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Batch Bview

Bview's command tool (batch_bview) has the purpose to export or archive a project without using the interface. It is especially useful when parameters are repetitive.

Options

-archive | Archive mode
-cmdline | Display the command lines
-crash | Force crash file generation
-export | Export mode
-h / -help | Display batch_bview help [1:3]
-v | Set verbose level [0:4]
-version | Display batch_bview version
-an / -apply_notes | Apply annotations
-ais / -apply_interface_settings | Apply proxy, crop, mono, lut, reorder, gamma, brighten,
gate and pixel ratio
-begin | Set starting frame
-end | Set ending frame
-remove_alpha | Remove alpha mode
-sm / -source_module | Use module with its number specified [0]

The module's number is displayed under Media column.

Export output

-o | Output path/file_name
-as_link | Export as link
-color_space / -cs | Define color space
-osf / -outsize_format | Output size format, e.g : [hd]
-or | Output right path/file_name (for stereo)

color_space values : linear, srgb, rec709, cineon, panalog, redlog, logc.
outsize_format values : hd, 1k, 2k.

Export file options

-padding | Set padding [0]
-start_frame | Set at which frame the sequence/movie begins [0]

Export movie options

-c / -codec | Define movie codec [dnxhd or h264]
-dnxhd_profile | Set dnxhd parameters, e.g :
[1920x1080_23.976fps_115M_422p]
-h264_bitrate | Set h264 bitrate [0]
-h264_frame_rate | Set h264 frame rate, e.g : [25fps]
-h264_profile | Set h264 profile, e.g : [high]
-codec dnxhd
h264
-dnxhd_profile 1920x1080_23.976fps_175M_422p10
1920x1080_23.976fps_115M_422p
1920x1080_23.976fps_175M_422p
1920x1080_23.976fps_36M_422p
1920x1080_24fps_175M_422p10
1920x1080_24fps_115M_422p
1920x1080_24fps_175M_422p
1920x1080_24fps_36M_422p
1920x1080_25fps_185M_422p10
1920x1080_25fps_120M_422p
1920x1080_25fps_185M_422p
1920x1080_29.97fps_145M_422p
1920x1080_29.97fps_220M_422p
1920x1080_50fps_365M_422p10
1920x1080_50fps_240M_422p
1920x1080_50fps_365M_422p
1920x1080_59.94fps_440M_422p10
1920x1080_59.94fps_290M_422p
1920x1080_59.94fps_440M_422p
1280x720_23.976fps_60M_422p
1280x720_23.976fps_90M_422p
1280x720_23.976fps_90M_422p10
1280x720_25fps_60M_422p
1280x720_25fps_90M_422p
1280x720_25fps_90M_422p10
1280x720_50fps_120M_422p
1280x720_59.94fps_145M_422p
1280x720_59.94fps_220M_422p
1280x720_59.94fps_220M_422p10
-h264_frame_rate 23.976fps
24fps
25fps
29.97fps
50fps
59.94fps
-h264_profile baseline
main
high

For export to movie, only .mov container is allowed.

Archive

-file_format | Define archive file format, e.g : [JPEG]
-quality_ratio | Set quality ratio, e.g for JPEG : [1.000000]
-o | Ouput path/file_name
-size_ratio | Output size factor, eg : [1.00000]
-x | Output width [0]
-y | Output height [0]

file_format values : JPEG, PNG..

Samples

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batch_bview -export -o test.exr project.bv
#export all sequences contained in project.bv as test.[1:N].exr files.
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batch_bview -export -sm 2 -o test2.dpx project.bv
#export all sequences from module 2 in project.bv as test.[1:N].dpx files.
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batch_bview -export -an -o test.exr project.bv
#export all sequences contained in project.bv as test.[1:N].exr files and apply annotations.
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batch_bview -export -codec dnxhd -dnxhd_profile 1920x1080_25fps_120M_422p -ais -o test.mov project.bv
#export all sequences contained in project.bv as movie test.mov under dnxhd codec with a specified profile and apply interface settings.
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batch_bivew -export -codec h264 -h264_frame_rate 24fps -h264_profile high -o test.mov project.bv
#export all sequences contained in project.bv as movie test.mov under h264 codec with at 24fps and high profile.
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batch_bview -archive -o /archives/archive.bv project.bv
#archive bv and all sequences contained in project.bv as archive.bv in folder "archves".
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batch_bview -archive -o /archives/archive.bv -file_format JPEG project.bv
#archive bv and all sequences contained in project.bv as archive.bv under JPEG format.
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batch_bview -archive -o /archives/archive.bv -x 720 y 576 project.bv
#archive bv and all sequences contained in project.bv with a specified width and height (720x576) as archive.bv.

Command line -o is mandatory.

BUF Compagnie - Documentation. 2015-04-04.