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Jim Blokland
COMPRESSOR - how to keep file names the same
on Apr 20, 2011 at 3:38:56 pm

Hi COW-ers:

I'm trying to media=manage a bunch of XDCAM HD422 1080p24 (50 Mb/s) files to ProRes 422 via either Media Manager or Compressor. All the original files have a .MOV extension on them (in CAPITALS) that when I convert via Media Manager, regardless of setting for 'existing file names' or 'clip names' comes out like this:

filename.MOV.mov

Which means when I go to reconnect, I have to do it manually, because FCP thinks the filename is different. When I retype the extension to lower case letters 'filename.mov', it works as you'd expect.

Tried to do the conversion in Compressor, but then you get the suffix it attaches to the filename -- ie. filename- Apple ProRes etc.mov' -- which again, is a PITA.

Anyone know how to circumvent this? Many thanks in advance.

Best, JIM.

Snow Leopard 10.6.4
Mac Pro Octo Westmere
14 GB RAM
ATI Radeon 5870
Matrox MX02 Mini
Seritek 4 TB RAID
AVID MEDIA COMPOSER 5 // FCS3


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Everest Mokaeff
Re: COMPRESSOR - how to keep file names the same
on Apr 20, 2011 at 3:46:54 pm

Make your own destination and by means of output filename template set up naming system that works for you.

Everest Mokaeff
http://www.mokaeff.com


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: COMPRESSOR - how to keep file names the same
on Apr 20, 2011 at 4:03:13 pm

In the Encoder tab, there's a place for you to enter an extension. Instead of mov, type MOV.

Jeremy


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Jim Blokland
Re: COMPRESSOR - how to keep file names the same
on Apr 20, 2011 at 4:11:26 pm

And thank you Jeremy for the MOV tip. That's going to make it identical. Perfect.

Best, JIM.

Snow Leopard 10.6.4
Mac Pro Octo Westmere
14 GB RAM
ATI Radeon 5870
Matrox MX02 Mini
Seritek 4 TB RAID
AVID MEDIA COMPOSER 5 // FCS3


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Jim Blokland
Re: COMPRESSOR - how to keep file names the same
on Apr 20, 2011 at 4:08:29 pm

Thanks for your reply Everest. I think I've found a work-around. I made my own custom destination, then set the default destination in Compressor's Preferences, and it seems to work without adding any extra to the filename!

Thank goodness. Saves me a ^%$#-load of typing!

Best, JIM.

Snow Leopard 10.6.4
Mac Pro Octo Westmere
14 GB RAM
ATI Radeon 5870
Matrox MX02 Mini
Seritek 4 TB RAID
AVID MEDIA COMPOSER 5 // FCS3


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Kris Charas
Re: COMPRESSOR - how to keep file names the same
on Apr 20, 2011 at 4:33:32 pm

Also, creating an automator workflow to cut off the extra bit of text is fairly easy. If you have a bunch done already, it would take maybe all of 5 minutes to set up in the automator builder.


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Jason Brown
Re: COMPRESSOR - how to keep file names the same
on Apr 20, 2011 at 5:32:49 pm

a GREAT renaming app - Name Mangler - can do some great automation on batch renaming files. It's very powerful.


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Nick Price
Re: COMPRESSOR - how to keep file names the same
on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:49:44 pm

there is also an app called 'A Better Finder Rename'. I used this for exactly the same thing, and have used it more since

nick


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Miguel Ramirez
Re: COMPRESSOR - how to keep file names the same
on Aug 18, 2012 at 7:47:20 am

Late in the game but I'm sure there will be other people with the same problem. I just figured it out right now.
Basically what I had to do was create a custom destination, select that custom destination and on the Inspector window I modified the "Output Filename Template:" By default it appears as "Source Media Name-Setting Name".

Put your cursor in front of "-Setting Name"and delete it.
Save your changes, apply your custom destination to your Job and that's it.
Every time you do this to your custom destinations, your output file name will not have your setting's name.


Hope that helps.
Miguel


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