Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.1
by Al Mooney
posted on 11-30-2015
Overview of What’s New in Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.1
If you have a Creative Cloud membership, you always have access to the latest version of Adobe Media Encoder. Go to the Creative Cloud site to download applications or to sign up for Creative Cloud.
For more information about Creative Cloud, see the Creative Cloud FAQ list.
Expanded UHD Support
Media Encoder will offer Expanded UHD capabilities with the addition of support for XAVC Long GOP, DNxHR, and the new HEVC (H.265) codec, which, at 60% the size of comparable H.264 files, is ideal for delivering pristine 4K content online.
Publish to Facebook
Render and publish content to Facebook in one fell swoop. Easily showcase work, promote projects, or support social media campaigns on a platform where something in the order of 3 billion videos are viewed each day. Along with Facebook support, Destination Publishing also allows you to render and send video to Creative Cloud, Vimeo, and YouTube, giving you a super-fast delivery system for public or password protected video content.
Improved Image Sequence Support
After Effects artists rejoice! You will soon be able to automate rendering for image sequences from After Effects (and other 3D apps) with new Watch Folder support for OpenEXR. Streamline your workflow for frame-based content and offload rendering so that you can continue working in After Effects.
Automatic Loudness Correction
Loudness standards are now critical for the delivery of digital content. All you need to do is check the box in the next release of Media Encoder to apply automatic Loudness correction and deliver content with confidence, knowing that your deliverables meet broadcast standards.
Ensure that you meet changing broadcast content requirements with flexible MXF channelization. Export audio within single or multiple audio tracks.
The IRT compliance in Media Encoder CC ensures that your content conforms to German broadcast standards. IRT (Institut für Rundfunktechnik) publishes the technical guidelines and specifications of Germany’s public broadcasters. There are six MXF Profiles for HD program material as specified by ARD, ZDF, ORF and ARTE. There are presets in Adobe Media Encoder that correspond to each of these profiles.
Under the Effects tab you will now find SDR Conform and Video Limiter effects to give you even more control over the look of your final output’s color.
And there’s more
The next Media Encoder release also included IMX audio options to create PCM encoded audio (instead of AES3) and 16 channel export, new Time Interpolation settings for improved frame-rate conversion, and the app icon in the dock/taskbar will now show the progress of your encodes.
Notable bug fixes
- XAVC Intra preset names have been updated.
- Various improvements to DNxHD
- Improved speed when smart rendering sequences with many cuts
- Official support for OS X El Capitan
- Improvements to MXF OP1a – Match Source (Rewrap) functionality
- Many workflow and stability improvements
Topics: Video & Audio