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Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog for Adobe Media Encoder

November 2020 release (version 14.6)

Support for DNxHR 444 12-bit encode and decode
Added support for DNxHR 444 12-bit decode and encode.

October 2020 release (version 14.5)

Color management for ARRI ProRes
Adobe Media Encoder honors the LUTs applied to ARRI footage in Premiere Pro.

Support for Rec2100 PQ color working space
Rec2100 PQ timeline created in Premiere Pro can be sent to Adobe Media Encoder

Import support for ProRes RAW
Import support for ProRes RAW on Windows is now available for Intel and AMD GPUs.

Performance improvements
Improved playback with H.264/HEVC files, as well as faster audio playback.

Fixed issues in Adobe Media Encoder version 14.4
Hardware encoding is not available on macOS when encode height is greater than 2196 pixels.
Twitter 1080p preset now produces higher quality outputs with match source for frame rate and higher bitrate.
Cannot log in to Vimeo.

The August (version 14.3.2) release of Adobe Media Encoder includes support for footage from the Sony A7S Mark III camera. An option is now available to enable or disable Color Decision Lists for RED footage.


Enhancement of export formats
You can also export ProRes 4444 XQ in QuickTime and MXF on macOS. This feature is already supported on Windows.


Switch between multiple workspaces using the new Tools bar
The new tool bar allows you to switch between multiple workspaces easily.
New file format support

Adobe Media Encoder provides robust native format support and improved performance for widely used file types.

Support import of ProRes RAW footage

Adobe Media Encoder now supports import of ProRes RAW footage.

Hardware-accelerated H.264 and HEVC encoding

New support for hardware-accelerated encoding for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs on Windows.

Automatically update audio devices (macOS only)

Set the Audio Hardware preferences on macOS to System Default to automatically switch to changes in the OS audio device settings, such as when connecting to USB.

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Previous Releases of Adobe Media Encoder

Change in Preferences dialog

"Stop current item if decode errors are detected option" is now turned on by default.

Expanded Support of Apple ProRes in an MXF Wrapper
Adobe Media Encoder now supports export of Apple ProRes 4444.

Adobe Media Encoder 14.0
November 2019

Import of QuickTime Animation files with Delta Frames
Import of AVI Motion JPEG files on MacOS
Import of Canon XF-HEVC footage
Import of Sony Venice V4 footage
Import of Canon EOS C500 Mark II footage
Apple ProRes MXF Export (422) on macOS and Windows
Encoding presets for Destination Publishing to Adobe Stock

Adobe Media Encoder 13.1
April 2019

Automatic frame replacement for decode errors using copies of adjacent good frames
Support for Sony Venice V3 camera format
Ability to override creative LUTs for RED camera footage
Improved decoding performance H.264 and HEVC footage
Improved decoding performance for RED camera footage on macOS using Metal
More caption export options

December 2018

Support for ProRes export on Windows
New export presets for ProRes
Import HEIF files recorded on iOS devices on macOS and Windows
Faster decoding for Canon Cinema RAW Light (Windows)
Support for importing ProRes HDR footage, including Rec2020 and PQ/HLG color information

October 2018

Support for display color management
Support for ARRI Alexa LF camera format
Support for Sony Venice v2 camera format
Support for Google VR180 format
Support for HEIF (HEIC) still image format on macOS
Broader support for hardware acceleration on macO

July 2018

Support for 8K H.264 export
Export XAVC QFHD Long GOP 4:2:2 formats
Hardware-accelerated HEVC encoding on Windows 10 with 7th Generation (or later) Intel® Core™ processors and Intel Graphics enabled
Improved RED camera format decoding
Improved Sony RAW/X-OCN camera format decoding

April 2018

Hardware-accelerated H.264 encoding on Windows 10 with 6th Generation (or later) Intel® Core™ processors and Intel Graphics enabled
Hardware-accelerated H.264 and HEVC encoding on Mac OS 10.13 systems with supported hardware
Support for importing Canon C200 camera formats
Support for importing Sony Venice camera formats
RED camera Image Processing Pipeline [IPP2] support
Destination Publishing support for new Twitter 280-character limit

October 2017

Specify a channel when publishing to YouTube and Vimeo
Specify a playlist when publishing to YouTube
Specify a page when publishing to Facebook
Add a custom title when publishing to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo
Add a custom video thumbnail when publishing to YouTube
Notification of missing items in the queue before encoding begins
H.264 Adaptive bitrate presets that automatically choose the best bitrate for an output based on frame size & frame rate of the source
Animated GIF export is now available on both Mac and Windows
Time Tuner effect improvements
Newly optimized list of H.264 presets
Format support for RF64 WAV Decode/Encode, decode for Sony X-OCN, and QuickTime DNx Smart Rendering
Warning when importing non-native QuickTime sources
Modify timecode for 720p 59.94 media

April 2017

Destination Publish to Adobe Stock Contributor
Team Projects support
Support Color Profiles from After Effects sources
Automatically relink assets when importing a sequence
Option to maintain playback in Premiere Pro while rendering in AME
Streamlined bit depth and alpha channel settings (Quicktime only)
Export support for ambisonic audio (h.264 only)
Support for HLG (Hybrid LOG Gamma)
Support for HDR in HEVC (h.265) export
Export support for Panasonic AVC-LongGOP OP1b

November 2016

Quality and performance improvements
Destination Publish to Behance
Multiple clip stitching on ingest

June 2015
Time Tuner for automatically adjusting duration of rendered projects
Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus support for 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound
QuickTime channelization
JPEG 2000 MXF support
New ProRes libraries for improved performance
User interface refinements
QuickTime rewrapping
Set Start Timecode to assign a custom start time

December 2014
Destination Publishing to YouTube and Vimeo
Option to append preset name to output file name
Export channels as separate WAV files
Updated GoPro CineForm presets

October 2014
Refined user interface with HiDPI support
Destination Publishing
Watch folder support for projects
Extended Match Source support
25 fps DCP output
AS-11 UK DPP support

June 2014
Mercury Playback Engine support
Match source settings
Broad format support
Render settings controls and presets
Automated image processing
DCP creation
AS-11 content packaging
Fault tolerant rendering
Smart rendering
Watch folders

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