Batch rendering many projects

Jack S wrote on 5/1/2019, 11:15 AM

I have many projects with the same properties. I am used to rendering each project using the same templates (avc and wav). I have just moved to Vegas Pro 16 and noticed that, in the Batch Rendering script dialog there is an option to batch render projects. I've searched for details of how to achieve this but have drawn a blank. All I can find is how to batch render regions on the timeline. Can anyone tell me how I can batch render multiple projects to multiple output files? The render template for each project is the same.

Thanks in advance

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mintyslippers wrote on 5/1/2019, 11:26 AM

https://vegasaur.com/Vegasaur

Does exactly what you need and more. Prepare to be amazed.

j-v wrote on 5/1/2019, 11:28 AM

Or load(nest) all the needed vegs to a timeline of a new project and take your time when selecting them one by one. Select every veg and do the batch render. You must have enough RAM.

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Jack S wrote on 5/1/2019, 11:34 AM

Thanks j-v. I'll try that.

Thanks also mintyslippers. However, my meagre pension won't allow that expense.

j-v, does that mean I've misunderstood the 'Render Project' option within the Batch Render dialog? I had assumed that this would allow me to batch render multiple projects.

j-v wrote on 5/1/2019, 12:24 PM

Sorry, cannot help you further because I never do batchrendering, only batch stabilizing. No need for it because I prefer to make a complete project and use than my own named renderpreset.

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Eagle Six wrote on 5/1/2019, 2:43 PM

@Jack S I don't know why that option is in the Batch Render script, as far as I know selecting that will just render the current project.

In the past I have Batch Rendered using 3 scripts which I have loaded shortcut icon into the top toolbar.

The first scripts runs through the track in the timeline, places a region for each event, and then names that region the same name as the event.

The second scripts does the heavy work of rendering each region to the folder you select with the region name.

The third script removes the regions to cleanup the timeline.

This would work for you if you first start a new project (we will call it master), then nest your other projects in the timeline on the same track one after the other.

I think the scripts I'm suing are a bit different than those included with Vegas Pro 16. If you are interested we can work out a way to get them to you.

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Jack S wrote on 5/1/2019, 2:57 PM

Thanks Eagle Six

You're right. I've tried the option and it does render the current loaded project.

I have tried to pull the first of my projects onto the timeline but Vegas crashed immediately. I pulled it from the explorer tab and I'm hoping that this is the correct way of doing it. Is this the correct way to nest projects or has it to be done a different way?

Eagle Six wrote on 5/1/2019, 3:26 PM

I never use the Explorer bin, I load the project.veg in the Project Media bin like any other clip, then add it to the track. However, I just tried the Explorer and it worked on my system. I'm loading rather small projects, like 5-7 minutes. However long are your projects?

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j-v wrote on 5/1/2019, 3:38 PM

I wrote before when using nested vegs you have to be patient, because after clicking the veg in the explorer first the swap0 file has to be made before you can drag it to the timeline. If you set the thumbnail preferences to "automatic play" you can see when it is ready because it begins to play the veg. Than you can drag the file and the next time the same can be dragged immediately.

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Jack S wrote on 5/1/2019, 4:32 PM

Thanks Eagle Six

Like yours, my projects are short, maximum about 12 minutes.

Thanks also j-v

I note your solution. I admit that I tried to pull the project in immediately. I'll do it the way you described and see what happens. My system is a little outdated so nesting may be a little too much for it.

Thanks everyone for the input.

Jack S wrote on 5/3/2019, 11:33 AM

An update. I haven't been able to pursue this up to now as I've been busy with other things.

I've successfully imported several veg files into the project media bin and have then highlighted them all and dragged them onto the timeline.

This is brilliant, thank you guys. It will allow me to create one big avc file and one big wav file out of all my small projects. I normally have to render each small project separately then use the DOS xcopy command to concatenate the rendered files together for import into DVD Architect. If my system is up to coping with the many small projects I normally create then this will save me a huge amount of time.

Thanks again to all who responded.