Written by Mike Palermo In the Beginning As many DSLR shooters move to bigger and better cameras – with bigger and better recording formats – many of us will run into unforeseen problems when applying our tried & true DLSR workflows. Unfortunately, what works well for DSLR footage might not be the most efficient way to handle other codecs. This is important to consider, and particularly true, when switching to RED footage not because it’s overly difficult, but because the initial switch can get fairly costly and chances are your old workflow will be needlessly and massively time consuming. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to alleviate the burden, saving your wallet, your time, or both. Read on:Read more
I just received news that the Adobe CS 5.5 Production Premium suite is 53% off (link). It loos like the end of the CS5.5 life-cycle is near, despite the fact that previous rumors and the NAB show in April would make a May 2012 release more credible. Adobe hasn’t said much about After Effects or Premiere CS6 yet, but they have released a blog post about the top feature requests for CS6 in the field of interest online section. As Jeff Riegel put it: “I don’t think anyone can make any future buying decision on a blog post (and an upgrade that addressed all 16 of these requests would be beyond huge) but it seems likely that this is more than a subtle hint at what we might expect out of AE CS6.” Top 16 After Effects feature requests: • import of AAF files • keyboard shortcut editor [hopefully better than the one in Premiere Pro] • Vector Paint effect • grouping layers in the Timeline panel [Yes please!] • variable-width mask feather • saving projects backward so that they can be opened by a previous version of After Effects • scopes (waveform and vector) [should be there already] • better handling of image sequences • extrusion of vector graphics • GPU/CUDA acceleration [double Yes please! Mercury engine in AE] • scaling: better algorithms and ability to choose • nodal compositing [To really play with the big boys] • custom zoom values • import of 3D objects • After Effects for Linux • bones and inverse kinematics within Puppet effect Adobe has recently also shown off some new features for Photoshop CS6 including “Content Aware Move”: Video: Content Aware Move in Photoshop (2:28) Now the final question that remains to be asked is: Will CS6 be cheaper if you buy the discounted CS5.5 with a later upgrade to CS6? Links: Adobe Production Premium Suite CS5.5 (mac) $799 Adobe Production Premium Suite CS5.5 (pc) $799 Premiere standalone is also off: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 (mac) $525 Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 (win) $525Read 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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