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April 4, 2013 /Product Focus /

What’s new in Adobe Media Encoder CC (7.0)

Today we are revealing new features that are coming the next version of Adobe Media Encoder as well as our other professional video and audio applications, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Prelude, and SpeedGrade. To see sneak peeks of all the Adobe professional video and audio products, click here.

The next version of Adobe Media Encoder is full of new features that allow it to continue to be the backbone of many postproduction workflows. Whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Prelude or Adobe After Effects to name a few, you can be sure that Adobe Media Encoder is running in the background to help.

You can see the features in action on the NAB Reveal webpage, and if you are in Las Vegas at NAB, come on over to the Adobe booth to see some demos and to talk with us.

When can you get your hands on these upcoming features? Although the next versions of Adobe Pro Video apps aren’t available now, we’re offering a NAB Show special to get 40% off your first year of Adobe Creative Cloud membership (only $29.99/month), and you’ll automatically get these new features as soon as they are available. You can check out upcoming top features coming to the next versions here. Creative Cloud is available for individuals or teams.

Here is a look at some of the top new features coming to the next version of Adobe Media Encoder.

  •  (Enhanced) Output to virtually any screen, device, or format – Quickly and easily output your work for virtually any video or device format including DNxHD and ProRes.  Customize, set and organize your favorite presets in the Preset Browser for fast export and batch encoding in the background.
  •  Match Source Settings for H.264 and MPEG-2 exporters – Save time and automatically have your output sync with your input through Match Source Settings.  It is easier than ever to be able to chance format + bandwidth while ensuring the integrity of frames per second.
  • Export Closed Caption data – Export closed caption tracks seamlessly with Adobe Media Encoder from Adobe Premiere Pro sequences. Adobe Media Encoder exports closed caption tracks from Premiere Pro sequences as a separate “sidecar” file that contains the caption data. For QuickTime exports, you can choose to export the data either as a separate sidecar file, or embed the data within the output file.
  • Enhanced integration with Adobe After Effects – Export Adobe After Effects compositions directly into Adobe Media Encoder saving time and ensuring a smoother workflow. Several export formats previously available in After Effects are now available within Adobe Media Encoder.
  • (Enhanced) Support for Avid DNxHD Assets – Adobe Media Encoder easily supports the import and export of Avid DNxHD assets with no need to install additional codecs.
  • New MPEG-2 exporters – Performance enhancements and a UI redesign were done to MPEG-2, MPEG-2 Blu-ray and MPEG-2-DVD export formats.
    • Quality slider now has a range of 1-100 instead of the previous 1-5
    • New layout matches H.264 and other newer exporters
    • Enhancements to SurCode for Dolby Digital audio codec – This audio codec is now available for MPEG-2, MPEG Blu-ray, MPEG-2 DVD, H.264 an d H.264 Blu-ray exporters.

My colleague, Todd Kopriva, has written a more technical piece on Adobe Media Encoder centered on Adobe After Effects here. This piece is great at showing Adobe Media Encoder’s value to the other professional video products.

There is a look at the top new features coming to the next version of Adobe Media Encoder. Please continue to follow the Premiere Pro blog, Adobe Media Encoder site, and user forums for updates on Adobe Media Encoder in the coming weeks.

To discuss these new changes and features, please visit the Adobe Media Encoder user-to-user forum.

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