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  • David Mayer

    September 8, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Client sent me 100 photos, numbered. I need to import and drag them into the project in order. Instead, my default has them importing into separate sub-folders according to their metadata (?) by date. So, all over the place.

    Is there a way for Final Cut to recognize the file names of the photos and put them in order so I don’t have to do it manually?

  • Eric Santiago

    September 8, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Are they numbered from single to three digits e.g 1 to 100…

    Sequential files work best if they all have the same amount of digits and in your case three e.g. 001.png, 002.png….100.png…

    I myself like it four digits due to some other issues I deal with.

    There are free utilities out there that help rename your files in sequence.

    Here is a simple YouTube tutorial on importing sequential images in FCPX:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5kT7RmbkoI

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  • David Mayer

    September 8, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    If 3 photo files were created on sept 24, 2019, they import into a subfolder titled sept 24, 2019. So they are now ordered according to the date they were created, not the file name, which is numbered in the order I need.

  • Eric Santiago

    September 8, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    That part I can’t answer.
    Are all these images in one single folder?
    Maybe check your import options and un-check anything that creates a subfolder or in this case Keyword.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    September 9, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    If 3 photo files were created on sept 24, 2019, they import into a subfolder titled sept 24, 2019. So they are now ordered according to the date they were created, not the file name, which is numbered in the order I need.

    Right click on any empty space in the browser (that is to say don’t right click on a clip) and choose:

    Group Clips By > None

    Sort by > Name

    These controls can also be found under the little film strip icon at the top of the browser.

  • David Mayer

    September 13, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    So helpful. Works like a charm. Thanks much, Jeremy.

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