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Rename file to match clip in FCP X

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Daniel Maggi Calculating status...
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Aug 20, 2011 10:57 AM

This function in legacy FCP was very helpful, but there doesn't appear to  be an option for this anymore in FCP X. Am I just missing it? Or can you no longer do this?

 

The reason why, is I have a bunch of audio files that have no easily recognizable names and I want to rename them to make editing easier. I can do this just fine in FCP X, but I want the original media file names to match so that the names will still appear in other programs (for use during sound editing for example).

 

Is there a way to accomplish this?

 

Thanks!

  • still_learning Level 3 Level 3 (785 points)
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    Aug 20, 2011 6:58 PM (in response to Daniel Maggi)

    Daniel,

    I just tried renaming an audio clip in the clip browser to a different name.  I then checked in the Finder to see if it renamed the actual media file.  It seems it did not affect the actual media file name.  So it would seem you could rename your clips in the browser, organize them as you wish, etc without affecting other applications that might be using your original media files.  Don't know if this would help you.  Best wishes.

    stephen

  • still_learning Level 3 Level 3 (785 points)
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    Aug 20, 2011 7:02 PM (in response to Daniel Maggi)

    Another thought.  If you want to rename them so that all the applications see the new name, you can just rename them in Finder which would cause a red icon in FCP X, then import the newly-renamed clip and drag it to your timeline over where your previous clip was and chose Replace from Start to replace it in the timeline.

    stephen

  • Andy Mees Level 6 Level 6 (12,595 points)
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    Aug 20, 2011 9:24 PM (in response to Daniel Maggi)

    Hi Daniel

     

    No, sadly that excellent FCP 7 function is not yet available in FCP X ... I'd encourage you to use the Final Cut Pro menu > Provide Final Cut Pro Feedback function within FCP X and put in an Enhancement Request for the return of the feature. In the meantime, hopefully Stephen's workaround (rename in the Finder and then reimport and replace) will help.

     

    Cheers

    Andy

  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:18 AM (in response to Daniel Maggi)

    Properly naming files before ever importing them is part of a professional workflow.  Media Management should be thought out well before you ever import anything.

  • Andy Mees Level 6 Level 6 (12,595 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:24 AM (in response to BenB)

    Oh, so good to see you're still here Asstin.

  • stuckfootage Level 4 Level 4 (3,040 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 12:07 PM (in response to Daniel Maggi)

    I was so happy when that feature was added to FCP 6 back in 2007.

  • videocrafter Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Jun 24, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to BenB)

    The problem here Ben is that if you capture from tape into FCPX, you don't have any option to define the files names upon capture.  FCPX will assign file names according to the date and time (although the time it's assigning my files aren't the same as the time of day stamp from the tape).  So hopefully in a future release, Apple will provide a means to rename your files on the hard drive to match the names you have changed them to in X.

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