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Old December 1st, 2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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QT Batch Automation

i'm looking for a way to make a script or automation of sorts to batch rotate a TON of quicktime clips.

basicly if you open up a clip in quicktime and hit 'command'+'J' it opens the "movie properties" then if you click "visual settings" inside the "video track" you can rotate the image and save it. done, no recoding or loss of quality.

i want to find a way to do that to a whole folder full of hundreds of clip that where show with a 35mm adapter so i can "flip" the image back to normal. does anyone know of such a script or automation? everything else i have found (such as mpeg streamclip or transformmovie) writes a new quicktime file, i don't want to do that, it takes to long, i just want to batch alter the quicktimes meta data or whatever it is to flip the clip 180 degrees.

any help would be awesome!
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 03:54 PM   #2
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tried playing around with apple scripts and automator... can't make much sense out of either... someone out there i'm sure could figure something out... piece of cake.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 09:34 PM   #3
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Old August 27th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #4
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Andy,

That is not a Quicktime batch script it's an XML routine, a piece of software, and you have to pay for it if you want to use it on more than 15 clips
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Old August 27th, 2008, 03:27 PM   #5
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Using Automator for repetitive tasks in Final Cut Pro : Apple Final Cut Pro Tutorial

A good article about using Automator for FCP related tasks, try to apply it to your workflow using Quicktime.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #6
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i'm looking for a way to make a script or automation of sorts to batch rotate a TON of quicktime clips.

basicly if you open up a clip in quicktime and hit 'command'+'J' it opens the "movie properties" then if you click "visual settings" inside the "video track" you can rotate the image and save it. done, no recoding or loss of quality.

i want to find a way to do that to a whole folder full of hundreds of clip that where show with a 35mm adapter so i can "flip" the image back to normal. does anyone know of such a script or automation? everything else i have found (such as mpeg streamclip or transformmovie) writes a new quicktime file, i don't want to do that, it takes to long, i just want to batch alter the quicktimes meta data or whatever it is to flip the clip 180 degrees.

any help would be awesome!
I think what you want to do is to go into QT, record a script of you rotating one of the clips as desired. Make this a 'droplet' on your desktop. Whatever file you drop onto that droplet will get opened, rotated, then saved.

I have some audio effect chains saved in STP as a droplet. Any file I drop onto it, will have the effects applied and then saved.

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