Avid Unity TransferManager Setup and User&#39

Avid Unity TransferManager Setup and User&#39
Avid Unity
TransferManager
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Setup and User’s Guide
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Copyright © 2002 Avid Technology, Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Avid Unity TransferManager Setup and User’s Guide • Part 0130-05035-01 Rev. A •
April 2002
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Contents
Chapter 1
Installing Avid Unity TransferManager Server Hardware
Turning On the TransferManager Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installing MediaNet Client Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Installing the TransferManager Server Dongle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
lnstalling TransferManager Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Networking Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Remote Workgroup Connectivity Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 2
Using TransferManager
TransferManager Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
TransferManager in a Workgroup Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Transfer Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Chapter 3
Transferring Files
Media Compatibility Between Avid Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Transferring Clips from Within an Avid Editing Application to
Another Workgroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Setting Up the Avid Editing System for Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Transferring Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transferring Objects from One Workgroup to Another Workgroup .
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Transferring Files from a Remote Workgroup to Your Avid Editing
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Transferring Files to a Playback Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Working with Rundowns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Transferring Files from an Ingest Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Monitoring Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Monitoring the Transfer from Within the Avid Application . . 29
Sorting the Transfer Status Columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Monitoring Transfers from Your Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Status Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Detail Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
History Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Chapter 4
Using TransferManager in a Peer-to-Peer Environment
Transferring Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Setting Up the Avid Editing Application for Transfers. . . . . . . 40
Transferring Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
Suggested Troubleshooting Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Verifying Network Connectivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Index
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CHAPTER 1
Installing Avid Unity
TransferManager Server
Hardware
This chapter describes how to add the Avid Unity TransferManager
server to the Avid Unity workgroup. The TransferManager server is a
MediaNet client in the Avid Unity environment.
To make your TransferManager server operational in the Avid Unity
environment, follow the procedures in “Installing MediaNet for
Windows 2000 Client Software” in the Avid Unity Windows Client Setup
Guide.
Turning On the TransferManager Server
Before you can start the TransferManager server, you need to do the
following:
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Connect the server hardware and cables.
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Make sure the MediaNet File Manager software installed on the
MediaNet File server is running.
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To start your TransferManager server:
1. Turn on all the peripherals connected to the TransferManager
server. Make sure their power lights are on.
2. Press the Power button on the TransferManager server. The
MEDIASwitch port lights turn on as the TransferManager server
becomes ready.
Installing MediaNet Client Software
After your TransferManager server starts properly, install the
Avid Unity MediaNet client software on the TransferManager server.
For information on installing the MediaNet client software, see the
Avid Unity MediaNet Windows Client Setup Guide.
Installing the TransferManager Server Dongle
Before installing the TransferManager server software, attach the
TransferManager server dongle (also called an application key) to a
USB port on the computer. The computer sees the application key
when it is booting.
If the dongle is not installed, only an evaluation license will be
available. The evaluation license allows only 10 logins to the
TransferManager server. After 10 logins, you must reinstall the
TransferManager server software to use it.
To install the dongle:
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Connect the dongle to a USB port on the TransferManager server
computer.
Dongle (application key)
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If you lose your application key, you must purchase another key
from Avid at the full market cost of your software.
lnstalling TransferManager Software
After you have installed the MediaNet client software on your
TransferManager server, install the TransferManager server software.
For information on installing the server software, see the Avid Unity
TransferManager Release Notes.
Networking Considerations
For two workgroups to cooperate, some workstations in one
workgroup have to be able to access services in the other workgroup.
If these workgroups are not in the same site, or are separated by
routers or firewalls, then access has to be established to allow these
services to work.
The main services are a MediaManager server service and two
TransferManager server services. All these services are TCP/IP based.
The MediaManager service leverages the standard HTTP service on
port 80.
The two TransferManager services use port numbers that are defined
in the services file in the following location.
\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\
As installed, these port numbers are 6539 and 6532, respectively.
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Remote Workgroup Connectivity Rules
For minimal remote workgroup connectivity, the following rules
apply:
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Editing clients must be able to access the remote TransferManager
and MediaManager services.
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TransferManager servers must be able to access the remote Media
Transfer service. TransferManager servers will access only
workgroup-local MediaManager services, not remote ones.
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MediaManager servers must be able to access the remote
TransferManager service.
Figure 1-1 shows a typical configuration.
