Course info
Jan 19, 2015
1h 22m

Adobe Media Encoder CC is a powerful tool for optimizing your videos to be played back across browsers and devices. In this course, you will learn all about the interface of Adobe Media Encoder. You'll also learn about many different encoding and effects presets, and how you can set up preset groups for frequently used encode settings. Lastly, you'll learn how Adobe Media Encoder interacts directly with video projects from other Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Software required: Adobe Media Encoder CC.

About the author
About the author

Chad Troftgruben is a freelance animator and screencaster who specializes in Animate CC, Moho, After Effects and Premiere. He has been working with Flash since 2002 which resulted in the creation of several cartoons for both entertainment and commercial purposes.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Hi guys, my name is Chad Troftgruben, and I would like to welcome you to this introductory course on how to use Adobe Media Encoder. In this course, we'll be covering the very basics of the encoder itself. We'll start with the Queue panel and explore how we can alter presets within it. After that, we'll take a look at the Preset Browser, we'll look at Watch Folders, the Encoding panel, and then how to arrange your workspace. Then we'll dive in to the meat of it. We'll learn how to import videos into the encoder, we'll learn how to duplicate, delete, and add outputs, and we'll work with presets. We'll apply presets, create new ones or cells, edit presets, and we'll also learn how to export and import presets. After that, it's on to the details of presets themselves. We'll look at all the tabs within the Presets panel, such as Effects, Video, Audio, and Multiplexor. In addition to this, we'll explore how to create web-friendly, and high-quality videos. After that, I'll show you how to integrate Media Encoder with Premiere, After Effects, and Flash. By the time you're done with this course, you'll have a strong understanding of how Media Encoder can easily integrate into your current workflow. So I hope you're ready, because we're about to get started.

So what is Adobe Media Encoder? Why would you ever use it? As an example, with Premiere, After Effects, and Flash, you can use default exporters within those pieces of software to create videos. So why do you need Media Encoder? Well, let's say, as an example, you have a bunch of files that you need to convert into a different format. You can easily queue them up and export them all at once using that same format or preset. You could also, if you wanted to, bring one file in and export it 10 different ways with the click of a button. So let's say you want that file to be catered towards iPhone, iPad, an Android tablet, YouTube, Vimeo, and Blu-ray, you could do that all just by setting up your different outputs and then clicking the Render button, and that's it. You can also take individual files outside of Premiere, After Effects, and Flash, bring them in, and then convert them however you see fit. You can use built-in presets, you can create your own, or you can import ones from websites or, perhaps, colleagues that you're working with. So to sum it up, while you could work with Premiere and After Effects and their default renderers, Media Encoder makes a lot of things easier. It can really streamline the process. So after you watch this course, I hope you find a way to integrate it into your workflow.

Importing and Encoding
When it comes to importing media into Media Encoder, there's a few ways you can go about it. Now, even though you have options, the results will be the same no matter what you do. So first, you can see we have our Queue right here. I currently have nothing in it, so in order to import a video file into the Queue, I could come up here and click on the Add button, this will add a source, or in other words, we can import a file. So we could just find it, click it, and then click Open, and you can see it's now ready to be encoded. Additionally, we can also double-click on the Queue. That will do essentially the same thing, and then you could grab a file, and then hit Open, and you're good to go. You can also go up to File and then Add Source, again, find your video file and hit Open, Cmd+I or Ctrl+I if you're on Windows does the same thing, so there you go. And finally, if you like to drag and drop, let me bring up my Finder here, there is a video file, you can simply just drag and drop, and that's all you have to do. So again, it's really simple.