Media Encoder queueing sequences from AE in reverse order

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Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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Greetings!

Whenever I drag and drop a bunch of sequences I want to render from After Effects to the Media Encoder queue, they are queued in reverse order alphabetically - and it's a REALLY annoying issue for me. 

 

Imagine having sequences named "seq-001", "seq-002", let's say, up to "seq-999".. When dropped into media encoder, the first sequence queued to render will be 999, then 998, etc.. Now imagine you want to render them starting with 001, because the render takes a long time and you want to deliver the first clips as soon as possible.. you have to manually drag and sort a thousand sequences!

 

How does one fix this issue?

 

I'm on a Windows 11 computer using Adobe CC.

Thanks

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Adobe Employee , Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022
Thanks for sharing this. Interesting! It appears that we do use the order that you've selected the files but we then reverse it in Media Encoder's queue - see enclosed.  Is that what you're seeing as well?  Regards, Fergus

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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Thanks for sharing this. Interesting! It appears that we do use the order that you've selected the files but we then reverse it in Media Encoder's queue - see enclosed. 

Is that what you're seeing as well? 

Regards,

Fergus

 

 

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Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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That is exactly the case 🙂

 

Now try selecting two folders, each containing comp1-5 🙂 Won't matter in which order you select them, they will always be reversed when added to media encoder queue, so even your suggested trick doesen't work unfortunately 😞


Seems to be a bug, I'm assuming quite easy to fix, I'm surprised that it flew under the radar so far..

 

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Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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Seems to be a bug,


By @Tamir5EA5

 

Please post that here, where the Adobe engineers read all threads:

https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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Actually, in this case, there's no need. I'm the product manager for AME and the issue is now on my radar. 


Tamir, thanks for reporting this. 

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Under macOS 11.6 Big Sur running After Effects 18.4.1 and Media Encoder 15.4.1, using File > Export > Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue or Composition > Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue results in the Comps showing up in AME in alphabetical order.  If drag and drop from the AE Project tab to the AME Queue tab is used, it results in reverse alphabetical order.

 

So, it only seems to affect drag and drop.

 

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