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    31 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Eric Loveland commented  · 

    Well hopefully it will inspire you to do the equivalent on Mac OS. It's really just a series of keyboard commands. eg:

    1. render work area
    2. save project
    3. switch to next open sequence
    [repeat]

    I added some extra stuff to overcome little issues I was catching, but I'm pretty sure if you had 15 minutes and a willingness to learn, you'd be able to throw that together in Automator or the new "Shortcuts" app and share it with others.

    Your other options are: (1) wait for someone else to do it, (2) wait for Adobe to do it, (3) install Windows and use my solution, (4) live without it. :)

    Good luck!

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    Eric Loveland commented  · 

    [##updated to reflect pc-only]

    This will only address a small subset of the needs expressed here, but I got so fed up with this not existing that I created a script I run any time I leave my desk that renders all open sequences. Probably inspired by FCP7's "auto-render after no activity for "x" minutes" feature. I guess it's Windows-only, but would hopefully inspire a Mac equivalent using automator or shortcuts if you have a similar need.

    I'm often working on multiple versions / deliverables at the same time and can have lots of sequences open at once. Rendering them all gets me real time playback on complex timelines, and is a good prep for non-deliverable exports using the "use previews" workflow for instantaneous exports.

    If you're looking at this and thinking, "come on, man! I'm not a programmer!" - don't worry. It's written for something called AutoHotKey which is actually super easy to install and create scripts with. Just download it (free), create a new script and paste this in. https://www.autohotkey.com/
    -----
    #NoEnv
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%
    CoordMode, Mouse, Window
    SendMode Input
    #SingleInstance Force
    SetTitleMatchMode 2
    #WinActivateForce
    SetControlDelay 1
    SetWinDelay 0
    SetKeyDelay -1
    SetMouseDelay -1
    SetBatchLines -1

    #IfWinActive Adobe Premiere Pro
    F16::
    Loop, 10
    {
    Sleep, 1000
    WinActivate, Premiere Pro
    Sleep, 500
    Send, {LControl Down}{s}{LControl Up} ;save
    WinWaitNotActive, Save Project
    Sleep, 500
    WinActivate, Premiere Pro
    Sleep, 500
    Send, {LAlt Down}{Enter}{LAlt Up} ;render
    Sleep, 1000
    WinWaitNotActive, Rendering
    Sleep, 500
    WinActivate, Premiere Pro
    Sleep, 500
    Send, {Escape} ;esc
    Sleep, 1000
    Send, {LControl Down}{s}{LControl Up} ;save
    WinWaitNotActive, Save Project
    Sleep, 500
    WinActivate, Premiere Pro
    Sleep, 500
    Send, {LShift Down}{#}{LShift Up} ;switch to next open sequence
    Sleep, 500
    Send, {Escape} ;esc
    Sleep, 500
    }
    F19::ExitApp
    Return
    #IfWinActive
    --

    NOTES / ISSUES:
    0. In case this forum messes up the formatting, you can copy it from here: https://pastebin.com/NYyCXKJi

    1. Scanning through the commands, you can see you start it by pressing F16 and it loops 10 times, meaning it renders up to 10 different open sequences (you can change those to whatever you want)

    2. It assumes your keyboard commands match the script commands. Change the script or change Premiere so the buttons the script is telling your computer to press actually do the things you want. For example, shift+3 cycles through open sequences. alt+enter renders "entire work area"

    3. It assumes you're not messing with the computer while it's running. If you're writing an email in another window, it'll likely start sending the commands there and not Premiere. There are ways to improve this so it can grab Premiere and issue commands even if it's not the active application, but it looked a little over my head and this takes care of my needs just fine for any time I get a call or break for a meal or at the end of the day.

    Its usefullness will only scale so far with other workflows, but for the way I am often working, I can't imagine losing it now that I'm used to having it. Hopefully it'll help others as well until Premiere can implement it properly.

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    Eric Loveland commented  · 

    agreed!

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    Eric Loveland commented  · 

    very important. a necessity

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