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Avid MediaCentral Forum
Forum where professionals can discuss the Interplay and MediaCentral Family of products such as Interplay | MAM now known as MediaCentral | Asset Management, Interplay | Production now known as MediaCentral | Production Management, MediaCentral | Editorial Management, and MediaCentral Graphics Management
  • Media imported into Media Composer/Nexis, appears as offline media in UX Cloud-RESOLVED-

    We have just started using UX Cloud for our clients and ironing out issues.  One we have is that when Media is imported into Media Composer onto our Nexis, the bin and clip appear in the UX Cloud via the web browser, but the media is offline.  Is there something I am missing out like caching, saving,updating or refreshing the project?

  • Organizing Media, Projects vs Catalogs

    Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I have a question about organizing files in Interplay (soon to be Media Central, is Media Central...?). We just did a big update to our Avid network. Jumped from MC 8.9.4 to 2021.5. Upgraded ISIS to NEXIS. And we're getting ready to update to CloudUX this fall.

    With this update, I am taking over some of the media managment aspects for the station. We had a an Avid trainer go over the basics of the MC update for everyone, then some more backend training for a couple of us that deal with the maintenance side. So I'm also just learning a lot about Interplay and NEXIS in general. One thing that was mentioned was using Catalogs for media that gets reused by multiple projects (ex.: logos, voiceovers) opposed to Projects, which we currently do. In the MediaCentral | Production Management Best Practices Guide, on page 12 it says that "The administrator uses the default Catalogs folder for common elements that might be used by different projects." but doesn't explain why.

    So my question is: What is the difference in Interplay between Projects and Catalogs? Is it a simple organization tool like folders in Windows or are the two treated differently somehow?


    One project I'm leading is organizing footage into an internal stock footage library, so I want to make sure I'm doing it correctly at the start for long term success. (Any tips about this, I'd appreciate!)


  • Now Available: MediaCentral | Sync 2021.6

    We are happy to report that Avid’s MediaCentral|Sync 2021.6 is now available as of June 25, 2021.  MediaCentral | Sync simplifies media and metadata backup procedures for customers using MediaCentral | Production Management.

    Important Information:
    Avid recommends that you read all the information in this ReadMe file thoroughly before installing or using any new software release. Additional information and documentation for Avid MediaCentral Sync, can be found on the version respective MediaCentral Cloud UX pages of the Avid Knowledge Base.

    Limitations and Defects Found in Version 2021.6.0:

    • Bug Number: SAK-753. If you cancel a job early shortly after its startup process, the Process app might report the job as FAILED. Workaround: As this is a false failure, you can restart the job at any time.

    Thanks, RalphC
  • Filter Search Results by Growing File - Cloud UX

    Hi all;

    I'm currently working in a busy new News studio, and am having to regularly troubleshoot problems I'm having with our ingest server (Woody Live in this instance).

    Before production properly kicked off, it was often enough to just go to the search app in Cloud UX and filter media brought in to the system in the last hour, and I could quite easily spot the growing file icons indicating ongoing captures.

    Now production is fully underway however, it's becoming increasing difficult to spot growing files in the mass of media that's coming in.

    So my question is, is there an easy way to filter search lists based on growing file status?

    I've had a bit of a poke around, but couldn't see anything obvious.


    Thanks in advance!



  • Does anyone actually use Cloud Remote?

    We are starting to use it in our facility, but I cannot see many people taljing about it/asking questions etc.


    Is there anyone out there?



  • Op1A MXF to bin


    I've got a bunch of Composer friendly Op1A files converted with a 3rd party transcoder. In an Interplay environment, how can I get the clip structure into a bin without the db files that are generated on standalone systems?

    Standalone composer creates the PMR and MDB files, and I can usually just drag them into a bin to build the clips - but interplay uses media indexing service and these files are not present or necessary.

    thanks in advance.

  • MediaCentral + LiveU

    Hi guys,

    Has anyone had any experiences with ingesting live feeds from LiveU device into MediaCentral?

    I saw this post here https://videstream.com/news/avid-liveu-enabled-secure-remote-ip-contribution-through-mediacentral/ that's its now possible.

    We are looking at purchasing a LiveU device and wanted anyones feedback on whether it's stable and easy enough to do?


  • Mediacentral users can see all folders (including no access ones)


    We are working with Interplay Assist and Mediacentral. In interplay administrator I have some folders with "No access" permissions. It works well on assist, but not in Media Central. In MC the users can read and use them .


    Can you help me?

  • Remote Media Offline



    We have recentlky invested in a Cloud Remote solution at our facility. However, two of our clients have suddenly got this error message:

    "Remote Media Offline" in the souce window.


    Does anyone know what this means? We have other clients with the same build who do not have this message.


    Thanks in advance



  • AMA Workflow with interplay.


    Is it possible to check-in AMA clips into Interplay when the original clips are not stored on AVID NEXIS servers. 

    We have a small broadcast setup where our projects and 90% of our dialy footage is stored on AVID NEXIS servers. Sometimes we need to go into our ISILON storage system to access a large volume of media (2.5pb of storage) which we normally AMA link from.

    Is there a way to check-in the AMA linked footage (from ISILON) to Interplay? When we do this, only the edit suite that checks-in the footage can see it in the interplay preview window. When we drag it from Interplay back into Avid Media Composer the media is offline on every other edit suite.

    When we copy the raw file (from ISILON) onto a NEXIS server then ama link from there into AVID and then check-in, it works and can be viewed by all editors when in Interplay.

    We want to explore an AMA workflow without having to buy extra NEXIS storage

     Kind regards


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