Archiving a project with only used media files

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Archiving a project with only used media files

PostTue Apr 06, 2021 6:13 pm

Been looking for this in the manual and online but can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. I have a huge project I would like to archive but only want to archive the media used for the final version. The closest solution I'm finding is to media manage the final timeline and all used media, does that sound like the correct workflow? I'm working with the Windows version of DR v17.1.1.
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Re: Archiving a project with only used media files

PostWed Apr 07, 2021 3:24 am

If you have a high shooting ratio, that's a good approach.

If not, going to the project manager and right clicking on the project brings up the option to archive. But watch out if you have files with separate audio and used subclips, there seems to be a bug.
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Re: Archiving a project with only used media files

PostWed Apr 07, 2021 5:39 am

swiftyedits wrote:Been looking for this in the manual and online but can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. I have a huge project I would like to archive but only want to archive the media used for the final version. The closest solution I'm finding is to media manage the final timeline and all used media, does that sound like the correct workflow?

That is correct. You can also use the Trim function to just We've encountered problems with trying to Media Manage some non-timecode formats, like H.264, PNGs, JPEGs, and TIFFs, but normal ProRes, DNxHD/HR, and virtually all camera raw formats work fine. This can reduce fairly massive projects down to a fraction of their original source format size.

One way we were able to greatly condense a complex project in the last few months with Resolve 17 was to create compound clips of all the graphics, and also do a Render in Place of all the H.264 files. This helped us manage a 50TB multi-episode project to well below 10TB.
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Re: Archiving a project with only used media files

PostWed Apr 07, 2021 8:35 am

I'd like to add that H.264 in a MOV container with proper TC trims fine here. Don't be surprised if they come out slightly longer than the handles define, DR is trimming them to the next I-frame to avoid re-encoding. But the in and out points are preserved.
I didn't test H.265 yet.
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Re: Archiving a project with only used media files

PostThu Apr 08, 2021 3:43 pm

Thanks for the input. I was a bit nervous since this was our first Resolve project but going the media manage route seemed to work very nicely. Just to be safe I duplicated my project and media managed to a completely different storage drive on our server. Everything reconnected and looks good to go in my media managed project. Appreciate the help guys!
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Re: Archiving a project with only used media files

PostFri Apr 09, 2021 4:02 am

Careful though if you have any separate audio synced and use subclips, there has been a bug reported.
You need subclips, though, if you want to Media Manage more than one slice of the same source footage. Catch 22!
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Re: Archiving a project with only used media files

PostFri Apr 09, 2021 4:42 am

Uli Plank wrote:Careful though if you have any separate audio synced and use subclips, there has been a bug reported.
You need subclips, though, if you want to Media Manage more than one slice of the same source footage. Catch 22!
I haven’t tested thoroughly, but I’ve started to suspect that the audio sync issue occurs if you try to open the .drp inside the archive, instead of using the “restore archive” command in the project manager.


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