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what’s new and changed in Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014.1 (8.1)

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overview of what’s new in Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014.1 (8.1)


refined user interface with high-DPI functionality

Like most professional applications, Adobe Media Encoder provides a wealth of controls and options, so one of our priorities is to simplify and streamline the user interface, so that video professionals can focus on tasks with a minimum of distraction. With an updated color scheme, cleaner icons, and a subtly sleeker look, this release is an important first step in that direction. In addition, the new user interface scales to appropriate resolutions on high-DPI displays, including Retina displays on Mac computers and high-resolution displays on computers running Windows 8.1.

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destination publishing

Render and deliver your work in one fell swoop. Add destination options to encoding presets, including FTP sites and your Creative Cloud folder. Send to multiple locations and track rendering and upload from the same panel.

rendering and encoding of items from projects in watch folders

Automate rendering and encoding of sequences and compositions in project files by placing After Effects projects, Premiere Pro projects, and Final Cut Pro XML projects into your watch folder. And remember, you can create and customize as many watch folders as you need to automate common rendering and encoding tasks.

extended Match Source functionality
In response to requests from our users, Match Source functionality has been extended to include QuickTime.

rewrap functionality for MXF OP1a formats

MXF OP1a formats, including those using DNxHD codecs, now include encoding presets that allow you to quickly rewrap your source video in an MXF wrapper. If your source media is already in an MXF wrapper, you can use those presets to take the guesswork out of smart rendering.

multiplexing during encoding

For faster results, multiplexing (MUXing) video and audio components into a single MPEG-2 file will occur while encoding instead of as a separate process at the end.

extended DCP (Digital Cinema Package) functionality

Now, you can also output 25-fps content in Digital Cinema Package format for European standards.

extended Sony XAVC functionality

Options for XAVC export now include both VBR (variable bit rate) and CBG (constant bit rate GOP) for 2k and higher resolutions.

native decoding and encoding using GoPro CineForm codecs

Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014.1 (8.1) can encode and decode movies using the GoPro CineForm codecs on both Mac OS and Windows. Options include 8-bpc (bits per channel) and 16-bpc color precision and alpha channels.

16-channel AS-11 export
You can now export AS-11 content with 16 channels of audio.


notable bug fixes


  • Fixed: Dolby exports were not able to run in parallel.
  • Fixed: When projects were imported, there was no progress status during the conforming process.
  • Fixed: YouTube HD presets had a level that was too low for high framerate sources.
  • Fixed: The “Use Previews” option wasn’t available when creating presets in the Preset Browser.
  • Fixed: Timecode in timecode overlay would drift slightly when using OpenCL.
  • Fixed: Advanced XDCAM settings in the Export Settings dialog were missing.
  • Fixed: Smart rendering some sources would result in black or red frames.
  • Fixed: Captions options were unavailable even though a source file had valid captions.
  • Fixed: Issues where smart rendering spanned CanonXF media would fail.
  • Fixed: Captions options were unavailable even though a source file had valid captions
  • Fixed: Some effects were not being consistently applied to exports

 

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