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Wrapup from London

Well, I had a wonderful time in London at Broadcast LIVE / Video Forum UK. The show had an attendance of over 10,000 people. Video Forum is a special show for me, because it was the first trade show I attended as an Adobe employee. This year saw larger crowds than last, and a packed theatre schedule.

The Adobe booth had 2 different theatres, and I had 5 45-minute sessions in Theatre 1. 2 sets of classes were back-to-back, with the first covering Production Premium CS3, and the other covering Premiere Pro CS3 in-depth.

Now, I’m pretty OS-agnostic these days, and feel comfortable in both MacOS and Windows, so demoing is always a conundrum. I love showing off Production Premium on the MacOS since it is new to the platform, yet I also like showing OnLocation (which is one of only 2 utility programs that have to run under Windows.) This show schedule worked beautifully, with back-to-back classes. I started in MacOS, showing how great the workflow is between the applications. Then, at the 5-minute break, I jumped over into Windows, and started my Premiere Pro class there. It gave people an opportunity to see Premiere Pro in both operating systems, and see how well it performs in either.

The theatres stayed packed with people, even on the last day of the show, and there were LOTS of questions, especially from the Mac community. I think the flexibility of Premiere Pro, and the interoperability between Pr and Ae is really turning heads in the Mac community.

I also got an opportunity to hang out a bit with my friend Angie Taylor.” Angie runs a site called www.creativeaftereffects.com and has a book out by the same name. I’m forever learning new tips and tricks on Ae thanks to her. Check out her site – it’s a great resource.

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