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Workgroup A
Workgroup B
EditingClient_A_1
LAN
EditingClient_B_1
LAN
MediaManager_A
MediaManager_B
TransferManager_A
TransferManager_B
Router/Firewall
Figure 1-1
Router/Firewall
Remote Workgroup Network Configuration
This example shows only one editing client, but assume that there are
more clients and that each client will require the same connectivity. To
access TransferManager when network traffic is restricted at the
router/firewall point, the network administrator must enable the
combinations listed in Table 1-1.
Use Table 1-1 to verify which port numbers to use depending on your
source and destination.
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Table 1-1
Remote Workgroup Network Connection
Guidelines
Source
Destination
Port
EditingClient_A_1
MediaManager_B
http:80
EditingClient_A_1
TransferManager_B
6539
EditingClient_B_1
MediaManager _A
http:80
EditingClient_B_1
TransferManager _A
6539
MediaManager _A
TransferManager _B
6539
MediaManager _B
TransferManager _A
6539
TransferManager _A
TransferManager _B
6532
TransferManager _B
TransferManager _A
6532
Any additional editing clients should follow the rules listed in
“Remote Workgroup Connectivity Rules” on page 8.
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CHAPTER 2
Using TransferManager
This chapter provides an overview of Avid Unity TransferManager as
discussed in the following sections:
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TransferManager Overview
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TransferManager in a Workgroup Environment
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Transfer Options
Read through the chapter to become familiar with the
TransferManager options. When you are ready to transfer files, follow
the procedures in Chapter 3.
TransferManager Overview
TransferManager can transfer media to and from another workgroup’s
TransferManager. In a broadcast environment, TransferManager can
send finished sequences to a configured playback device or can input
media from a configured ingest device.
TransferManager receives and queues transfer requests from one or
more clients. Transfers are then initiated by the TransferManager
server to offload the client. You can monitor transfer status through a
Web-based user interface (UI). You can also monitor your own transfer
from within your Avid application.
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You can also use TransferManager in a peer-to-peer environment. For
information on using TransferManager to move media between
workstations, see Chapter 4.
TransferManager in a Workgroup Environment
The workgroup environment consists of the following functional
components:
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Avid Unity MediaNet file server and storage
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Avid Unity MediaManager to track and manage Avid Unity media
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Supported Avid editors (Media Composer®, Symphony™,
Avid Xpress®, NewsCutter®)
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TransferManager server to manage the transfer of media to and
from the workgroup and to and from other workgroups
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Fibre Channel network that connects the Avid editing systems,
MediaManager, and TransferManager to the Avid Unity MediaNet
environment
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Ethernet network used as a general-purpose communication
network
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The following diagram shows a typical shared-storage workgroup
configuration.
Ethernet
Supported
Avid systems
MediaNet
file server
To a playback
device
Avid Unity
storage
TransferManager
server
MediaManager
server
To another
workgroup
From an ingest
device
Fibre Channel
The workgroup enables collaborative workflows by allowing multiple
editors to share media. For information on installing the
TransferManager client software and the TransferManager server
software, see the Avid Unity TransferManager Release Notes.
Transfer Options
When you use TransferManager in a workgroup environment, you can
transfer files in a number of ways.
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You can perform a remote transfer from the MediaManager user
interface. See “Transferring Objects from One Workgroup to
Another Workgroup” on page 20.
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You can perform a transfer from within the Avid editing system
(for example, NewsCutter) to another workgroup or playback
device. See “Transferring Clips from Within an Avid Editing
Application to Another Workgroup” on page 16.
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You can “pull” media from a remote MediaManager directly to
your Avid system’s bin. See “Transferring Files from a Remote
Workgroup to Your Avid Editing System” on page 21.
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If you are working in an Avid Unity for News workgroup, you can
transfer finished sequences to a configured playback device. See
“Transferring Files to a Playback Device” on page 24.
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CHAPTER 3
Transferring Files
This chapter describes how to transfer files and how to use the
TransferManager Status window to monitor the status of transfers in
your workgroup.
This chapter discusses the following topics:
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Media Compatibility Between Avid Applications
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Transferring Clips from Within an Avid Editing Application to
Another Workgroup
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Transferring Objects from One Workgroup to Another
Workgroup
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Transferring Files from a Remote Workgroup to Your Avid
Editing System
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Transferring Files to a Playback Device
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Working with Rundowns
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Transferring Files from an Ingest Device
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Monitoring Transfers
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Media Compatibility Between Avid Applications
The type of system on which your application is running determines
what can be sent between systems. Before you transfer data between
Avid applications, consider whether the media, files, or compositions
are compatible between applications.
