Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Rendering in Adobe Media Encoder, part of After Effects Apprentice: 01 CC Pre-Roll.
- An alternative to rendering directly…inside After Effects is to render using Adobe Media Encoder.…Adobe Media Encoder is a separate application…you need to download from your Creative Cloud Account.…Once you've done that, bring your composition forward…and choose Composition, Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue,…different than After Effect's own render queue.…Once you do that, it will copy your project…and then will launch Adobe Media Encoder.…There'll be a slight pause involved.…And now you see it appears…in Adobe Media Encoder's queue panel.…
The advantages of using Adobe Media Encoder…is that since it is a separate application,…you can continue working in After Effects…while your projects render in Adobe Media Encoder.…Also, there are some codecs like MP4…which are no longer supported by After Effect's…render queue.…You need to use Adobe Media Encoder…or AME for short.…AME also comes with a very large…number of presets aimed at specific media,…such as uploading to Vimeo, YouTube,…rendering for devices like Android, Apple iPads,…
If you are still using a pre–Creative Cloud version of After Effects, such as CS6, we suggest you watch After Effects Apprentice 01: CS Pre-Roll instead. There have been numerous changes to the After Effects interface, especially in the area of previewing.
- Understanding what's where in After Effects CC
- Customizing the user interface
- Importing sources, including essential settings
- Managing compositions and composition hierarchies
- Previewing work
- Rendering (and exporting) an After Effects project