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Adam Harvey
Move a .mov file after it has been exported
on May 31, 2013 at 3:41:24 pm

I am trying to come up with a solution for a problem I am having. I would like to have a Automator move a file from one location to another after Final Cut Pro X has exported the .mov file. The problem I have been having is that it starts moving the file before it has completed the export from FCPX and then the file just become corrupt. I would put a size limit on the move but the video sizes differ.


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Charlie Austin
Re: Move a .mov file after it has been exported
on May 31, 2013 at 8:35:49 pm

Can you tell automator to wait a certain amount of time (longer than any export time you anticipate), before moving the file?

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Andy Neil
Re: Move a .mov file after it has been exported
on May 31, 2013 at 8:50:11 pm

I don't know Automator, but either Charlie's idea or perhaps it's possible to delay the action you want Automator to perform until 30 seconds of non-action in the folder you're watching. That way, it'll move the file only after FCPX finishes exporting.

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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Move a .mov file after it has been exported
on May 31, 2013 at 9:16:18 pm

You can add a post export action that runs the Automator script once the export is complete. I used to use this to run a script that sent a push alert to my iPhone when a long render was done.

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Paul Figgiani
Re: Move a .mov file after it has been exported
on May 31, 2013 at 10:42:26 pm

Try this: save the Automator Action as an "Application." Then set up your Share output options: Open with/Other ... and point to the Automator application that will move the file.

-paul.



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Paul Figgiani
Re: Move a .mov file after it has been exported
on May 31, 2013 at 10:58:39 pm

My suggestion works. Set up your Automator Application like this:



Share from FCPX sends the output to my Desktop. The Automator application then moves the file to the "TEST" folder that I designated.

-paul.


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Doug Metz
Re: Move a .mov file after it has been exported
on Jun 1, 2013 at 3:42:05 am

Nice one, Paul!


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Adam Harvey
Re: Move a .mov file after it has been exported
on Jun 3, 2013 at 2:47:55 pm

Thanks for the help, I feel kinda stupid that I did not figure that out myself but at least I have this forum.


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