Possible CCTV cameras outside dorm entrances mentioned at senate meeting

first_imgIn its weekly Wednesday meeting, the student senate met with Heather Rakoczy Russell, associate vice president for residential life, and Keri Kei Shibata, chief of the Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD), to discuss the new rules implemented this year about residence life card access policy and some potential future safety measures such as police-operated CCTV cameras at the entrance to each dorm. The meeting began with a brief overview from the University leaders about the new policy and its motivations.In response to a question about how NDPD can keep track of who is entering and exiting a dorm for security purposes, Shibata said the force is looking at installing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras to monitor dorm entrances and exits. Observer File Photo Notre Dame Police Department chief Keri Kei Shibata, right, speaks at an event in 2017. Shibata met with student senate Wednesday to discuss new residential rules implemented this year.“You guys don’t know this yet, but we are looking at adding CCTV cameras to cover the main entrances and exits of the dorms, not inside the halls throughout, but just covering those entrances so that we would have that ability and the problem of holding open doors and the fact that was occurring long before this policy was ever in place tells us that there was a gap even before this became the policy,” she said.Shibata said only police would have access to this footage.“There will be very strict guidelines about who has access — it will be the police only that have access to that video used for very strict purposes of investigating or if there is something going on following an incident for criminal or safety purposes,” she said.The prospect of CCTV cameras being in the dorm did not sit well with some of the senators who asked more questions about the topic.“If there was a student referendum, and it showed that students were very, very, strongly against the addition of security cameras into the main corridors of our dorms, would you guys not add it?” Daniel Feldmeier asked, a sophomore from Siegfried.Shibata said the University would try to do the “right thing.”“We would listen and try to understand why, but if we strongly believe that this is the right thing to do, then we need to do it whether it’s student opinion that it should be or not,” Shibata said.Russell clarified very quickly that these cameras would not be in the main corridors but facing the main entrance and exits of the dorms.Shibata also said the University decided that the past strategy whereby the locksmith office handled dorm access was no longer feasible.“Previously access control was really handled by the locksmith office, and maintenance and their department have changed a little bit,” Shibata said. “The University has come to realize that the locksmith’s office should certainly implement door hardware, the access control system and things like that, but that it shouldn’t necessarily control policy of access control, and so we put together a working group and a higher level steering committee to take a look at access control across campus and establish the right policies for campus; … Ultimately, it will result in some broader policy and probably not a whole lot of difference in people’s daily experience.”Russell addressed the context for the policy change. She brought up three main points about how the world has increasingly become more unsafe in recent years: more domestic terrorism, the fact there are now current Notre Dame students who are survivors of mass shootings with post-traumatic stress and current and past Title IX cases with both parties being Notre Dame students.“In terms of what informed the decision, I would go back to what I said a moment ago which is assessment as our standard of excellence for making these kinds of decisions at an institution like Notre Dame and also at our peer institutions. The first kind of test we looked at is what we called an Administrative Unit Review (AUR),” Russell said. “It is a process that our vice president for student affairs, Erin Hoffmann Harding, when she became vice president eight years ago, asked every department in the division of student affairs to undergo. At the time, Residential Life was called the Office of Housing and it was the first office to undergo an AUR.”Russell explained further that Notre Dame looked at four peer institutions who then formally reviewed the University’s self study at the time. The biggest concern amongst those universities was safety and security. A second tool used was benchmarking Notre Dame’s standards against similar institutions in the category of safety. Lastly, they began using National Best Practices as a guidance policy.She briefly detailed each guideline. The first guideline entails that residence hall doors are locked at all times. The second entails that access to the dorm is limited to only those living in that dorm. The third specifies that all dorm traffic must be directed towards one central entrance outside visiting hours. The fourth is the presence of a card reader access system. The fifth is a general education for the community of safety standards.“Informed by the AUR, benchmarking against various schools some of which I mentioned, and the national best practices — five of which are relevant here — that started to inform what looked like the policy that you heard announced in early August,” Russell said.Senators proceeded to ask Russell and Shibata questions about the new policy. Some questions centered around the issue of stalkers on campus.“Beforehand, if you couldn’t swipe into a dorm, you didn’t belong. People asked you ‘why are you here?’ or ‘who do you know?’ Beforehand, if someone was following you or you thought you were being stalked by someone who doesn’t live at Notre Dame, you could dip into a dorm and hide,” Quentin Colo, an off campus senior, said. “But now people are just letting anyone in; they just assume you are from another dorm, or now, if you are being stalked, you have to go back to your own dorm and the person has to follow you there. … Have you considered that this policy will make campus more unsafe than safer?”Russell and Shibata addressed the issue together talking about an experience last year with two real students waking up to their stalker outside their dorm door and that stalkers are much more likely to be someone you are close to as opposed to a complete stranger. Russell also expressed disappointment in students letting everyone inside the dorm and that she had begun educating hall staff on having residents follow the new dorm policy.Later in the meeting, the issue of stalking was brought back to light when discussing the number of stalking incidents per year. Shibata refuted the perception that stalking is done by strangers and not familiar faces; Russell also clarified that theft is the most common crime on campus.“This decision wasn’t made just because of stalking cases,” Russell said, “What is rampant, is theft, and it’s what rectors and hall staffs are regularly contacted about.”One of the broad concerns from the senate was the effect of the policy on the sense of community present at Notre Dame.“Campus living at Notre Dame is fundamentally different than every other school; there is nothing really comparable to Notre Dame because our dorms mean so much to the students, the dorm community means so much,” D.C. Morris, a junior from Fisher Hall, said.While discussion was beginning to wrap up, there was questions about whether the documentation the University used for their policy could be made available.“You repeated a lot of talking points over and over again, referring to these studies or councils that you formed,” sophomore Thomas Davis, the senate parliamentarian, said. “I was wondering if you would be willing to share all documentation from those with the student senate so that we can review them in order to understand what direction exactly these points lead to and if we would choose the same decision coming from our perspective, the people who actually live on the student’s halls.”Russell said she could not share that information.“No, and for the reason that I would not be able — so it’s not a matter of wanting which was your question — the reason I would not be able to share the benchmarking and National Best Practices is because I don’t own that data,” Russell said. “It comes from other institutions, not our own. It is not my public property or my intellectual property to share.”Other topics that came up at the meeting include the beginning of this year’s Race Relations Week, which runs from September 20 to 27. There will be events every day next week relating to the event.Tags: NDPD, Senate, swipe accesslast_img read more

