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New Features in Adobe Media Encoder CC [video]

This is a short video tutorial highlighting some of the new features in the October and December, 2014, updates to Adobe Media Encoder. Continue reading

What Is H.265?

An overview of HEVC (H.265); the newest compression codec for video. Continue reading

Convert Audio Bit Depth

A step-by-step tutorial on converting audio bit rates, along with the surprise discovery that this process doesn’t work in Apple Compressor 4.1. Continue reading

Video Compression Quick Start Guide

A 14-step Quick Start Guide to Understanding Video Compression. Continue reading

Measuring Video Compression Quality

A simple system to measure the differences between compressed and source video clips which can be done in either Apple Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Continue reading

Adobe Media Encoder: New Features [video]

In this short video tutorial, discover the new features and optimization settings in Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014.1. Continue reading

Compressor: Build a Compression Network (video)

This short video tutorial explains how and when to speed video compression by creating a “compression network” using multiple computers and Apple Compressor. Continue reading

August Articles (2014)

A list of all new articles written by Larry Jordan in August, 2014, sorted by category: Commentary, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Product Reviews, Motion 5, other subjects and Webinars. There are 30 articles listed here in total. Continue reading

Video Compression Speed Test

An image comparison and speed test between Apple Compressor 4.1.2 and Adobe Media Encoder CC (2014) Continue reading

Adobe Media Encoder: Watch Folders

A step-by-step tutorial on creating Watch Folders and modifying its settings. Continue reading

Compressor 4.1.2: Device Compatibility

A quick tutorial on how to check if your Apple Compressor settings are compatible with Apple hardware devices. Continue reading

What Is ProRes 4444 XQ? [u]

An explanation of Apple’s new ProRes 4444 XQ video compression codec. (Updated to include an explanation of Rec. 2020, and HDR images.) Continue reading


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