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Using the GV AMA plug-in

Before you can link to any files, verify the following:
  • Check the GV AMA plug-ins are installed. At the Editing software, select TOOLS and choose Console to call up the console window. At the bottom of the window, type AMA_ListPlugins. A report is displayed below:


    • Avid MXF MSP Plug-In Avid Technology, Inc. 1.1
    • Sphere (5850 1.1.5964899) Avid Technology, Inc. 1.1
    • AS-02 Plug-In Avid Technology, Inc. 1.2
    • AS-11 Plug-In Avid Technology, Inc. 1.0
    • MSP_GrassValley for 64Bit OS Grass Valley USA, LLC. 0.3
    • MSP_MXF Plug-In Avid Technology, Inc. 1.9
    • QuickTime Plug-In Avid Technology, Inc. 1.3
    • WaveAiff Plug-In Avid Technology, Inc. 1.0
  • Verify the MSP_GrassValley and MVP_GrassValley plug-ins are listed.
  • Confirm the plug-ins are correctly installed and configured.
  • To verify and configure the volumes, the volume must be mounted and mapped using driver letter V: before the GV AMA plug-ins can be used to link any files.

    If SNFS client are used: SNFS client mounting are used if K2 SAN’s are used. Verify the SNFS client are installed and configured to use driver letter V:.

    If SMB client are used: SMB client mounts are used when working on standalone K2 Summit system. The K2 Summit system V: drive must be shared at root level with the Share Name V before this drive can be mounted using the command shown below: The volume is mounted, using the following command. net use V: \\SummitHostname\V /USER:SummitHostname\administrator /PERSISTENT:YES.

    If Removable drives are used: If the original media on the K2 Summit system existed in V:\media\default\Myclip.cmf \, then the removable drive should have the same path media\default\Myclip.cmf \ and all the media files should reside in the Myclip.cmf folder.

    The GV AMA plug-in supports linking to files in two ways:

  • Manually link to files using FILE | AMA LINK.
  • Manually link to volumes (folders) FILE | LINK TO AMA VOLUMES.
  1. To manually link to files, do the following:
    1. Open and select the bin in which you want the master clip or sequence to appear.
    2. Select File | Input | Link to Media, navigate to the filepath, and select the file or files for linking.

    3. Choose the file type for linking:
      • Summit (*.XML, *.IDX): Creates a master clip or sequence which references all the media files and metadata as described by the XML.
    4. Click Open. The linked files appear as master clips or sequences.
  2. To manually link to volumes (folders), do the following:
    1. Select File | Input | Link to Media and file type as below:

      • Autodetect Plug-in (*) for volume linking.
    2. Click Open.
    3. Navigate to the required folder, such as V:\media\default. A new bin is created and populated with all the assets found in the folder. The linked asset appears as master clips or sequences.
    4. To limit the number of assets in each folder, use Link to files and select only the files needed. When you link to volumes, only the content within a folder can be linked. All the assets within the selected folder are enumerated and linked. Master clips or sequences are created using all the media files and metadata as described by each of the assets XML found in the folder.
When you use AMA linked files and you are done editing the sequence, you must consolidate or transcode the sequence before this can be sent to the playout device using Avid Interplay transfer engine. Consolidate or transcode of the sequence will also share the media / sequence amongst a pool of Avid Media Composer or News Cutters sharing the same Avid storage device as the process of consolidating / transcoding checks the media into Avid Interplay.

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