Flush all cached media in a the batch groups desktop or library?

Hi All…and this may be a good one for @Slabrie :slight_smile:

I’ve been working on some heavy CG comps the past few days, and I’ve been caching the multichannel EXRs to help speed up my renders. Well…my stone is filling up. For one of my comps I have 62 iterations and many of the iterations use the same version of the EXRs (it’s been a helluva job!). Is there any way to force the flushing of source media cache for all iterations of a batch group or everything in a desktop or library? I can rt-click on desktops in my library and select flush source media cache, but it doesn’t seem like it’s doing it.



Caches are shared between all instances of your sources so maybe there are other clips outside of your selection still using the cache. That would explain what you see.

That makes sense. Is there a way to flush the cache globally? For example, I have a cached clip that is in 10 iterations of the same batch group. It looks like the only way to flush it completely is for me to open each iteration, select the clips, select Flush SMC, iterate & replace.

Just resurrecting this old post before I make a feature request.

I too would like a way to easily flush ALL cached media and conserve some space.

I have had a few jobs recently fill up my machine and although I can go through instances in my media hub and Flush Source Media (All Versions), the best/fastest way I found was to archive, delete and restore. Obviously my archive has cache media disabled.

Maybe it could be an alternative option in the project settings. As well as Delete Project you could have a Flush all source media option that does it all for you in one hit.

Yes it might seem like an extreme option to have but it might enable me to keep my project on my box for another week or two whilst I wait for final FINALS, and give me back a whole lot of space.

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