Converting Multiple Video Files in Batches
Posted by Nick Liberatore on 01 February 2013 08:42 AM
Follow these steps to do a batch conversion of several video files. This gives you the flexibility to change the video format, compression, codec, frame size and more. From the Mac workstation, from the Software folder on the dock, open MPEGstreamclip.
- In the menu bar, select List > Batch List.
- Select Add Files... and navigate to the folder of videos you wish to convert (Cmd+A to select all, Cmd+Click to select multiple, or just drag the files into the window)
- Click Open
- From the Select a task, you can do Export to QuickTime for .MOV files, or other options as needed. Leave the checkboxes unchecked, unless you want to join all the clips (merge them) or fix timecode breaks.
- Click OK.
- On the Select A Destination Folder, we recommend saving to the desktop or a folder on the desktop. File transfer and transcoding to an external drive, whether connected via Firewire or USB, will take be slower as it has to also save the file over a slower connection, resulting in a longer process. You can click the New Folder button to create a new folder to save the files to.
- Click Select.
- On the Movie Exporter window, you have lots of control over the video and audio. We recommend using Compression: H.264 or Apple DV/DVCPro NTSC, Quality: 100%. You do not need to change the Sound or Frame Size, though there are several options to get more specific and fine tuned conversion of video from this menu.
- Click To Batch to queue up the files in the Batch List window.
- You can repeate steps 2 through 9 to queue up multiple sets of videos with different export/transcoding options. Once complete, click Go to have all files in queue begin the conversion process.