This seems to pop up in my projects every few weeks. Premiere will freak out about a certain footage file on my local drive (R:). The footage is either from a Sony EX1R or Canon DSLR. It says the file's corrupt or has no audio/video streams. Then it tries to relink it to my mirrored network drive I use for backup.
It reads the network copy perfectly fine. So, I delete the local file thinking that it did in fact get corrupt somehow and then copy over the "clean" version from my network drive that I KNOW Premiere likes and can read. Once it's on my local drive, it says it's unusable again. It's the exact same copy it liked just a few seconds ago, but now on a different drive.
Lest you think it REALLY is corrupted, all I have to do to make Premiere like the local footage file is simply rename it.
Once I rename it, Premiere can magically read it again.
This only happens on about 5 out of 250 clips. All the rest are perfectly fine.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?
I thought I found the fix to this by clearing out my media cache. I think it is some media cache files getting corrupted, because it works after I clear it out.
When I save and reopen the file I get the same problem as before.
Anyone know about this?
When I begin encountering file corruption, the first thing that I look at is my HDD, or its controller.
Thanks for the suggestion, but It's just one project that does this out of about 15 similar projects I'm currently working on. The other ones are working just fine. Oh, and this project does the same thing on multiple computers. I think somethign else is going on.