Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support

Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Post Production > Post - Surround - Video

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-07-2010, 07:12 AM
garnoil garnoil is offline
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,238
Default file reading metadata by mistake

Sometimes when I am working very fast, I hit a combo of keys, I think it is command click on a region file and this cause PT to read the metadata for that region file. This takes a long time (I know it is my mistake by hitting the wrong key) but I wonder if this could be disabled as a preference. In the end, most of the metadata that is read ends up saying "assertion error altura etc.etc." This errors appears to be because the original drive where the OMF file came from is no longer connected to the system.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 08:28 AM
Postman Postman is offline
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: where land meets sky
Posts: 2,375
Default Re: file reading metadata by mistake

I hate that too. Sometimes Pro Tools does not process the keys and modifiers correctly when you are working fast, it thinks you hit the magic combo when you really did not. (I'm not in front of my machine, maybe it is option-click a region.) Slower machines exhibit the problem more than fast Intels.


I have put in a feature request for it a long time ago and I know others have also. Large sessions with 10,000+ files can take a long time to process. Meanwhile there is no way to stop it.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 09:36 AM
Frank Kruse Frank Kruse is offline
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: old europe
Posts: 5,719
Default Re: file reading metadata by mistake

I´ve hade it a habit to right-click on a region after I fire up my project in the morning. At least it prevents me from unintentionally doing it when the director is next to me ;-)

PTHDn 2021.12 (OSX10.14.6), 8x8x8, MacPro 5,1 3.33Ghz 12-Core, BM DeckLink SDI, SYNC HD, all genlocked via AJA GEN10, 48GB RAM, Xilica Neutrino, Meyersound Acheron
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reading Time Code Metadata from Quicktime Files Richard Butler Pro Tools 11 2 12-05-2013 04:37 AM
request: make "reading audio file metadata" background task Felix Rost Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 7 03-11-2011 07:35 AM
"reading audio file metadata"--key command? Floydio Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 3 10-27-2010 02:23 PM
reading Audio file metadata ? KingFish Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 4 05-05-2009 02:08 PM
Reading audio file metadata???!!! GeneOuse Pro Tools TDM Systems (Win) 1 01-21-2008 10:07 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:50 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com