- Auto-fix subtitle frame gaps for blu-ray discs (Encore CS5.1)
- Option to change the media cache location (Encore CS5.1)
- Multi-page menus for Blu-ray discs
- Flash DVD enhancements
- Export DDP image to hard disk
- Synchronize timelines with the asset’s frame rate and dimensions
- Open and edit projects across platforms
- Set 24p frame rate for Blu-ray projects
- Out-of-process transcoding
- Red 4K import
- AVCHD passthrough
Auto-fix subtitle frame gaps for blu-ray discs (Encore CS5.1)
Automatically resize one or both the flanking subtitle clips such that the gap separating them is five frames. The automatic adjustment eliminates chances of errors due to insufficient gaps between subtitle clips, which prevent a blu-ray disc from burning.
Use Auto Fix Subtitle Frame Gaps for all timelines on blu-ray discs, except for timelines with frame dimensions 720x480. For more information, see Automatically fix subtitle frame gaps for Blu-ray discs.
Option to change the media cache location (Encore CS5.1)
When importing media files (in certain formats), change the media cache location from within Adobe® Encore® CS5.1 to improve the performance of previews. The flexibility provided by the feature lets you configure the media cache location in a separate machine to offset memory overheads on the production machine.
A media cache database retains links to the cached media files. The database shares the links with Adobe Media Encoder, After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Soundbooth to let each application use the same media files. Sharing the same cache files ensures database consistency across applications. For more information, see Set Media preferences
Multi-page menus for Blu-ray discs
A multi-page menu is a single PSD file containing multiple pages that are linked to each other. A page is a layer group in the PSD file containing buttons. The buttons link to parts of the menu, or to a chapter point in the timeline. Multi-page menus can be created in Encore, or imported from Photoshop. For more information, see Multi-page menus for blu-ray discs.
Flash DVD enhancements
Search text subtitles in Flash DVD. The new Flash DVD player has customizable playback controls that help you readily navigate and search content in the movie. Performance enhancements ensure smoother playback at low bandwidths, and reduced glitch at chapter markers during streaming. For more information, see Play Flash DVD output files.
Export DDP image to hard disk
Directly export DDP images to your computer’s hard disk, and deliver it to the replication facility using FTP. Delivery through electronic media is faster, and does not involve the extra hardware associated with DLT. For more information, see Build a DVD or Blue-ray disc.
Synchronize timelines with the asset’s frame rate and dimensions
Encore also allows you to use the same asset in multiple timelines that can have different frame rates or dimensions. In such cases, Encore transcodes these assets for each timeline with the frame rate and dimensions of the timeline in which it is placed.
For assets with different frame rates and dimensions, Encore creates timelines that are synchronized with the asset’s properties. The synchronization helps provide real-time playback, and better accuracy in subtitle positioning.
Open and edit projects across platforms
Open an Encore project created in Mac on a Windows machine, and the other way round. Also, you can open and edit projects created in Encore CS4 and earlier versions. For more information, see Open and edit projects across platforms.
Set 24p frame rate for Blu-ray projects
Encore automatically chooses the relevant 24 fps transcoding preset when you use the Transcode Now option to transcode the asset. For Blu-ray assets that are not legal, the default values for transcoding are used.
Out-of-process transcoding enables you to transcode assets in the Adobe Media Encoder application in the Transcode Now workflow. When you enable out-of-process transcoding, the Adobe Media Encoder (AME) is launched as a separate process. For more information, see Out-of-process transcoding.
Red 4K import
Movie frames shot using Red cameras can be imported into Encore from Premiere Pro at their full resolution (4K) using Dynamic Link. Encore provides an improved quality of playback for these high resolution files.
Encore does not transcode Blu ray legal (as per BD spec) AVCHD files (MTS,M2TS) when building a blu ray. For more information, see AVCHD passthrough.