In this guide we are going to explain
how you can export your video from Adobe Premiere to the
Windows Media Encoder v8 (can be downloaded for free by
Microsoft) with my video server plugin v0.93. As example
we take the sample file "Ztour" of premiere
and code this project dual pass with a bitrate of
As source quality of the "Ztour" is not very
good, the quality of the output will also be low.
First open the Ztour project within Adobe Premiere.
Select File->Export Timeline->Movie
This will bring up the Export Movie window.
Select the Video Server Plugin. As the
default settings are not able to export both audio+video
you need to click on "Advanced Settings".
It is normal that you get an CRC error the first time
that you use the plugin. Enable the RAW audio in the
server menu. If this option is enabled the uncompressed
PCM data is but in the Wrapper AVI, as a consequence
the wrapper AVI becomes much bigger than in the "normal"
mode. If you are not sure if you are using the right
settings please verify them.
Because I assume that you are going to
display your coded sequence on a computer screen, you
need to set the pixel aspect ratie to: square pixels.
It is recommended that you do not change the resolution
of frame rate. However if you are exporting your own
captured DV material (720x576) and want to code them
with very low bitrates, it is recommended that you lower
the resolution to e.g. 352x288 for optimum coding efficiency.
Now we are ready to start exporting. When
you click on the save button, the plugin starts and
creates the IPCserver.AVI. Please note that the
filename that you enter in the Export Movie window is
not the file that is written to disc. (For specialists:
it is the PIPEname to communicate to the Encoder).
When everything went O.K. you will see
the plugin window. DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW.
Now encode the IPCserver.AVI with the
Window Media Encoder v8. Please note that this is an
command line encoder. To make it easy for you,
I created a batch
file that can be copied in the ROOT of c:.
Open a Command prompt (MS-DOS prompt in W98) and execute
the encodewm8.bat file from c:\. The batch file
is created in such a way that the encoder does a dual
pass encoding at 1Mbit/s. Depending on desired
quality you chose a desired resolution (step
5) and bitrate for the encoding process.
If you are using FlasK or tools
like that please, make sure you have dual pass
support. If you do not want or able to do dual pass
encoding create your own batch file that uses
single pass encoding. Please read the help files
of the Windows Media Encoder for all the command line