For CS4 you may have to do the same, but in CS5 when you create the queue in AME, you can save the complete queue using "File/Save Queue" in:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder\5.0\batch.xml
So for CS4 it would be:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder\4.0\batch.xml
One caveat: The file names may be incremented, depending on what files are found on your disk.
Second caveat: You can't copy a CS5 batch file to the CS4 directory. It will give an error.
Not sure I got it. You mean that I can create my own batch.xml file, put it into the "Application Data\......" folder and then launch Media Encoder to process it? This would work I guess, at least once. What I would really like to do is the following:
- work with PrPro on a proxy resolution (lets assume offsite editing with branded content)
- get the project file and translate the proxy references to highres references
- have this project batch rendered on a machine that has access to the highres content
As long as the second machine, B with the high rez sources has the exact same project files, media cache files and media cache database and the same drive letters and directory structure and clip names, you can transfer your project from A to B.
Once that is done, copy the Batch.xml from A to B as well. That should do it.