I need a little help with Automater / AppleScript

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by mmm-good, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. mmm-good macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2015
    Hi -

    I need a little help with Automater / AppleScript (which ever works!) with a workflow for creating Youtube files in a number of different formats.

    Each episode of the video series has its own folder with a number of sub-folders depending on the stage in the production the video is at, '1 Draft' script, '2 Approved script', etc.

    I want to take a QT movie, 'QT Movie', that is in a episode directory that is rendered output from Final Cut Pro, the directory is called '8 FCP output'.

    And copy it into a directory called '9 Handbrake'. So it's name would be 'QT Movie copy'.

    And then run Handbrake using each of the presets to generate a video, with a name like '1 QT Movie Ipod', '2 QT movie iPad', etc for all of the Handbrake presets.

    I could puzzle this out for myself over time but in this case I'd rather be working in FCP.


  2. kryten2 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
  3. mmm-good thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2015

    That was useful ... I don't have it totally automated but with the CLI I can generate the 10 preset videos very quickly with a bit of editing.


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