After Effects Versus Media Encoder for Rendering Workflow

Learn how to get the most of After Effects and Adobe Media Encoder in the process of Rendering and Encoding your H.264 Video. by learning the difference between how these two handle your After Effects Composition, you can get an optimal workflow and predictable results.

2015.3 Update (June 2016)
Ae 2015.3 allows you to send your composition directly to AME from the Render Queue – allowing you to keep your render settings and even the location as you render and encode through AME. check my new features in 2015.3 tutorial:

Ae to AME Scheme explained – 00:38
H.264 Export Comparison CS6, CC, CC2014 – 01:32
Encoding Options – 03:32

Differences between the Workflows
Render Settings – 04:12
Re-Render a Composition – 06:55
Render information & History – 10:42
Non-stop Working – 13:16
Templates vs. Presets – 14:08

Summery – 15:39

Useful Shortcuts
Project Window:
Ctrl/Cmd+M – Add to Render Queue
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt+M – Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue

Render Queue:
Alt + Stop = Stops, creates another queue from the beginning of the time span, without increment _1
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+D = Creates a copy without increment _1

Additional Resources
Using Adobe Media Encoder to create H.264, MPEG-2, and WMV videos from After Effects:

Adobe Media Encoder Documentation:

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