need better Media Offline indicators --- please

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need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostWed May 25, 2016 2:48 am

In a perfect world,
every client who brings me a project would have every media file perfectly organized and placed in logical folders on one drive... perhaps they asked me before the edit ;-)

in the real world I'm not always a part of the workflow until I'm hired
and of course I get jobs spread out over many drives, USB sticks, and dropbox (shudder)...

so being able to track down Offline Media is very important

but currently the tools are sparse and in some cases broken..

I do like being able to see all my clips in the lightbox (yay!)
but there are other ways we might need to find materials (and different kinds!)

1- there is no column listing for media being Offline
this means I can't search for it in a project, no smartbin can be created ...
--> offline media smart bin -- yes please..

2 - there seems to be no way to understand if any non video media is off line..
so no way to know if audio is offline or not...
this is very important if I'm working on a conform and color correct job...
( I'm a fan of having an audio tone for offline audio media - as FCP7 did )
(or what would the audio version of lightbox look like? ;-)

3 - Buried away in the "Edit Index" there is a selector for "Show Offline Clips Only"
currently in 12.5b3 if I select that I get nothing in the created list - even though I have offline clips.
this seems to be a BUG...
perhaps I'm not understanding how that works..

thanks
and thanks for letting us (the rabble) at least have a place to bring sme of these issues up

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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostWed May 25, 2016 3:52 am

Seconded.
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostWed May 25, 2016 8:57 am

Thirded.

We need :
- a warning when a project we open is missing media
- a simple way to reveal/sort the offline medias in a project (via Smart Filter for example ?)


wolfgang hershey wrote:3 - Buried away in the "Edit Index" there is a selector for "Show Offline Clips Only"
currently in 12.5b3 if I select that I get nothing in the created list - even though I have offline clips.
this seems to be a BUG...
perhaps I'm not understanding how that works..

I was pointed to this feature by Alexis Van Hurkman, but it seems to do nothing : I have a project with 240 offline clips and the feature return nothing.
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostWed May 25, 2016 6:15 pm

+1
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostFri May 27, 2016 2:32 am

Antoine Grasset wrote:Thirded.

We need :
- a warning when a project we open is missing media
- a simple way to reveal/sort the offline medias in a project (via Smart Filter for example ?)


wolfgang hershey wrote:3 - Buried away in the "Edit Index" there is a selector for "Show Offline Clips Only"
currently in 12.5b3 if I select that I get nothing in the created list - even though I have offline clips.
this seems to be a BUG...
perhaps I'm not understanding how that works..

I was pointed to this feature by Alexis Van Hurkman, but it seems to do nothing : I have a project with 240 offline clips and the feature return nothing.


The edit index offline indication is used when you import an EDL/XML/AAF that directs to a clip thats not in the media pool even if its in the list. We will look into that description and also 'offline' indications in general.
thanks for feedback.
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostFri May 27, 2016 5:03 am

3 - Buried away in the "Edit Index" there is a selector for "Show Offline Clips Only"
currently in 12.5b3 if I select that I get nothing in the created list - even though I have offline clips.
this seems to be a BUG...
perhaps I'm not understanding how that works..

This feature is for reference (offline) edit clips when they have been imported as such. It is not for 'offline media' display.
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostFri May 27, 2016 1:02 pm

This would be really useful!
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostFri May 27, 2016 9:17 pm

+1
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostSun May 29, 2016 3:21 pm

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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostSun May 29, 2016 7:56 pm

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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostWed Jun 01, 2016 9:14 am

+1

And it will be great also to add visible indication for Optimized Media for clips in Media Pool. May be an icon on preview image (like an audio symbol), or colored border. It will be much more clearly to understand when go to List mode.
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostThu Jun 02, 2016 12:03 pm

+1 to this
A column or a smart search/smart bin for offline files is absolutely necessary!

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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostThu Jun 02, 2016 10:24 pm

+1

Especially the point about audio status
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostTue Nov 08, 2016 2:24 pm

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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostTue Nov 08, 2016 6:16 pm

+100!!!

Also, offline clips should remain red on the timeline, even when zoomed out. Currently you can identify offline clips by the red Offline icon when zoomed into the timeline, but as you zoom out they start to look like other clips, making them harder to find without a lot of scrolling.
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostTue Nov 08, 2016 8:28 pm

+1 again, this is too important.

Antoine Grasset wrote:We need :
- a warning when a project we open is missing media
- a simple way to reveal/sort the offline medias in a project (via Smart Filter for example ?)
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostThu Nov 10, 2016 12:57 am

+100
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostWed Dec 14, 2016 4:27 pm

+1

And I'd really REALLY like a warning if any renders I've just lined up contain missing media. Rendering something for 5 hours only to find out there's 1 second of 'Media Offline' in the non-reusable render is killing.
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostWed Dec 14, 2016 6:13 pm

+1

It's sometimes impossible to find out without zooming in or playing the whole timeline.

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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostThu Dec 15, 2016 2:30 am

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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostThu Dec 15, 2016 2:31 am

Roel Videler wrote:+1

And I'd really REALLY like a warning if any renders I've just lined up contain missing media. Rendering something for 5 hours only to find out there's 1 second of 'Media Offline' in the non-reusable render is killing.



Yes please!!
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostSat Jul 01, 2017 6:50 am

yes, having some way of listing all the missing clips easily via a smart bin or whatever would be brilliant. Especially when you are archiving or moving a project off to another drive. Sometimes the clips that are showing as missing can be removed anyway from the library if they aren't being used in the final timeline.
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostSat Jul 01, 2017 3:20 pm

I wish relinking clips from a timeline to media pool clips were as easy and clever/automatic as relinking media pool clips to a new storage location is. Every XML export I do from Premiere these days, even if they're full start-to-end instances of a clip (no cuts), causes media conflicts in Resolve. I am so fed up with manually going through a timeline pushing Resolve's nose into the right clips one by one.

...Or maybe we just need a Blackmagic Premiere plug-in that can export a timeline to Resolve without going through a third-party XML format that neither Premiere nor Resolve natively use.
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Re: need better Media Offline indicators --- please

PostTue Apr 17, 2018 6:13 am

Does anyone know if there has been any movement on this?

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