It is possible to automate the export of multiple clips from Avid to a CatDV catalog using the send to function built into Avid Media Composer

Select the clips you want to send to CatDV and select the File Menu/Send To.

Select Make New to setup a new send to short cut

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This will launch the send to options box. The filename will display the current selected file that is being sent. You can change the name if required.

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Tick the Auto Launch box – From the drop down box select add item and navigate to the CatDV from your applications folder or program files folder.

This will auto launch Pegasus when the clips are exported.

Also tick the Auto Load Exported Files – this will automatically import the files into CatDV.

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Tick Export Setting 1 and click the Options button.

This will open the export settings box . Export As should be selected to AAF, tick use enabled tracks and tick AAF Edit protocol.

Export method should be set to Link (Don’t export) for both audio and video

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Select Save As and save this template as CatDV AAF template .Then select save. Pick the template just saved from the drop down menu in export setting 1

Select Save As Template and give it a name such as CatDV.stt., press save.

The send to template is now all setup.

Select the files you want to send to CatDV and select File/Send To  and locate your saved template from the list.

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This will open the send to options box, press OK  and the files will be exported into CatDV automatically (the current opened catalog)