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Sean Buchanan
Batch video encoding large library of stock footage
on May 25, 2012 at 4:40:24 am

I am organizing my library of stock video footage so is easily view (show to clients) and access. I need advice for two things:

First: What is a good program to catalog footage in? I am considering using iTunes because I already have it and I could setup smart folders to easily organize footage.

Second: I would like to encode all the footage to h.264 so I can preview it in Quicktime and add it to an iTunes library. My problem is all the footage is in a wide variety of dimensions, formats, framerates, strange codecs etc. I have access to Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor. Is there a way to easily batch convert hundreds of video files to h.264, while retaining the original dimensions, metadata, etc.?

I have tried using a watch folder in AME but it freezes every time I add the folder...

Thanks for any help!

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