August 13 2014

Media Composer Restore Bins after OS re-install

Avid Adventure Series 101 Having corrupted windows files I decided it’s time for an OS re-install. Back up other drives and then went to “C’ drive and copied my external project files, my Avid mediafiles are already on a separate hard drive. Being late at night I thought all the files had back up even though I remember an error I checked the file size and all seemed to be there. When I copied the external project back to “C” drive and loaded the project I saw no bins? Why going into the project folder I saw they were gone they simply did not copy. I knew I copied the Avid Attic but would the same thing have happened? No they were there why? Because Avid Attic has a different extension then the .avb of the media Composer bins. The procedure to restore is:

Read more here

  1. copy the bin from attic to desktop
  2. change the extension after the number to .avb (ex: seq.524 to seq.524.avb)
  3. Then in MC click open bin and load the bin from the desktop
  4. Make a fresh bin with a new identifier (not same name) and move each file over to new bin
  5. duplicate the brought in file and move to new bin
  6. Delete the one it other bins

You can see a tutorial on this from avid here: http://www.avid.com/US/avid-tv/MC5RetrievingaprojectfromtheAttic



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Posted August 13, 2014 by admin in category "Avid Adventure Series

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