Quartz Crystal

so im playing around with the new crystal today and came up with some interesting ideas. i would like to be able to have some external control of crystal.

lets say i have a directory scanner on my server watching an uploads folder. when a new video is uploaded it would be great if there was someway to tell crystal from qc to start rendering "this" composition meaning the open comp with directory scanner.

i'm not sure if some apple script dictionary or network type of tools could be made for crystal but i think it would be a cool feature to have. maybe a crystal plugin that saves the open comp to another name then offline renders the saved comp from the open comp ?

not sure if i explained my self right or not. just think vimeo..... your video is waiting to be processed. that way you could apply effectsor embed water marks to uploaded content etc.. stuff like that. ;)

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smokris's picture
Re: Quartz Crystal

Check out http://kineme.net/wiki/QuartzCrystalCLI --- since version 1.3, there's been a command-line executable included with QuartzCrystal, which you can use for GUI-less rendering.

Consider setting up a crontab script or Automator action or something to launch QuartzCrystalCLI when it sees a new file in a certain folder.

dust's picture
Re: Quartz Crystal

sweet smorkis.. that looks like it will do the trick. now just got to figure out a solution to automate the split and merger of the an audio track. thanks.