Osaka Gas withdrawal may kill planned 1.2GW coal plant development in Japan

first_imgOsaka Gas withdrawal may kill planned 1.2GW coal plant development in Japan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Japan’s Osaka Gas Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it will pull out of a plan to build a coal-fired power plant in Yamaguchi, western Japan, citing changes in the electricity market and future business risk.Osaka Gas had planned to build a 1.2-gigawatt (GW) coal-fired power station in the city of Ube in Yamaguchi prefecture, aiming to start operations around 2026. Electric Power Development (J-Power) and Ube Industries Ltd are partners in the project.J-Power said it and Ube Industries have agreed to continue the plan to build a coal-fired power plant, but they will halt an environment access process to revise the plan. “We will consider scaling down the size to a single 600-megawatt ultra super-critical (USC) power plant or building a few 300-megawatt integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants,” J-Power Executive Managing Officer Hitoshi Kanno told a news conference.A spokesman at Osaka Gas said the company’s decision reflected concerns over tighter regulations on coal power stations after 2030 and intensifying competition after the liberalization of the power market in Japan.The move by Osaka Gas comes after other Japanese companies have withdrawn from new coal-fired power projects amid growing global pressure for companies to divest coal assets due to environmental concerns.More: Osaka Gas to withdraw from coal-fired power station projectlast_img read more

Barbados Pride, Red Force first day hit by rain

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Very little play was possible between Barbados Pride and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the Regional 4-Day Championship, due to wet conditions on Thursday here.Red Force reached nought without loss in their first innings at the close on the first day of their day/night, first round match at Kensington Oval before rain and soggy conditions curtailed the rest of play.The start had been delayed by an hour, due to wet patches on the outfield caused by rain in the island overnight and during the morning period.Justin Greaves was only able to four deliveries to left-handed Amir Jangoo in just two minutes of play before the rain interrupted.Umpires Leslie Reifer Jr and Jacqueline Williams made a number of inspections of the outfield after the rain stopped, but cloudy conditions, the gathering evening gloom and light winds failed to assist with the drying of the field.Play on the remaining days is scheduled to start at 1:30 pm local time.last_img read more

