Join Todd Kopriva for an in-depth discussion in this video The Preset Browser panel and parallel encoding, part of Premiere Pro CS6 New Features Overview.
In this video we'll explore the new preset browser in Adobe Media Encoder CS6. As well as look at some specific changes to encoding presets. Also, we'll look at the new parallel encoding feature, which greatly accelerates encoding in Adobe Media Encoder. Let's begin by importing a couple of assets so that we have something to encode. In the queue panel, click the plus sign for add source, and select a couple of assets from the assets folder. Click car through fog, and Ctrl click double identity to select both, and click open.
Notice that both items already have an encoding preset associated with them. By default theINAUDIBLE the last encoding preset that you used. Now let's have a look at the preset browser. As you can see the preset browser includes many categories of encoding presets include broadcast television, camera formats, mobile devices including tablets. DVD and Blu-ray, image sequences, and web video.
As well as some others. To expand the category, click the triangle next to the category name. Scroll down to see everything in the Vimeo category. There is the default position the mass pointer over encoding preset. A tool Tip appears, giving the technical details for that preset. Let's go up to the Broadcast category and look at another specific preset. In the MXFOP1A category, we have several IMX presets. I'll open one of these by Control clicking On Mac OS, or right-clicking on Windows and choosing preset settings.
Choosing the audio tab and channels menu we have the options, two channel, four channel and eight channel. This is an improvement over previous version of Adobe Media Encoder. First there was only one option. Stereo or 2 channel audio. I'll click Cancel to exit this dialog box. I won't go through all of the small changes to encoding presets like this, but for whatever formats you're interested, go ahead and open the Presets Settings dialog box and examine the settings. In many cases you'll find that there have been minor modifications to increase flexibility or increase technical accuracy.
>> Let's close this category, and go back down to the web video category. Opening the video category, let's begin to to apply some encoding presets. One way to apply an encoding preset is to drag it onto an existing output item. Which replaces the existing output item with a new one. Or you can select an encoding preset, and choose Apply Preset, which adds a new output item with that encoding preset to every selected source item.
Or you can drag a source item From the queue onto the Preset Browser, onto a specific encoding preset, and that adds a new output item without encoding preset. Or, with only one item selected, if I double-click an encoding preset, a new output item is added with that encoded preset. All of these ways to add encoding presets are quite convenient but still if you need to add them one by one it can get somewhat tedious so let's see how to add many encoding presets at once. First let's clear up a bit of the clutter in the key panel click and I'm going to select it shift select another item to select the entire range between them. And click the Minus sign for remove.
Confirm and select this one, remove it, confirm, there, now I have a little bit more room. I'll also keep the queue panel a little bit larger. Now, let's say that you always need to encode your movies. To three formats, one for the Apple iPad, one for an Android tablet, and one for Vimeo. Click, create new preset group, an that creates a new folder. We'll title this one, web, and, tablets. Hit the Enter key.
And then, choose one of the encoding presets from the Android category. Drag it into the folder. Do the same thing with one of the presets from the Apple category. And we'll do the same. With one of the vimeo presets. This does not actually move the encoding presets it simply makes a reference to them. Denoted by the word alias here. Now, if I drag this entire folder onto a source item notice that all 3 encoding presets are added.
Similarly, if I have a source item selected and I double-click in the Preset Browser, the entire folder is added. You're not restricted to only using encoding presets that are included with Adobe Media Encoder. You can customize your own. For example, let's go into the AVC intracategory Select an encoding preset right-click or control click on mac OS choose preset settings and we'll make a change.
We'll say that this custom preset should always use maximum arrangement quality and click save a copy. Then click Cancel to exit the dialog box. Notice that we now have an ABC intra-encoding preset in our user presets and groups. This instance has modification of use maximum render quality, but the original, here, does not. Which we can see by right-clicking or Ctrl clicking on Mac OS.
Go into preset settings, and saying that the check box is not checked. And now I can add my custom preset the same way that I would add any other. If I want to export this preset, say for backup or to exchange with another user, or simply to move it to another computer system I can click Export Presets. I'll choose a name. I'll simply add the word "max" here to remind myself that this uses the maximum render quality, and click Save.
I could then move that file to another computer, and on that computer, click the Import Presets button, and import that into Adobe Media Encoder. All right, now let's do some encoding. I'll click the Start Queue button to start the queue, and notice in the encoding panel, we see four items being processed simultaneously. We have four different outputs for one source item. And for each source item that's in the queue, all of its output items will be processed in parallel.
This greatly speeds up encoding. When this item is done, edit with media encoder and we'll move on to the next item, and we'll encode all of its items in parallel. And because there's nothing more tedious than watching something render or encode. Soon as the first items done, we'll just go ahead and pause. There, now we can see, that these items are paused, and these items are done. We can navigate to the output location, by clicking this link here. And here, we see our output movies.
I'll close this Dialogue Box. So, as you can see, it's now very fast, easy, and convenient to apply encoding presents in Adobe Movie Encoder, and also much faster to actually do the encoding through the new Parallel Encoding feature.
- User interface improvements
- Importing and sequence setup improvements
- Editing improvements
- Effect improvements
- Performance improvements
- Audio improvements
- Exporting improvements
- Miscellaneous new and removed features