So, I don’t have Media Encoder or Premiere, is it possible to render WebM natively in AE CS6?
I mean, I PAID good money for AE, so not going for Adobe’s renting approach, I REFUSE, I wanna OWN my stuff, also don’t know if ME is included in AE CS6, if it is, if you know how to get it, could you please tell me how to get it and if I can, could it render at least VP8 in that case?
As a fully paid up “renter”, I get your frustration at the pricing model, but my memory is a little hazy about CS6. I don’t think you can add output types to AE, but you should be able to render out your video as AVI with something like the Lagarith codec ( https://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html ) , then drop it into VLC or similar to convert it.
My main reason for paying for Adobe CC: I always have the latest version of the software instead of having to save for three years to buy the new one only for it to go out of date within the year.
Thanks Tero, and I’m sorry, that’s my uncle’s name, so I was like: “No way” XD and yeah, you’re not… anyway, I didn’t get a bundle I don’t think… should probably pop the disk in and check (Yes, I still have the CD XD )
You actually can, I installed quicktime and BAM… it was available in the options right after launching, no probs… So it is possible.
Going over to using another program though, that’s why I’m here, I wanna cut down on render time, adding another software to the mix just slows the process down, since first I have to wait for hours for the first render from AE, then another like hour to convert it to something else…
I already use Shutter Encoder since that can do everything to everything WITH alpha, but yeah, if I can remove that hour of rendering on top of the main one, that’s why I’m here 😛
I think you’ll want to keep rendering from AE in a high quality codec (Animation, ProRes, DNxHD/DNxHR, etc) and then compress to a codec like WebM… AE (particularly old versions) can’t do a good job of rendering to codecs like WebM and H.264…
You can render to H.264 in CS6 and then compare it to the two step approach using AE to render the same thing to ProRes and then encode that to H.264 in Shutter Encoder with the ‘2-pass’ option enabled.
You’ll probably see a big difference in final file size and quality.
I don’t think Shutter Encoder can do WebM, but you should be able to find a similar utility.
Thanks for pointing out that Shutter Encoder does do WebM : )
My comment on H.264 wasn’t that you should use it for what you are doing, but just to compare the result of how an AE h.264 render looks vs that from a compression utility. With 2-pass capabilities, a compression utility will produce better results for codecs that use predictive or bi-predictive frame compression.
I’m not 100% that WebM uses bi-predictive, but most highly efficient codecs do.
Basically, I think your current workflow of rendering and then compressing will produce the best final product ; )