When I queue renders from AE or PremPro the output path seems to be stuck on a path and filename that doesnt even reflect the AE filename I'm using, and it doesnt remember the last file path I used.
I know I've set this up in the past to go where I want, either in the Preset (no options for file path as far as I can tell) or somewhere else in the Render Queue process.
Wasting so much time retyping names every time I render and choosing paths…
ringing Adobe shed no light on this, just spent 20 minutes with the dude and no light shed. After the call though I realised the render filename was the composition name (not the project name) and was defaulting to the directory containing the project file.
I set up a shortcut in the sidebar (macOS) to my render file folder and changed the composition name to be what I want for the render files. close enough to a solution.
After Effects has some built-in render templates, but Premiere and Media Encoder do not currently.
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