is being assembled and edited in Premiere Pro CS6 at another facility. Once they finish the edit, they send the project file to me. They have all 20 TB of media duplicated on their SAN. I have all 20 TB of media on my SAN as well. The goal is to reconnect all of the clips locally, then render and fine-tune the edit.

       

       

      Questions -

       

      1) Is there a way to re-link all missing media from the Sequence independently of the project? (IE: I only need to re-link the media in the sequence.)

       

      2) FCP7 had a batch "reconnect media" dialog that allowed us to get an overview of all clips "missing." Does that exist in Premiere? If not - is there a 3rd party solution?

       

      3) Some of our media is AVCHD, MTS files... Many of the clips have the same name, but are from different reels. For example, doing a quick Spotlight search on my SAN and found 73 clips with this exact name: "00013.MTS"  - Is there a way to search by more than file name? IE, source media duration, source media created date, etc.?

       

      4) Is there a way to generate a list of all missing media (and some metadata) for a sequence?

       

      Thanks in advance for the help!

       

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      Aaron

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        • 1. Re: Re-Linking Help - Premiere Pro CS6
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          1. Not within PP, but outside of PP you could put only the needed clips into the folder for PP to find.  The others would remain offline.  This does require knowing in advance which clips will be used, though.

           

          2. This happens every time you open a project.  PP will ask for the location of any missing media.

           

          3. This is a major flaw in the AVCHD design.  You will have a hard time with this one, as there is no way to know which 0013.mts is being asked for.  It's a big enough issue that you may want to seriously consider doing all the work on one machine.

           

          4. No.  PP doesn't create any reports.

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          • 2. Re: Re-Linking Help - Premiere Pro CS6
            hey Aaron Level 1

            Jim Simon wrote:

             

            1. Not within PP, but outside of PP you could put only the needed clips into the folder for PP to find.  The others would remain offline.  This does require knowing in advance which clips will be used, though.

            Thanks for the feedback. Our directory structure and overall media size is just too big to do this for each sequence.

             

             

            3. This is a major flaw in the AVCHD design.  You will have a hard time with this one, as there is no way to know which 0013.mts is being asked for.  It's a big enough issue that you may want to seriously consider doing all the work one one machine.

            Does Adobe have a recommended workaround? I do understand that this is a flaw in AVCHD - but I'm hoping there is a solution based on clip duration file size, date modified, etc. FCP7 gave us a warning if we tried to reconnect a clip that didn't match in length or qty. of tracks. How have others got past this issue?

             

            4. No.  PP doesn't create any reports.

            I think my original questin lacked some clarity. What I'm looking for is ANY way to identify clips in a sequence that are missing media. For example - in FCP7, clips would show up a certain color in the sequence. The reconnect dialog would tell you what was missing, etc. I've been using the "Properties" tool this morning... clip-by-clip to find audio clips that don't have a file path listed. There's got to be a better way...

             

            My ultimate goal is to send a list (or screenshot), either Premiere-generated, or generated by hand, to the other pos facility for all the missing clips, SFX, etc.

             

            Thanks!

            • 3. Re: Re-Linking Help - Premiere Pro CS6
              Fuzzy Barsik Level 4
              You will have a hard time with this one, as there is no way to know which 0013.mts is being asked for...

              Does Adobe have a recommended workaround?

              See this discussion on how PrPro searches for missing AVCHD files. Check out this thread as well.

              • 4. Re: Re-Linking Help - Premiere Pro CS6
                Jim_Simon Level 8

                I'm looking for is ANY way to identify clips in a sequence that are missing media

                 

                Ah.  In the sequence, the clip will show a red Media Offline warning when you try and watch it.  In the bin, you do get an Offline icon.

                • 5. Re: Re-Linking Help - Premiere Pro CS6
                  Fuzzy Barsik Level 4
                  Is there a way to generate a list of all missing media (and some metadata) for a sequence?

                  Since PrPro project is an XML file, you can open it up with e.g. Microsoft Excel.

                  Depending on whether you opened the file as XML table or just XML map, either drop on the list ActualMediaFilePath and OfflineReason fields from XML map (fields are located in Media root folder of the map) or find these columns manually and hide all the rest. Then just filter out '0' values in OfflineReason and Bob's your uncle:

                  PrPro. Offline Media List.jpg

                  NOTE: That's for the whole project, not for a particular sequence in the project.

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                  • 6. Re: Re-Linking Help - Premiere Pro CS6
                    hey Aaron Level 1

                    Fuzzy Barsik wrote:

                     

                    Is there a way to generate a list of all missing media (and some metadata) for a sequence?

                    Since PrPro project is an XML file, you can open it up with e.g. Microsoft Excel.

                    Depending on whether you opened the file as XML table or just XML map, either drop on the list ActualMediaFilePath and OfflineReason fields from XML map (fields are located in Media root folder of the map) or find these columns manually and hide all the rest. Then just filter out '0' values in OfflineReason and Bob's your uncle:

                    PrPro. Offline Media List.jpg

                    NOTE: That's for the whole project, not for a particular sequence in the project.

                    Fuzzy - that is extremely helpful. Thanks a ton!