After you have the in the render you queue, "Cntl+A" will select all the comps and you can change your render settings(Best, DV, Draft).
To change the output module select the title "Output Module:" now and now go the last one you want to render with the same settings and while holding down "shift" select "Output Module:" Now you can use the pulldown to change all the output modules of the selected comps.
Johnny Cuevas, Editor
"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.
It's also worth taking time to create Templates for your Render settings and Output modules. When you make a template it will appear in the selection drop down menu, making it easy to apply it to multiple items in the Render Queue. You can also choose it as a default render setting so that you don't need to change it every time.
In terms of Output modules, many people don't realise that you can add multiple Output modules to a single render que item. This means you can render a movie once, then format it for several different outputs, avoiding re-rendering it every time. Saves tons of time.
To do this, select the item in the Render Queue and choose Composition > Add Output Module. Adjust the settings as required.
BTW, you can move Templates to other machines, very handy if you are a freelancer like me, working on different jobs and different systems.
Angie Taylor animation & illustration for television, film, web and devices