Once you have downloaded Media Encoder from the Self Service console and then opened the software, the first step is to import your original video file into the Source pane: Click the ‘+’ button.
The file import pane will open. Select the file you would like to import.
You will now see the imported file appear in the queue. You will also see a number of presets that are loaded with any newly imported clip. We will make changes to these as we go.
From the dropdown Preset menu, select HD 720p 25. This will be the beginnings of a DeakinAir preset you will create.
Click on the Preset to open the preview pane.
By clicking on the preset, you can now also make changes to a variety of settings. In the Bitrate settings, ensure that the Target is set to 5 (Mbps) and the Maximum is set to 7.5 (Mbps). These are suitable rates for DeakinAir. To enter these settings, click on the numbers, type in the change if needed.and press Enter on you keyboard. Other defaults in this setting should be unchanged.
In Export Settings in the upper right of the pane you can now save this setting for future use, by clicking on the hard disc icon. You can now name your new preset and it will appear in the Preset menu.
You will now need to choose a location to save the new transcoded video file to. To do this, while still in the Queue pane, click on the Output File setting. A Finder window will prompt you to choose a location, so name the new file, choose a location to store to and click Save.
You are now ready to begin the transcoding/rendering process. You can begin by clicking the green arrow. If you need to pause the process, simply click the same button to pause.
Should you need to reset the process, simply click the pause button, highlight the item, right click and choose Reset Status. You can now begin again if you need to changes.
Download a copy of our Adobe Media Encoder Quick Guide (PDF, 478 KB).