FCE: how to rename clips in batch?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lapino, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. lapino macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2009
    I recently tried converting our vacation (avchd) clips from 3 different memory cards to FCE. Works fine, but I have one very annoying problem. Somehow my camera started to rename the clips from 1 for every card. When I import all the clips into FCE, the clips get a sequential name, but the numbers restart for every memory card. I would like to have all these clips in one big sequence so I can keep track of time and day when I shot these so I do not get them in the wrong order.

    Is there a way to select multiple clips and apply a new naming convention to them from within FCE or any other solution? It's a real pain having to rename over 200 clips manually...
  2. Dr. Rengers macrumors member

    May 9, 2007
    The Netherlands
    I'm not aware of a feature that does such a thing, but I never really needed it.

    What you could do perhaps is rename the video files on your scratch disks using any 3rd party app available, and then reimport them in FCE.
  3. matteusclement macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    lapino -
    I always found this to be a pain in the @$$
    when I have 40 clips, I have to rename them one at a time.

    I would like FC to be able to do such a simple feature.
  4. evil_santa macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    London, England
    use automator to rename the files, the re import them to your project.

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