Batch Export All Clips Quickly from Premiere Pro with our Panel

by Antoine on February 18th, 2020

(Originally published on February 8th, 2020)

Tired of exporting manually all your individual clips from Premiere Pro ? We got you covered with our new panel !

What is the MultiRender feature from AfterCodecs ?

AfterCodecs, our Adobe CC Exporter plugin new "MultiRender" feature helps you export multiple clips at once from your Premiere Pro sequence. It means you'll only need to click Export and configure codecs parameters once, which is a huge save of your precious time. The way we do this is that AfterCodecs is parsing your timeline's markers to know from when to when to export and with which prefix for the file output name. Previously you had to create the markers manually, as our previous blog post explains, which could be a pain in some situations. That's why we developed a new Panel for Premiere Pro that looks like this :

This new panel can be installed with our installer, just update AfterCodecs for free here ! On Mac OSX you should make sure you tick the "AfterCodecs Panel" checkbox. Just make sure to download the latest version of AfterCodecs because this new panel is only available from version 1.8

How to use our Panel

To show the panel, just click on the topbar Windows -> Extensions -> AfterCodecs Panel. Now that you see the panel you only have one choice left :

If you don't want to render all clips from the timeline, select them first, then click the second button ""

If you want to render all clips from the timeline, make sure you have a sequence / timeline opened and containing a video track with your clips and click the first button of the panel ""

Once one of the two first buttons clicked you should have a confirmation of the MultiRender markers written. As you can see their Comments section will be prefixed by an underscore "_" to indicate to our plugin AfterCodecs they are MultiRender markers (you could have others markers in your timeline that are not related to this feature).

Now export with AfterCodecs !

Export, select "AfterCodecs" in the format list, click the "AfterCodecs Open Settings" button and tick the "MultiRender" checkbox

Premiere Pro or Media Encoder should be exporting all your clips one by one now :

Once finished, you should have all your files output in the same folder as the target with their names as a suffix before the extension :

Limitations of MultiRender

First let's talk about what MultiRender can't do :

Your clips needs to have the same resolution and framerate because you need to place them in the same sequence to export

You can't select audio tracks with the Panel

The exported clips won't have their timecode written into output files

Contact us if you need to overcome those limitations !

Benefits of MultiRender

We believe our new method is the best one available so far, here's why :

This method is painlessly scalable to hundreds of clips, the same process will be used with the Panel buttons !

You are absolutely sure the rendered items will have the same encoding settings applied to them

You'll also get only one Item queue in Adobe Media Encoder

You can use Premiere Pro to render quickly the individual clips

You can prefix the output filenames with whatever name you want

You can customize the markers yourself after using the panel or without using the panel at all, store the markers inside your Premiere Pro project for later and multiple use

From Premiere Pro CC 2018 you can change the timeline clip name and this will affect the Markers Comments suffix (hence the output filename !), and this without changing the Source Clip name in the project panel

F.A.Q.

How do I change the names of the clip without changing the name in the Project Panel ?

From Premiere Pro CC 2018 included you can right click on any clip on your timeline and rename it without changing the Source clip (from the Project panel), and our panel will take that new "sequence clip name" for the Markers Comments (and hence the output file suffix)

Is it compatible with Media Encoder ?

Yes, of course. Just send your sequence to Media Encoder, it will keep the markers and AfterCodecs for Media Encoder will be able to read them as long as you tick that checkbox in AfterCodecs Codec Settings. Please note that AfterCodec for Media Encoder is a different product than AfterCodecs for Premiere Pro that needs a separate license. But if you always want to use Media Encoder you don't need to buy AfterCodecs for Premiere Pro you could only use AfterCodecs for Media Encoder !

What if my clips are not from the same sequence ?

No worries, as long as they have the same resolution and framerate you can create a sequence from the first clip and drag & drop the remaining clips on your timeline, they'll be stacked on the first video track and all you need to do is to click the first button of the panel before sending this render to AfterCodecs for Premiere Pro or Media Encoder !

I have more needs not covered by this panel !

Please contact us to tell us more about your workflow to see how we can improve on this MultiRender feature !