For additional information about compatibility, see the Avid Products
Collaboration Guide.
Transferring Clips from Within an Avid Editing
Application to Another Workgroup
If TransferManager is properly installed and enabled on your Avid
editing system, it starts automatically whenever you start the Avid
application. When you complete a sequence, you can transfer it from
the Avid application to any other connected workgroup. Once you
send the sequence, you can work on another project while the transfer
is taking place.
Setting Up the Avid Editing System for Transfers
To activate TransferManager each time you start your Avid editing
system and to have the application notify you of incoming transfers:
1. In the Avid editing application, click the Settings tab in the Project
window.
2. Double-click Transfer in the Settings scroll list.
The Transfer Settings window opens.
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3. Click the Settings tab.
4. Do one of the following:
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Select Refuse All Requests if you do not want to receive files
from another workgroup.
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Select User Dialog To Accept/Refuse and one of the following
methods for accepting transfers:
Wait for User Action (No Timeout) — User receives a message
request for a transfer. User must click OK for the transfer to
occur.
Accept After Timeout — Automatically accepts the file after
the timeout.
Refuse After Timeout — Does not accept the file after the
timeout.
In the Timeout (seconds) text box, type the amount of time
you want to set for the timeout.
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5. Select “Highlight mixed-resolution items.”
If a sequence contains DV 25 and DV 50 media within the same
sequence, that sequence will be highlighted in red in the bin.
TransferManager cannot send sequences that contain both DV 25
and DV 50 media to playback. This feature allows you to easily
identify those sequences.
6. Click OK.
7. Click the TMClient.ini tab.
8. Type the TransferManager server computer name in the Server
text box.
9. Type the name of your workgroup in the Workgroup text box. This
can be any name you give your workgroup.
10. If your environment includes another workgroup that includes
another TransferManager server, click Add.
11. In the Other Workgroups area, type the name of the other
TransferManager server and the name of the other workgroup.
12. Click OK.
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Transferring Files
To send clips or sequences to another workgroup from within the
Avid application:
1. Open the bin that contains the clips or sequences you want to
send.
2. Select a clip or sequence, or Ctrl+click (Windows) or Shift+click
(Macintosh) multiple clips or sequences.
3. From the Transfer menu, choose Send To Workgroup and then
choose the available workgroup to which you want to send the
files.
The files are sent to the TransferManager server, where they are
then sent to the selected workgroup. You can now work on
another project while the transfer is taking place.
For information on monitoring the transfer of files, see
“Monitoring the Transfer from Within the Avid Application” on
page 29.
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Transferring Objects from One Workgroup to
Another Workgroup
If you want to transfer objects to another workgroup, you must have
the TransferManager application installed in the workgroup. The
Web-based user interface of MediaManager allows users to access
TransferManager to transfer media from one workgroup to another.
Because the user interface is Web-based, each workgroup will have a
unique Uniform Resource Locator (URL) associated with it. This
makes navigating to other workgroups quick and easy.
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You can bookmark the workgroups for easy access.
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To transfer media, you must have two Web browsers running, one for the
originating workgroup and one for the destination workgroup.
To transfer media objects to another workgroup:
1. If you have not already done so, start your browser and open your
local MediaManager. For information on accessing
MediaManager, see the Avid Unity MediaManager Setup and User’s
Guide .
2. Open the remote MediaManager.
3. In your local MediaManager, click the objects that you want to
transfer to the remote MediaManager:
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Ctrl+click (Windows) or Shift+click (Macintosh) the object, or
click Select All to select multiple objects.
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4. Drag the selected files to the remote MediaManager. You can drop
them anywhere on the MediaManager Web page.
A dialog box appears.
5. Select the Workspace where you want to transfer the media. This
is the workspace on Avid Unity where the media will reside.
6. Select the Workspace Incoming Folder catalog. This is the
MediaManager catalog where you want to access the metadata.
7. Click OK.
A progress indicator appears, indicating the media is being
transferred from one workgroup to another.
