Adobe Premier

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by absolut_mac, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

    absolut_mac

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    I know that Adobe Media Encoder is included in Premier Pro CC, and I have read positive comments about it here and other related sites, can anyone confirm whether it's included in the cheaper Premier 13 package? If it is included how much has Adobe dumbed down/crippled the software compared to its Pro counterpart?

    FWIW although both Apple's Compressor and Sorenson's squeeze seem to offer more options, unfortunately neither does as good a job reducing file sizes with negligible loss of picture quality compared to Hand Brake. HB files are both a little sharper with more vibrant colors compared to the latter two - hence much closer in both sharpness and color when compared to its HD source.

    Has anyone compared Adobe Media Encoder to HB?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. KeithPratt macrumors 6502a

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    Handbrake produces much higher quality encodes. I don't think you'll find better than Handbrake in that regard.
     
  3. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I've tried several but I always seem to come back to handbrake. Smaller file size higher quality, less time, it is hard to beat HB. Other products may be better dealing with flawed videos.
     
  4. absolut_mac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    absolut_mac

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    Thanks for your feedback.

    I was disappointed that Compressor, which I own, was neither as sharp or the colors as vibrant compared to HB. Sorenson Squeeze was marginally better, but took forever on my 2011 Mac Mini with 8G of Ram.

    That's why I was curious to see if anybody had a better experience with Adobe Media Encoder.

    HB is still the one for the competition to beat, plus one can't beat the price :)
     

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