when I have a composition in AFX titled for example "composition15.0_test" and I send that to render to Media Encoder, the output filename automatically changes to "composition15-0" (hyphen instead of dot). Why and how can I disable this? Thank you.
I confirmed that this does not happen when queuing to AME from Premiere Pro (2018.1.2). And AME will happily process the original filename once you edit it back.
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While a period changing into a dash is unexpected, it's probably worth mentioning that unless you have a closed post production workflow (that is, your files remain internal from start to finish) that special characters of any king should be avoided (including periods).
And, yes, as long as the period is not at the beginning or the end of the filename it shouldn't cause any trouble, but I would not allow it to be used in any workflow that I oversee.
The following would also be off limits:
One disclaimer: For Mac based workflows, I allow blank spaces.
miorota, I know this is probably more than you wanted to see in a response. I wrote this more for others who might read the post.