Adobe Media Encoder is your go-to application for all media processing requirements such as ingest, transcode, create proxies, and output to any format. With its tight integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and other applications, it provides a seamless media processing workflow for audio and video professionals.
Read on for a quick introduction to new features and enhancements introduced in this release. For a list of features introduced during the Adobe Media Encoder CC 2017 Release, see Adobe Media Encoder CC 2017 Release | November 2016
This release introduces Team Projects. Team Projects is a hosted service that lets editors and motion graphics artists work collaboratively in projects within Adobe Media Encoder, Prelude CC, Premiere Pro CC, and After Effects CC. This service adds deep collaboration features such as version history and smart conflict resolution. Post-production professionals can share their edits and get the latest changes from collaborators, allowing concurrent changes to happen on a single project. The feature is powerful for workflows where you can ingest clips in Prelude at the same time when visual effects and motion graphics are being done in After Effects and the edit is being refined in Premiere Pro.
- You cannot modify or share a production in AME; you can only encode Team Project assets within AME.
- To view your Team Project file in AME, ensure that you are logged in with an Enterprise or Team Project ID. You can be logged in to Creative Cloud, Premiere Pro, or other Adobe applications.
- When AME is installed as a standalone application on a clean system, you are prompted to log in. If you have Premiere Pro, After Effects, or other Adobe apps on the same system, AME uses those credentials.
For information on how to browse and render Team Projects in AME, see Working simultaneously in shared video projects.
This release introduces support assignment of custom color profiles for After Effects sources. You can now embed color profiles into JPEG files when exporting an After Effects composition.
This release only supports embedding of custom color profiles for JPEG exports.
For more information on support for color profiles, see Color management.
You can now automatically relink assets in a Premiere Pro project while moving them to another machine. Previously, when Media Encoder scouted for media files located relative to a project file path, those assets showed as Media Offline.
With the new enhancement, you can move your Premiere Pro projects and media files into a new location on a different computer. Relink can be done only if your assets retain the same relative path to the project. Once you move the project and media files, import the project file into Adobe Media Encoder and all media are automatically relinked.
This release introduces the ability to automatically upload exported videos to the Adobe Stock Contributor portal. Adobe Stock gives you millions of images, graphics, and videos built right into Photoshop, Illustrator, and all your favorite apps. For a seamless login from Adobe Media Encoder, ensure that you accept the terms at Adobe Stock.
For more information, see Export settings reference for Media Encoder.
This release introduces the ability to encode in Adobe Media Encoder and simultaneously playback or scrub in Premiere Pro. Earlier there was no option to prevent Adobe Media Encoder from pausing the queue when scrubbing or playing back media in Premiere Pro.
This feature works only if you queue to Adobe Media Encoder from the Export settings dialog box in Premiere Pro.
To prevent playback issues, ensure that your computer meets the system requirements, since Adobe Media Encoder is simultaneously encoding and writing to disk.
For more information on using the pause command, see Preferences.
This feature also:
- Eases understanding of the bit depth settings.
- Indicates when an alpha channel is rendered.
This feature is applicable to QuickTime exporter only.
For more information on this feature, see Export settings reference for Media Encoder.
You can now combine multiple assets into a single clip in AME. Users can edit the order of assets in the stitched clip after import.
For more information, see Stitching clips together using Adobe Media Encoder.
Behance has been added to Adobe Media Encoder’s extensive destination publishing workflow, joining other social media publishing options such as YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and Twitter. Now users can render and share videos directly to Behance from Adobe Media Encoder.
For more information, see Behance settings.
This option can be used for sources that contain an alpha channel. When this option is enabled, only the alpha channel gets rendered in the output video. A grayscale preview of the alpha channel is shown in the Output tab. This setting is useful when exporting to formats like MXF that don't support transparency information. You can use the alpha channel-only output to define transparent areas of your video in third-party applications.
Adobe Media Encoder now allows you to ingest media files from a camera onto a local drive so that you can quickly start editing in Premiere Pro.
For more information, see Using Ingest Presets with Media Encoder.