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batch converting whole files of videos

Post by unjulation » Mon Mar 13, 2017 16:01

hi guys,
long time no see

I was wondering if there is a batch converter for dxv that you can just drop files filled with vids in and away it goes with the right setings

I've got over 500gigs worth of stuff and the time it's going take to convert everything if I have to drop single files into the converter is going to take forever

suggestions please and thanks in advance
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Re: batch converting whole files of videos

Post by Arvol » Mon Mar 13, 2017 16:10

For OSX try MPEGStreamclip

Set your DXV3 to high and leave the scaling untouched (I personally strip audio)

If you have Alpha, Do those in a separate batch.

For Windows you're out of luck. AME works but you have to set each setting one at a time (If there's different sized videos)

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Re: batch converting whole files of videos

Post by Joris » Mon Mar 13, 2017 16:18

I would not advise to set your DXV setting to High Quality by default. You use twice as much disk space, and DXV files are already quite hefty. Only use DXV HQ on files that show considerable banding problems after conversion to Normal Quality.

MPEG Streamclip does not encode an alpha channel, regardless of what setting you choose for the codec.

Adobe Media Encoder has a Match Source setting, which will maintain the resolution, framerate, field order and pixel aspect of the original file.

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Re: batch converting whole files of videos

Post by unjulation » Mon Mar 13, 2017 16:32

the problem im haveing with all batch convertors - mpeg stream clip works fine for pc now -

I want to just dump all my vid folders into a converter and leave it to do its thing -

I'm being lazy and don't want to have to go through hundreds of folders to individually drop each vid into the converter - I've got about 500gig+ that needs to converting

if there's no way t do it i'll just have to spend the time dropping groups of vids into mgeg stream :(

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Re: batch converting whole files of videos

Post by Oaktown » Mon Mar 13, 2017 18:40

Worry no more, MPEGstreamclip has a batch list feature (Cmd B on Macs)!

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Re: batch converting whole files of videos

Post by strangehead » Mon Mar 13, 2017 20:07

when i have to convert a lot of files, i am using the Batch Export Utility from lividinstruments.com

-> http://lividinstruments.com/support_downloads.php
-> http://www.lividserver.com/dl/beu/BEU_1.23XP.exe (WIN)
-> http://www.lividserver.com/dl/beu/BEU_1.23.dmg.zip (MAC)

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Re: batch converting whole files of videos

Post by jate » Wed Mar 22, 2017 20:26

As mentioned, MPEG StreamClip is a great solution.

If you already have Adobe Creative Cloud, then Adobe Media Encoder is what I use to convert clips, but also render AE and Premiere comps.

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Re: batch converting whole files of videos

Post by jate » Fri Mar 24, 2017 22:37

Joris wrote:Adobe Media Encoder has a Match Source setting, which will maintain the resolution, framerate, field order and pixel aspect of the original file.
Alright, so I just converted a 700mb 4min Uncompressed 4K into a DXV3 file... and it came out at 73GB. That's regular without alpha, does this sound right? Because, holy crap - that's huge.

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Re: batch converting whole files of videos

Post by Arvol » Sun Mar 26, 2017 17:20

My 4K files are massive, and obviously take longer to encode. I have an entire 1TB SSD dedicated for them. I try to downscale mine to 720 or 1080 for my normal day to day shows. Haven't had the actual 4K physical pixels used on stage yet as we mainly do 6mm for outdoor festivals.
But I do have some 4k for those 3mm indoor shows that are coming up.

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Re: batch converting whole files of videos

Post by JimmyP » Wed Apr 05, 2017 21:45

i use a hot folder with Adobe Media Encoder. i drop all my video files into a folder on my desktop and the program converts it and spits it back out in DXV3. its awesome.
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