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Relinking Footage Problem

Posted: Sat, 19th Dec 2009, 9:01pm

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aaffoster

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So lately EffectsLab has been frustrating.

First I couldn't keep layer composite modes and now I cant even work with anything.

Every time I open EffectsLab, everything shows up as 'Offline".
I don't understand why because I haven't moved any of the source files at all.

So I tried relinking the files back with their source file but every time I do that, nothing happens. (I select the option to 'Relink Media File', I navigate to the file, select it, hit open...it will say it is importing it, and finishes, but on the timeline nothing happens and it still says Offline).

Then I tried reimporting everything 1 by 1.
They imported fine except for 1 thing. The footage is like twice as fast or something because the amount of frames is about half of what it was before.
(ie. Lets say I work with the footage and it was 200 frames long. It starts to have problems. So I delete and reimport the exact same file to start over. Now the footage is around 100 frames long but it doesn't cut anything out and the frame rate hasn't changed.)

So basically I can't relink files, so I have to delete them and start over.
But when I start over, the amount of frames changes, even though the source files hasn't changed fps at all.

Help would be much appreciated!
Thanks!
Allen
Posted: Sat, 19th Dec 2009, 10:01pm

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Axeman

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What drive are the video files on? Are they on an external drive, or on the system drive, or on a second internal drive? How is the drive connected?

Frames being halved would be related to the scan method; if progressive footage is imported into an interlaced project it will go twice as fast, unless you adjust the media properties (accessed by right-clicking the thumbnail in the Toolbox media browser) to compensate.

Are you re-importing into the same project in which they were offline, or into a new project?
Posted: Sun, 20th Dec 2009, 2:08am

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aaffoster

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Axeman wrote:

What drive are the video files on? Are they on an external drive, or on the system drive, or on a second internal drive? How is the drive connected?
It is on my Mac's main hard-drive.

Axeman wrote:

Frames being halved would be related to the scan method; if progressive footage is imported into an interlaced project it will go twice as fast, unless you adjust the media properties (accessed by right-clicking the thumbnail in the Toolbox media browser) to compensate.
Wow that is really good to know!
But it's weird because the source file hasn't changed at all, but yet it still acts as if it has changed. I'll give that media properties a try.

Axeman wrote:

Are you re-importing into the same project in which they were offline, or into a new project?
I'm importing into the same project