Change Name of "Source" Folder when using Watch Folders
When using a Watch Folder, ME moves the original file to a folder called Source and places it under a sub-folder named with the date and time.
This means that locating the original file requires knowledge of when it was processed. Not a big deal when managing only a few files, but a huge pain for a large number of files, particularly when multiple editors need to locate those files.
At a bare minimum, I would like the be able to set the sub-folder name to the same as the original file. Appending a "_#" tot he folder name in the event of duplicated file names would be acceptable.
Even better would be to be able to configure multiple settings for what happens to the master file after processing. I understand the need to move it, but let me specify the name of the "Source" folder and decide if each file needs its own sub-folder or not. If so, let me specify how that folder is named.
Alan Stephens commented
I just tried to use a watch folder to convert 139 4K videos downsampled to 720P, and it put all my 4k source files in separate folders! Now I have to pick each one out and put them back in my media folder to edit with. what kind of a stupid idea is that? please fix!
Nick Johnson commented
Yes! The current way that source file folders are named is of no use for actually finding anything.
Christian Höhs commented
You copy a folder with files into the watchfolder. The transcoded files should appear in the target destiny in a folder with the same name as the original one.