Relink to renamed source file?

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AndreasOberg

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Relink to renamed source file?

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 10:54 am

Hi,
I'm just testing all potential pitfalls in workflow.
If a source files (such as audio) has been renamed. Is it possible to relink to it in Davinci?
I could relink to different folder, but I could not find a way to relink if a file name has actually changed.
And yes I know its BAD practice to rename the source:)

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Re: Relink to renamed source file?

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 11:02 am

You can but the file needs to have some common metadata. This is why reel names and timecode is important.
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Re: Relink to renamed source file?

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 4:13 pm

That is interesting. So if you set metadata like reel on them then it could work. Do I just use the "relink" feature?

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Re: Relink to renamed source file?

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 4:25 pm

AndreasOberg wrote:So if you set metadata like reel on them then it could work. Do I just use the "relink" feature?


And if it doesn't, then make a new bin, import your target media that you wish to link to, and "Force" conform.

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Re: Relink to renamed source file?

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 5:58 pm

Thanks for the help. Will try. Sometimes I begin to meta tag my media only to later found out that the names could have been better
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Re: Relink to renamed source file?

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 6:21 pm

AndreasOberg wrote:That is interesting. So if you set metadata like reel on them then it could work. Do I just use the "relink" feature?

Best,
Andreas



Hey Andreas

There are numerous ways to relink/reconnect in Resolve.

Look into the Reconform from Bin(s) command, which lets you check/uncheck conforming parameters including file name

As well as the very interesting manual section: Summary of Methods for Conforming and Relinking on page 580
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Re: Relink to renamed source file?

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 6:32 pm

Hector Berrebi wrote:As well as the very interesting manual section: Summary of Methods for Conforming and Relinking on page 580


Hey Hector,

Oops ... in the new guide, this is page 587 :oops:
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Re: Relink to renamed source file?

PostWed Feb 28, 2018 6:43 pm

Jean Claude wrote:Hey Hector,

Oops ... in the new guide, this is page 587 :oops:


Thanks Jean Claude :)

I use the Sep 17 version.. will update.
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Re: Relink to renamed source file?

PostThu Mar 01, 2018 4:04 pm

Hector Berrebi wrote:
AndreasOberg wrote:As well as the very interesting manual section: Summary of Methods for Conforming and Relinking on page 580


That is great. I really like the manual, very well written, but it is not overly short!
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Re: Relink to renamed source file?

PostThu Mar 01, 2018 4:44 pm

AndreasOberg wrote:
That is great. I really like the manual, very well written, but it is not overly short!
Andreas



I agree... One of the better manuals i've seen in post applications
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