Unrestricted and extremely flexible project management and file naming
Cinedeck recorders allow for extremely easy and flexible project management, folder and file naming. All folder and file names can be customized to be precisely what you want so they will exactly match the requirements of your specific workflow. Additionally, Cinedeck’s project management tools allow you to:
- Record in any folder – Automatically create folders or select existing folders
- Export and Import Project Settings and copy settings across channels
- Global naming or fully independent file and folder naming per file
- Create names by combining variables (Wildcards), manual typing and copy & paste
For example, create path and clip names using the customizable wildcards noted below as %P (project), %I (input), etc… Each new project starts with a default Cinedeck wildcard template with pre-populated settings. You can edit the templates as needed and also create your own custom wildcards to suit your naming needs.
- Path = \%P\%I\%E = D:\Demo\input1\master
- Path = \%P\%I\%E = D:\Demo\input1\proxy
- Clip Name = %P_%I_%E_%t = Demo_input1_master_001.mxf
- Clip Name = %P_%I_%E_%T = Demo_input1_master_185621.mxf
The basic workflow is to create a new project, assign one or more channels to that project and to then adjust the settings for that project.
If multiple channels will be operated simultaneously using the same settings, those channels would normally be assigned to a single project. Any channel(s) which need to be operated independently or which need different settings, would be assigned to independent projects.
The input thumbnails, to the right of the manage project menu, are used to select the channel or channels to be assigned to the selected project. (Two channels are shown currently assigned to the BigFish project)
The BigFish project (shown) utilizes custom encoder names via the %E wildcard as well as %A, a global wildcard for one of the many user definable global and project based lists and variables.
The content (expansion) of a user variable can be any alpha-numeric text and each user wildcard has a title which can be named to make it more recognizable when the naming template is viewed and edited.
Scene names can be as simple as Scene1, Scene2 or more descriptive such as Kitchen or Office.
Additionally each scene and sub-scene can have metadata such as Day/Night, Slate and Roll Number associated to it.
These lists provide extreme flexibility for creating explicit and accurate file and folder names at the press of a button.
The content (expansion) of a global variable can be any alpha-numeric text and each wildcard has a title which can be named to make it more recognizable when the naming template is viewed and edited.