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Creating Batch Templates

Droplets (described in Chapter 3) reduce repetitive workflows by encapsulating settings into standalone applications. You can similarly streamline routine encoding sessions by creating a template from common encoding scenarios. For example, if you consistently encode the same types of media during the early phases of postproduction—such as when creating iPod- and DVD-based screeners—you can, instead, create a template and save the time you would spend configuring those jobs manually.

You can define as many empty jobs with targets as you need to fulfill your encoding workflow.

When the template is populated with source media, it is ready to encode. Batch templates can be modified and adjusted like any batch in Compressor, and you can reuse templates whenever a similar encoding opportunity presents itself. To reuse a template, double-click the saved batch in the Finder or choose File > Open in Compressor.

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