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Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Three

Premiere Pro: Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Three

Stick with PCM when producing MPEG-2 files for Encore, and compress your audio when producing the DVD in Encore.

…Continued from previous article.

7. Click the Audio tab to review the Audio settings.

Review the Audio Settings. When producing MPEG-2 files for DVD, choose PCM in the Audio Format drop-down menu (as shown) and then encode to Dolby Digital Format in Encore.

When producing streaming formats, adjust both Audio Codec and Bitrate here. Note that whatever Bitrate you select for your audio, Adobe Media Encoder will add to the overall bitrate of your audio/video file; so 256Kbps video with 96Kbps audio, for example, will yield a 352Kbps streaming file.

8. Click the Multiplexer tab to review the Multiplexer settings.

When producing MPEG-2 files for DVD, accept the defaults.

When producing QuickTime files, this tab changes to Alternates, which contains several QuickTime specific parameters. When producing Windows Media and Real- Media files, this tab changes to Audiences, with settings that vary by compression technology. When producing files in these formats with the Adobe Media Encoder, click all tabs to make sure you’ve addressed all relevant parameters.

9. Click the Others tab to enter FTP settings that will automatically upload the file after Premiere Pro finishes encoding.

10. When you’re finished customizing your encoding parameters, click OK in the bottom-right corner of the Export Settings dialog. Premiere Pro will open the Save File dialog box where you can name the encoded file and choose a storage folder.

11. Save, and Premiere Pro will start producing the file.

Tip: Creating Custom Presets:

If you change any parameters in the selected preset, Premiere Pro will prompt you to save all selected parameters as a custom preset with a unique name. Consider naming these for the project (e.g., Taylor wedding) or by the parameters (e.g., 7.5Mbps VBR with PCM audio).

Tip: When Producing Multiple-Format Files

Premiere Pro does a good job producing single-format files in the supported formats. However, if you need to produce multipleformat files (e.g., QuickTime, RealMedia, or Windows Media) to make your streaming video accessible to a wider audience, consider a batch-capable tool like Sorenson Squeeze or Autodesk Cleaner XL that can accept one input file and produce multiple output formats. Also consider these tools in a streaming production environment, where you’re creating multiple-bitrate files.

Read Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part One.

Read Working with the Adobe Media Encoder: Part Two.


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