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Arvin BautistaAfterEffects to Compressor workflow?
by on Nov 8, 2009 at 8:06:07 pm

Anybody come up with a way to automatically take an AE render and have it go into Compressor with a preset? I usually put up compressed h264 .mov renders online for clients, and since AE's h264 output module is no good at compression, I've had to manually bring everything to compressor first.

An automated workflow would save me a bit of brain and manual labor and tons of time in the long run.

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Andy GeorgeRe: AfterEffects to Compressor workflow?
by on Nov 9, 2009 at 2:25:15 am

Hi Arvin,

Here is a link showing you how to set up a watch folder in compressor using
droplets and some apple script.

I also dock common droplets in my finder, which makes it really easy to drag
and drop from wherever you are browsing.


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Jakob MÃ¥rtenssonRe: AfterEffects to Compressor workflow?
by on Nov 9, 2009 at 2:38:35 am

Nice script. thanx =)

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Arvin BautistaRe: AfterEffects to Compressor workflow?
by on Nov 1, 2010 at 8:11:22 pm

Hilarious that I came back to creativecow to ask for this almost exactly a year after I asked the very same question, but this time I've got a more specific question:

Is there a script that allows me to set a render from the render queue that lets me specify in AfterEffects that I want that particular render to then go to compressor and be converted to H264?

I don't want to set up watch folders because that requires me to set them up with every project, and sometimes I'll be rendering final HD versions that don't need to be compressed (the compression is just to show revisions to the client).

Arvin Bautista
Greasy Pig Studios
Los Angeles, CA

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