Naming Your Files
EditReady includes powerful file naming features, so that you can keep track of all the files in your post-production pipeline.
The popup menu to the right of the
Dest File Namelabel is pre-populated with a handful of options. For example, you may choose to have your output file names match the input file names, or you may wish to rename your output file names with an automatically incrementing number.
Custom Naming Options
In addition to the presets, you can add additional values from your file's metadata to the file naming scheme. When viewing your file's metadata, you will notice a small tag
🏷icon next to each metadata key.
Dest File Namefield to include that metadata element in the destination filename.
Dragging in the "Reel" metadata key
For example, you may wish to add the
Reelkey and the
Creation datekeys to the existing
Auto-incremententry. You can drag and drop to rearrange values within the
Dest File Namefield, and you can type to add characters like dashes or underscores. So, you could easily have all of your output files named
You can also use a forward slash
/to include folders in your output naming scheme. So you could use
(Reel)/(Source Name)to generate a new folder for each reel in your batch.
EditReady will not allow you to proceed if your destination files will overwrite your source files. In other cases where files will be overwritten, or where there is insufficient metadata to populate a filename, EditReady will alert you and allow you to continue.
You can click the icon to the right of
Dest Folderto select an output folder for your batch. Within the dialog, you will also have the option to select
Same as Source(In OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), click the
Optionsbutton). That will cause EditReady to store your output files in the same folders as the source files. Please note, EditReady will not allow you to overwrite your source media, so make sure your file naming scheme doesn't conflict with your existing files.
In most cases, EditReady outputs QuickTime (.mov) files. However, when DNxHD or DNxHR are the destination video formats, you may optionally choose to output in either the OP-1A or OP-Atom formats, using the
File Formatdropdown. In all other cases, that dropdown will be disabled.
In general, when outputting H264 files with AAC audio, the MOV files written by EditReady can safely be renamed ".MP4" if your workflow requires that file extension.