Convert multiply movies

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Convert multiply movies

Postby abalamut » Fri May 12, 2017 4:06 pm

Hello, today I faced the the task that I should convert multiply movie from one format to an other.
I have folder which contain 100+ mov. I need generate small proxy from all of them to different folder with the same name. I have Adobe Media Encoder installed, also I can install ffmpeg if it is better.
When I convert files using Adobe Media Encoder, I can export preset. After that it is possible submit deadline job directly from monitor. I can select one input file, then choose output dir, import my preset, submit job. Everything going alright. But how to submit folder with multiply files inside?

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Re: Convert multiply movies

Postby eamsler » Mon May 15, 2017 9:34 am

The AME submitter wasn't written with the ability to submit multiple jobs unfortunately. There are a few options, but I think they all require scripting:

1) Take the Job/Plugin info files and edit the ins and outs.

This would require that you modify the two INI files that the submitters use to generate jobs, then run Deadline Command once per input video. You can see (and save) the INI files from the "Modify Job Properties" dialog in the "Submission Params" section.
http://docs.thinkboxsoftware.com/produc ... ssion.html

2) Use the Draft Watch Folder example

Justin B wrote this awhile ago, but it essentially emulates After Effects' old watch folder. Any files copied into that folder while the Python script is running will have a Draft job created for it. This is probably less desirable since you've already configured your AME presets.
https://github.com/ThinkboxSoftware/Dea ... atchfolder

3) Use AME along this time and plan for the next time

Options 1 and 2 could take some time to set up and if you're in a hurry, skipping Deadline this time might be the best approach. If nothing else, start down this path first, then start implementing either of the first two options. While you're building things up, at least you'll start getting results.


Let me know which option makes the most sense to you, and we'll go down that path.
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Re: Convert multiply movies

Postby MikeOwen » Tue May 16, 2017 7:33 am

Hi,

See attached, updated Adobe Media Encoder plugin to handle batch job submission. Extract the zip to the same named locations, overwriting the same-named files in your Deadline repository. (Make sure you carry out a backup of these files before, just in case).

Let us know if that helps?
Mike

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Re: Convert multiply movies

Postby abalamut » Tue May 16, 2017 7:55 am

Hello, thanks you for new script. We use Deadline 7. I installed files to repository, but unfortunately when I run it from monitor it does not startup at all. Nothing.
Where I can see some log files?

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Re: Convert multiply movies

Postby MikeOwen » Tue May 16, 2017 8:00 am

Sorry, these scripts will only work in Deadline 9 onwards.
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Re: Convert multiply movies

Postby abalamut » Tue May 16, 2017 8:02 am

Is it possible backport it to 7 ?

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Re: Convert multiply movies

Postby eamsler » Tue May 16, 2017 9:57 am

I'll have to look into what it'll take to back-port this one.

Which version of 7 are you on? We've made a lot of great improvements since then. Any chance you'd want to upgrade to 9? :)
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Re: Convert multiply movies

Postby abalamut » Tue May 16, 2017 10:40 am

7.2.4.0

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Re: Convert multiply movies

Postby eamsler » Wed May 17, 2017 10:20 am

Well, after some discussion here I'm not sure offhand what might be causing trouble between versions.

Could you create a new "Console" panel (under 'view') and send us any errors you see in there? If the submitter isn't showing up, there's likely going to be something useful in there. Hopefully nothing with your setup.
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Re: Convert multiply movies

Postby abalamut » Wed May 17, 2017 12:39 pm

Code: Select all

2017-05-17 20:39:34:  Deadline Monitor 7.2 [v7.2.4.0 R  (de7785a42)]
2017-05-17 20:39:34:  Time to initialize: 109.000 ms
2017-05-17 20:39:38:  Auto Configuration: No auto configuration for Repository Path could be detected, using local configuration
2017-05-17 20:39:39:  Auto Configuration: Picking configuration based on: T1000 / 192.168.1.27
2017-05-17 20:39:39:  Auto Configuration: No auto configuration could be detected, using local configuration
2017-05-17 20:39:39:  Time to connect to Repository: 1.233 s
2017-05-17 20:39:39:  Time to check user account: 0.000 s
2017-05-17 20:39:39:  Time to purge old logs and temp files: 15.000 ms
2017-05-17 20:39:39:  Time to synchronize plugin icons: 32.000 ms
2017-05-17 20:39:40:  Time to initialize main window: 577.000 ms
2017-05-17 20:39:40:  Main Window shown
2017-05-17 20:39:40:  Time to show main window: 78.000 ms
2017-05-17 20:39:59:  Running script MediaEncoderSubmission (\\server13\dlr\scripts\Submission\MediaEncoderSubmission.py)
2017-05-17 20:39:59:  Traceback (most recent call last):
2017-05-17 20:39:59:    File "DeadlineUI\UI\Commands\ScriptCommands.py", line 101, in InnerExecute
2017-05-17 20:39:59:  PythonNetException: AttributeError : type object 'RepositoryUtils' has no attribute 'GetRepositoryPath'
2017-05-17 20:39:59:    File "none", line 16, in <module>
2017-05-17 20:39:59: 


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