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Nathan Hall
Batch adding file extensions
on Mar 12, 2010 at 4:15:49 pm

I have a project that requires me to go through years of footage but I'm running into a problem with file extensions. I didn't shoot any of the footage and for whatever reason a ton of the clips have no file extension. I can open them in final cut pro but I prefer working in premiere for various reasons. When I drag the clips into premiere cs4 it gives me "file format not supported". My question is... is there a way to batch add file extensions? And if so... How do I do that? I've added the .mov file extension to several clips and then they import and play fine in premiere but I don't want to have to do that to 4 million clips one at a time.

Thanks for any tips you can give me!

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Mike Cohen
Re: Batch adding file extensions
on Mar 12, 2010 at 6:14:03 pm

download the free utility "bulk rename utility" - just google it - saves me countless hours.
You can not only add or change extensions, but change the names, replace characters etc. I use it a lot when working with powerpoint slides. They all come out as Slide1.BMP, Slide2.BMP etc - I add a prefix, such as Jones_ to the lot of files in a lot less time.

Mike Cohen

PS - This is a PC utility.


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Nathan Hall
Re: Batch adding file extensions
on Mar 12, 2010 at 7:49:43 pm

Thanks Mike, I'll give that a shot. People like you are why the Cow is such a great place!



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Chris Buttacoli
Re: Batch adding file extensions
on Mar 15, 2010 at 5:40:21 pm

Or you can use Adobe Bridge if you have the CS bundle.


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Nathan Hall
Re: Batch adding file extensions
on Mar 15, 2010 at 8:49:16 pm

I have used bridge for batch renaming but I think --unless I'm missing something-- it doesn't rename file extensions.

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Chris Buttacoli
Re: Batch adding file extensions
on Mar 22, 2010 at 5:04:55 pm

Absolutely does!!! [CS3 version is what I have]


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