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December 16, 2014 /

Adobe Media Encoder CC (2014.2) Update

The Adobe Media Encoder CC (2014.2) update will be available today as part of your Creative Cloud membership. This update includes features enhancements and a number of fixes. See below for details.

 

Downloading Media Encoder CC (2014.2)

 

The 2014.2 update is expected to be available to Creative Cloud members by the end of the day. Download Media Encoder CC (2014.2) via Creative Cloud on your desktop, or online through your Creative Cloud account.

 

Please note that as of the 2014 release, Media Encoder CC now has its own installer. That said, installing updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2014 and later) will trigger the Media Encoder CC installation.

 

Media Encoder CC (2014.1) Enhanced Features

 

Destination Publishing to YouTube and Vimeo

This release of Media Encoder includes new Destination Publishing options for uploading to YouTube and Vimeo. You will find these under the Publish tab in the Export Settings dialog box. The first time you use the feature, you will need to log in to YouTube and Vimeo with your username and password to upload your rendered files to these destinations.

 

Updated Vimeo presets

The h.264 Vimeo presets have been updated in accordance with guidance from Vimeo. The presets are now also set to match the frame rate of your source material.

 

Append preset name

There is now an option in the Media Encoder preferences that will include the name of your preset at the end of the output file name. Enable this option in the Media Encoder Preferences by checking “Append preset name to filename”.

 

Abort on failed decode

We have added an option to abort the encode if a decode error is detected. At this time, this functionality only applies to MXF source files. You can enable the option in Preferences by checking “Stop current item if decode errors are detected”.

 

Export channels as separate WAV files

We have added an option to the WAV format that will allow you to create a separate file for each channel of audio in your source file. You can enable this option by choosing Waveform Audio as your format and from the Export Settings dialog, checking “Export each channel as a separate file”.

 

Updated GoPro CineForm presets

In the 2014.1 release of Media Encoder there was a mismatch between the GoPro CineForm presets and the bit-depth of the resulting output. The export settings and presets have been renamed to correctly match the expected output. The following presets are available for the GoPro CineForm codec:

  • GoPro CineForm RGB 12-bit with alpha at Maximum Bit Depth
  • GoPro CineForm RGB 12-bit with alpha
  • GoPro CineForm YUV 10-bit

 

We have also added a tooltip to the Quality slider to make it easier to determine what level of quality you are selecting.

Please see this post for more information: http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/2014/10/gopro-cineform-codec-settings.html

 

Success chime” and “goat noise now turned off by default

After a successful render, Media Encoder will no longer play a chime sound by default. More importantly for some users, the “goat noise” will no longer play after a failed render! If you love the goat, or miss the sweet sound of success, you can still turn these sounds back on in Preferences.

 

 

Media Encoder CC (2014.1) Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: Various fixes for CC and FTP upload
  • Fixed: Smart rendering ProRes sources is very slow
  • Fixed: ProRes XQ sources decode with incorrect gamma setting
  • Fixed: Some DNxHD source decoded with all red frames
  • Fixed: Some h.264 exports were using the wrong colorspace
  • Fixed: PNG image sequence export was very slow
  • Fixed: In some situations timecode overlay would drift out of sync
  • Fixed: Compatibility issues with Adobe Media Encoder output and Encore
  • Fixed: Some MPEG2 exports muxed with Dolby Digital audio would play out of sync in non-Adobe applications

 

 

 

Pricing and availability

Today’s updates to Creative Cloud are expected to be available to Creative Cloud members by the end of the day as part of their membership at no additional cost. For new customers interested in trying them out, free trials of all of the Creative Cloud applications are available, including Adobe Media Encoder CC (2014.2) https://creative.adobe.com/products/media-encoder

 

To join Creative Cloud, special promotional pricing is available to customers who own Adobe Creative Suite 3 or later. Membership plans are available for individuals, students, photographers, teams, educational institutions, government agencies and enterprises. For pricing details, visit: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html#buy

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  • By Chris - 9:45 AM on December 16, 2014  

    there is a goat noise? why didn’t you say that earlier! *enables*

  • By Rupert Howe - 4:34 PM on December 17, 2014  

    The second headling says: “Media Encoder CC (2014.1) Enhanced Features”
    when it means 8.2

    “Stop current item if decode errors are detected” is super odd timing. We had a bug come up TODAY at one client where we need this, with a few black & corrupted frames being passed inconsistently through on a a couple of XDCAM MXF exports, so that’s great – thanks.

    Also appending the preset name is really great in some instances, and we had an instance recently at another client where we wished it were there.

    I was just suggesting to someone else in yet another client today that they could use FTP upload on a watch folder, so they could export and go home – YouTube and Vimeo upload is even better, especially if those videos are private by default.

    And to that same person I was tentatively suggesting they start with a ProRes smart render, so it’s awesome that that’s faster.

    And we have wanted the WAVs as separate tracks several times when delivering complex timelines via OMF.

    So thank you for all these – great features!

    • By Al Mooney - 1:39 PM on January 5, 2015  

      Glad we’re making you happy Rupert 🙂

  • By Rupert Howe - 4:37 PM on December 17, 2014  

    (also, the goat noise is a source of joy at a joyless moment)