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Noam Osband
Rename file to match clip?
on May 10, 2017 at 3:36:11 pm

Just checking: is there no way to do rename file to match clip in FCP X? I thought so, but perhaps I had it wrong. i have some files already imported and I want to do a batch rename that changes the actual file name too. Any easy way to do that in FCP X?

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Noah Kadner
Re: Rename file to match clip?
on May 10, 2017 at 5:40:26 pm

Nope- it will not rename at the Finder level. I recommend A Better Finder Rename for that.


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Chad Greene
Re: Rename file to match clip?
on May 11, 2017 at 3:23:35 pm

I just had to do this, only I also wanted the keywords added to the file names in the finder. It was a bit of a process that included "Producer's Best Friend" and "A Better File Renamer".

1) Export XML of Event
2) Run through "Producer's Best Friend"
3) Open in Excel (or in my case Google Sheets). Sort by original file name, then copy all FCPX clip names.
4) Paste new FCPX clip names into Text Edit with one name per line.
5) Use "A Better File Renamer" to completely rename the files based on the names on the text file.

I did this to 37 events and 7,500+ clips last week with good success, though it took a while.

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