Latest post Thu, Jul 21 2016 6:33 PM by Job ter Burg. 2 replies.
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  • Fri, Jul 8 2016 8:40 AM

    Auto rename audio tracks from metadata!

    When BWAVs come in and often have mic labels already set, I'd love to be able to pass those onto my track renames!


    But i'd want it with custom renaming ability.


    If the sound mixer named a mic "BryLav"


    I want to have a way to convert all "BryLav"'s to "Bryan LAV" (my own formatting). 


    I currently do this by hand with a combination of ClipMenu (3rd party software), and QuicKeys (3rd party software) using macros and clipboard, and text edit.


    It works alright, but it seems crazy to not be able to pass that metadata right into track naming for sync clips.



    In my Sync Clips I usually have my audio tracks labeled as such


    A1 MixL

    A2 MixR

    A3 BOOM 1

    A4 BOOM 2

    A5 Bryan LAV

    A6 Robin LAV


    etc , Obviously depending on the clip itself.


    I do have to make sure I type in the track number to keep that in name. 



    There must be a way to automate this. Especially if I could select a buch of sync clips and run this function on all of them. Upon running the function, being able to type in my "lookup table" for naming convention conversions would be amazing.



    For now macros and clipboard do the trick with a little extra work.





  • Thu, Jul 21 2016 5:26 PM In reply to

    • Marty
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    Re: Auto rename audio tracks from metadata!

    Hi, I just wrote that feature request "show audio track labels in timeline"

    How do you use the track names, only to see the information in the bin or do you know a way to see it in the timeline for subclips, also?




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  • Thu, Jul 21 2016 6:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Auto rename audio tracks from metadata!

    If Clip Text allowed you to select any bin column, standard or custom, that would help, no? Although your request would allow for the feature to present text from different columns for different source tracks.

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