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My PT session for a short film has several audio tracks, and at some point I imported an OMF from the foley department. I worked directly from this OMF (maybe the problem started here?) with editing, processing, etc. Now that I was saving a copy of the session to another location, I was surprised to see that it required around 250 GB, where the Audio Files folder only was 16 GB. Not knowing where the issue was, I still made the copy. Later on, checking the Audio Files folder of the copied session, I had over 400 instances of the OMF, all with the same creation date and most of them with the complete size. It seems that it´s an instance for every clip that was not processed. Trying it out, I moved all OMF files, except one, to another folder and tried to open my session. ProTools still needed to locate the OMF´s or else the audio clips associated with it, would be stated as missing files. I restored the OMF´s to the Audio Files folder, but ProTools is still not finding them. Why is ProTools doing this and could I have avoided it by duplicated the OMF tracks and work from the copied audio clips? I have ProTools 10. Thanks!
Cross post from DUC - Hi All - Hoping some of the helpful folks here can help me wrap my head around an issue I'm up against. The Breakdown: Location: Working on a doc that has some unique qualities. 28 tracks of music (live performance) were recorded live - I fed a mono mix to the main camera during the shoot, I also received a mono mix of the Dx mixers tracks during the performance. Post: I was given an OMF from FCP 7 that has a stereo music guide track, with each "song" clip having been re-named by the editor (sequential numbers at the end of the file name - editor was also provided a stereo mix down of all 30 tracks to use to edit to - appears everything was cut and renamed during the edit). There is also some Dx from the live recording, but many VO have been added in additionally (along with some other music stuff). The Question: Is there any hope to use the field recorder workflow to get the 30 tracks of Mx or the 8 Dx tracks from the field recorder into this project from the OMF? The last few times I've used the field recorder workflow, I've ended up pulling in 100+ tracks for each "clip" in the timeline and have to go through manually and delete based off clip scene/take name. And unfortunately this isn't even an option in this case, as no meaningful metadata exists - everything has been renamed. So far I have been unsuccessful using the field recorder workflow to get this to work. Happy to provide more details as needed - hoping someone has some good news for me other than manually spotting all of my individual music and Dx tracks to the OMF. Many thanks for your time in reading this.