Load Files into a new AVID project.
NOTE: DON'T OPEN AVID IF YOU HAVEN'T EJECTED THE COMPACT FLASH CARD
The Initial Project Screen will open. Here is where you choose where you create and save new projects. Click on the "Folder" to select where to save your new projects also how to navigate to already existing projects.
Navigate to the hard drive and folder that you want AVID to access and save new projects
You can look at the path where AVID will be accessing projects once you select the folder
Now click on the "New Project" button
The New Project Dialog will come up. Select the project parameters
Select the newly created project and Click OK at the Select Project Screen
When the project opens the next step will be to link to the CANON raw files that were backed up in their native file structure.
You will need to open the Source Browser if it isn't open already. In the Menu Bar>Go To >Tools>Source Browser
In the Source Browser window go to the "Explore" tab and navigate to your storage drive the Card Backup is located.
Click on it to open the folder and then select the folder that contains the files.
When you select the folder and or folders that contains video media the "Link" button in the lower right hand corner will become selectable.
Also make sure that "Link" is selected in the Lower Left corner. Don't select "Import."
You can choose to create a "New Bin" or select an already open bin in your project. It's fine to create a New Bin.
Then select the "Link" button in the lower right hand corner to link the selected files.
Continue this process until you have all the cards that you shot content on to loaded into AVID
This is what a linked linked Master Clip looks like. Notice the chain link on the master clip icon?
ONE IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WORKING WITH LINKED FILES!!
IF YOU MOVE THE ORIGINAL FOOTAGE ON YOUR HARD DRIVE YOUR CLIPS WILL BE OFFLINE AND YOU WILL HAVE
TO RELINK SO DO NOT MOVE ORIGINALS AFTER YOU LINK!!
Now you are ready to edit.