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Saving settings to use multiple times [ANSWER]

Posted: Sat, 1st Mar 2008, 3:44am

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StuntMusic

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I want to save the key info and settings I used in creating one green screen render so I can apply it to the next 20 I have to do.

I can tweak the settings to dial it in, but I can't find anywhere that lets me save ALL of them at once to be able to apply to the next video.

Also, when everyone renders here, what format do you use (or would be best) to have so it is DVD ready? not use a 9Mb MOV file, but rather use a 200Mb AVI file?
Posted: Sat, 1st Mar 2008, 4:27am

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Axeman

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There is an extremely comprehensive and powerful Preset system build into the program, which is designed exactly for that purpose; to save all of the settings you have applied to a layer. Right-click on the layer and select Create Preset... The presets section of the manual has lots more info on the preset system.

For going to DVD, your dvd software will probably take care of converting it to the proper format, so you will want the highest quality file possible to work with. Either uncompressed .mov or uncompressed .avi should do, as long as you have the drive space to handle them. Most people here are probably exporting their effects form CompositeLab back into their editing software, to fit the composites into the final edit and do their audio work, and then their final render would be exported from their editing software.
Posted: Sat, 1st Mar 2008, 4:35am

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Rocinante

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on the subject of final rendering. if youre on a windows i would go with AVI and the best quality would be from leaving it uncompressed. hope it helps. as far as i know you cant save your chroma settings (green/blue screen) but if its just black/white balance all i can say is write them down. hope thats what you wanted and hope it helps.

Rocinante

EDIT: In the course of writing this I was beaten to it, and it has better info.