Ozer Launches Online Course Mastering the Adobe Media Encoder

AME Course.pngI’m pleased to announce my new course, Mastering the Adobe Media Encoder CC: An Online Course, on Udemy.

Why this new course? Well, I use the Adobe Media Encoder every day, and have for many years over multiple versions. I know which presets operate effectively as is, and which require some modifications. I know which controls really do improve quality (always enable Use Maximum Render Quality) and which don’t (don’t enable Render at Maximum Depth). I know how to optimize performance on multiple-core computers and those operating modes that accelerate encoding.

I’m also very familiar with the fundamentals of H.264 encoding and technologies like adaptive streaming. All this is factored into the course. As a result, you’ll learn how to use the Adobe Media Encoder as efficiently as possible to encode files that look great and perfectly serve their intended purpose. 

Operationally, the course contains 16 lectures relating to the Adobe Media Encoder CC; the first eight on using the program, the second containing recipes for specific output targets like streaming, user generated content (UGC) and online video platform (OVP) sites, DVD and Blu-ray, and encoding for adaptive streaming. A complete list of modules is below. 

If you’ve already purchased my other Udemy course, Compressing Video for Web, Disc, and TV/TV/Console Playback, you’ll be glad to know that I’ve already included all the lectures from this new course into that course. I see the Compression Video course as the uber course for compressionists, and plan to keep supplementing the content there with new materials. In contrast, the Adobe Media Encoder training, and other courses to follow, will be more focused and streamlined, and, of course, less expensive. 

The course includes an e-Book you can freely download here; this is the Table of Contents. 

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Basically, I wanted a fast way for those taking the course to get up to speed on fundamentals like codecs and compression, terms like resolution and aspect ratio, and the various other topics covered. While specific to the Adobe Media Encoder in many ways, most of the terms are generally applicable and the document should prove useful even if you’re using a different encoding tool. Again, it’s free for download, so you feel free to have a look.

As an incentive, through December 31, 2014, you can buy the course for $20 by using the coupon code AME_Course. Click here to take advantage of the coupon code. 

Here’s the Table of Contents:

Section 1: Getting to know the Adobe Media Encoder

Lecture 1: Overview of the Adobe Media Encoder Workflow. 

Lecture 2: Setting Preferences in the Adobe Media Encoder

Lecture 3: Working with Presets with the Adobe Media Encoder

Lecture 4: Working Efficiently in the Adobe Media Encoder Queue Window

Lecture 5: Scaling and Cropping: Avoiding Black Bars and Aspect Ratio Mismatches

Lecture 6: Working the Adobe Media Encoder Effects Tab

Lecture 7: Deinterlacing with the Adobe Media Encoder

Lecture 8: Creating and Using Watch Folders

Section 2: Encoding Recipes

Lecture 9: Encoding for Streaming

Lecture 10: Producing an H.264 File for Streaming with the Adobe Media Encoder

Lecture 11: Producing files for recording to a DVD with the Adobe Media Encoder

Lecture 12: Producing files for recording to a Blu-ray disc with the Adobe Media Encoder

Lecture 13: Encoding for Uploading to YouTube or other UGC/OVP sites

Lecture 14: Encoding for Mobile Playback

Lecture 15: Encoding for Adaptive Streaming with the Adobe Media Encoder

Section 3: Reference Materials

Lecture 16: Compression Fundamentals: A 75-page e-book

Again, through December 31, 2014, you can buy the course for $20 by using the coupon code AME_Course. Click hereto take advantage of the coupon code.

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks, and evaluate new encoders and codecs.

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