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Avid-L was established in 1994 at Calvin College by Steven Koster.
It was created to be a forum for Avid users to meet, discuss, and share
information.

Avid-L quickly grew into the premiere on-line users group for
professional film and video editors. It was one of the earliest examples

of an Internet community, allowing hundreds of editors worldwide to
share their experiences and expertise with their peers. There was no
better place for a professional Avid editor to get such wealth of
informed professional advice.

At various times, individual subscribers volunteered services to the
group. Searchable archives were maintained by Germany's Berlin Users
Group as well as the UIUC. A tips & tricks list was posted by Andy
Birkhead of Innovative Edit. Wes Plate, a longtime contributor, not only

shared key techniques on his Web site, he also created a photo gallery
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In 1997, several subscribers began a tradition of meeting in person at
the NAB trade show in Las Vegas. The first gatherings were organized by Jaime Fowler. In 1999,
Avid Technology itself began sponsoring these gatherings as an exclusive reception and seminar for Avid-L members only. In 2002, this changed to the "Avid Users Group" meeting.

By 1999, Avid-L boasted over 1600 subscribers, exhibiting a true
international scope with over 300 international members. The community
included participants from a wide variety of well-known corporate
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as well as and multiple local TV stations, colleges, and universities.

In 2000, Avid-L joined AvidProNet.com, and then, in 2002, was integrated
Into Avid.com.

In 2005 Due to problems with signal to noise ratio and abusive posters, the Avid-L2 was formed. A year later the Avid-L was discontinued by Avid.

At the middle of 2006, the L2 has around 1100 members, with plenty of "lurker only" members who simply use the web version of the list. The L2 is spam-free, by moderation and with Yahoo's tools and will remain that way. The integrated archives with both old L and L2 posts came on line recently as well at the University of Illinois. That can be found at http://archives.itg.uiuc.edu/avid/.

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JDS

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Re: [Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

 

Hi,

This is a non-answer bit of speculation, so likely not useful;
but I don't want to run over to the edit room and run a test for
you. (I'm not as nice as some of the people on this list.
Looking at you, Bouke...)

But, I do a bit of database programming on the side, and would be
willing to bet that while the media is exactly the same on both
drives, the media databases are not, since they would contain
references to the Volume the media is stored on.

So the clip Avid uses will be the one linked to the database it
came from originally, as long as that Volume is mounted. If it is
not, then a query would be executed to find it on whatever
Volumes are mounted. And it would be logical for that query to
start at the system's disk0 and work up through all mounted volumes.

A test should confirm which drive, in which order, would be
'favoured' but I think you'd need the programmer to explain the
'why' of his/her logic.

Tim Selander
Tokyo, Japan

On 2017.08.12, 1:37, Christopher Pitbladdo
avid@digitalbuddy.co.uk [Avid-L2] wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm just wondering, if I have a master clip, and the same media on more than one drive, does anyone know which Avid MediaFIles folder Media Composer will favour, and why?
>
> Thanks in advance.
> CP
>
>
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> Posted by: Christopher Pitbladdo <avid@digitalbuddy.co.uk>
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Posted by: Tim Selander <selander@tkf.att.ne.jp>
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Re: [Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

 

This was my situation two months ago.
Just a matter of neglected media creations settings.
Ugh.

Media scattered over two drives.
Took forever to reconcile.

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[Avid-L2] Media relatives vs sources

 

I know this sounds crazy but I've never really understood the difference between media relatives and sources.  I have to do a major house cleaning from a year long project.  Consolidated all sequences onto another drive and am cleaning out my raid.  Just to be safe I am selecting my consolidated sequences and searching for source files on the media tool that are still on the raid.  Oddly there are a few dozen full duration masters which is weird.  


But bigger questions is should I be selecting media relatives or sources to delete?

I looked around google for some answers but no really finding any.

Thanks 
Lou
Lou Wirth Productions
500 Tamal Plaza, Ste. 522
Corte Madera, CA 94925
415.924.9411

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Posted by: Louis Wirth <loutv@mindspring.com>
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Re: [Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

 

I did not mention anything about crashes - it is just an unreliable way of handling media that could lead to problems and confusion.
I am guessing Avid will favor the media set that it was linked to last time it ran.

BG
www.finale.tv



From: Christopher Pitbladdo <avid@digitalbuddy.co.uk>
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com; Bogdan Grigorescu <bogdan_grigorescu@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

That's interesting.  What makes you say that Bogdan?  I'm almost certain I've inadvertently had two drives mounted with the same media accidentally in the past, without nasty crashes.



