Use Nuendo during Export(Renders) or Watchfolders?

In the last days, I lost a lot of time by rendering different Video & Audio versions for clients since the arrangement windows are locked during export.

Some external Programs like Adobe Media Encoder or Wavelab Watchfolders to run these exports on a different system in the network would be a great timesaver.

I like what SB did to the export panel for Nuendo11 but for big projects, this is a real issue,.

Does anyone have some tips? or should we wait for Nuendo12?

I think hat is higly unlikely to change short term.
As far as i understand there is one audio engine and one video engine.
To be able to render and export in the background that is a huge fundamental code rewrite.

I’m not saying that it would be impossible and for some situations it might help. But for me, I would much rather that the exports utilised more of the available CPU power to get it done faster.

I mean all my post projects are quite heavy, I seriously doubt my machine could handle two parallel project run independently at the same time as that is basically what is needed.

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It may sound crazy but you can actually run 2 Cubendo instances at the same time if they are run from different executable files, e.g. nuendo11 and cubase11. You perhaps need an asio driver that supports multi client e.g. rme, or 2nd asio driver like the generic low latency.
I haven’t tested anything beyond basic functionalities but they kind of works, basic editing may be possible behind of exporting process (buffersize needs to be higher of course).

Yes true you can even (on a Mac at least) run two identical versions a of Nuendo at the same time. You just have to duplicate the program file in the program folder. It does work, but it’s been a long time since I tried it. I used it to run two Nuendos showing two video pictures at the same time.

Would it increase export power/speed and be reliable? Probably not and it’s a totally unsupported way of working.

I too think it’d be difficult to code. The one other solution would be to place all audio and media files on network attached storage and run two machines with one license on each. That way I would assume (?) that one could work on two things simultaneously.

On the other hand though, even though I’ve had projects that ran down to the wire normally it’s easy enough to schedule work around toilet or coffee breaks, and if more time is needed then there’s usually an opportunity to actually bill for the extra time and/or additional computer to get it done.