BWFWAVrename is an ongoing project to help us see usable audio track information on our timelines when using Avid Media Composer.

Who knows what’s what here?

Currently it is not possible to see track names on the timeline. This tool will rename audio tracks (recorded in the BWF WAVE broadcast format), using the metadata to add the track name to the filename. Then when the files are imported into Media Composer, the track information can be visible on the timeline.

Now we can see what’s what!

The tool also deals with ‘polywav’ files (many audio tracks embedded into a single file) by splitting them into individual files, each with the track name added into the filename.

The project is written in python, but is available as a windows executable and a mac app. Both function the same.

Yeah… It’s sometimes helpful to know who’s on what channel

Please note that the software is distributed without warranty and has had limited testing, but please do get in touch if you’re having trouble with it or if it’s been useful to you.

Download links

BWFWAVrename 0.5b

(Mojave 10.14.6 currently not supported – apple has some sort of python bug)

BWFWAVrename 0.5b

6 Responses

  1. Keith says:

    Is it possible to update this now that python 3.8.3 works with Catalina?

  2. Marijn de Ruiter says:

    Hi! Is there a way to get it working with Rf64 wav recorded files? Thanks!!

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