For the Project Manager aspect, can you tell us a bit more about the location of your Assets, with their folder hierarchy, i.e. are the Assets in sub-folders, within a Project's main folder, etc. ?
I keep all the media on my 8 tb raid in a folder dedicated to only that project
1. Project Name folder (i.e. PSA Media)
A. Original footage folder
B. Scratch disk for project folder
D. Audio folder
E. Stock footage folder
I keep all the Project files on my system drive (like a c: drive on PCs) that include all relevant project files
1. Project Name folder (i.e. PSA Docs)
A. Premiere Pro folder
B. Audition folder
C. Media endcoder folder
D. Mocha folder
E. Syntheyes folder
F. Toast folder
G. Encore folder
I have always kept project files on the system drive (when using Avid and FCP) and media on the raid.
I can understand why the Project Manager might have problems since...
1. All the clips are stock footage and start at 00:00:00. and originally had no "tape number" assigned to them.
2. I assigned the DVD name to them (DJHD!) but this didnt help since they still all started at 0
3. I gave each clip a unique reel number ( DJHD1, DJHD2, etc) but this still didnt allow PM to trim down the project.
So Bill, I provided you the info you requested. Any thoughts?
The only time that I have encountered problems with Project Manager not picking up all files, is when I have Imported Assets from other folders, and not followed my normal advice of Copying the Assests into sub-folders in the Project's folder hierarchy. Then, Project Manager would not gather the Assets in those other folders.
Looking at your folder hierarchy, that does not appear to be the case, so something else would seem to be happening. Maybe others have direct experience with what you are experiencing. I have not seen similar - sorry.
Thanks Bill. I appreciate your input. Ive done this process successfully with some files from Rich Harringtons " Editors Guide..." DVD that had timecode / reel numbers and were Cineform format. The answer to my quandry might involve one of those factors.