Render Multiple files from one edit session

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I'm assuming this isn't possible currently but you never know. Imagine this scenario:

You've got 4 videos you need to edit/render. You spend 10 minutes editing and 50 minutes rendering for each video. That's a 4 hour session. During the rendering time, your computer's performance will be hit hard and depending on what you need to do, it might be almost impossible to use it during rendering.

My idea .. Allow a rendering session to generate multiple files from one render command. Adjusting that scenario above, you'd spend 40 minutes consecutive editing and 200 minutes (4x50m) rendering. The best part is that you could leave your machine running at the end of your day. 

You'd need to somehow tell Camtasia that 'this' is where video 1 to be output starts/finishes and this is what to call it, and similarly tell it where each of the other videos start and finish and naming. To keep it simple it could have a base filename and name that base+1, base+2, etc. Then you've just got a renaming job when you come back next day. You can use a shutdown command to shut your computer down after rendering is finished.

A simple way to delineate different videos is to have a gap between each output-file on the timeline.

I would use this feature almost every single day. I'd leave all my editing to be done just before my end of day and leave the machine to render in peace when I'm done editing. Next day I'll come back to multiple generated files.

Another, completely different, way of achieve this would be to offer a rendering queue. You add projects to the queue and specify the output options (bit rate, filename, etc) and then do "run queue" and it loads the next project in the queue and renders as specified, and when finished, goes to the next file in the queue.
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Posted 2 weeks ago

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Joe Morgan

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I here you.

It seems like it would be easy to implement through............."Produce Selection As"

You could make your selection on the timeline as to what section of the video you want to produce.
Go through the wizard and chose all your settings.

Then, all that's missing is a "Save for Batch Production" feature.



That gets my vote

Regards,Joe
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Ok maybe I'm missing something or maybe not enough coffee yet but would this not be accomplished
by using "Produce multiple files based on markers" ?







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No, that's a effective way in most cases Dubie.

theses a reference to this as well.

Another, completely different, way of achieve this would be to offer a rendering queue. You add projects to the queue and specify the output options (bit rate, filename, etc) and then do "run queue" and it loads the next project in the queue and renders as specified, and when finished, goes to the next file in the queue.

Which to me suggests a possible need for multiple and independent output settings.Like this one is for the web. This one is for Facebook,etc.

And if not, other people can benefit from this feature.

Adobe has Media Encoder for that. It will spit out as many versions of the same video you want.

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And yes, you can save multiple instances of the same project with different names.

And do a batch production in a time consuming and draw out workaround way.

 I'm just pointing this out.So you don't have to.
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I believe you can batch the same project as many times as you want, using the same name, and still apply different output specs to each
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kayakman, Champion

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I'm wrong here; you can add same project several times, same name, but not with same preset; my bad
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You are correct, I just did it as a test and applied different pre-sets to the same test project.

Cool, I learned something new today.

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Joe's right, it does work; I was miss-managing the batch wizard; again, my bad
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Wow. Feeling dumb much today? Yep. Guilty.

Not only is there  batch production to load and share not only project files but even .trec files, and this is easily enough to satisfy my needs, but there's even the ability to generate multiple files from what's currently loaded into one session via markers. I'll have to look into how to set a marker but I imagine that's easy to find.

Well I've been making my own life difficult for the last year or so through not looking through the menus for a solution. I don't feel too bad because I only just thought of it today.

If threads get marked as 'solved' then this one needs that :-)
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My PC is going to be sooooo busy overnight. I've been inspired to clear a backlog of editing sessions that were only 1-2 minutes each but the rendering of about an hour each (and the PC performance hit I'd be suffering) was putting me off.