Before Transcoding all of your files after editing has begun, it is a very good idea to perform a small-scale test of the process to familiarize yourself with any additional options and results. Additional options include, but are not limited to, Debayer settings (found in the Media Creation settings) for RED footage, which also need to be configured. Ideally, you would be able to perform your small-scale test before receiving the mission-critical files and prior to the intensity and pressure of working under a deadline.
When you Transcode Master Clips, Media Composer automatically makes new Master Clips (with the
.new extension), and those new clips will not link to a sequence that was created from them automatically. So, you'll have to make the sequence link to the new Master Clips with a process called Relinking.
The steps given in the How to do it... section presume that:
You have begun to edit
You have already followed the steps in the recipe Transcoding AMA Master Clips before beginning to edit
You now have a bin(s) with new, Transcoded Master Clips
The following are the steps for Transcoding after editing has begun:
Open all the bins that contain the
Open the bin containing your sequence.
Select all the
.newTranscoded files in all of the open bins.
Select your sequence.
Go to Clip menu | Relink. (You may also right-click on the selected sequence.)
In the Relink window, enable the selection that says Selected items in ALL open bins.
At the bottom of the window, make sure to enable the check box that says Create new sequence and click on OK.
At the completion of this process, a new sequence will be created with the text
Relinkedat the end. This sequence is now linked to the Transcoded clips. If you load the sequence into the Timeline, you'll see that the clip names will also have the
.newextension on them.