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In this movie we are going to look at the Adobe Media Encoder to look at how you can encode your final film to a variety of output formats. For instance, for iPhones, for Androids, for the web, as well as for DVD. As we did in the previous movie, we will select the sequence that we want to export, go under File > Export, and select Media. You will be greeted with the same dialog box that we saw earlier when we were exporting out a single movie, but in this case, instead of pressing Export, we are going to press Queue, but there are still a couple of things you should do before you go there, a couple of best practices.
First of all, double check to make sure you're exporting the part of the video that you want and make sure that if you don't want just from your In point to Out point, and you want your entire show to switch that to Entire Sequence. The other good practice is to Rename it from the Name of the Sequence to the Name of the Show. So I'm going to go ahead and select that, and I'm going to change this from Edited Sequence to PSA. Now if I wanted to, I could target the Movies folder, but we are going to actually do that within Adobe Media Encoder.
So let's go ahead and press Save. Now you will press Queue, and Adobe Media Encoder will launch, placing your Edited Sequence inside your Queue. Now what I really like about the Media Encoder is that I can pick a variety of different output formats, and I don't have to be an engineer to figure out what to choose. They have grouped this by the basic types of devices that I may be exporting for. For instance, if I want to make sure that my movie will play on both an Android phone and an Apple phone, I can go under here under the Android Settings, select the best choice for my show and simply grab and drag that onto my Edited Sequence.
I also want this to be playable on Apple devices, so I can go down here, and in this case, I'm going to select an Apple TV, an iPad, and maybe one of the newer iPhones. As you see, we are starting to queue up a variety of different compressions. You'll also notice that the name that we gave it earlier, PSA, has now been appended to the slightly different version, because in this case they're both MPEG4 files. Let's do one more so can see how it works. I want to put a copy of my movie on YouTube, and instead of just putting out a generic movie, uploading it to YouTube, and having to have it recompressed, I can actually make the selection here and follow the specs that YouTube uses when streaming my video.
Since we created this at 720p, 29.97, I'm going to go ahead and choose that option, because that's the closest to my original sequence. Now if you look under output file, you see exactly where the file is going. If I go ahead and click on that I can rename the file if I want, and I can target to put that file in any location I want. So for instance, if I wanted it in my movies folder, I could go ahead and do that, and I could change the name from PSA_1_1 to PSA for YouTube and then simply hit Save.
And as you see, it's been updated here in my output file, and I'm ready to start my encode, and to do that I simply press the green go button, and it starts my Queue. It might take a while. You can actually take a look in the lower left-hand corner of my screen and see the encoding process and its best guess on the output. As you see, Adobe's Media Encoder makes it easy to export your movie to a variety of formats at the same time.
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