Export selected tracks as individual videos (batch export)

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Requested Feature: Allow multiple tracks to be exported as individual videos (each track becomes its own video file). 

Outcome: I start a "batch export" task that exports each active track as a single video file. (i.e. 14 tracks becomes 14 exported videos)

Value To Human: I don't have to sit and do repetitious export of each track over and over (time savings)

I've recorded 30min of video. I've split each segment into an individual track (total of 14).

I want to export all 14 tracks out as 14 individual video files. 

This is how I currently do it
1. Turn off all tracks
2. Turn on Track 1
3. Share - Export Video - Assign Settings for Video
4. Wait for Video computation and export to finish
5. Turn off Track 1
6. Turn on Track 2 (repeat steps 2-5 until complete)

As you can imagine, I have to sit around and be ready to detect that step 4 has finished so I can manually repeat the other steps.

It seems absurd that I have to manually guide the software through this process.

Imagine if
  • I've got 20 tracks (each 8 minutes or longer).
  • I turn on all 20 tracks
  • I select a menu item "Export Tracks as Individual Videos/Media"
  • I specify the video settings for this batch export (the same settings are applied to each video)
  • I click "ok" and the software repeats the turn on/off and export for each track
  • I can leave for 30-40 minutes and do something else while my automaton completes its tasks.
  • I'm off getting coffee, singing TechSmith's praise as they've made my life sooooo much better.  :)
  • I come back to my desk full of coffe, having sold three of my client's employee on how wonderful Camtasia is and I have a folder of 20 videos, one for each of the tracks I exported. :)



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andyeunson

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Posted 4 months ago

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kayakman, Champion

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have you tried putting all the separate segments on same track, identified by a marker at start of each section, then custom producing using multiple files from markers?
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andyeunson

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No, I haven't.

I just went through CustomProduction settings and BatchProduction and don't see where I could use Markers to create multiple files from a single Track.

Where could I find more information about that?
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kayakman, Champion

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How To Make Multi Files From Markers Productions 2019-10-20
https://www.screencast.com/t/crdMtzP3tv

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Solved!

Thank you KayakMan, that's a great explainer.

Its a key feature. Its a shame that the feature is so buried but I love that it exists.

Maybe someone will bubble that up in their product documentation.

@KayakMan, thank you for such a detailed response and so quickly too! :)