With the latest update to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, you are now able to create open captions as well as closed captions without the need to ever leave the NLE. If you are in need of a quick and easy way to subtitle your work, this is something that’s definitely worth a look! Closed Captions Made Easy Premiumbeat’s Jason Boone has just released a video tutorial in which he discusses the new captioning capabilities in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. This update makes it possible to not only create open captions (which are nothing more than burnt in subtitles) as well as the so-called closed captions, which the viewer is able to toggle on or off as well as switch between different languages. Well, if someone had the patience to type them all into the editor, that is. How to Create Closed Captions The process is really pretty straight forward. It can be broken down in 4 simple steps: insert captions (new item > captions) and choose your video setting choose your captions format (closed or open captions) edit captions (writing, formatting, timing) export (burnt in or sidecar file) That’s it, really. You no longer need a third party tool for this task, at least if the available settings meet your needs in terms of formatting options and so on. The options are quite limited, but to my mind subtitles don’t need to be super fancy. the captions editor in Premiere Pro CC Conclusion Watching the video above, the process seems to be very simple and straight forward. But in the end, we’re talking about a tiny plugin within a NLE, and I’m not entirely sure if I would want to create closed captions for a 90min piece that way. Maybe other third-party solutions like MacCaption (CaptionMaker on Windows – website) might be the more efficient tool when it comes to projects with a lot of text. On the other hand, the closed caption tool is deeply integrated within Premiere Pro and it comes as a free update, while the MacCaption software starts at $1,095 up to a whooping $6,235. That’s only reasonable if you are doing A LOT of professional work on a daily basis. What do you think? A much welcomed feature or something you don’t really need? Let us know in the comments section below! source: Premiumbeat.comRead more
DEADPOOLDeadpool (Ryan Reynolds) pounces on an adversary.Photo Credit: Joe LedererTM & © 2015 Marvel & Subs. TM and © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Not for sale or duplication. At long last Adobe seems to have found a crack in Hollywood’s historically Avid-centric skin. Here are some free Deadpool handheld camera presets from Jarle Leirpoll. It seems David Fincher’s choice to cut Gone Girl on Premiere Pro may have been the key influencing factor for both the Coen Brothers and Deadpool director Tim Miller’s choice in NLE this time around. Johnny Elwyn’s recent write-up, Editing Deadpool and Hail, Caesar! in Premiere Pro, is a great read with some insightful interviews of how this took place. Pro Video Coalition also recently published ART OF THE CUT on cutting “DEADPOOL” with Premiere Pro CC. While you’re reading all that, you can download Jarle Leirpoll’s free handheld camera presets (direct download here) which were created for Deadpool. The presets let you simulate handheld camera movement on a locked off shot in your Premiere Pro timeline, something which could be very useful indeed. Contents, Jarle’s Deadpool Handheld Camera Presets For any footage Handheld Camera – Long Lens Handheld Camera – Small Camcorder Handheld Camera – Somewhat Steady For over-sized footage Handheld Camera – More Movement Handheld Camera – More Movement Smooth Handheld Camera – More Movement, Smoothest Handheld Camera – Lots of MovementRead more
North America’s most eagerly anticipated film festival is now under way. For 30 years, the Sundance Festival has highlighted the work of American and international filmmakers alike. Countless attendees have reveled in the creativity and brilliance that has been displayed annually since 1985. In the year of the festival’s origin, the Coen brothers’ debut film Blood Simple was the talk of the town—3 decades later, Adobe Premiere Pro seems to be having a similar effect! Adobe has a lot to shout about with regards to this year’s Sundance festival. It seems that Premiere Pro—and the rest of the Creative Cloud platform—have been making waves this year, with a recent announcement stating that a total of 51 films that are debuting at this year’s indie-loving event. What’s more, the festival, which highlights some of the biggest and brightest emerging talent from the filmmaking industry, is set to showcase a total of 175 films which have utilized Adobe’s software. In case you enjoy the numbers game, that’s apparently a 143% increase in usage since last year’s Sundance. I’d be willing to bet that there are a few smiling faces at Adobe right now! One thing that will certainly please the folks at Adobe is the fact that it is not just the indie Sundance talent that has converted to Premiere Pro. Nope, some of Hollywood’s biggest hitters have crossed over to the Creative Cloud, too. Sundance Festival 2016’s Creative Crowd As I’ve already alluded to, there’s been a bit of traffic headed in Adobe’s direction from former Avid and Final Cut maestros—including the likes of four-time Oscar-winners the Coen brothers and Deadpool director Tim Miller. Adobe Premiere Pro has made that much of a stir that Miller, along with Deadpool’s editing consultant and workflow specialist Vashi Nedomansky, will be going into