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Allan White
Filter plug-ins for Adobe Media Encoder?
on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:40:22 pm

Just got CS5. AME encodes very fast! Interesting encoding app. Really uses all 16 virtual cores in my new 8-core Mac Pro.

I'm intrigued by the "filters" option in there. There's only one, gaussian blur. I really need one that burns in a timecode.

Anyone know if this is extensible? I'm using CatDV to bake TC right now - works very well but, relying on the non-64-bit QT framework, only uses 4 cores at about 30% to encode.

Any insights? Yes, I know Compressor will do it too, but I find it less than efficient. If you have an 8-core, how many instances do you run for optimal encoding?

- Allan White, Video Producer, Luis Palau Assoc.

Quad 3Ghz Mac Pro, 10GB RAM, X1900 GPU, XSAN, CatDV Server


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Filter plug-ins for Adobe Media Encoder?
on Feb 10, 2011 at 12:24:12 pm

Crazy. I totally expected it to have a half dozen filters. Yeah, I get why the Gaussian Blur, but you're right, TC ought to be there too.

Compressor? About 1/2 your cores. You can give it more, but I find it a diminishing return past that. Always leave one totally free no matter what.

Best,

Jeff G

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