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Old Jan 10, 2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Finding framerate fps and resolution of 90,000+ movie files


I have a media drive with more than 90,000 movies. These should all be conformed to our project specs, but in reality some are not.

Is there an application that can scan this many movies and list them with their framerate and resolution so that we can easily identify non-conforming movie files?

Obviously I've tried FCP but even importing 1000 files results in a lot of beachballing. CatDV crashes consistently but I'm not sure if this is due to processor load or setup issues. Also mdls in Terminal can't get frame rate through Spotlight metadata.

Is there another solution or some other utility which can help?

Thanks for any advice!

Systems are variety of 2011 iMac and 2010 Mac Pro running OS X 10.6-10.8, all with 8GB+ RAM.

EDIT: all the movie files are XDCAM MOVs. Framerates are mixed between 23.98, 24, 29.97, 30 and 60. I'm not keen to rely on (number of frames)/(duration)=framerate as an accurate enough measure.


27in iMac 2012 3.4Ghz i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB HD, 10.9.5
13in rMBP 2013 2.8Ghz i7, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, 10.9.5

Last edited by GrassyAssAmigo; Jan 10, 2013 at 07:11 PM. Reason: Details of XDCAM media and framerates
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