We’ve all had media go offline in our Final Cut Pro 6 projects. This is easily remedied assuming you have the media.
What has always confounded me is when FCP is looking for an empty filename called “”. The Reconnect Files window does not allow you to view other metadata to reveal the file in question.
At a recent Pizza and Post the presenters mentioned a solution for this. They discovered the empty “” value is pulled from the Log Note field of the clip. During the logging process, paste the source media filename into Log Note and the “” issue should never present itself.
My solution to “” is searching the Browser for “Offline Media is Yes” but if your project has degenerated over time you may have Sequence clips that don’t have corresponding Master Clips in the Browser.