Learn about new features and enhancements in the May 2020 (version 14.2), February 2020 (version 14.0.3) and November 2019 (version 14.0) releases of Adobe Media Encoder
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Adobe Media Encoder now supports import of ProRes RAW footage.

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New support for hardware-accelerated encoding for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs on Windows.

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The new tool bar allows you to switch between multiple workspaces easily.

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"Stop current item if decode errors are detected option" is now turned on by default.

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Adobe Media Encoder now supports export of Apple ProRes 4444.

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You can now add HDR10 metadata when you export HDR clips.

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Adobe Media Encoder provides robust native format support and improved performance for widely used file types.

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New encoding presets available for publishing video to Adobe Stock.

Support import of ProRes RAW footage

May 2020 release (version 14.2)

With support for Apple ProRes RAW Adobe Media Encoder now offers a comprehensive, cross-platform (Windows and macOS) solution for Apple ProRes workflows, from camera media through to delivery. For more information, see ProRes RAW Support in Adobe Video Applications.

Hardware-accelerated H.264 and HEVC encoding

May 2020 release (version 14.2)

With new support for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs on Windows, hardware encoding for H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) is now available across all platforms. This means consistently faster exports for these widely used formats. For more information, see Hardware acceleration system requirements.

Change in Preferences dialog

February 2020 release (version 14.0.3)

In the Preferences dialog, under the General tab, the Stop current item if decode errors are detected option is now turned on by default.

For more information, see General preferences.

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General preferences

Expanded Support of Apple ProRes in an MXF Wrapper

February 2020 release (version 14.0.3)

Adobe Media Encoder now supports export of Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 4444 XQ (Windows only) in MXF.

For more information, see Files supported for export with Media Encoder.

HDR10 export with metadata

November 2019 release (version 14.0)

Export HDR content with HDR10 metadata to ensure your content looks its best on HDR-enabled displays. 

To add this metadata, choose High10 (H.264) or Main10 (HEVC) from the Profile menu under Encoding Settings. Enable Rec. 2020 Color Primaries, High Dynamic Range, and Include HDR10 Metadata checkboxes.

For more information, see Export settings reference for Media Encoder.

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HDR10 export with metadata

New file format support

November 2019 release (version 14.0)

Adobe Media Encoder provides robust native format support and this release provides improved performance for widely used file types.

New and improved format support includes:

  • Improved Apple ProRes HDR support
  • Import of QuickTime Animation files with Delta Frames
  • Import of AVI Motion JPEG files (macOS)
  • Import of Canon XF-HEVC footage
  • Import of Canon EOS C500 Mark II footage
  • Import of Sony Venice V4 footage
  • Encode Apple ProRes MXF Op1a

For more information, see Supported file formats.

New encoding presets for publishing video to Adobe Stock

November 2019 release (version 14.0)

The following presets are added and can be found in the Preset Browser:

  • Adobe Stock 4K DCI with Audio (40Mbps)
  • Adobe Stock 4K DCI with Audio (Apple ProRes 422 HQ)
  • Adobe Stock 4K DCI without Audio (40Mbps)
  • Adobe Stock 4K DCI without Audio (Apple ProRes 422 HQ)
  • Adobe Stock HD with Audio (20Mbps)
  • Adobe Stock HD with Audio (Apple ProRes 422 HQ)
  • Adobe Stock HD without Audio (20Mbps)
  • Adobe Stock HD without Audio (Apple ProRes 422 HQ)
  • Adobe Stock UHD with Audio (40Mbps)
  • Adobe Stock UHD with Audio (Apple ProRes 422 HQ)
  • Adobe Stock UHD without Audio (40Mbps)
  • Adobe Stock UHD without Audio (Apple ProRes 422 HQ)

Note:

In order to ensure high-quality content for Adobe Stock, the Render at Max Bit Depth check box is enabled for the ProRes presets. The H.264 presets are set to VBR, 2-pass. The VBR 2-pass option generally provides higher quality output. This preset also disables hardware encoding, which optimizes quality but takes longer to encode.