Currently I am working on a project which requires the export of one video file into multiple sizes and formats. In the end there are 80+ separate video files which derive from basic groupings of ratios. As you can see by the attached pictures, I have set up a waterfall type procedure in which a master composition with safe margins is inserted into the various sub-ratios until it trickles down into the final sizes at the bottom.
I know you can simply drag and drop the files from After Effects into Media Encoder after selecting a preset to export the items. My only issue is how can I export the 80+ video files into 80+ different folders (depending on the size/ratio) along with the proper metadata?
So my thought became is there a way to automate the process by allowing me to create on video, and much like the watch folder, export the one master video and then let Media Encoder work its magic with the 80+ other videos?
Thanks in advance.
Unless you care to create 80 output presets in AME I don't see it working and then even I wouldn't rely on it. AME is too notoriously error-prone. It would probably be simpler and less nerve-wrecking to create an AE script that sets up your AE render queue and creates the folders and render directly from AE...
Thanks for the advice. In turn would you know of anyone with the qualifications to create a script such as the one you described?