Zion Williamson injury update: Pelicans star rookie (knee) will miss rest of Summer League

first_imgThe matchup between New York and New Orleans was postponed with just under eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter after a nearby earthquake caused a disturbance.The Pelicans were leading 80-74 at the time and were ultimately declared the winners. New Orleans later announced Williamson will sit for the rest of the team’s contests in Las Vegas.”Zion will move forward from this incident without issue,” executive vice president David Griffin said in a statement. “However, in an abundance of caution, we have made the determination that he will not appear in game action for the remainder of the NBA Summer League. He will continue to take part in training and conditioning with our performance team.” Related News NBA Summer League 2019: Social media reacts to Zion Williamson’s debut Zion Williamson will miss the rest of NBA Summer League.The Pelicans star rookie sustained a knee-to-knee hit with an opponent during Friday night’s game against the Knicks and did not return after the first half. NBA Summer League 2019: Earthquake postpones anticipated Pelicans, Knicks game NBA Summer League 2019: Knicks favored to win with RJ Barrett, top Zion Williamson and Pelicans Injury Update:Zion Williamson, who left last night’s game against the Knicks with a bruised left knee, will not participate in the remainder of the NBA Summer League, David Griffin announced today.Statement from Griffin: pic.twitter.com/cfxWvldTTv— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 6, 2019Although people only got a glimpse of Williamson in his debut, he showed some promise while he was on the court.The 19-year-old forward recorded 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting while logging nine minutes and threw down some powerful dunks along the way.Williamson showcased his ability to make the same highlight-reel worthy plays he made at Duke against pros and other top prospects during his limited playing time. But nobody else in the contest made it to the final buzzer either.last_img read more

NFL we are watching

first_imgby Stampp CorbinSan Diego — The recent “scandal” concerning NFL football player, Kerry Rhodes, has many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on high alert. Rhodes, an NFL player who is currently a free agent, has been “outed” by a reputed lover Russell “Hollywood” Simpson.Simpson was motivated by Rhodes denial that he was gay in an interview. Simpson provided photographs of the two them that are considered intimate accounts of their life together. One photo shows Rhodes kissing Simpson on the side of his head. Simpson also provided intimate text messages.This is only considered a “scandal” because the object of Rhodes affection is a man. We don’t know whether Rhodes is bisexual, gay or simply a young man experimenting, but does it matter? It should not.Rhodes is an excellent ball player who was predicted to be picked up by an NFL team by next month. Some are speculating that this will hurt Rhode’s chances of getting a new NFL home. Really?The NFL has harbored wife beaters, drug addicts, drunks and even those accused of murder. Why would Rhodes sexual orientation be considered a negative when these other issues are readily ignored or defended? Rampant homophobia.As this story takes hold, I am sure we will hear players or owners talking about locker rooms and the close quarters that players share. Guess what, Kerry Rhodes has been in those environments since 2005 and nothing happened. The only difference is that Rhodes would now be open about his sexuality, whatever that is.This is the perfect opportunity for the NFL to illustrate that they have moved beyond their traditionally homophobic culture. It has been rumored for months that four current NFL players were planning to “come out” together. How the NFL treats the Rhodes situation may negatively imbue the reputed players’ decision to come out.No one wants to lose their economic livelihood. If having a gay relationship ends Rhodes career, then at the end of the day no other players will come out. The question is simply “I am I willing to give up millions of dollars a year to be able to be true to myself at work.” Unfortunately, many LGBT people answer a similar question to a certain extent every day. Their answer is often “no.” I am not willing to risk my economic security to be openly LGBT.This is why the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is so important. It will prevent employers from firing employees because of their sexual orientation or gender expression. Coupled with the sexual harassment laws, LGBT people will be protected in the workplace.I hope the NFL knows that the LGBT community, and beyond, are watching closely how they handle Kerry Rhodes. Will Rhodes continue to be recruited by teams and his reputed sexual orientation have no affect on his ability to continue his job in the NFL?NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the world will be watching.Reprinted from San Diego LGBT Weekly KERRY RHODES (AP Photo)last_img read more

