Adobe Media Encoder: New Features [Video]

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[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video training: Video Compression Comparison, which you can download from our store. You can also access all our training when you become a Video Training Library subscriber.]

Earlier this week, Adobe updated all its Creative Cloud software, including Adobe Media Encoder, to the 2014.1 release.

Adobe Media Encoder (AME) is not only a stand-alone media compression engine, but it also handles all the export and compression duties for Premiere Pro CC, Prelude CC and After Effects CC. In other words, AME is an essential component of the entire Adobe video workflow.

In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan shows off the new features in AME, as well as offering suggestions on how to optimize compression settings, how to achieve the highest video quality, how to improve compression speed, and how Adobe Media Encoder integrates with Premiere Pro CC.

Demo: New Features in Adobe Media Encoder

TRT: 10:04 — MPEG-4 HD movie

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4 Responses to Adobe Media Encoder: New Features [Video]

  1. Paul G says:

    FTP is very useful even for intermediate work where I want to go home and have AME or Compressor encode and upload to my own FTP so that I can go home and have dinner instead of waiting around to watch stuff at the studio. I do find it surprising that a product called Creative Cloud took this long to render to the cloud, though. I’ve been using Dropbox for this for quite awhile…

  2. Dave K says:

    You seem to emphasize that CineForm 8bpc quality is equivalent to ProRes 422 and 8bps with alpha is equivalent to ProRes 4444.

    How does the 8bpc quality compare to the 10-bit depth of ProRes (or is this comparing apples to oranges)?

    • LarryJ says:


      My understanding, which may be incorrect, is that CineForm is a 10-bit codec. According to Wikipedia: “Current implementations support image formatting for 10-bit 4:2:2 YUV, 12-bit 4:4:4 RGB and RGBA, and 12-bit CFA Bayer filter RAW compression (as used with the Silicon Imaging SI-2K camera.)”


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