Using Adobe Media Encoder to convert video or audio

If you’re video or audio file is too large, or you wish to change the format (i.e WAV to MP3), we suggest using Adobe Media Encoder.

Converting Video

1 – Open Adobe Media Encoder. This is available on Mac’s in the Edit Suite & Newsroom 2 at 9 Mappin Street.

2 – Press the + icon in the top left hand corner to add the file(s) you wish to convert. Alternatively, just drag and drop the files you wish to convert into Media Encoder.Adobe Media Encoder


3 – Click on “Match Source – High Bitrate” or any of the orange text to bring up the Export Settings window.Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 09.47.27

4 – Choose the Format (1). For video, we suggest using H.264 as it is high quality yet a small file size. For audio, select MP3 unless specifically requested to provide a WAV (Waveform Audio) file.

Under preset (2), choose the purpose of your video. “Android Tablet 1080p 25” or “Apple iPad 1,2,3 1080p 25”  will give you a small but high quality file and works with most devices (not just Android Tablets). You can see the estimated file size at the bottom of the window (5).

Choose a name for the converted file by clicking the orange text on “Output Name” (3).

Choose whether you want to export both Video and Audio, or just one or the other (4).

Click “OK”
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5 – When you are ready to start encoding, press the play icon as per the below screenshot.Screen Shot 2015-06-11 at 09.48.54




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