Transferring Files from a Remote Workgroup to
Your Avid Editing System
TransferManager allows you to move files from a remote workgroup
to your Avid editing system bin. To “pull” files from the external
workgroup, you must use MediaManager from the originating
workgroup. You drag the objects from the remote MediaManager and
drop them in the Avid editing system bin.
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To transfer objects from a remote workgroup to your Avid system:
1. In the Settings scroll list of the Avid system Project window,
double-click to select the appropriate MM settings (see
“Configuring Avid Editing Systems to Work with MediaManager”
in the Avid Unity MediaManager Setup and User’s Guide).
2. Open the Avid system bin in which you want to store the media
objects that you want to transfer.
3. If you have not already done so, open the remote MediaManager.
4. Perform a search or browse operation that returns the object or
objects that you want to transfer.
5. In the results frame, click the objects you want to transfer and drag
them to the Avid system bin:
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Ctrl+click (Windows) or Shift+click (Macintosh) the object, or
click Select All to select multiple objects.
If you selected one item to transfer, a message appears, asking if
you want to initiate the transfer.
6. Click Now or Later:
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If you select Now, the object is transferred.
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If you select Later, the object is not transferred until you
retrieve it. To retrieve it, choose Retrieve from the Transfer
menu.
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If you selected multiple items to transfer, a message appears,
asking if you want to initiate the transfer.
7. Click Transfer, Transfer All, Defer, or Defer All:
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If you select Transfer, a message box appears for each clip. You
must click OK in each message box to initiate the transfers.
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If you select Transfer All, all the items selected are transferred.
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If you select Defer, the objects are not transferred, and you
receive a message box to defer each object. You must click OK
in each message box to defer the transfers.
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If you select Defer All, the objects are not transferred until you
retrieve them. To retrieve them, choose Retrieve from the
Transfer menu.
The imported objects appear in the bin. To monitor the transfer,
see “Monitoring Transfers” on page 29.
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Transferring Files to a Playback Device
In a broadcast environment, you can transfer a finished sequence to a
configured playback device.
To send a finished sequence to a playback device:
1. Open the bin that contains the sequence you want to send.
2. Select the sequence.
3. From the Transfer menu, choose Send To Playback.
4. From the Send To Playback submenu, choose the available
playback device to which you want to send the sequence.
The Send to Playback dialog box appears.
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If necessary, you can set the sequence to high priority by clicking the circle in
the PWT (Play While Transferring) column next to the sequence you have
sent.
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If you try to send a sequence or clip with the same tape ID as one the
TransferManager already has, you will receive an error message. If
you want to overwrite the tape ID name, select the Overwrite option.
Overwrite the tape ID only if you are sure you want to overwrite the
previous tape ID name.
5. Click OK.
The sequence is sent to the TransferManager server, where it is
sent to the selected playback device. You can now work on
another project while the transfer is taking place.
For information on monitoring the transfer of files, see
“Monitoring the Transfer from Within the Avid Application” on
page 29.
Working with Rundowns
In a broadcast environment, you can enable the TransferManager
scheduling feature to allow interaction with the Newsroom Computer
System (NRCS). You can select the files to send to playback, and the
schedule list from the NRCS determines the order in which the files
are played back.
To use the TransferManager with rundowns:
1. On your TransferManager server computer, click the Start button,
point to Programs, point to Avid, and then select TransferManager
Configuration.
The TransferManager Configuration window opens.
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2. In the Playlist Information area, select “Use Newsroom rundowns
to schedule transfers.”
3. Type the computer name of the Newsroom Server.
4. Type the User name and password.
5. If you know the name of the schedule file, type it in the Schedule
File Name text box. The schedule file specifies which rundowns to
use at which time.
6. Click OK.
7. Restart the TransferManager server. (Anytime the configuration
information changes, you must restart the server.)
8. On your Avid editing system, open the bin that contains the
sequences you want to send.
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9. Select the sequences.
10. From the Transfer menu, choose Send To Playback.
11. From the Send To Playback submenu, choose the available
playback device to which you want to send the sequence.
The Send to Playback dialog box appears.
12. Click OK.
The sequences play back based upon the order in which they
appear in the NRCS rundown list.
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If you set one of the sequences to high priority by clicking the circle in the
PWT column next to the sequence, that sequence will have priority over the
rundown list.
For information on monitoring the transfer of files, see
“Monitoring the Transfer from Within the Avid Application” on
page 29.
