How do i encode my media files using the AiM codec?
The best way is to use our Windows and OSX compatible Adobe plugins which allow AiM exporting from Premiere, Media Encoder and After Effects. These can be found on the Ai downloads page: https://www.avolites.com/software/ai-downloads Alternatively, you can use other Quicktime compatible video software, such as mpegstreamclip for example. Within your software, load your movie(s), and then choose to export/render using the AiM codec.
Whichever software you use, there are four choices when using this codec – Transparency, Optimise For ,Threads and Audio.
Transparency allows you to choose wether to discard or preserve the Alpha channel in your clips.
Optimise For has 3 choices – Quality which gives you a full 24bit render, Performance which is a 16bit render that is equivalent to the DXV codec,
Superstream which is a 24 bit variation with more frame information and results in slightly larger files but also gives the best playback performance.
Threads allows you to determine how many processor threads are used when encoding – an incorrect setting can result in renders not being completed, and therefore we would recommend choosing the max option which will automatically determine how many threads you have available to use.
Audio chooses wether the audio track is included in the final render. Any bitrate or frequency compatible with your sound card can be used.