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February 1, 2016 /Product Focus /

Adobe Media Encoder 2015.2

Alongside last week’s updates of After Effects and Premiere Pro came a new version of Adobe Media Encoder, 2015.2. You can find this release in the Creative Cloud desktop application.


This release addressed several issues, details of which appear below:


  • The application could crash on shut down when used on a system with an AMD Phenom II processor.
  • J2K exports with an odd-numbered frame width could fail.
  • Issues were encountered when directly importing After Effects compositions.
  • The Generate Timecode effect could incorrectly change the start timecode after the frame rate was changed.
  • XDCAM 35 exports could fail when smart rendering was enabled.
  • Encoding could fail when importing projects containing the ‘/’ or ‘’ symbols in their name.
  • Exporting to H265 media less than 64 pixels across could cause a Debug event.
  • The installation wording for HEVC and Dolby was not clear.
  • Incorrect audio could be inserted in areas of a sequence where audio was not present.
  • Smart rendering could cause unexpected results.
  • Corrupt frames could occur in exports to MXF HDCAM 422 when using smart rendering.
  • Some Panasonic 50i/60i media imported with incorrect frame rates.
  • H265 exports sometimes encoded incorrect duration and frame rates
  • Older AMD systems (e.g. Athlon) could not utilize QuickTime.
  • 4K projects featuring synthetics or Gaussian Blur could fail to encode, and subsequently cause crashes.
  • Setting the Start Timecode could give unexpected results.
  • Videos that were created by Skype Video Recorder were importing out of sync in some cases.
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  • By Jonathan - 4:20 PM on February 3, 2016  

    Adobe Team,

    Does this resolve an MXF OP1a issue introduced in .1 that made the files incompatible with certain SMPTE 436m caption & ANC data insertion software systems?

    I was forced to re-wrap all MXF OP1a (XDCAM 422) files produced with AME 2015.1.


  • By Kevin Kefgen - 6:41 AM on February 4, 2016  

    Hey there, Al!

    Quick question… I have updated to 2015.2, or the, but it is still repeating the audio at the end of every video, where there should be silence. I have the Import Sequences Natively checked, I’ve messed with audio outputs, every work around I’ve found online for this. The only thing that works is to put a silent audio clip in there. We export about a hundred clips a day (about a minute a piece), so re-importing audio to clip off the end isn’t an option. Was wondering if I was just doing something wrong on this?

    Another issue I’ve been having is that once an encode is done, Encoder needs to be closed before it will work properly again. What happens is that anything that is imported to Encoder from Premiere encodes as if it hasn’t been edited. I remember this being an issue in older versions of Encoder if you didn’t save the Premiere project before moving it over, but that issue seemed to have resolved itself around V7, if I’m not mistaken.

    Any help on these issues would be greatly appreciated! I’d probably build a shrine in my edit bay to whoever has the answer!

    Thanks for reading!
    Kevin Kefgen

    • By Al Mooney - 11:23 AM on February 10, 2016  

      Hi Kevin

      Sorry to hear you’re having problems. Can you try launching holding shift to trash prefs if you haven’t already? Neither of the above would count as intentional behavior!