6 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2018 5:30 AM by stanparker@gmail.com

    Send a render job to Media Encoder on another system?

    KB8WFH Level 1

      I am a recovering Final Cut Pro user. Switched over about version FCP X 10.3. The railroad tie that broke the camel's back for me was a removed feature I am hoping I can do with Premiere in some way.


      In FCP 7 and even FCP X up to 10.3, you had the option of sending a render job to their version of Media Encoder (Called "compressor") just like Premiere Pro can do now. However, you had the option of being able to use a "render cluster" by where if compressor was loaded onto other macs on your network, it would send the job out to one of those nodes or even split it up and send parts of it to several computers to parallel encode the job. Made large jobs faster and allowed you to not have to bog down your processors on you main computer with a render job. Apple just took it out with 10.4, which was a deal breaker for me.


      I know Premiere/Media Encoder does not have the ability to split the job up, but was wondering if there as a way I could send a render job to Queue up on the Media Encoder of another system...say my Mac mini server which also has Media Encoder on it. Is there any way to select the path to the Media Encoder and thus have it deploy the render job to the other machine?