After adding video and audio items to the encoding queue, you can encode and export them from the queue using presets or custom settings.
Encode using presets
Your files will begin to be encoded to your desired format, using your chosen preset, and in the location that you chose.
Encode using custom settings
You can close the Current Encode panel for optimum performance during encoding. View progress of the encoding process with the progress bar in the Queue panel instead.
Choose a video, audio, or still-image format from the Format menu. For more information, see File formats supported for export.
(Optional) Choose an encoding preset from the Preset menu.
Select Export Video, Export Audio, or both.
(Optional) Specify pre-encoding options, including cropping, trimming, and addition of cue points. For more information, see the Crop and trim source before encoding section.
(Optional) Set options for XMP metadata export. For more information, see Export and thin XMP metadata.
(Optional) Select Use Maximum Render Quality or Render At Maximum Bit Depth.
Note: Rendering at a higher color bit depth requires more RAM and slows rendering substantially.
(Optional) Select Use Frame Blending.
Specify a filename and location for the encoded file by clicking the underlined text next to Output Name in the upper-right section of the Export Settings dialog box and entering a filename and location. If you don’t specify a filename, Adobe Media Encoder uses the filename of the source video clip.
Note: When the format is set to P2 Movie, the user-assigned filename is not applied. Instead, such encodes are given a six character alphanumeric name by Adobe Media Encoder. The Output Name is saved to the clip’s metadata, and is shown as the clip name in Adobe Premiere Pro.
You can specify a destination folder in which to save the encoded file relative to the folder containing the source video clip. When specifying a destination folder, ensure that the destination folder you specify exists. If you specify a folder that does not exist, an error message informs you that the file cannot be encoded because the folder cannot be found.
Check Preferences > Specify Output File Destination, and click Browse to specify the destination of encoded files. For more information, see the Preferences section.
Monitor encoding progress
While an item is being encoded, the Status column of the encoding queue provides information on the status of each item. Adobe Media Encoder encodes only one item at a time. You can continue to work in the application while encoding is in progress. You can add, remove, or reorder items in the queue or watch folder.
The item is in the encoding queue but has not been encoded. You can remove a file from the queue that has not been encoded and is not being encoded.
The user can skip one, or more selected files. With the files selected, choose Edit > Skip Selection.
Audible alerts when jobs completed (successfully and with errors)
Adobe Media Encoder has audible alerts. It plays an audible alert at the completion of the jobs in the Queue. A different alert sounds if any error conditions are detected. These alerts can be disabled in preferences, if you do not want to hear them.
During the encoding process, click the Start Queue button once more if you would like to pause the encoding process.
Click the status icon to open the log for any item for which encoding is done, stopped, or failed.
Adobe Media Encoder encodes all sources in sequence, but encodes all outputs of a source in parallel.
Parallel encoding is on by default. To disable parallel encoding, select Edit > Preferences, and deselect Enable Parallel Encoding.
When you encode multiple outputs simultaneously, the Encoding panel displays a thumbnail preview, progress bar, and the completion time estimate of each encoding output.
In certain cases, export settings require an output to encode in serial rather than in parallel mode. In such cases, the queue returns to parallel encoding after temporary serial encoding is complete.
Watch this video2Brain video to learn more about parallel encoding in Adobe Media Encoder.
- You can associate multiple outputs with a source. Each output can have a different format, preset, and output file location assigned to it.
- You can reorder outputs in the output list. However, you cannot move them to other sources.
- Clicking the output file path opens the folder containing the encoded file. Previous to encoding, however, the Save As dialog appears.
- To change the output path and filename, click the Output File link for that output.
- To access an encoded file, click the Output File link for that output
- Use the Add Output button to quickly add an output to a source.
- Both sources and outputs can be duplicated. A duplicated source uses all the outputs from the original source.
Follow the steps below to change the Output File path for multiple outputs (at the same time):
- Select multiple outputs in the Queue using Shift-click or drag-select.
- Click the Output File link of one output in the current selection.
- Choose a path in the Select an output folder dialog and click Choose.
Selected outputs will all point to the new directory but retain their unique output file names.
Use preview files from Adobe Premiere Pro
When encoding Adobe Premiere Pro sequences, choose Use Previews to use existing preview files (which have already been rendered and encoded) for the parts of the sequence for which they are available.
Launch Adobe Media Encoder from Adobe Premiere Pro to use preview files. Choose Export > Media in Premiere Pro to launch Adobe Media Encoder. Ensure that “Match Sequence Settings” is selected.