Donovan’s Reef Reclaims Its Place in the Sun

first_imgThe nearly finished new facility will be larger than its predecessor, Bowler said, and have a full kitchen, as compared to the original which operated with a small grill. The main, multipurpose room, at approximately 45-by-50 feet, will serve as a sometime dining area and a space to accommodate live bands and patrons. “It’s quite large,” Bowler said. Donovan’s 2014 plans submitted to the borough indicated, and co-owner Bob Phillips confirmed at the time, the overall structure would be approximately 4,375 square feet.The site’s first floor will now be 17 feet above sea level, providing some protection from storms and possible flooding, and situated at the same height as the protective seawall. The second floor will be dedicated for storage and office space. The location will have three bars and six garage doors, with three of them opening eastward, toward the beach, so “You’re basically sitting inside and looking at the ocean,” Bowler said. Following Sandy’s impact to the area and to Donovan’s Reef, Bowler said, “I’ll be honest, the first year somebody came in and offered a very large sum of money,” for the property, to which he and his partners gave a lot of thought. Ultimately, they decided to move forward with rebuilding.The reason, Bowler said, is, “The business had been doing well. After we sat down, we decided we can make it successful again.”However, they became entangled in state and federal bureaucratic red tape, which delayed approvals and construction schedules, Bowler said.Bowler’s family has been involved with the bar going back to its earliest years. “I was there on the first day” it operated, when he was 10. Originally called Manning’s Jetty, it opened in 1971. In 1977, Bob Phillips and family members, along with other investors, took control and changed the bar’s name to Donovan’s Reef, taking the name from the title of a 1963 John Wayne movie, referring to the rowdy South Pacific bar owned by Wayne’s character in the film.Over the years, the beachfront bar became increasingly popular with a wide cross-section of clientele, from college students and locals – including commercial fishermen and construction workers – to musicians (Bruce Springsteen would pop in back in the days when the E Street Band’s then saxophonist, the late Clarence Clemmons, lived in Sea Bright) and Wall Street movers-and-shakers and business executives. The crowd would be especially large on summer Sundays as customers gathered on the beach while bands played.When Donovan’s returns, “It’s going to be everybody, all walks of life,” again making up its patrons, Bowler predicted. “The same people who were there in the past.“And,” he ventured to guess, “there’ll be more people coming who have never been there,” given another generation of young people have come of age since Sandy.This article was first published in the April 20-27, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. By John Burton |SEA BRIGHT – It will really seem like summer again in 2017, as Donovan’s Reef, one of the borough’s longstanding al fresco hangouts looks to fully reopen next month.Chris Bowler, a co-owner of the popular watering hole at 1171 Ocean Ave., is hoping to have his location up and running by the third week of May – just in time for the Memorial Day weekend and the return of summer. “We’re trying for that,” Bowler said.The prospect of meeting the deadline after more than four years of work and planning and contemplation over whether even to rebuild has Bowler “excited, and I would say stressed,” he acknowledged.Donovan’s Reef, its structure nearly 100 years old and overlooking its privately-owned oceanfront beach, was so severely damaged in Super Storm Sandy in October 2012, that the building had to be demolished.In the interim Donovan’s operated an outdoor, tiki-style bar in a temporary structure on the beach for two summers.last_img read more

