How the Connection Between Clips and Media Files
Can Be Broken
There are several reasons the connection between the clips in your project and your
media files on disk can break, causing the corresponding clips in your project to go offline:
Â You modified your media files in any way that changes the modification date in
Â You moved your media files to another folder.
Â You renamed your media files.
Â You created an offline project file with the Media Manager.
Â You deleted your media files on disk. In this case, you have no option but to
recapture the media files.
When a clip in your project goes offline, any sequence render files associated with that
clip also go offline, and the Offline Files dialog appears (see “
When Final Cut Pro
Reconnects Your Clips
” on page 83).
When you play back offline clips, a Media Offline message is displayed until these clips
are either reconnected or recaptured.