7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 29, 2010 3:34 PM by shooternz

    Offline/Relink/ Issue-help please

    lou4uandme Level 1

      Hi All,

       

      I have a project that has over 100 shots that are spread out over 4 Hard drives. (i know, stupid)

      I spent the other night making a copy of EACH shot (image sequences, mov,Dpx) and putting them into a brand new hard drive.

       

      I made every clip in the timetime (project panel) "OFFLINE"

      I then selected all shots, (righ-clicked-RELINK)

      I browsed over to my new Hard drive, selected "find exact name"/ and selected the file.

       

      Ok, It relinked to the new location, but ONLY the 1st Shot, all others got RELINKED back to their original paths.

      There is no way I could RELINK all 100  shots one at a time,...I  would be there for days!

       

      Any suggestions on how to RELINK 100 shots?

       

      Thanks,

      Lou

        • 1. Re: Offline/Relink/ Issue-help please
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Lou,

           

          What I would do is go back to your original Project file (before you did the Offline All). On your four HDD's, change the name of the folders, where your Assets are stored, so that PrPro cannot find them. A one character change will do it. Now, Open your original Project, and when PrPro asks, "Where is file ____.___?" point it to the new location, and let if link to all files in that folder, that are used in the Project.

           

          At that point, do a Save_As, incrementing your Project's name, so you still have the original PRPROJ file untouched.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Offline/Relink/ Issue-help please
            lou4uandme Level 1

            Ok that sounds like a good work around, however, I'm sure you  also meant for me to "rename" the folder back to the original name AFTER I relink.

            Only  God knows what other programs are linked to those folders.

             

            Update:

            Ok, it worked !

             

            Thanks again!

            • 3. Re: Offline/Relink/ Issue-help please
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              Yes, once you have forced PrPro to go looking for those files, and have completed the relinking to the Copies in the new, combined location, and done the Save_As, you can go back and change the Renamed folders.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt

              • 4. Re: Offline/Relink/ Issue-help please
                jeremy d. Level 3

                All good workflows.

                 

                You could also use the project manager for this:

                 

                Project>Project Manager

                - Collect and Copy

                - Tweak the settings, they're pretty obvious

                - Save to the new desired location

                - Open the new project

                 

                Now you have your project and copies of your clips in a single location.

                • 5. Re: Offline/Relink/ Issue-help please
                  lou4uandme Level 1

                  Project manager?..Ha, you're funny.

                   

                  I don't think I have ever used that without MAJOR Issues, for me anyway.

                   

                  Back in cs4, I waited 16 hrs for it to transfer. I shut it down and did it manual (took 1 hr)

                  Never tried it cs5, maybe it's better.

                  • 6. Re: Offline/Relink/ Issue-help please
                    jeremy d. Level 3

                    lou4uandme wrote:

                     

                    Project manager?..Ha, you're funny.

                     

                    I don't think I have ever used that without MAJOR Issues, for me anyway.

                     

                    Back in cs4, I waited 16 hrs for it to transfer. I shut it down and did it manual (took 1 hr)

                    Never tried it cs5, maybe it's better.

                     

                    If you have Project Manager issues, you should log bugs.

                    You should also try it in CS5.

                    • 7. Re: Offline/Relink/ Issue-help please
                      shooternz Level 6
                      Project manager?..Ha, you're funny.

                       

                      I don't think I have ever used that without MAJOR Issues, for me anyway.

                       

                      I have a project that has over 100 shots that are spread out over 4 Hard drives. (i know, stupid)

                       

                       

                      Self explanatory considering all factors of your troubled  history of managing assets and losing links to them