Saturday, January 30, 2010

Re: [Avid-L2] Interplay and moving projects in and out

I concur with the last bit - do not mess directly with the MedaFile folders
(a pissed off Indexer is never a good thing). You'd need to resync the
workspaces if you did that - avoid by consolidating, as suggested.

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 7:17 PM, John Beck <jb30343@windstream.net> wrote:

>
>
> I've done it. The short answer is, it works. The longer answer is that
> parts of the process can take some effort.
>
> Taking the project from the system is the same with or without Interplay.
> It's usually safest to just copy the necessary bin files to a new project on
> the target system. The strategy for copying your media depends on how much
> and whether or not it's located in its own storage. Safest bet is to
> consolidate to a removable drive. Copying the AvidMediaFiles folders in the
> OS can work too. You may need to rename the individual MXF folders. Once
> your non Interplay system builds media media databases everything will link
> up.
>
> Moving back to the Interplay system can be a bit more adventurous. Copying
> your bins into an existing project works. Assuming that the clips weren't
> modified, everything will relink. Bringing media from external drives is
> possible. The safest way is to let the Interplay system's indexer index the
> external drive, then consolidate. Dumping MXF files into an existing indexed
> MXF folder may annoy the Interplay media indexers. It might work but a truly
> pissed off Interplay media indexer isn't always a pretty thing.
>
> --J.B.
>
>
> ---- Daniel McCabe <dmccabe@tiac.net <dmccabe%40tiac.net>> wrote:
> > Anyone out there take projects off an Interplay system to work at home
> > and then bring them back into Interplay? In the Composer past with a
> > duplicate set of media that wasn't very hard to do.
> >
> > I asked some Avid Interplay guys about it and they gave me the "don't do
> > that" look and suggested that I experiment. Anyone been there?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > D.
> >
> >
> >
>
>

--
With Best Wishes,
Roger Shufflebottom

roger@bottom-line.tv
07973 543660


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