What's new in Adobe Media Encoder

Learn what's new in the latest release of Adobe Media Encoder.

New features

December 2021 release (version 22.1.1)

ProRes hardware acceleration on Apple M1 Pro/Max

Hardware-accelerated ProRes is now up to 5x faster on new Apple silicon Macs. Exports for 4K and 8K ProRes are much improved on new MacBook Pros with Apple M1 Pro and Apple M1 Max chips.

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

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.

October 2021 release (version 22.0)

Unified version numbers

With this major release, all the Adobe video and audio applications will align on version number 22.0, making it easier to ensure compatibility across the applications.

Color management for H.264 and HEVC

New color management for H.264 and HEVC formats, including 10-bit and HDR media, means that the correct color space is used in Premiere Pro when importing or exporting these formats.

Color management for Sony XAVC-L-HDR

Color management for Sony XAVC-L-HDR footage gives broadcasters and production teams greater flexibility for HDR content

Faster rendering for After Effects compositions

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

Previous releases of Adobe Media Encoder

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