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Importing Frame Sequences doesn't work - Change your File Naming Convention
Posted by Robert Monaghan on 11 July 2012 05:55 AM

If you are unable to import image sequeneces, or, when you import a sequence and only the first frame loads, it is possible that the file nameing convention is causing the problem.

A filenaming convention is simply "how you name your files". By altering this, you should be able to fix the problem.

The support file naming convention is as follows:

The frame number for your sequence *must* be the last element before the file extention.

myshot.00000.dpx
myshot.00000.ari

or

000000.dpx
000000.ari

 

The separator between the "root" part of a filename and the frame numbers can only be a "." or a "_".

myshot_00000.dpx
myshot_00000.ari

or

myshot.00000.dpx
myshot.00000.ari 


The software also requires a digit padding of 4 to 8 numbers.
(Digit padding is "How many digits are in the frame number portion of the file name.")
ie:
myshot.0000.dpx up to myshot.00000000.dpx
myshot.0000.ari up to myshot.00000000.ari

 

To rename your files on your Mac, you should consider tools such as "A Better Finder Rename"
or "Rename for Mac" or "Renamer". You can google search these really easily. 

bob.

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