About Multiple Renders

Harmony lets you simultaneously render many formats and resolutions for a scene. This saves a lot of time as you do not have to return between each render to start a new one.

To use multiple renders, connect as many Write nodes as needed to match the required number of exports. Then, adjust each Write node’s settings to create image sequences or movies.

NOTE Each Write node must be configured to export with different file names or in different locations. If one Write node is configured to export images or a movie file with the same file name as with another Write node, one will overwrite the other.

When you have multiple Write nodes in a scene, it is useful to rename the nodes according to their output settings such as: low_resolution_movie or HDTV_sequence.

To export different resolutions concurrently, you need to create a combination of the following:

  • Write node

  • Scale-Output node

  • Crop node

If you start with a higher resolution and want to crop down to a lower resolution, such as HDTV to NTSC, you will need to combine the Crop node with a Scale Output node.

Once you know the type of render you want to do, you will need to retrieve your nodes from the Node Library and connect them to the scene’s network.