Project Manager built for taking projects on-the-go and return, not just archive.
Here's the situation. I have a 2TB project. Client wants revisions made while I'm on the road - fortunately, I'm only using 2% of media in final edit, and even then, can edit with proxy files, so it's easy to get my project down to a few hundred GBs to take on the road. We use project manager, only export a couple timelines, transcode, and VOILA! It's great and works well (although better progress bar indications would be nice.)
HOWEVER, if I ever want to RE-LINK or RE-MERGE my changes BACK into my original project file on desktop edit environment, and re-link to full rez media, it's a no-go, because the project manager, when it transcoded, turned the three different instances of Clip0056 into Clip0056001, Clip0056_002, and _003. It also put them all in the same folder.
So, this means if I EVER want to edit using my gull rez media, or have the whole project under one roof again, I must MANUALLY re-link every file, first because the folder structure is totally destroyed, and second the "find" function doesn't work on any of the clips with _001 appended to them. This has sucked HOURS of my day before.
This connects to broader re-linking headaches. Can we not just start giving a clip a unique 15-character alphanumeric ID upon import, write it to metadata, and stop worrying about filenames, extensions, foler structures, etc, and just MAKE RELINK WORK?