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Sascha Haber
"The selected render folder already exists...."
on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:31:12 am

Of course it does....
Because thats where i ALWAYS render to...
Can we do something about this message ?
I am pretty sure all of us see it every time we render.
Its like the manual on a toothpick ;)

What we should have is an intelligent control of the render queue..
For example...

1. Does the movie file exist ?
No - Just render
Yes - Ask to overwrite or offer a new version (can be set to auto)

2. if its a file sequence
Yes - check if the grading changed actually changed
If Yes - just render or proceed to 1 (new Version)
if No - skip the frames and save render time.

There is plenty more we could do to make this a better delivery system, I feel.

A slice of color...

Resolve 10b3 , Smoke 2013 EXT
Colorist / VFX / Aerial footage nerd
http://vimeo.com/saschahaber


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andrew smith
Re: "The selected render folder already exists...."
on Oct 22, 2013 at 3:11:48 pm

+1 !!


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Harris Charalambous
Re: "The selected render folder already exists...."
on Oct 23, 2013 at 6:36:08 am

Was just thinking the same thing today.


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Mel Matsuoka
Re: "The selected render folder already exists...."
on Oct 23, 2013 at 7:57:35 am

[Sascha Haber] "1. Does the movie file exist ?
No - Just render
Yes - Ask to overwrite or offer a new version (can be set to auto)

2. if its a file sequence
Yes - check if the grading changed actually changed
If Yes - just render or proceed to 1 (new Version)
if No - skip the frames and save render time."


Holy crap, you pretty much mirrored one of my top feature requests for Resolve.

When V9 came out, I thought that the timeline "filtering" options would be helpful in sorting out shots you've graded/modified in the last hour/day etc etc. But in real world usage, I've found that the filters are not intelligent enough to be very useful for rendering out only the clips you've modified since the last render. For large projects, I find myself rendering modified grades one at a time, on the fly as I finish modifying them...not the most efficient workflow, to say the least.

It seems to me that since Resolve is already keeping track of the time since you last modified clip grades (for the sake of the timeline filtering options) that it wouldnt be a stretch for it to remember when each clip was rendered, and only offer to render clips that were modified since the last time they were physically rendered out. It would be a huge workflow timesaver!

Also, one of the (very few) things I miss about Apple Color is the way that it automatically backs up old renderfiles when re-rendering clips (i.e. appending "copy 1", "copy 2" , etc etc to the old renderfiles). It would be nice to have similar functionality in Resolve.



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