CS4 Production Premium’s Dynamic Linking has been upgraded and now offers a huge reduction in production time and rendering. It in not just Dynamic Link, but 2 new similar features also share this new enhanced feature set: Send to Encore and Replace with After Effects Composition. Not to forget the Adobe Media Encoder which I will cover next episode is a BACKGROUND RENDERER!. So take a look…it is what we’ve all been waiting for!
Well, can I say that after years of prodding the Photoshop team for more video features, they really pulled it off this time. They always surprise us every release with new features, but there are some extra special ones in PS Extended in CS3, and one of them is opening a movie or sequence in Photoshop. The feedback on this at NAB in the booth was overwhelming….”Holy S–T, are you kidding me?” was the normal response when I demo’d it. I had a chance to speak with John Nack (has a great blog) and the 2 engineers who pioneered this new feature at NAB this April and after sharing your collective responses to them they, to say the least, grinned like proud parents…..and rightly so! After Effects has great Paint and Clone capabilities, but always wanting more, especially in the film business having all of the PS tools available opens up new territories.