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    I don't think this ability exists but I thought I would ask anyway.

    Is there a way in the Edius bin to rename a block of files with the same name and have a numerical value added to the end?

    For instance. In my wedding productions I will frequently make a dance montage of the fun dancing. Instead of wading through all my clips with the same file name I like to have them numbered. Before switching to HDV and CanopusHQ I would use scenalyzer on my SD files. It had the feature to name a file and if there was a file with the name already it just added a 0001 after it. This means that for my dance video I may have 150+ clips. I could highlight all of them at once, change one of them to "dancing" and then when I saved Scenalyzer would name all the clips "dancing0001","dancing0002","dancing 0003" etc. Is there an easy way to do this in the Edius Bin. I like them numbered because I can make a simple spreadsheet listing all 150+ clips and then mark them off as I use them....that way I don't accidentally use clips twice in the same video.

    I have been trying to use Adobe Bridge to do this function but it is not as user friendly as I would like but usable.

    If anyone has other ideas of how to achieve this I am open to idea.
    Main System. MSI G33m Motherboard, Intel Q6600 CPU, 2GB Ram, GeForce 9500GT, 7200rpm System drive. WinXP. Lots of external eSATA drives.

    Laptop. Sony Vaio. CPU- i7-Gen 3, 8gb RAM, 1tbb 5400rpm hard drive, AMD GPU

  • #2
    maybe too many steps, and not exactly what you asked, but what about:
    find the files on the hard drive and use Windows Explorer to rename them as you did in scenalyzer,
    then delete them from the bin,
    and then reimport them into the bin all at once?
    Harris
    edius pro 8.2, win10 pro x64, i7 5930K @ 4.4 on asus X99-A usb3.1, corsair h100i gtx with noctua fans, 32G gskill ddr4, gtx 980 4G, system 256G samsung ssd 950 pro M.2, swap 128G samsung ssd 850 pro, general use 512G samsung ssd 850 pro, video 4 @ 3T WD red pro in raid 5

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Philip View Post
      Is there a way in the Edius bin to rename a block of files with the same name and have a numerical value added to the end?

      If anyone has other ideas of how to achieve this I am open to idea.
      I use the clip colour to identify clips to be grouped and then sort on the colour by clicking on the "Clip Colour" name at the top of the column, works briliantly

      Regards Barry
      Win 10HP, EDIUS WG9.4, HD Spark, Boris RED 5, VMW6, Authorworks 6, Bluff Titler, VisTitler 2.8, NEAT 3/4, Mercalli 2/4, Vitascene, Izotope RX6 Plugin, NewBlue, Trend Micro AV
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      Canon XH-A1/ Canon HF-G30, GoPro Hero3 Black, Edit @1920 50p HQ preset

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      Laptop ASUS G752VT-GC060T Win 10HP, Edius WG8.53 Samsung M2 SSD 256G+1Tb HD,

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Philip View Post
        I like them numbered because I can make a simple spreadsheet listing all 150+ clips and then mark them off as I use them....that way I don't accidentally use clips twice in the same video.

        If anyone has other ideas of how to achieve this I am open to idea.
        Sorry Philip
        I did not see the last of your comment if you set up the Bin by right clicking the area where the column names are and select "Timeline Reference Count" Edius will tell you how may times the clip is on the timeline

        Regards Barry
        Win 10HP, EDIUS WG9.4, HD Spark, Boris RED 5, VMW6, Authorworks 6, Bluff Titler, VisTitler 2.8, NEAT 3/4, Mercalli 2/4, Vitascene, Izotope RX6 Plugin, NewBlue, Trend Micro AV
        GB GA-X58A-UD3R MB, i7 [email protected], 12G 1600mhz Mem, Samsung EVO-250G SSD, 3x2T RAID, GTX 970W OC, 2x24 inch LG Monitors
        Canon XH-A1/ Canon HF-G30, GoPro Hero3 Black, Edit @1920 50p HQ preset

        https://vimeo.com/user2157719/videos
        Laptop ASUS G752VT-GC060T Win 10HP, Edius WG8.53 Samsung M2 SSD 256G+1Tb HD,

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Philip View Post
          I don't think this ability exists but I thought I would ask anyway.

          Is there a way in the Edius bin to rename a block of files with the same name and have a numerical value added to the end?

          For instance. In my wedding productions I will frequently make a dance montage of the fun dancing. Instead of wading through all my clips with the same file name I like to have them numbered. Before switching to HDV and CanopusHQ I would use scenalyzer on my SD files. It had the feature to name a file and if there was a file with the name already it just added a 0001 after it. This means that for my dance video I may have 150+ clips. I could highlight all of them at once, change one of them to "dancing" and then when I saved Scenalyzer would name all the clips "dancing0001","dancing0002","dancing 0003" etc. Is there an easy way to do this in the Edius Bin. I like them numbered because I can make a simple spreadsheet listing all 150+ clips and then mark them off as I use them....that way I don't accidentally use clips twice in the same video.

          I have been trying to use Adobe Bridge to do this function but it is not as user friendly as I would like but usable.

          If anyone has other ideas of how to achieve this I am open to idea.
          Simple use one of the batch rename programs and rename them in the folder you captured the files to.
          This one is free:
          http://www.mediachance.com/free/renamer.htm
          Steve
          EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
          A proud EDIUS EDITOR
          For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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          • #6
            Thanks for the recommendations. I think that with the Reference number telling me if it has been used I may have a partial solution.

            I did find one photography "filing" app called ACDSee that works real close to what I want. It shows you a thumbnail of each file with 4 smaller thumbnails embedded in it of the contents of the file. You can batch rename with numbers added as well. It also lets you preview the files and handles video files as well as photo files. I will check some of the recommendations from here and also compare to the trial app and see what works best.
            Main System. MSI G33m Motherboard, Intel Q6600 CPU, 2GB Ram, GeForce 9500GT, 7200rpm System drive. WinXP. Lots of external eSATA drives.

            Laptop. Sony Vaio. CPU- i7-Gen 3, 8gb RAM, 1tbb 5400rpm hard drive, AMD GPU

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