New to ShotCut, at the moment just messing about. I thought I’d be able to queue up several project exports to run in sequence, by:
- pause the job queue
- Loading the first (all editing decisions already made), export, set advanced export settings how i want them, set it off.
- (it sits on the still-paused queue)
- Load up the second, the third, repeat; in the end there are five.
- Unpause the job queue
The first three onto the queue had the same settings as each other. The last two had different settings (but again, the same as each other). They differed in one easily-remembered fact: The first three were 1080p HEVC (libx265), the final two were 720p AVC (libx264)
The first three have now completed, and they’re 1080p AVC. (I thought it was happening a bit fast.)
The fourth is still ongoing and I can’t tell what resolution it is from the logs so far written but the settings are the same (and match what I set for the fourth and fifth jobs.
It appears that the export settings - specifically the video and audio codec settings - are not saved as part of the queued job, but are taken from what is current (what was last selected for export?) when the job actually starts. I suspect however that the “Video” tab settings (picture dimensions etc.) are kept, as they’re actually from the project’s main video mode.
I think it’s taken the settings from the last export actually set in process, as after I started the queue I looked idly at, but did not attempt to run, the utvideo export options (wondering in passing, if it’s lossless, why there’s a quality setting), and then walked away from the computer. But the jobs started after i did that are not in utvideo.
This post: Batch export multiple projects automatically? showed up as a suggestion while I was writing the above. It looks like the answer will involve saving as xml and a bit of scripting… To recap it only seems to have had a problem with me changing the export settings from one project to the next. If you’re setting up a batch with all the same settings, it would behave as expected.