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Old December 14th, 2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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Batch Render?

I have a Vegas 6 project that is separated into two .veg files, each with a little over 4 hours of video. I need to render the beast to 16 individual DVD-MPG2 files (8 segments in each .veg) I would rather not have to be at the PC to start a new render of each section every time. Is there a way to batch render, even if I created 1 veg file for each of the 16 segments, so I could just come back tomorrow and have all 16 files rendered? or, would it cause any harm if I opened 16 copies of vegas and rendered all 16 simultaneously, realizing all renders would be significantly slowed, but still, I could leave and come back to 16 rendered files.

Any ideas on the best way to render 16 files?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 01:55 PM   #2
 
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Identify each segment as a Region (make selection/hit the R key) and then use Tools>Scripting>Batch render, and assign it to render regions.
That's the easiest method I'm aware of. Much more effective than opening 16 copies of the veg.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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Thanks, I just set up the regions, and will give it a whirl. With this method, how do I set the specific bit rate and other settings for the MPG2?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 02:14 PM   #4
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Scratch that, I figured it out... By making my adjustments and saving a new template with the appropriate settings.
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You found it, I guess...modify a template.
You *might* find this small tutorial of use;
http://www.vasst.com/resource.aspx?i...f-3f7950d7c353
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Old December 14th, 2005, 04:22 PM   #6
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Would this work for separate VEG files?

Say you have 5 different video projects of 12 minutes each and you want to render them all by pushing a button and then leaving. Is there a way to create a "job" that would render all 5 of the VEG projects? Can this be done with batch render or would I need some other tool? ph
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Say you have 5 different video projects of 12 minutes each and you want to render them all by pushing a button and then leaving. Is there a way to create a "job" that would render all 5 of the VEG projects? Can this be done with batch render or would I need some other tool? ph
That is precisely what a batch render does. The tutorial referenced above will show you exactly how to do that, but it's mostly a matter of using checkboxes to mark what types of files you want.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 08:51 PM   #8
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Say you have 5 different video projects of 12 minutes each ...
You can set up a render cue using the Network Render utility (even if it's on the same computer doing a non-distributed render).

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Old December 15th, 2005, 08:32 AM   #9
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You can set up a render cue using the Network Render utility (even if it's on the same computer doing a non-distributed render).

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I thought the network render would not work on an individual computer but now I know and I will certainly try creating a queue with that. tks
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Old December 15th, 2005, 10:07 AM   #10
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If you haven't seen the Veggie Toolkit, it is a very flexible batch rendering program:

http://www.peachrock.com/software/veggie-toolkit.html
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