Transferring Files from an Ingest Device
In a broadcast environment, you can transfer files from a configured
ingest device to your Avid system bin.
To transfer files from the ingest device to your Avid system bin:
1. Ensure that the ingest device is properly connected. For more
information, see the documentation supplied with your ingest
device.
2. Open the ingest device’s application that allows you to see the
files located on the ingest device.
A list of files located on the ingest device appears.
3. Open the bin on your Avid system where you want to ingest the
files.
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You may have to minimize both the Avid editing application and
the ingest device’s application so that you can view both at the
same time on your desktop.
4. Click the media file you want to ingest, and drag the file to your
Avid system bin.
A message appears, asking if you want to initiate the transfer.
5. Click Now or Later:
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If you select Now, the objects are transferred.
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If you select Later, the objects are not transferred until you
retrieve them. To retrieve them, choose Retrieve from the
Transfer menu.
If you selected multiple items to transfer, a message appears,
asking if you want to initiate the transfer.
6. Click Transfer, Transfer All, Defer, or Defer All:
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If you select Transfer, a message box appears for each clip. You
must click OK in each message box to initiate the transfers.
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If you select Transfer All, all the items selected are transferred.
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If you select Defer, the objects are not transferred, and you
receive a message box to defer each object. You must click OK
in each message box to defer the transfers.
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If you select Defer All, the objects are not transferred until you
retrieve them. To retrieve them, choose Retrieve from the
Transfer menu.
For information on monitoring the transfer of files, see “Monitoring
the Transfer from Within the Avid Application” on page 29.
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Monitoring Transfers
You can monitor the transfer of files either from the Avid editing
application or from the Status window using a Web browser. If you
monitor from within the Avid editing application, you will see only
the files you transferred. If you open the Status window, you will see
all TransferManager activity. If you have administrative privileges or
you initiated the transfer, you can also cancel, retry, pause, or resume
transfers.
Monitoring the Transfer from Within the Avid Application
After you transfer a file from within the Avid application, you can
monitor the transfer.
To monitor the file transfer:
1. From the Transfer menu, choose Status.
The Transfer Status window opens.
2. Right-click the status of a particular transfer to choose the status
options (Windows), or Ctrl+Shift click the status of a particular
transfer until the status options appear (Macintosh).
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A plus sign in the PWT column indicates the clip or sequence has been set to
a high priority.
3. Use the following chart to determine the status options during a
transfer.
Status
User Options
Transferring
Pause or cancel the transfer.
Paused
Resume or cancel the transfer.
Error (plus information indicating
the error)
Retry or clear the transfer.
Pending
Cancel the transfer.
Completed or Canceled
Clear the transfer.
Sorting the Transfer Status Columns
You might want to view the status or locations of the transfers in
alphabetical order. This makes it easy to view all the completed,
paused, or canceled transfers together.
To sort a transfer status column:
1. From the Transfer menu, choose Status.
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The Transfer Status window opens.
2. Right-click the column to choose the sort options (Windows), or
press and hold the Status column until the Sort menu appears
(Macintosh).
3. Choose either Sort, Sort Reversed, or No Sort. Sort lists the
information in alphabetical order.
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Monitoring Transfers from Your Browser
You can monitor the TransferManager activity from your Web
browser. The Status window provides information on the progress of
all transfers. The Status window provides a list of transfers that are
pending, running, paused, recently completed, failed, or canceled. The
History window shows a list of all past transfers (since the last time
the TransferManager server was restarted). The transfer Detail
window shows details associated with a given transfer.
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If you access multiple browsers on the same system and they all have the same
TransferManager status URL, only the first browser will correctly refresh
itself to show the transfer completed. The other browsers, which will be
slightly out of sync and behind, stop showing updates to the transfer when the
first browser shows the transfer completed. The secondary browsers will
update themselves the next time a transfer starts, forcing a complete refresh.
To access the TransferManager browser:
1. Start your Web browser, and open your local MediaManager.
Mode selector
2. Click Services in the mode selector.
The Services control frame appears.
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3. Click Transfer Status.
The TransferManager browser window opens. You can see the
transfer status of all jobs being transferred.
Mode
selector
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Status Window
The Status window shows all the current transfer activity.
Hyperlink name
Table 3-1 describes the information displayed in the Status window.
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Table 3-1
TransferManager Status Window Details
Status Window
Column
Description
Status
Displays the status of the current transfers.
