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C100 duplicate files

Sometimes when I bring a C100 AVCHD folder into EditReady, I get twice as many clips appearing in the list as there actually are - it's basically showing each one twice. So when I then go to convert all, it warns me that it's going to overwrite half the clips in the batch which then obviously takes twice as long to do a conversion! since I can't sort the file list in any useful order, it's not particularly easy to go through and delete all the duplicated, especially when you're dealing with hundreds of files. Is there anything that I can do to fix this?

Gareth Harrison

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That's not something we've ever seen. How are you going about adding the clips? Dragging, file menu, etc.

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It looks like it might be a Yosemite issue? I tried installing the latest version of EditReady on another Mac with Mavericks, and dragging the folder across shows all the files in numerical order, and just one copy of each clip. However, with it running on Yosemite, the files are in a random order, and are each duplicated.

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Hmm - we do all our dev work in Yosemite and haven't seen this so there may be some other factor. Are you following the exact same steps on Yosemite? If you drill down to the individual files, and only add a couple, do you get then same behavior?

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Okay - forget the bit about OS versions... I've now found out when it works and when it doesn't!

Basically, our workflow is that after a shoot, the card is straightaway copied onto a QNAP NAS server where all of our shot footage is stored. A unique folder name is created to identify to shoot, and the PRIVATE folder is copied into it. Now, when I drag a folder from there into EditReady, I get the duplicate files, plus them being in a mixed up-order (thought interestingly, not random, since 3 different shoots that contain the same number of clips imported in exactly the same mixed-up file order!)

I discovered that if I go down deep into the AVCHD folders and just drag the STREAM folder, then I get just one copy of the files in EditReady, but still in the mixed-up order.

In both cases, spanned clips are not picked up on, and it just converts each individual clip.

However, if I copy the folder from the server to the Mac first (which can take quite a few mins to do depending on size), and then drag that folder into EditReady, all the files show up perfectly, and clip spanning is dealt with correctly!

Is there any obvious reason why EditReady can only seem to be able to open locally-based files?

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There's no specific reason I can think of - EditReady doesn't know the difference, but the underlying network filesystem may be returning data in an odd order or locking funny. We'll try to reproduce that here.

Colin McFadden 0 votes
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Thank you. The NAS is using the EXT4 filesystem if that's any help?

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