On 11 Aug 2017, at 17:41, Bogdan Grigorescu bogdan_grigorescu@yahoo.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


you should totally avoid such scenario and take all, except the desired media drive, offline

cheers,
BG

From: "Christopher Pitbladdo avid@digitalbuddy.co.uk [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
To: Apple Inc. <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> 
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 9:37 AM
Subject: [Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

 
Hi,

I'm just wondering, if I have a master clip, and the same media on more than one drive, does anyone know which Avid MediaFIles folder Media Composer will favour, and why?

Thanks in advance.
CP







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Posted by: Bogdan Grigorescu <bogdan_grigorescu@yahoo.com>
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Have you tried the highest rated email app?
With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage.

this is the Avid-L2

.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

 

That's interesting.  What makes you say that Bogdan?  I'm almost certain I've inadvertently had two drives mounted with the same media accidentally in the past, without nasty crashes.




On 11 Aug 2017, at 17:41, Bogdan Grigorescu bogdan_grigorescu@yahoo.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


you should totally avoid such scenario and take all, except the desired media drive, offline

cheers,
BG

From: "Christopher Pitbladdo avid@digitalbuddy.co.uk [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
To: Apple Inc. <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> 
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 9:37 AM
Subject: [Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

 
Hi,

I'm just wondering, if I have a master clip, and the same media on more than one drive, does anyone know which Avid MediaFIles folder Media Composer will favour, and why?

Thanks in advance.
CP





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Posted by: Christopher Pitbladdo <avid@digitalbuddy.co.uk>
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Have you tried the highest rated email app?
With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage.

this is the Avid-L2

.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

 

For clarity, say I had two identical copies of the same media in two Avid MediaFiles folders on two drives,  which would Media Composer favour?




On 11 Aug 2017, at 17:37, Christopher Pitbladdo avid@digitalbuddy.co.uk [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Hi,

I'm just wondering, if I have a master clip, and the same media on more than one drive, does anyone know which Avid MediaFIles folder Media Composer will favour, and why?

Thanks in advance.
CP


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Posted by: Christopher Pitbladdo <avid@digitalbuddy.co.uk>
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Have you tried the highest rated email app?
With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage.

this is the Avid-L2

.

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Re: [Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

 

you should totally avoid such scenario and take all, except the desired media drive, offline

cheers,
BG
www.finale.tv


From: "Christopher Pitbladdo avid@digitalbuddy.co.uk [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
To: Apple Inc. <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 9:37 AM
Subject: [Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

 
Hi,

I'm just wondering, if I have a master clip, and the same media on more than one drive, does anyone know which Avid MediaFIles folder Media Composer will favour, and why?

Thanks in advance.
CP



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Posted by: Bogdan Grigorescu <bogdan_grigorescu@yahoo.com>
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Have you tried the highest rated email app?
With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage.

this is the Avid-L2

.

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[Avid-L2] Multiple Identical Media Files

 

Hi,

I'm just wondering, if I have a master clip, and the same media on more than one drive, does anyone know which Avid MediaFIles folder Media Composer will favour, and why?

Thanks in advance.
CP

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Posted by: Christopher Pitbladdo <avid@digitalbuddy.co.uk>
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Have you tried the highest rated email app?
With 4.5 stars in iTunes, the Yahoo Mail app is the highest rated email app on the market. What are you waiting for? Now you can access all your inboxes (Gmail, Outlook, AOL and more) in one place. Never delete an email again with 1000GB of free cloud storage.

this is the Avid-L2

.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Re: [Avid-L2] Symphony option promo

 

The main network I had this requirement is Nat Geo and we had a conference call about it and they admitted that there requirement was not for the benefit of the broadcast viewer but for their stream repurposing.  They knew it was a less pleasant viewing experience but they didn't care.

I think my favorite quote was something like, "Broadcast can air anything, (meaning 2:3), but internet need progressive frames.

Nice to know where broadcast is on  the quality food chain.



---In Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com, <cutandcover@...> wrote :

John says:

"Some networks now require 2:2:2:4 pulldown to avoid split frames which mess up the encoding for the streaming side of the network content."

Those networks are stupid. With 2:3 pulldown, you can reverse telecine to recover 24p and your streaming encodes will be many times better looking. I don't know how so-called professionals at these networks don't understand this.


On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 4:09 AM, 'Job ter Burg (L2B)' Job_L2@... [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 


I had started on a document like that years ago. Never completed it, though, and Avid never followed up on it neither.

On 10 aug. 2017, at 07:37, ph@... [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


I didn't know about this particular one, only knew about universal mastering - apparently works with the current box, but I have a Nitris DX - and about secondary cc. 
Now I need to find documentation on the Symphony options...
P. 


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