The color of the status row indicates the following:
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Gray with no icon = Transfer is pending or in the queue.
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Gray with Stop icon = Transfer has been canceled.
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Gray with Pause icon = Transfer has been paused.
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Yellow with no icon = Transfer is running.
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Red with X icon = Transfer has failed.
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Green with check mark icon = Transfer has completed successfully.
Name
Shows the name of the media being transferred. When you click a hyperlink, the
Detail window opens.
Priority
Allows you to set the priority of each transfer.
Progress Indicator
The progress indicator is updated as a transfer progresses. Green segments are
added to the indicator to show the percentage of the transfer that has completed.
TapeID
The TapeID of a clip is the same TapeID used in the Avid application. This helps
identify a particular piece of media.
Start
Shows the time the transfer was started (not the time the transfer request was
submitted to the TransferManager server).
Destination
Indicates the name of the workgroup receiving the transfer.
Type
Shows an icon representing the transfer type. The icon represents a
workgroup-to-workgroup transfer. On Air icons are applicable for workgroup
environments connected to a playback system.
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Detail Window
The Detail window displays all available information for a particular
transfer.
To view the details of a particular transfer:
1. Open the Status window. See “Monitoring Transfers from Your
Browser” on page 32.
2. Click the hyperlink of the transfer for which you want additional
information.
The Detail window opens.
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The Detail window background color matches the status of the transfer. If you
accessed the Detail window from the History window, the background
matches the History window background.
Command buttons appear at the bottom of the Detail window if the
active user owns the transfer or if the MediaManager user has
administrative privileges.
History Window
The History window allows you to view the history of all transfers
since the last time you rebooted the TransferManager server.
To view the history of any transfers:
1. Open the Status window. See “Monitoring Transfers from Your
Browser” on page 32.
2. Click History in the mode selector.
The History window opens.
The History window displays canceled, failed, or successfully
completed transfers. The History window does not show pending,
paused, or in-progress transfers.
The History window does not update as transfers complete. To get
information on any transfers that have completed after the History
window was opened, refresh the window.
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CHAPTER 4
Using TransferManager in a
Peer-to-Peer Environment
In a peer-to-peer environment, TransferManager can be used to
transfer compositions and media from one Avid editing system to
another Avid editing system. If you are transferring compositions or
clips, you simply select the item from a bin and transfer it. If data is
being sent to you from another Avid editing system, you simply
choose to accept it.
Transferring Clips
If TransferManager is properly installed and enabled on your Avid
editing system, it starts automatically whenever you start the Avid
application. When you complete a sequence, you can transfer it from
your Avid system to another Avid system. Each system must have the
TransferManager software installed. After you send the sequence, you
can work on another project while the transfer is taking place.
However, until the transfer operation is complete, certain operations
will run more slowly. In the case of playback and recording, you might
experience interruptions.
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Setting Up the Avid Editing Application for Transfers
To set up the Avid editing application to notify you of incoming
transfers:
1. In the Avid editing application, click the Settings tab in the Project
window.
2. Double-click Transfer in the Settings scroll list.
The Transfer Settings window opens.
3. Click the Settings tab.
4. Do one of the following:
t
Select Refuse All Requests if you do not want to receive files
from another workgroup.
t
Select User Dialog To Accept/Refuse and one of the following
methods for accepting transfers:
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Wait for User Action (No Timeout) — User receives a message
request for a transfer. User must click OK for the transfer to occur.
Accept After Timeout — Automatically accepts the file after the
timeout.
Refuse After Timeout — Does not accept the file after the timeout.
In the Timeout (seconds) text box, enter the amount of time you
want to set for the timeout.
5. Deselect “Highlight mixed-resolution items.” This does not apply
to workstation-to-workstation clients.
6. Click OK.
7. Click the TMClient.ini tab.
8. In the Other Workgroups area, click Add.
The Add Workgroup To List dialog box appears.
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9. In the Server text box, type the computer name of the other
workstation from which you want to send or receive transfers.
10. In the Workgroup text box, type the name you want to see in the
Transfer menu for that workstation. You can use any name in this
text box.
11. Click OK.
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If you want to edit the names of any of the workstations, click Edit and make
the changes.
Transferring Data
To send clips or sequences to another Avid editing system:
1. Open the bin that contains the clips or sequences you want to
send.
