Feature summary | Adobe Media Encoder | December, October 2021, February 2022, and April 2022 releases

Learn about new features and enhancements in the December (version 22.1.1), October 2021 (version 22.0), February 2022 (version 22.2), and April (version 22.3.1) releases of Adobe Media Encoder.

Support for Sony VENICE 2 camera

April 2022 release

Adobe Media Encoder now offers support for the Sony VENICE 2 cameras.

10-bit 420 HEVC H/W encoding on Window with Intel and NVIDIA graphics

February 2022 release

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.

ProRes hardware acceleration on Apple M1 Pro/Max

December 2021 release

Thanks to new hardware acceleration, 4k, and 8K ProRes are now up to 5x faster on M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pros. Exports are completed in a fraction of the time.

Hardware acceleration for hi-res HEVC on all Apple M1 systems

December 2021 release

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. 

Unified Version numbers

October 2021 release

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.

Color management for H.264 and HEVC

October 2021 release

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. 

Color management for Sony XAVC-L-HDR

October 2021 release

New support for Sony XAVC-L-HDR gives broadcasters and production teams another option for working with HDR content, taking up less server and storage space than XAVC Intra. 

Faster rendering for After Effects compositions

October 2021 release

You can now get up to 3x faster exports of After Effects compositions based on your hardware and composition.

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