Posted by harry323 
June 13, 2011 01:47AM
I have had a whole lot of media files dumped on me that are named "Untitled - xxx". There are many repeats - where more than one file has the same ID.

I want to renumber them starting at 0001. No name. Just new numbers.

Is there any way to do this automatically?

I really really don't want to do it by hand.

Suggestions appreciated.


Re: Untitled-99
June 13, 2011 02:52AM
Harry, do you need to keep the files on-line in FCP?
are they already cut into a sequence, or organised in any way in FCP?
do they need to keep their name for any other reason? like use in another project?

if not, then you can use ay number of free, or cheap re-naming apps that work in the finder,
then bring the files into FCP.

i use R-Name (donation ware)
it's getting almost impossible to find it these days, so i'll mail it to you.

i also use the more advanced "A Better Finder Rename"
but i don't think you'd need that for what you have to do.

Re: Untitled-99
June 13, 2011 03:22AM
Thanks so much for the reply and for sending R-name. That's great. And all these dailies are uncut camera files. You have saved me.

Best wishes and thanks again,

Re: Untitled-99
June 13, 2011 03:44AM
This one's great too, Harry:

Worth 10 bucks for sure.


Re: Untitled-99
June 13, 2011 11:14AM
We've got one in Pro Media Tools that's geared towards film/TV post:

My software:
Pro Maintenance Tools - Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise
Pro Media Tools - Edit QuickTime chapters and metadata, detect gamma shifts, edit markers, watch renders and more
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Re: Untitled-99
June 15, 2011 08:58PM
It's also easy to do in Automator.
Re: Untitled-99
June 15, 2011 10:11PM
There's a fairly robust Batch Rename function in Adobe Bridge as well, CS3 and up...

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Re: Untitled-99
June 16, 2011 01:56AM
select all files, then right-click More>Automator>Create Workflow.

automator opens

in the first column, select 'Files & Folders.

in the second column, double-click Rename Finder Items

in the box that comes up, select Make Sequential.

you can probably figure out the rest.


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