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Joe WalkerCS5 Setting Output Module Directory Paths Simultaneously
by on Nov 3, 2010 at 6:52:45 pm

Just upgraded to CS5 from CS3.

In the Render Queue, I used to be able to "shift select" multiple output modules of multiple render outputs and set the output directory for all to the same directory. Now it seems that I have to set every output module's directory individually. This is a real pain-in-the-arse and a step backwards from my old workflow.

Help! Am I missing something?


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Dave LaRondeRe: CS5 Setting Output Module Directory Paths Simultaneously
by on Nov 3, 2010 at 7:51:45 pm

Add the first comp to the render queue. Set its destination folder. Bring in the remaining comps. The destination folder will be the same for all of them.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Joe WalkerRe: CS5 Setting Output Module Directory Paths Simultaneously
by on Nov 3, 2010 at 9:22:50 pm

Thanks for the insight and that'll take some getting used to.

It was nice to have 30 renders in the queue (with custom timespans), set them all to one output template going into a "final renders" folder, add another output module to each render, set them to h.264's going into the "previews" folder, and let her rip.

I hate when a feature so simple (and useful) gets removed for no apparent reason.

Sounds like they gimped the render queue with CS5. I hope they patch it back in.


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Dave LaRondeRe: CS5 Setting Output Module Directory Paths Simultaneously
by on Nov 3, 2010 at 9:40:30 pm

Well, maybe you don't have to get used to it. It might be that you don't have Adobe's update to AE 10.0.1; it's a free download. As usual, these kinds of updates fix a good deal of weirdness.

Truth be told, I never even tried rendering two two different destination folders; I've never had reason to use it.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Joe WalkerRe: CS5 Setting Output Module Directory Paths Simultaneously
by on Nov 3, 2010 at 10:26:37 pm

Aaaaaaaand it's working again.

Thanks Dave :)


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