Join Jan Ozer for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of the encoding workflow, part of Learning Adobe Media Encoder (2011).
This tutorial will provide an overview of the Adobe Media Encoder interface and show you the many ways you can load files into the encoding queue. Here's the Adobe Media Encoder version CS5.5, and it's got three primary windows. This is the encoding queue which has a list of source files. And the format you're encoding to and the preset you're encoding to, and also the output file name there. This is the current encoding window, and this will get populated with both the preview of the file that you're encoding And this is your watch folder queue, these are all the watch folders that you here, and some details about the encode here once you start encoding.
Now this version of CS5 is a bit more streamlined than previous versions but have set up with the associated format and preset. So this is the Add File Sequence or Composition button. the basic buttons that you had before are still there. Click that to add files. We'll look at that in a moment. This is the Remove Button, which will remove the an entry from the encoding queue. And this is the duplicate button. Duplicate button is actually one that you'll find yourself using a lot. And particularly in an instance like we have here. So we're producing a single file here for, and actually let me duplicate this one.
We're producing a single file here, it's a 400 kilobytes per second file that Suppose we wanted to set up a 3 file adaptive streaming delivery to these devices. we're delivering to an Apple iphone or ipad. We'd start with this file at 400 kilobytes per second, Click the duplicate button and then we'd come down here and choose 800 And then we'd Click the button for a different format, say for flash delivery, I would just choose let's go FLB.
again and we'd choose 1200. Now, if I wanted to produce another file Duplicate again, and then I can change the format, change the preset, and choose any options that I want. So duplicate is a button that you're going to find yourself using quite often. Once you're ready to start encoding, you Click start queue here, or you can Click start queue there, or just press return on your keyboard. And once you start the encode you'll see the, the file that your encoding in the current encode window and then the file If you want to pause it, you Click pause and you can resume.
details here. If you want to stop the encode, you Click stop. And if you Click stop, Adobe Meeting Coder asks you if you want to delete the And in this case, let's say now, and just stop the encode. file that you are encoding or continue to put them in. Now let's look at the many ways you can get files into the Adobe Media Encoder. And let me close the Kerning Code window and the Watch Folder window to make room for the files that we're going to add. Okay, so if you're working inside of Premiere Pro, you would choose the sequence that you want to export and And this opens up the export settings dialogue of the Adobe Media Encoder.
Click file Export. Media. And let me center that in the window. Then you can choose your configuration options here and once you're done you have two choices. You can Click Cue which sends the file to the encoding cue in the Adobe media encoder. Or Click Export which will export the file directly from premier pro but locks Typically you're going to want to use queue to send that file to the Adobe up premier pro for the duration of the end code. media encoder encoding queue and that's what we have there. Going back to Premier Pro, you can also drag a sequence into the Adobe media encoder.
Just Click the sequence, drag it a bit, switch back over to the Adobe media And there's the sequence now in the encoding que. encoder, here it is, drag it in and release. At this point, you can choose a format. Or get back to the export settings dialogue by Clicking that entry. Okay, so that's Premiere Pro. If you're working in after effects. The easiest way to get the file into the Adobe Media Encoder is to Click the composition.
Start dragging, get back to the Adobe median encoder and then release. That will take a few moments to get dynamic link working, and then there's the composition. So, again, you can choose format preset,upUNKNOWN name, all your controls from there. You can also load files directly. You can Click Add, and in this case you If I wanted to encode that, I would just choose it, select it... can load a file. So this is an mp4 file. Double click it in this case, it gets loaded, then I can choose the format presetUNKNOWN. I can also load sequences, so here's the project file, and then here's the sequences in the project file. I Click to select it, and Click okay.
And I can also add Compositions by choosing your project, choosing a To do it a little bit different way, if I come up here and say File and after composition in the project and Clicking OK. The composition appears here. I click OK. effects composition, then I have to choose the project. And there it is. And same, option with Premiere Pro. Add a Premiere Pro sequence. I choose that option, choose the project file. The sequence is in the project file up here, here.
And then I Click okay. And then, here is the additional entry into the encoding queue. If you're a drag and drop kind of person. You can, let me see if I can choose the right folder here. There it is. And you can do this from the desktop, or from Windows Explorer or file manager. Again, if you want to encode a file, you just drag the file in. If you want to encode a sequence from a premium or pro project. You drag the project in. You get the import Premiere Pro sequence dialogue. Choose the sequence. Click okay. Or if you want to encode a composition from an after effects file.
You can drag the project file into the window. Choose the composition, and Click okay. Now, once you've got any kind of file entry in the encoding queue, you can choose the format. You can choose any of a preset. These are all the custom presets up here. And these are all the presets that come with the product down below this line. If you want to customized preset, you Click the entry there. This brings up the export setting style lock and then you get full access to all the encoding controls in the Adobe Meeting Coder including choosing a So now you know the Adobe media encoder interface and your alternatives for different format or choosing a different preset.
adding files into the encoding queue.
- Overview of the encoding workflow
- Setting preferences
- Creating, importing, and working with custom presets
- Streaming basics and best practices
- Producing H.264 for Flash, Silverlight, HTML5, and QuickTime
- Using VP6 and WMV
- Producing for optical disc
- Adaptive streaming