Old 02-24-2021, 02:22 AM   #1
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Default Render a sub-project as a video

The problem is that I can't render videos as sub projects. See: https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=249178.
Why is that important?
Reusability !!! I can save and reuse FX chains, but FX chains cannot contain other files such as graphics. This is a small example with animations and a graphic (plus symbol) which is perfect to reuse it as sub project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDpWq9dGoZE.
Sub projects, on the other hand, offer all of these options but cannot currently be rendered as video.
I've already put a lot of work into scripts for video editing, but without a sub project or a comparable solution, it doesn't make sense to use Reaper, because the workload would simply be too great.
Therefore my specific question: Will the problem be solved in the near future? And if so when? I can bridge about 4 weeks with scripting and screenplay. But then I have to make a decision as to which program to use to create the videos. I would be so happy if I could do that with Reaper. Please please give me a feedback.
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+1, as this would also be a good tool for managing complex videos by splitting the scenes up into individual subprojects, that can be assembled as full video in the main project.
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Old 02-28-2021, 12:52 AM   #3
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Default video-subprojects?

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... but without a sub project or a comparable solution, it doesn't make sense to use Reaper, because the workload would simply be too great.
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+1, as this would also be a good tool for managing complex videos by splitting the scenes up into individual subprojects, that can be assembled as full video in the main project.
The idea of the subprojects is: The whole project is simply
packed into a wav file and the wav file is used in the parent
project. That is simple and clear.

For video sub-projects, however, it would be much more difficult
and confusing:

You would first have to define the "exchange video format", and
that would in turn depend on the installed codecs, which can be
very different depending on the user (VLC, FFMPEG, etc.).

Depending on the format, this would happen:

1. Video subprojects will regularly suddenly no longer be playable
because the underlying codec cannot be found.

2. Since all codecs are lossy, the result with a subproject is never
the same as without a subproject.

These two reasons, in my opinion, mean that Reaper will never
have video-subprojects - except Reaper mutates from a DAW
into a full sized Video-editor.
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:15 AM   #4
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No offense that is a bit confused and makes no sense at all what you are writing. But it looks like you haven't dealt with the topic of video in Reaper yet. I am happy to help. The settings for the codecs are global Reaper settings and have nothing to do with sub projects.

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except Reaper mutates from a DAW
into a full sized Video-editor.
Mutation sounds very derogatory. You don't have to use the video functions. But it is more than useful. You need videos and lyric videos for Youtube, Facebook and Instagram. You can now even upload videos to Spotify. And it's a great thing that Reaper supports it. You can manage everything in one project. That makes life a lot easier (maintenance, portability, data backup). And that's exactly why we use software to make our lives easier.
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Old 03-03-2021, 05:39 PM   #5
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No offense that is a bit confused and makes no sense at all what you are writing. ...
I have explained to you what the principal problem is. Maybe
you just read it through again. What you make of it is up to
you.


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Mutation sounds very derogatory. You don't have to use ...
Of course, the video functions in Reaper are very welcome
and are already pretty useful. We used them e.g. for our
videos on "enroe.de".

But honesty also means that Reaper is not one of the
fully functional video editors like Finale, Premiere or
Davinci Resolve. But this is by no means meant derogatory,
because with Reaper alone you can often do 90% of all
video edits - even though Reaper actually sees itself as
a "DAW".

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