You can not link clips to media if the source names are not correct. The first problem is that some of the source names have been changed from the original project because they were turned into "B" reels for dissolves (dupes) in the linear suite. So reel 001 became 001B. After opening the EDL in EDL Manager the system really doesn't know that the "B" is a B reel and will not make that assumption. Maybe there really is a reel 001B because it was the first reel you shot in Bosnia or Biloxi or Beantown.
So really to remove all the "B"s you need to open the list in Vantage and carefully search and replace all the "B"s with a blank space.
This assumes that the dupe material was created using the "multiple dupe" option. If you created your dupes using the "one dupe reel, new timecode" option, this method will not work for shots on your dupe reel, as the timecode will not refer back to your original source material.
Make sure the format of your list matches the format selected in EDL Manager. For example, if you are importing a PAL CMX 3600 list, make sure that EDL Manager is set to accept this type of list. Otherwise, you'll receive errors while trying to import. For version 1.9 of EDL Manager, you only need to indicate whether the list is NTSC or PAL.
If you don't know the format of the list, guess until you're able to import without errors.
Steps 3 and 4 are not necessary when working with EDL Manager versions 1.9 and greater. Use the arrow icon to move the EDL into Media Composer.
You may see several projects associated with a tape name. If you don't select the correct one, the media will not link up. It's also possible you'll see more than one entry for a particular project/tape name combination. If this occurs, you'll have to try each choice in turn.
The new master clips will never relink -- they're used as intermediaries. You have actually relinked the sequence to the original master clips. You can now use Match Frame and Find Bin to refer back to your original source material.
One possible reason that some decomposed shots may not appear is that the EDL was altered in online such that a shot was made longer than its original master clip. You will need to redigitize these changed shots to reflect the changes in the sequence.
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