Sasol begins study for gas-to-liquids plant in Mozambique

first_img9 July 2014 South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has begun work on a joint pre-feasibility study for a large-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Mozambique, the company announced earlier this month. The study, which is being conducted together with Mozambican state oil company Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) and Italian multinational Eni, will assess the viability of a GTL plant based on gas extracted from the Rovuma basin. Located off the coast of northern Mozambique, the deepwater Rovuma Basin has been the site of some of the biggest gas discoveries of the last decade. Eni is the operator of the Area 4 block of the Rovuma Basin, which is estimated to hold up to 85-trillion cubic feet of gas. Last month, Sasol announced a separate partnership with Eni to explore for oil and gas in the Durban and Zululand basins along South Africa’s east coast.New plant ‘would promote regional development’ “The proposed GTL facility firmly aligns with Mozambique’s Gas Master Plan goals, and, if successful, will go some way to accelerate socio-economic development in the country and the broader region,” Sasol CEO David Constable said in a statement. “Our GTL aspirations highlight our commitment to partnering with the Mozambican government and Eni in the responsible development of the country’s natural resources.” The company said that its proven GTL expertise, extensive market distribution footprint in southern Africa, and in-country experience of Mozambique, where it has been involved with gas infrastructure development for 10 years, placed it in a strong position to develop the country’s first GTL facility. Sasol, one of the world’s largest producers of synthetic fuels, mines coal in South Africa and produces natural gas and condensate in Mozambique, oil in Gabon and shale gas in Canada. Since launching its first GTL facility outside South Africa in Qatar in 2007, the company has been working to extend its global GTL footprint, its most advanced plans for new GTL plants being in Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Canada and the United States.Decision on Louisiana plant expected this year The company is currently working on the front-end engineering and design phase for a 96 000 barrels per day GTL plant in the US state of Louisiana. The project, which includes construction of a world-scale ethane cracker and downstream derivatives units, would be the largest single manufacturing investment in the history of Louisiana. Sasol is poised to make its final investment decision on the project this year. In February, the company commissioned an ethylene tetramerisation project in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The plant, the first commercial plant of its kind in the world, beneficiates ethylene into products that are used in the manufacture of plastics that require elasticity and strength. And in June, a partnership between units of Sasol and Ineos Europe AG reached a final investment decision to build a high-density polyethlyne plant southeast of Houston, Texas. “This project will expand Sasol’s presence in the global chemical market and complement our North American growth strategy,” Sasol’s Fleetwood Grobler, group executive for global chemicals, said in a statement. “Its location offers several benefits, including access to US Gulf Coast infrastructure and proximity to our current and proposed ethane cracker and derivatives complex in southwest Louisiana.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

2017 Market Rabbit Sale

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Setting a new record at the Ohio State Fair, the Grand Champion Rabbit Meat Pen, exhibited by Brittany Modra, from Monroe Country, sold for $6,800 to Direct Feeds and Show Rite Feeds. The Reserve Champion Rabbit Meat Pen, exhibited by Laramie Grubb, of Ross County, sold for $4,600 bought by Turner Oil and Gas Properties as well as the Ohio Market Rabbit Producers Association.The top 30 exhibitors from the show were awarded premiums. Third place received $1,000, fourth place received $600, fifth place received $400, places six through 15 received $250 and places 16 to 30 received $125.The Grand Champion Rabbit Meat Pen, exhibited by Brittany Modra, from Monroe Country, sold for $6,800 to Direct Feeds and Show Rite Feeds and the Millers.The Reserve Champion Rabbit Meat Pen, exhibited by Laramie Grubb, of Ross County, sold for $4,600 bought by Turner Oil and Gas Properties as well as the Ohio Market Rabbit Producers Association.Third place was Korie Moore from Miami County.Fourth place was Kelsey Vollrath from Clark County.Fifth place was Korie Moore from Miami County.last_img read more

Attic Stairs for High-Performance Houses

first_img RELATED ARTICLES How to Insulate and Air-Seal Pull-Down Attic StairsCAD Detail from the GBA Library: Air Sealing for Pull-Down Attic Stair Insulating Attic StairsHow to Insulate and Air Seal an Attic Hatch A New York-based retailer is offering a pull-down attic stair designed to solve a knotty problem in high-performance houses with unconditioned attics.Unless a builder cobbles together a well-sealed attic hatch, or builds an insulated and air-sealed door and stairwell, the hole in the attic floor will mean a lot of wasted heating and cooling energy as well as serious air leaks.The Klimatec 160, made by the Austrian company Wippro, offers builders a way to insulate the opening with 6.3 inches of extruded polystyrene insulation for an advertised R-value of 26 and an installed whole-unit R-value (taking the frame into account) of about R-17. An optional hatch adds 2 3/8 inches of insulation for another R-9.7.The retailer, 475 High Performance Building Supply, sells the unit for $1,195; the optional lid is another $300.The stair is certified by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. It fits in a rough opening 55 1/8 inches by 27 9/16 inches, and has a staircase length of 98 1/2 inches to 118 1/2 inches.A full set of specs is available at the 475 website. The Passivhaus Institut certificate is available here.last_img read more

