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Old August 28th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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How are you naming files with XDCAM import?

Im working for a production company doing some freelance shooting and now its time to hand over the footage shot with the EX1
I have over 2hrs and loads of small 15 to 30sec clips that have to be named.
I use the XDCAM clip browser to import files from within FCP.
How are you people naming files? Are you doing it by each clip or is there a batch capture where you can re name files which implements a number change for example:
Surfing 0001
Surfing 0002
Etc.
The naming of the card is useless as you are limited to only 11 characters.

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Old August 28th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #2
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How are you people naming files?
I always set up my file naming with the camera's menus BEFORE I start shooting, and I never change them on import. That way the names of the clips in my BPAV folders (which I archive) will match the file names of the imported MOV files. If I ever need to re-import the native clips from my BPAV folder again to restore a project or recover from a crash, it will be easy to re-link the files because I haven't messed around with the naming.

However, if you really want to rename files, I think Adobe Bridge is the best way to do it. Easy interface and lots of options. Bridge is free with most Adobe professional applications.
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Although I don't use Adobe Bridge as Doug does, essentially I agree with him regarding naming. Being able to reconstitute a project is important. I'd rather add details in the comments field.

That said, apparently FCP7 Log & Transfer has and interesting method which I haven't tried yet, giving it an advantage over XDCAM Transfer.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 04:49 AM   #4
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How are you people naming files?
Though my workflow won't suit everyone, check this out:

Batch naming clips in XDCAM Transfer on Vimeo

Yes, I know, I keep promising to update it, but the basic info remains valid.
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How are you people naming files? Are you doing it by each clip or is there a batch capture where you can re name files which implements a number change for example:
Surfing 0001
Surfing 0002
Etc.
The naming of the card is useless as you are limited to only 11 characters.

Thanks
Simon, in this thread I gave a screenshot and description of how to use the new L&T to batch rename clips, giving them a new title while retaining the old.

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