April 2022 release
Adobe Media Encoder now offers support for the Sony VENICE 2 cameras.
Exports for 10-bit 420 HDR footage are now up to 10x faster on Windows systems with Intel or NVIDIA GPUs, thanks to new hardware encoding in Adobe Media Encoder.
Media Encoder exports for high-resolution HEVC are faster with macOS 12 on M1 Macs. Hardware encoding is now enabled for DCI 4K and 8K HEVC exports, resulting in significantly faster performance.
Previously hardware encoding was available for resolutions up to UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) on M1 systems. DCI 4K footage is 4096 x 2160 pixels, and 8K footage is 7680 x 4320 pixels. These export improvements are available for macOS 12 on all Apple M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max systems.
With this release, the Adobe video and audio applications are aligning on version number 22.0. Major versions offer forward and backward interoperability between the Adobe applications (for functions such as Dynamic Link) so that users with any 22.x version can work with any other 22.x. Consistent version numbering will simplify updating and collaboration.
With new color management for H.264 and HEVC formats, Adobe Media Encoder interprets the correct color space when importing these formats, including 10-bit and HDR files. For exports, Media Encoder includes the correct color space metadata with your output files, ensuring that your colors will display correctly on the destination platform.