Another Batch Production Issue

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So last week I was experimenting and got all my Batch Production details sorted. And last Saturday, I did the inaugural run in earnest. Worked out pretty well.

And today I copied all my files to a different laptop to test and see if speed would be improved by running on an Intel i7 chip.

Things began fairly well, but there's another hitch I'm hitting. Upon trying to run the Batch Production, I encounter this dialog:



The dialog appears after EACH video completes its individual render process. 

So I'm thinking this is yet another instance where a "Yes to all" would be handy, or if we had a Batch Production Project File, that setting could be part of what was specified.

Until such time as that may happen, I'm guessing I'll just have to add a new step to my workflow so that before running the Batch Production, I empty the folder.

And this is funny in contrast to Microsoft PowerPoint. I've discovered a bug with PPT where if you are exporting images to a folder, it simply overwrites and doesn't warn you if images already exist and you will be overwriting them. Fortunately, that works perfect in my setup, but I could see it easily destroying work for others!

Cheers... Rick :)
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Rick Stone

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I remember last week when you posted your original query - and it seemed you were adding extra steps, and you love to "blame Camtasia" - and I say that somewhat in jest.

Now this time, you're adding an extra step by switching encoding machines halfway thru your project, and once again, you're back at the "blame Camtasia" game.

It seems to me that Camtasia is pretty good at what it's meant to do, and that's that. Adding extra work, like file management, etc - that's not what Camtasia is for!
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LOL, I'm not expecting Camtasia to do anything with file management. Nor do I strive to "blame Camtasia" for anything. 

This is the first time in all my years of using Camtasia that I've ever had a need to use the Batch Production feature. As such, I'm encountering things that I might think the dev team would want to take into consideration as they move the product forward. ;)
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And did you try to export all your projects as a .zip file, or did you just move file folders?
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I simply duplicated the folder structure on the other laptop. No zip.
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Note that the issue being reported here would happen the same wherever the files are located. It's not an issue with Camtasia finding the files, the issue is where you have run the batch once and created output. Then you go to run it again and Camtasia "sees" the files already existing in the output folder and just stopping until you intervene.

Batch production is intended to allow you to let a process run and come back later to find it all finished. But unless you take the steps to clear the folder of any output files, Batch Production fails as it presents the dialog and waits for a click to acknowledge before proceeding. ;)
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You could create a new folder with the current date.
Change the production folder to that file.

Boom done.
To me, this is more of a file management issue than a functionality issue.