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Tip #759: AME: New HEVC Encoding Presets

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

All HEVC presets are set at 8-bit, which is faster, but not suitable for HDR media.

The HEVC encoding presets in Adobe Media Encoder.

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The May, 2020, update to Adobe Media Encoder now includes seven new HEVC (H.265) compression presets for both Windows and Mac versions. Presets are located in the HEVC category and include:

  • SD 4:3
  • SD 16:9
  • 720p HD
  • 1080p HD
  • 4K UHD
  • 8K UHD

There’s also an option to match the source media frame size, for example, for vertical media.

Each preset defaults to 8-bit encoding to take advantage of the speed of hardware acceleration. However, HDR clips require 10-bit encoding, which is available, but compresses at a MUCH slower rate.


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