Another thing I've noticed is that those clips turned into a stills image and the frame representing them on the timeline is gray.
Naama, in the offending clip, is your timecode continuous? does it start at a number and keep going up until the end of the clip?
That's an interesting idea.
I just checked and the timeline is continuous.
Any other thought?
In the new project, does anything change if you OFFLINE the media and then bring it back ONLINE?
Ok, I tried that. It helped partially. I managed to link 2 clips on the timeline to the right media files.
I viewed the new trimmed media files and there's some missing media: a clip I used in my original project does not appear in the files of the new trimmed project. Premiere linked this clip to a different part of the same media file and trimmed the rest. So the part I need is missing in the files of the new project.
It all happens mostly with one original file and partially with another having the same name but with a different number. I've also used hold frame on one of the clips originally, could that be the cause?
I hope that's not too confusing.
OK, that is wierd.
Can you copy over the "missing" clip from the old directory, offline the offending clip, and then online with the new, copied clip?
does that work?
I copied the file, changed it's name slightly cause there was already a new file by that name in the new project. Linked the clips to it but they don't link to the right part of the file. It links to the beginning of the file.
The original file is about 2.5 minutes long and the trimmed files in the new project are shorter. I presume when premiere shortens the files, it adjusts the new links of the clips on the timeline accordingly. So I can't just link them to the old files.
I don't know why it doesn't work properly. I tried the project manager a few times in different ways and the the result was exactly the same. I think I'm going to have to export these parts from the original project and import into the new one.
Thank you very much for your help!