Feature summary | Adobe Media Encoder (October and November 2020 releases)

Learn about new features and enhancements in the October 2020 (version 14.5), November 2020 (version 14.6) releases of Adobe Media Encoder

Support for DNxHR 444 12-bit encode and decode

November 2020 release (version 14.6)

  • Added support for DNxHR 444 12-bit decode. 
  • Added support for DNxHR 444 12-bit encode.
     Existing DNxHR 444 10-bit encoding options have been updated to use the new 12-bit support; 10-bit encoding support is no longer available. All encoding presets and UI have been updated to reflect this change.
  • Some media from Resolve and Avid Media Composer previously imported as audio-only. This issue is fixed with this release.

Changes to QuickTime DNxHR alpha support:

  • Added the option to add alpha to DNxHR 444 12-bit output
  • Removed the option to add alpha to DNxHR LB to better comply with Avid’s specifications.
  • DNxHR with alpha created using Premiere Pro 14.5 (and later) are not compatible with earlier versions of Premiere Pro.

Color management for ARRI ProRes

October 2020 release (version 14.5)

Color management for ARRI ProRes formats with embedded LUTs streamlines the workflow in Premiere Pro. Adobe Media Encoder honors the LUTs applied to ARRI footage in Premiere Pro.

For more information, see HDR for broadcasters.

Support for Rec2100 PQ color working space

October 2020 release (version 14.5)

Rec2100 PQ timeline created in Premiere Pro can be sent to Adobe Media Encoder.

For more information, see HDR for broadcasters.

Import support for ProRes RAW

October 2020 release (version 14.5)

Import support for ProRes RAW on Windows is now available for Intel and AMD GPUs. ProRes RAW can now be imported across both platforms with all the major GPUs. 

For more information, see ProRes RAW Support in Adobe Video Applications.

Performance improvements

October 2020 release (version 14.5)

New hardware decoding using AMD and NVIDIA GPUs on Windows offers faster decode now for the widely used H.264 and HEVC formats in Adobe Media Encoder.

For more information, see Hardware acceleration preferences.

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