I've become a big fan of Adobe Media Encoder, it's making short work of a lot of transcoding duties that would have been a pain with other applications.
Not sure if this is a bug or just a missing feature, but is it possible to select a group of clips from the queue and change their destination location? I can change the format and preset of a group of selected clips from the queue but for some reason I can't change the output location.
You're not missing anything. AME does not provide a way to change the output path for multiple items--yet. It's high on our list of requested features. And those of us who test AME for a living are pushing as hard as we can for it--not only on behalf of our customers but also because it's something that we want to do _frequently_.
I'll add a vote for you.
Thanks Mark. I can't tell you what an amazing tool this has been for someone who shoots A LOT of Red camera footage and needs to deliver to multiple broadcasters, each with their own technical requirements. AME reading the RMD LUT file and transcoding from 23.98 to 29.97 has made it one of the most important pieces of software I own but not being able to change the output path on selected items means I have to wake up every few hours when I have tight deadlines instead of just loading up the queue and going to bed.
Best put me down as two votes.
Dear Adobe, AME's inability to change the destination path on multiple clips (the way you can change the format and preset of multiple clips) is really screwing up my sleep patterns when things get busy. Instead of just loading the transcoding work required for the next day into AME and going to sleep I have to wake up ever few hours to reload. I really need you to add this feature before I sleep-zombie walk in front of a bus.
i totally agree with paul and just can't believe it that AMe doesn't have this function yet!!!?!?!?!? This is sth totally relevant and apple's Compressor can do it since ever!!! so please get this function added asap!
have you heard anything new about the mentioned problem?
Still having screwed sleeping patterns?
I might have a workaround for you...
In AME you can set up so called "watch folders". You can tell AME what to do when a file/multiple files lands in the specific folder - what codec and which folder to save.
As i assume, you have one file that has to be encoded to different formats etc. What you could try is to have one main folder with the final clip then create as many folders you need outputs of your clip and make them watch folders with the specific export settings.
Then create an alias of the main file into each of the "watch folders". I'm not quite sure if AME will take the alias and then render the main file. If it doesn't work and you have the time/patience you could copy the main file into the different folders and delete them afterwards.
That could give you a nice calm sleeping pattern :-).
btw: here some tips on creating an alias on a mac:
Creating an alias
You have several options for creating an alias:
Optionkeys, drag the item to where you want the alias to appear. Instead of moving the original item, this will create an alias at the new location.
Ctrlkey and click the item you wish to alias. From the contextual menu, select
Make Alias. The new alias will appear next to the original.
Command-l(the lowercase L). The new alias will appear next to its original.
Make Alias. A new alias icon will appear next to the original.
We can't comment on when this feature will be available but here is a workaround you can use right now:
Go to Edit menu -> Preferences... -> Check "Specify output file destination" -> browse to the folder you wish to output files to -> OK
Now every new source you import will go into that folder by default.
Another workaround is using Watch Folders as you mentioned.
Hope that helps.
so this feature will be coming it's only a question of time, right?
What do you suppose or think that it will take to be done? Shouldn't be to difficult, should it?
thanks anyway for the quick reply!
Hey Matthias, yeah this was literally the first thing I tried to do once I installed CS6 and what a let down.
I've been using Dima's work around for now. Set destination folder, dump in a batch of clips, change output settings. Rinse, repeat. This works but really disapointing to have such a glaring omission to an otherwise brilliant product.