2. Select a clip or sequence, or Ctrl+click (Windows) or Shift+click
(Macintosh) multiple clips or sequences.
3. From the Transfer menu, choose Send To Workgroup and then
choose the available workstation to which you want to send the
files.
The compositions, clips, and any available media are sent to the
destination system.
For information on monitoring the transfer of the files, see
“Monitoring the Transfer from Within the Avid Application” on
page 29.
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CHAPTER 5
Troubleshooting
This chapter describes how to detect problems you might encounter
when using TransferManager as discussed in the following topics:
•
Suggested Troubleshooting Guidelines
•
Verifying Network Connectivity
For additional troubleshooting information, see the Avid Unity
MediaNet Troubleshooting Guide.
Suggested Troubleshooting Guidelines
The following guidelines can help you troubleshoot problems:
•
Verify that TransferManager is running on both the sending and
the receiving systems. TransferManager must be running on both
systems.
•
Verify that the network cables are securely connected between the
computer and the site network.
•
Verify that the network is operating and that your computer can
detect the presence of the destination system. See “Verifying
Network Connectivity” on page 44.
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•
If your computer has an optional network board, run the
diagnostic programs provided with the board to verify that the
board is functioning properly.
•
If the system times out during transfers to your own computer or
any other computer, ask the network administrator to verify that
the Domain Name System (DNS) server specified in the TCP/IP
properties of the Network settings in the Control Panel is active
and connected to the network.
Verifying Network Connectivity
You can use the Windows operating system ping command to verify
the network connection between your computer and another system
on the network.
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Before you use the ping command, make sure you know the system name or
network address of the system you are pinging.
To check network connectivity:
1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.
The Run dialog box appears.
2. Type the following command in the Open text box:
ping systemname
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The variable systemname is the name of the system you are
verifying.
The Windows Console window opens, showing the status of the
pinging.
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Index
A
Destination
in Status window 35
Detail window
described 36
Detecting problems 43
Dongle
installing 6
Accepting transfers
in a peer-to-peer environment 40
in an Avid Unity environment 17
Avid applications
media compatibility between 16
Avid editing system
setting up for transfers in a peer-to-peer
environment 40
E
Ethernet network 12
Ethernet services 7
C
Clips
transferring 16
Commands
ping 44
Compatibility of media 16
Connecting
to an Ethernet network 7
F
Fibre Channel network 12
G
Guidelines
for troubleshooting 43
D
Data
transferring in a peer-to-peer environment
42
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H
P
Hardware
installing the TransferManager server 5
History window
described 37
Peer-to-peer environment
using TransferManager in 39
ping command 44
Playback devices
transferring files to 24
Presence on the network
detecting 44
Priority
in Status window 35
Problems
detecting 43
Progress indicator
in Status window 35
I
Ingest device
transferring files from 27
Installing
MediaNet client software 6
TransferManager server dongle 6
TransferManager server hardware 5
TransferManager server software 7
R
M
Remote workgroup connectivity
rules 8
typical configuration 8
Rundowns
working with 25
Media compatibility 16
MediaNet client software
installing 6
Monitoring transfers 29
S
N
Schedules
working with 25
Setting up the Avid editing system for transfers
Name
in Status window 35
Network
board 44
detecting presence on 44
Network connectivity 43
Networking considerations
between workgroups 7
firewalls 7
port numbers 7
services 7
typical configuration 8
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Settings scroll list 16, 40
Software
MediaNet client
installing 6
TransferManager server
installing 7
Sorting transfers 30
Start
in Status window 35
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V
Starting
TransferManager server 6
Status window
described 34
Verifying network connectivity 44
W
T
Workgroup environment
TransferManager in 12
typical configuration with TransferManager
TapeID
in Status window 35
Timing out during transfers 44
Transfer options 13
Transfer settings
in a peer-to-peer environment 40
in an Avid Unity environment 16
TransferManager server
installing 5
Transferring files
from a remote workgroup to an Avid system
13
21
from an ingest device 27
from one workgroup to another workgroup
20
from within an Avid application 16, 39
to a playback device 24
Transfers
method of accepting incoming in a
peer-to-peer environment 40
method of accepting incoming in an Avid
Unity environment 17
monitoring 29
monitoring from browser 32
setting up the Avid editing system for 16
sorting 30
Troubleshooting 43
Type column
in Status window 35
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