Offline Editing

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Offline editing allows the editor to use lower resolution video and make the editing process more time efficient. Once the project edit is complete, the low resolution video can be replaced with the high resolution video.

Prepare for Offline Editing

1.Open the Video Content Manager application.
2.Search for the desired video clips.
3.View the video clips in the Media Viewer to set in and out points for each video clip and also add logging.
4.Send the video clips to the Export Queue by clicking Export when viewing the video clips in the Media Viewer, or by right-clicking on a video clip in the search results pane, then choosing Send to Export Queue.
5.Export the video clips.

If you are choosing to only export the low resolution video at this time, save the export queue. Saving the export queue will ensure that when it is time to export the high resolution video, you will be exporting the same video clips with the correct in and out points.

6.Open your Avid Media Composer project.
7.Import the low resolution video clips and begin editing.

The low and high resolution video will need to have the same name in order to be replaced. It is suggested to coordinate the names before importing the low resolution video into the project. If the low resolution video has already been imported into the project and has a different name from the high resolution video, the high resolution video name must be changed to match the low resolution video name before proceeding.

Replace Low Resolution Video

1.If you have not done so already, export the high resolution video from the Video Content Manager. Load the Export Queue you previously saved and then export the high resolution video.
2.In your Avid Media Composer project, select the low resolution clips in the project bin.

3.Go to the toolbar, select Clip, Batch Import, and choose All clips from the window. Or right-click, select Batch Import from the menu, and choose All clips from the window.
4.In the Batch Import window, select a clip you are wanting to replace.

5.Click Set File Location.

It is suggested to coordinate the names of the low resolution and high resolution video before importing the low resolution video into the project. The name of the low resolution video that is imported into Avid will be remain the clip name even after the high resolution video replaces it.

6.Find the location of the high resolution video, select the high resolution video clips, and click Open.

Set the file location for all clips selected to batch import before continuing.

The Import File Location column will now to be changed to the location of the high resolution video.

7.Click Import.
8.A window may pop up asking to specify how to import the clips. Consult the Avid Media Composer documentation to determine which option is best for your project needs.

9.After the batch import is complete, the low resolution video clip in the sequence will be replaced with the high resolution video.