Voukoder is an open source plugin for the Adobe Media Encoder that makes many additional encoders from the FFMpeg project usable under Premiere and After Effects without having to "interpose" a frameserver or another additional tool. A simple installation is all it takes to use all the additional encoders conveniently via a drop-down menu.
In addition to the proven CPU encoders (including ProRes for Windows!), the voucoder also provides hardware-accelerated H.264/HEVC encoders for Nvidia and AMD hardware. In detail these are:
- NVENC h.264 (NVidia GPU accelerated)
- NVENC h.265 (NVidia GPU accelerated)
- AMF h.264 (AMD GPU accelerated)
- AMF h.265 (AMD GPU accelerated)
- LAME MP3
- PCM 16 bit
- PCM 24 bit
The plugin should be backwards compatible up to Premiere CS6 and run on both PC and Mac.
And best of all: The voukoder is completely free of charge. But that doesn&t mean that you should leave the programmer empty-handed if you&re using the plugin. If you like it, you can donate once via Paypal or even better a regular, small amount via Patreon. The latter might be especially beneficial for a constant further development and maintenance of the plugin.
Thanks to Spreeni for the note in our forum.