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July 17, 2016 /After Effects /

After Effects CC 2015.3 In-Depth: Queue in Adobe Media Encoder

Earlier this summer, we released After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8), which features a variety of performance and workflow enhancements.

In this article, we’re sharing more detail about how the new Queue in AME button in the Render Queue panel works.

Please, if you want to ask questions about these new and changed features, come on over to the After Effects user-to-user forum. That’s the best place for questions. Questions left in comments on a blog post are much harder to work with; the blog comment system just isn’t set up for conversations. If you’d like to submit feature requests or bug reports, you can do so here.

Queue in AME: add compositions to the Adobe Media Encoder queue with render settings

You can now add compositions to the Adobe Media Encoder queue with the render settings you choose in the Render Queue panel. This allows you to render a draft copy of your composition using Adobe Media Encoder.

When you click the new Queue in AME button in the Render Queue panel, queued render items are added to Adobe Media Encoder. Only queued render items are added; completed, failed, or unqueued render items (such as when the output file name has not been set) are not added.

After the queued render items are added to Adobe Media Encoder, each item is unqueued (the checkbox in the Render column is disabled), and the date and time of queuing is logged in the Comment field.

Adobe Media Encoder will render these compositions using the settings defined in the Render Settings dialog. The following settings do not currently transfer to Adobe Media Encoder:

  • Resolution (will render as Full)
  • Guide Layers (will render as All Off)
  • Field Render (will render as Off)
  • 3:2 Pulldown (will render as Off)
  • Skip existing files (not supported by Adobe Media Encoder; will render as Off)

Output Module settings, such as the format settings or color channel selection, do not transfer to Adobe Media Encoder.

The output file name and location of the output modules are resolved by After Effects before being transferred to Adobe Media Encoder. Note that because Adobe Media Encoder does not use file name and location templates, image sequence numbering may differ.

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