Helpful Tips for Staying Productive Through Long Exports

first_imgQueue Exports for DowntimeAs mentioned above, one of the best ways to stay productive as an editor is to not let exports take away your valuable work time. If time affords you the luxury, queue up your exports throughout your work day. Then, leave them to export over your downtime, whether that means queuing up multiple videos in Media Encoder to export overnight, your lunch break, or whatever. When I was in-house at a video production agency, it was a cardinal sin for any editor to be exporting during normal work hours (unless told to directly).Upload While ExportingAnother trick to maximize productivity during exports is to put in place a workflow of uploading your files while you’re exporting. Uploading footage to file sharing services or to video hosting websites like YouTube or Vimeo can sometimes take just as long as the exports themselves.Similarly, if you combine these two downtimes together you save yourself from having to handle each part separately. If your computer can handle it, you could cut your downtime in half.Quick Export Drafts in Low-ResAn editor should have a pretty good idea of which exports are going to be rough drafts for review (or client feedback, etc.) and which exports are going to be for final upload. If you’re working with drafts, make it your standard practice to export videos at a much lower resolution.Not only does this save on export times, it also creates smaller file sizes for quick and easy sharing. Yes, some clients might want to see everything in 4K or HD. But, you can always share high resolution screen grabs or images to confirm footage quality or color design.Low-Processing Power TasksImage by ImageBySutipond.Not all of us are lucky enough to be working on ten-thousand dollar editing stations (or even the latest iMacs or top of the line PCs). So, for the majority of us editors, starting an export often means stepping away from your computer and praying it makes it through without crashing.Still, even if the export seems to be taxing your computer to the extreme, there are steps you can take to free up processing power, be aware of what’s available, and a few low-processing power tasks that you can still tackle.First off, close all open programs and web browsers before an export. For some, it might even be beneficial to do a full restart of your computer before starting an export batch. You can also keep tabs on your computer’s processing performance by using Task Manager for PC and Activity Monitor for Mac.Personally, I’ve found that unless you have a second computer (like a laptop, or even a very inexpensive Chromebook), there are tasks you can perform with very limited processing power. You can use export time to respond to emails, update your professional pages, or browse through helpful filmmaker communities like Reddit, as you’re monitoring to make sure it’s not taxing your computer too much.Cover image by ImageBySutipond.For more productivity and video editing advice and tips, check out some of these articles below.Pro Tip: Exporting a Finished Video from Premiere ProHow to Maximize Your Time and Productivity as a FilmmakerVideo Editing 101: How to Export Your Project in After EffectsExporting Video With An Alpha Channel for Transparency in After EffectsHow to Export a 90-Minute Feature Film in Premiere Pro How to maximize your productivity. Here’s a constructive guide to staying busy — and sane — during long, arduous exports.For all the great quick tips, YouTube tutorials, and film school courses you sit through that teach the basics of video editing, there’s one part of the process you simply cannot teach — how to stay productive during those long, grueling exports. If you ask any editor, they’ll tell you that export times are the bane of their existence.Not only do they take forever, they can be mentally and emotionally draining as well. You’re rushing to get an export done so you do a final upload with a client breathing down your neck. You’re sitting twiddling your thumbs for hours when you have another — just as important — project to dive into next.And what’s worse — things can still go wrong! Exports crash. Hard drives fail. Or, you discover one last mistake you forgot to fix and have to start the whole export over again.Well, while there’re no foolproof methods for guaranteeing perfect exports where your productivity never has to wane, there are some simple, creative tips, workflow adjustments, and programs that can help to keep you productive — and sane — through your export process.Use Adobe Media EncoderIf you’re using Adobe Premiere Pro (or After Effects) and aren’t familiar with Media Encoder, you need to check it out right now. Not only is it part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, it’s also free to use. When you go to export in Premiere Pro, you’ll notice that the default button highlight isn’t “export” but “queue.” This button will take you directly to Media Encoder for your export.There are many reasons to use Media Encoder over exporting directly with Premiere Pro. However, the biggest reason is the flexibility it offers to stack and batch multiple exports at once. You can read a good deal more about how to unlock the power of Media Encoder here:Three Hidden Gems in Adobe Media EncoderVideo Tutorial: Exporting Multichannel Audio in Premiere ProBatch Encoding with Adobe Media Encoderlast_img read more