bug report: "Link media" is broken, links to wrong files.
The only apparent way to replace your project's footage with color-corrected versions of the same files (for example) is to mark them all as offline and then relink them to the files in a different directory.
But if the new source directory you select doesn't contain a file matching a clip you're trying to relink, Premiere won't tell you; it'll simply relink the clip to an incorrect file in a different (the original) directory.
THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM. It results in WRONG MATERIAL going into your program, a professional liability and a ridiculous defect in an application of any age but especially in a "mature" one like this.
If the file isn't found where the user says to find it, TELL THE USER and leave the file offline so the user can correct the problem.
Come on, guys, this is a profound functional defect that requires immediate resolution.
Premiere is trying to be helpful by auto-linking files for you. I believe it searches down by one folder level if it has trouble finding a match. (Obviously it should be better at finding the matches, but until then, there is a workaround.)
My workaround is to go down by two folder levels.
So, instead of changing
Volumes/RAID 4/Wags/orig footage
use something like this:
Or, since that would mess up your one-folder-per-project organization... in the future, start with
and later change to
I belieeeeeve that should work....
A clip explicitly showing Premiere linking to the wrong file: https://youtu.be/WQ2PbS0jOFg
I just posted this one, but I have been wishing for it for years. Funny how Adobe hasn't managed to figure out that something like this has been needed during all that time: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/34934194-search-and-optionally-replace-media-paths-names
Talking about incorrect paths, here's another related issue I raised that has caused me a lot of headache: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/34393543-do-not-replace-mapped-drives-with-unc-paths
You're welcome GHS. Yes, I agree it's shameful that this is the forum we users get to interface with Adobe. This support forum is far from being a professional support system for a supposedly professional software.
Not only that, but it's difficult to find. All Adobe software should provide links to their appropriate support pages so that we users can easily issue support tickets as any professional software should.
Not only that, but where are Adobe providing their feedback? What good is it if all we users do is post but no one at Adobe replies? Adobe happily take our money every month, so surely we deserve their time in return?
Thanks, Andreas. I commented there and linked back to this.
It's disgraceful and insulting to customers that this is Adobe's "bug-reporting" facility. It's not even a legitimate comment forum, because you CAN'T EDIT POSTS!
WTF? Adobe is laughing at its customers at this point: "Look at these morons wasting their time posting their gripes on this half-assed Web page that it took an intern two hours to whip up!"
Another problem: This dialog claims to find files in locations that don't exist: https://i.imgur.com/OJ2aWK3.png