8 Replies Latest reply on May 2, 2016 11:59 AM by Buddycat

    No option to export to media encoder AE CS6

    jamesg25721756 Level 1

      Hello all.

       

      In After effects I have no option to "Add to media encoder queue" or Export>Media>Add to media encoder queue options.

       

      Any ideas

       

      Thanks

       

      James

        • 1. Re: No option to export to media encoder AE CS6
          Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I'm pretty sure that option was added in more recent versions of AE. You should be able to import your AE composition in the Adobe Media Encoder though (pulling it in vs. pushing it).

          • 2. Re: No option to export to media encoder AE CS6
            Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Also, for the benefit of future-forum-viewers, don't look in the export section, the command is Composition > Add To Adobe Media Encoder Queue.

             

            The fastest way to create videos using Adobe Media Encoder with After Effects is to use the After Effects render queue to export a losslessly encoded master file (e.g., using the PNG video codec in a QuickTime .mov container file) to a watch folder that Adobe Media Encoder monitors. You can assign encoding presets to a watch folder in Adobe Media Encoder so that it automatically encodes using whichever settings you have specified. One advantage of using this method is that it uses After Effects performance features for rendering (such as GPU acceleration and multiprocessing where applicable) and Adobe Media Encoder performance features for encoding (such as parallel encoding). The disadvantage of using this method is that it occupies the main After Effects application for the entire rendering operation, during which time you can’t use After Effects for anything else.

             

            I can understand wanting to use the Adobe Media Encoder directly though. That would have the advantage of allowing you to continue working in After Effects while the rendering and encoding takes place, since the rendering is performed by a background instance of After Effects. The rendering phase may be slower in some cases, compared with using the After Effects render queue, because the headless version of After Effects rendering in the background does not have access to GPU acceleration and multiprocessing features.

            • 3. Re: No option to export to media encoder AE CS6
              Buddycat

              Okay, I need a clarification, then.   I've been researching for the AME too.   What I came to the conclusion was that it was not in CS6, initially.   I bought CS6 recently -it's version 11.0.0.378.

               

              It was driving me crazy because all the tutorials start with the AME already open.  Not sure how everyone seems to  overlook that important little step of where you find the dropdown.. 

               

              So more research and it looks like you have to download the encoder.   I downloaded AdobeMediaEncoderTrial_64-6.0.3-mul-AdobeUpdate first, and I THINK I installed it.   But I don't see the encoder in AE.  Do I have to open and reopen?  Is that only an update and not the whole encoder?  Is there another file I needed to download and install first?  It just seems like there's no connection from A to B.

              • 4. Re: No option to export to media encoder AE CS6
                Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Like I said, there wasn't an option in CS6 to send your composition to AME from After Effects; that was added in one of the CC versions (I forget which one). In CS6, you have to open AME and import your AE composition from there.

                • 5. Re: No option to export to media encoder AE CS6
                  Buddycat Level 1

                  I realize that - still don't know how to open it.   Is that a stand alone program?   No one ever actually says HOW - all the tutorials already start with AME open.

                  • 6. Re: No option to export to media encoder AE CS6
                    Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    It's a standalone program. It gets installed when you install After Effects.

                    • 7. Re: No option to export to media encoder AE CS6
                      Dave LaRonde Level 6

                      You just haven't looked for Adobe Media Encoder, so get busy!  Go to the place where all your applications are found.  Go down the list until find Adobe Media Encoder.  Open it.  Done.

                      • 8. Re: No option to export to media encoder AE CS6
                        Buddycat Level 1

                        I think I had to download it, because it wasn't in my File dropdown within CS6.   (It wasn't under the Composition dropdown, either).   When I did unpack it, It didn't give me an option to create a shortcut, but after your post, I looked under Start>Programs and there it was.  So, I'm not sure if it was there all along, or, as I suspect, I had to got to the Downloads page and get the most recent version (which is 2012) and install it.   After I clicked the app, both CS6 and the encoder opened.  Now I just need to make a shortcut.