You probably know this, but it's worth noting that chapter markers only specify the navigation entry point; therefore, five chapter markers will give us five ranges that all have the same ending.
If you set up a batch in Compressor, you can specify the start and end of ranges with in and out points set in the Preview window. So you would have five different jobs, the same source file but each with different ranges and the title of each output file could be specified by you according to your requirements.
Jobs in Compressor actually don't run concurrently; but you can submit a batch once and the jobs in that batch will run sequentially.
Good luck with your project.
I should've mentioned that I've used in and out points in the preview window. And yes, I meant sequentially.
Here's my sequence:
- I drag my settings and destination to the project
- set the in and out points
- name the MOV file
- click the + to start a new job
- when all are done, hit submit
Should I be submitting each job individually?
This is what mine looks like. Note the the warning triangles. The last MOV in the list s BSCA Grip.mov and that one is being output for all of the targets in the list. The reason for the warning triangles, I suppose.
Here's a more precise description of the process I'm following:
- Open compressor from FCPx project. Clip on the batch to select the file in the Preview.
- Highlight the range to be used with 'I' and 'O' to select in and out points The range highlights properly, indicating that the in and points selected have captured the correct range.
- Drag the settings and destination to the target.
- Rename file name and hit enter.
- Select '+' for the next target.
- Click on next target to highlight it.
- Repeat steps 2 to 6 for all ranges.
- Submit job.
This process does NOT work unfortunately. I just get seven versions of the last target range used, each with the seven different file names.
Drag movie to source well.
Drag preset to batch window.
Option drag job pane 4 times (to duplicate)
Put a different prefix at the start of each title of output file as differentiator. (You can always revise title after.)
Open Preview for each job and mark your in and out points.
Hopefully you will get the results you're looking for.
Thanks, I'll look into that.
I'm going to have to see about Qmaster functioning on my system as there isn't a lot of evidence that it is there and working.
In the meantime, exporting the range using Apple ProRes 422 as an MOV, then dragging that into Compressor seems to be more stable than starting Compressor from within FCPx.