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Max Stein
Anyway to automate clip titles from clip names?
on Feb 22, 2012 at 6:00:12 pm

I have to deliver "dailies" of about 80 takes.I want to render all of them into a single clip. But I'd like to add a black title that simply has the length, and name of clip.

This way they can say we like clip xxxxx.mov.

Rather than adding a title to the head of each clip on a time line. Is there a way, a plug-in or script, for instance on a timeline of clips, add a 2 second black title, and overlay the length and title of the upcoming clip.

Thanks

Max


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Anyway to automate clip titles from clip names?
on Feb 22, 2012 at 6:26:45 pm

Why don't you use an editing application to do this? I think it would be a lot faster.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Max Stein
Re: Anyway to automate clip titles from clip names?
on Feb 22, 2012 at 7:13:20 pm

Well,

I'll take the easiest solution. Premiere, Vegas After Effects. Just After Effects has pretty good scripting.


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Conrad Olson
Re: Anyway to automate clip titles from clip names?
on Feb 22, 2012 at 7:46:47 pm

I think most video encoding applications let you burn in details like that.

Personally. I would render each clip separately. When we have dailies reviews we tend to watch the same shot on a loop. It would be difficult to do that if they are all one clip.

So my workflow would be to render each shot from AE, then create a batch script that runs them through compressor or Adobe Media Encoder or something like that with the file name burnt in.

Even if you were using AE it would be simpler to script that burn in if you were only dealing with one shot at a time.

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Jeremy Allen
Re: Anyway to automate clip titles from clip names?
on Feb 22, 2012 at 9:42:28 pm

Dan Ebberts has this expression for something similar, maybe it will work for you?

http://www.motionscript.com/design-guide/source-name.html

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Max Stein
Re: Anyway to automate clip titles from clip names?
on Feb 22, 2012 at 10:01:38 pm

Thank you Jeremy,

The reason I was thinking AE was the scripting ability. Though not exactly what I was thinking about. The script mechanically show it can be done.

Thanks

Max


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