more detail as to why they’ve made the switch in Adobe’s panel—Editorial Secrets From “Hail, Caesar!” And “Deadpool”—which is scheduled for 15:30-16:30, January 23rd. Thankfully, for those of us who are unable to attend, Adobe are making a recording available at www.adobe.com/go/video. Regarding Adobe Premiere Pro, Miller said “Adobe really revamped Premiere Pro CC from the ground up. I love the interoperability with other programs like After Effects CC and the ability to do quick composites,” he then went on to add “we need an uninterrupted workflow between the idea and output. Premiere Pro CC is clean and fast, which is what I want.” Of course, it’s not just film-industry elites making the switch, plenty of Sundance Festival 2016’s indie productions used Adobe’s creative software. With everything from in-competition feature films like Christine and Swiss Army Man to documentaries and shorts such as Richard Linklater – Dream is Destiny, Adobe’s Creative Cloud video tools have impacted on plenty of the Sundance Festival filmmakers’ workflow. “Our story relies on combining decades-old archival footage with interviews from the present. We cut the film in Adobe Premiere Pro CC with incredible results,” explained Louis Black, co-director of Richard Linklater – Dream is Destiny. Adobe’s Investment in the Future of Filmmaking This year, Adobe are sponsoring the NEXT category of films—a category of outspoken works which combine digital technology with uninhibited creativity. NEXT embodies the innovative, bold spirit that is ubiquitous among indie filmmakers—it looks to revolutionize the next generation of filmmaking in a way that is truly unique. In a further move to get the word out about up-and-coming filmmakers, Adobe has also partnered with Sundance Ignite, via Project 1324—an initiative designed to provide promising young talent a chance at spotlighting their projects. The winners of this initiative will go on to receive a Sundance Ignite Fellowship, which comes with opportunities to work with—and learn from—Sundance alumni. What’s next for the Creative Cloud? So, what’s in the pipeline following Adobe’s Sundance success? Fortunately for the recent converts, as well as current users of the Creative Cloud, Adobe won’t be resting on their laurels. As impressive as the numbers are for this year’s festival, it seems that Adobe is aiming higher for next year’s outing. Some of Creative Cloud’s video tools are due an update before the end of January, and here’s a taste of what’s to come: General performance enhancements within the cloud, most noticeably to Premiere Pro 100,000 4K high-quality video assets are to be added to the video content available in Adobe Stock. Premiere Pro and After Effects CC users will have the ability to search, download, and license the assets available on Adobe Stock. This feature is already a part of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator The Cineware Live 3D pipeline is set to be enhanced with improved workflow and performance. For the first time, OpenGL rendering will be available, with vast improvements in speed over the current software rendering option Compositing will become more efficient, thanks to Live Link allowing the synchronization of the timelines between After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Specific Takes can be rendered from within a Cinema 4D project file Does the Festival’s Love of the Cloud Indicate a Lasting Trend? Whether you’re an Avid fan, a Final Cut follower, or an Adobe junkie, one thing is undeniable. An increase in Adobe CC use of 143% is certainly an impressive feat. Could this be indicative of a power shift in the world of video editing for professionals and amateurs alike? Who knows? It is certainly exciting to think of a world where Avid Media Composer has some serious competition—and maybe Adobe’s Sundance success can be what spurs them on to really take their video editing software to the next level! Either way, I am looking forward to seeing the quality that Premiere Pro has been producing lately—and thanks to Sundance Festival 2016, I’ll have 175 opportunities to find out! Do you think that Adobe could be tipping the scales of video editing in their favor? Have you tried using Premiere Pro recently and if so, how was it? Let us know in the comments!Read more
Today, Red Giant one of the most recognizable names in the industry, has announced Red Giant Universe (public beta). This is their biggest launch to date. This is a universe based on community that provides members with access to free tools for filmmaking, post production, and visual effects. How big is this Universe? Let’s take a closer look…Read more
by Jared Abrams | 19th May 2010
Richard Harrington co-author of From Still to Motion: A photographer’s guide to creating video with your DSLR and Adobe are teaming up to bring you a free webinar on Adobe’s new Premiere Pro CS5. I recently got the chance to use Adobe’s new release of Premiere Pro CS5 and it has some killer effects. Here is what they had to say. The webinar is Wednesday May 26th, 2010 10am-11:30am PST “You’ll learn everything from practical shooting techniques and essential lighting to easy editing strategies and online sharing. You’ll also be introduced to the latest Dell Precision workstation and NVIDIA Quadro graphic solutions to help you make the best decision to outfit your editing needs – including taking advantage of the latest performance improving updates in CS5.” Click Here To RegisterRead more
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