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Get the path to media opened in source monitor

Community Beginner ,
May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024

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Hello,

 

Is there any way at all to get any information about what current media is opened in source monitor, such as the file path? I know we can open a project item or raw file paths in source monitor:

app.sourceMonitor.openProjectItem(someProjectItem)
app.sourceMonitor.openFilePath(someFilePath)

 

If there is no straight forward way to just get the path of whatever is opened in source monitor e.g. via the SourceMonitor object, is it simply impossible via any other method (event callbacks, inspecting project metadata etc)?

 

I have seen this thread and other that hints at such functionality being added soon, almost a decade ago: https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro-discussions/get-info-for-clip-loaded-in-source-monitor-u...

Where we see this comment from @Bruce Bullis :

 

Partial workaround = get the path from the Source monitor, then use app.project.findItemsMatchingMediaPath() to find related projectItems.

 

Reading that it sounds like there must be a way to actually "get the path from Source monitor". But how?? 🙂

 

Kind regard

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Adobe Employee , May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024

There's no supported API that lets you obtain the path of the currently open media, from the Source monitor. 

 

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Contributor , May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024

This should work:

 

app.sourceMonitor.getProjectItem().getMediaPath()

 

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Adobe Employee , May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

Ivan's right, if there is a projectItem corresponding to the media open in the Source monitor. 🙂

And, yes, that's a documentation bug; we'll add getProjectItem().

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Adobe Employee ,
May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024

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There's no supported API that lets you obtain the path of the currently open media, from the Source monitor. 

 

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Community Beginner ,
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No unsupported API:s (i.e. QE) either I suppose?

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Adobe Employee ,
May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024

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Nothing an Adobe employee would recommend, on a public forum, no. 🙂

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May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024

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Understood. Back to the drawing board it is!

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This should work:

 

app.sourceMonitor.getProjectItem().getMediaPath()

 

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Community Beginner ,
May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Wow.. it actually seems like it does. That call does not seem to be documented anywhere for the SourceMonitor object as far as I can see. How did you figure that/where did you find it? 

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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Ivan's right, if there is a projectItem corresponding to the media open in the Source monitor. 🙂

And, yes, that's a documentation bug; we'll add getProjectItem().

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Ah I did not know about that, very nice thank you!

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