I'm having a problem sending a 50 episode series to the national TV station. They required MXF files but rejected my files because they only had 2 tracks and they want 4 tracks, even if the program only has 2 tracks (stereo), apparently for safety during broadcast in case tracks 1 and 2 fail, they can switch to 3 and 4.
So I now re-encoded one episode, duplicating tracks 1-2 onto tracks 3-4. Using FCPX. I duplicated the sound track as a connected clip and used 2 different audio roles to export a 4 track quicktime movie in Prores, and then encoded the 4 track MXF in Compressor.
The TV station accepted this file so all is good... Except that if I now have to do this for 50 episodes it will take hours of tedious work. Surely there's got to be some kind of utility or plugin that could (batch) duplicate tracks 1-2 of an MXF file onto tracks 3-4 ?? I looked at options in Compressor but couldn't find anything. Would anyone have a workflow suggestion ? Any help would be greatly appreciated !
Oh, yes, of course, I didn't mean "I'm sure there has to be some kind of batch exporter" IN FCPX , I meant "I'm sure there has to be some kind of batch exporter" SOFTWARE that exists somewhere and can do that (not FCPX).