Archive for June, 2012

new ProRes, Kindle Fire, Nook, iPad, Android, and MXF presets for Adobe Media Encoder CS6

We have recently released new sets of encoding presets for Adobe Media Encoder CS6. These include new presets for some mobile devices, including the Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad, and Android tablets, as well as new presets for XDCAM EX and AVC-Intra in MXF wrappers.

Also, for Mac OS only, we have released ProRes 422 encoding presets.

IMPORTANT: We do not distribute the ProRes encoders or decoders (codecs). You must get those from Apple. The ProRes encoders are included with various Apple video software, such as Final Cut Pro and Motion.

To install the encoding presets in Adobe Media Encoder CS6, do the following:

  1. Download the encoding preset packages:
  2. Extract (unzip) the package.
  3. Start Adobe Media Encoder CS6.
  4. In Adobe Media Encoder CS6, choose Preset > Import and navigate to the encoding preset(s) to import. You can choose multiple encoding presets at a time; it is most convenient to select all of the presets in a folder at once.

This video demonstrates the use of the Preset Browser to apply and manage encoding presets.

If you have any trouble, bring questions and issues to the Adobe Media Encoder forum, and we can help you there.

new RED Digital Cinema importer on Adobe Labs website for CS6 applications

The new plug-ins for RED Digital Cinema cameras on the Adobe Labs website add RedColor3, RedGamma3, and Magic Motion functionality for Premiere Pro CS6, After Effects CS6, Adobe Media Encoder CS6, and Prelude CS6. This importer also contains several bug fixes, including major stability fixes for Mac OS.

Be sure to read the installation instructions for this new software. Pay special attention to the installation location on Windows for Prelude (a 32-bit applications), which is different than for the 64-bit applications.

James Drake posted a walk-through of the installation process at 5K Insight, which also includes some information about the new features and fixes.

Also, make sure that you’ve installed the latest updates for Premiere Pro, After Effects, Prelude, and Adobe Media Encoder. They fix a lot of problems.

If you have any problems or questions, come to the RED User forum, where several Adobe staff members and RED users can help.