“Trouble will come soon enough, and when he does come, receive him as pleasantly as possible. Like the tax-collector, he is a disagreeable chap to have in one’s house, but the more amiably you greet him the sooner he will go away.”
Troubleshooting is a detective story, an Easter egg hunt, and a test of method, memory, and patience. It is rarely an excuse for panic, since it is only by calmly tracing problems to their roots that you will ever achieve the solution. The end result is to get back up and running to finish the job and complete the vision. You cannot separate the medium from the tools, even if you prefer to think of Avid as a cloud of magic that exists at the far end of the cables.