I work at a multi-channel Sports Broadcaster here in Australia and we've recently purchased and installed Batch Commander 3.2.0 in our four ProTools audio post suites to incorporate BC into our workflow.
One repetitive task in our workflow is importing sequences into our ProTools sessions from Avid Interplay Access that come from our video editors. We do this countless times everyday.
I'm asking if you can help me to build a batch command that automates this process if possible.
Involves going to Avid Interplay Access and selecting a sequence to import from the Asset List then right clicking and selecting from the dropdown menu the 'Import to ProTools' function (Command-Shift-P) or entering from a keyboard Command-Shift-P as a shortcut. Please See Image 1 attached for reference.
Following the 'Import to ProTools' (Command-Shift-P) function in Interplay being entered, ProTools comes into application focus and the 'Import Session Data' menu appears. At which stage we enter the import parameters relevant to our workflow. Please refer to Image 2 attached and/or the list below for import parameters:
Media Options - Audio Media Options - Handle Size: 10000 millisends
Import Rendered Audio Effects - Unchecked Import Clip Gain - Unchecked Import Volume Automation - Unchecked Pan odd tracks left/even tracks right - Unchecked
I would use the mouse click recording feature to get to these sub menus and right click certain items. The Recordings will work better if you break up them up into separate recordings so "Delay" can be added in between the steps.
Also, it's better to use the BC editor to enter anything that uses a "key command", as the recording is for Mouse clicks and can't handle some complex key commands as well as the BC editor.