Using Post-Export Actions

The Export dialog includes post-export actions that can automate parts of your workflow and save you time and effort. The post-export actions range from opening the exported files in a Final Cut Pro sequence to bouncing mixes to new tracks. You can also use the feature to automatically trigger your own AppleScript documents as a part of any export operation. Soundtrack Pro comes with a set of default actions (see General Export Options).

Figure. Post-Export Actions pop-up menu.

You can save a series of actions in the File Editor as an AppleScript droplet. Those droplets will appear as actions in the After Export pop-up menu (provided you save them to the default location: /Users/username/Library/Scripts/Soundtrack Pro Scripts/). For more information about creating your own AppleScript droplets in Soundtrack Pro, see Scripting Actions in the File Editor Project View.

You can also add your own AppleScript scripts (that you create outside of Soundtrack Pro) to this default location, and they will appear in the After Export pop-up menu. Such custom actions could include an AppleScript script to send an email notification or to automatically transfer the exported file to a web server.

Figure. Post-Export Actions shortcut menu.

For information about writing AppleScript scripts, go to the following websites:

To add your own AppleScript scripts to the After Export pop-up menu
  1. Confirm that your AppleScript script uses the following syntax (to ensure that it works in the After Export pop-up menu):

    on run argv
    repeat with anItem in argv
    set posixItem to POSIX file anItem
    set anItem to alias posixItem
    try
    (*
    Custom AppleScript goes here
    *)
    end try
    end repeat
    end run
  2. Save your AppleScript script to the default Soundtrack Pro AppleScript location: /Users/username/Library/Scripts/Soundtrack Pro Scripts/.