Master file duplicated for each subclip when using Project Manager

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Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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I have a project that has now finished production and would like to collect only the files used for the delivery sequence into a single project for archiving purposes.

 

The delivery sequence is made up of:

  • Multiple subclips taken from a single large video file
  • Multiple clips take from multiple smaller video files
  • Multiple nested sequences

 

From the Project Manager I have selected Collect Files and Copy to a New Location and selected only the delivery sequence.

 

My issue is this: in the resulting project, for each subclip referenced in the delivery sequence, Project Manager has created a copy of the large video file. So each subclip in the resulting project is referencing different in/out points in a different copy of the long video file.

 

I would have expected that each subclip could reference different in/out points in the same large video file, as with the original production project.

 

Are subclips working as intended in this scenario? Is there a different process for collecting files when using subclips?

 

The subclips:

  • Do not have trims restricted to subclip boundaries
  • Are not converted to master clips

 

Thanks!

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Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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UPDATE: I've just noticed that in the resulting project, the source file (i.e. "large video file") is no longer shown in the project panel.

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WORKAROUND: In the resulting project, if I Replace Media... on each subclip and link it all back to one version of the source file, I can then safely delete each duplicate. This is only a work around though - if anyone has other suggestions or advice I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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Especially if the file is long-GOP, like much mp4 and some mov media, the app can't 'cut' the file into bits during a consolidate & transcode operation. Where it often can with intraframe codecs.

 

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