I can see that the render video options are vastly different in OS X and Windows versions of PS CS6. Not only they are different layed out but as far as I can see a wide range of codecs are missing on the OS X version.
In particular, how can I export a video file using QuickTime container and H.264 codec in OS X version? If You select H.264 video it creates an .mp4 file whereas I wnat a .mov file. Same codec but different container.
Sound a lot like the PC Version. Video will hang the PC 32bit version of Photoshop and the 64 bit PC CS6 version uses the Adobe media encoder to export|revder video its Presets are vastly diffrent from then setting available in CS5 where the Adobe media encoder was not used. CS6 has many problems and some desiriable features and options are no longer available or supported...
I'm not sure I understand you clearly. I'm asking about the OSX version not the PC version for PS CS6 and not comparing anything to the CS5.
Why wouldn't the PS OSX version (which is 64-bit) doesn't use the media encoder while the Windows version use? Adobe shouts about the platform indipendance, but this is a major problem.
Is thee a link you can share where I can see the CS6 differences between the platforms?
Not that I know of. all I see is in what is new in CS6 nothing about Presets
The redesigned, clip-based Timeline panel includes transitions and effects that give finished videos professional polish. Easily change clip duration and speed, and apply motion effects to text, still images, and Smart Objects.
Video Groups combine multiple video clips and content such as text, images, and shapes on a single Timeline track. Separate audio tracks allow for easy editing and adjusting.
The redesigned video engine also supports a wider range of import formats. When you're ready to export final video, Photoshop provides helpful presets and options for the DPX, H.264, and QuickTime formats.
Note: In Windows, you install QuickTime separately.
In PC CS6 Video Presets foldet the are three sub folders the file name are the name of the preset I see in video export
01920 x 1080 24p Full Range (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 24p Full Range (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 24p Over Range (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 24p Over Range (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 24p Standard (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 24p Standard (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 24p Video (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 24p Video (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 25p Full Range (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 25p Full Range (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 25p Over Range (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 25p Over Range (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 25p Standard (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 25p Standard (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 25p Video (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 25p Video (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 30p Full Range (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 30p Full Range (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 30p Over Range (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 30p Over Range (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 30p Standard (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 30p Standard (max bit depth).epr
01920 x 1080 30p Video (8bit).epr
01920 x 1080 30p Video (max bit depth).epr
02048 x 1152 24p Full Range (max bit depth).epr
02048 x 1152 24p Over Range (max bit depth).epr
02048 x 1152 24p Standard (max bit depth).epr
02048 x 1152 24p Video (max bit depth).epr
04096 x 2048 24p Full Range (max bit depth).epr
04096 x 2048 24p Over Range (max bit depth).epr
04096 x 2048 24p Standard (max bit depth).epr
04096 x 2048 24p Video (max bit depth).epr
Android Phone & Tablet - 480p 29.97.epr
Android Phone & Tablet - 480p Widescreen 29.97.epr
Android Phone - 320x240 29.97.epr
Android Phone - 360p Widescreen 29.97.epr
Android Tablet - 1080p 29.97.epr
Android Tablet - 720p 29.97.epr
Apple iPhone, iPod - 320x240 24.epr
Apple TV, iPad, iPhone 3G and newer - 360p Widescreen 24.epr
Apple TV, iPad, iPhone 4 and newer - 720p 29.97.epr
HD 1080i 25 (1.33 PAR).epr
HD 1080i 25.epr
HD 1080i 29.97 (1.33 PAR).epr
HD 1080i 29.97.epr
HD 1080p 24 (1.33 PAR).epr
HD 1080p 24.epr
HD 1080p 25.epr
HD 1080p 29.97.epr
HD 720p 24.epr
HD 720p 25.epr
HD 720p 29.97.epr
NTSC DV 24p.epr
NTSC DV Widescreen 24p.epr
NTSC DV Widescreen.epr
PAL DV Widescreen.epr
Vimeo HD 1080p 29.97.epr
Vimeo HD 720p 25.epr
Vimeo HD 720p 29.97.epr
Vimeo SD Widescreen 29.97.epr
YouTube HD 1080p 29.97.epr
YouTube HD 720p 25.epr
YouTube HD 720p 29.97.epr
YouTube SD 360p Widescreen 29.97.epr
Animation High Quality.epr
Animation Medium Quality.epr
JPEG 2000 High Quality.epr
JPEG 2000 Medium Quality.epr
Thank you for the New video features in Photoshop CS6 link, most helpful. I know know more to change my question to:
Why is Adobe Media Encoder different between Windows and OS X versions of CS6?
On Windows Media Encoder has way more export options, like ARRIRAW, RED files, etc. OS X doesn't. Also, on Windows Media Encoder is a stand alone program that allows you to encode in the background. On OS X it is within the app and during render the app is stalled.
Does anyone know if CS6 has this inherent limitations on OS X (and Adobe is whitewashing the case) or my set-up is missing something.
Thank you for the preset list, which looks like the same as I have, BUT the Adobe Media Encoder on the Windows PS6 has way more export options than these. Have a look at what Adobe site says.
The above has nothing to do with what I have! Are there two different apps with the same name and version number?
Thank you for the information. I will wait a few days to see if someone else can verify that there are indeed two different Adobe Media Encoders, one is full blown separate app the other a subset integrated in PS. Then, I will open a support call to Adobe to see how and if I can get the full blown version.
I think the your problem may be the redesign of video support in Photoshop which changed what photoshop used to encode/export video. I do not know if you installed an Adone Media Encoder Product that you would have any more function in Photoshop video rendering dialog. You may have to use an old version of Photoshop or an other Adobe product pefhaps Adobe media encoder to transcode Photoshop video output or an Adobe video suite. I do not do video perhaps there is a Adobe video forum you can ask what the best way to creat the video you need.
I do know what is the best way to create video. All I want to find out is why there is such a vast difference between platforms and if there is anything that can be added to rectify this deficiency on the OS X? Hence, my question in the subject.
I do understand the point you are making but the issue I have is not that.
a) I do not see all of those option on the OSX export dialog,
b) The PC that I saw the export working has an external Media Encoder app that has zillion encoding options, way more than you have. You can read all about it on the product info link I've posted earlier.
In the case I only have the preset I listed and I do not have the media encoder product installed. When I search on Adobe Medeia Encoder and I click on try now it brings me to Download a free trial of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 so it must be be part of Premire Pro you could try the trial. Its an $800 program over here in the states.....
I do not know if this will apply to PS, but in Premiere Pro, some Mac users have lost their Export settings.
The "fix" for most has been to Deactivate PrPro. Close the program. Reboot, and then Activate it again. That has gotten the Export settings back for many.
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