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Adobe MAX Day Two Wrap-up

Day two was chock full of inspiration. Our day two keynote was all about highlighting stories from creative pros with inspirational stories —  many about them breaking the creativity mold. Everything from breaking the brief with Paula Scher to embracing limitations from Paul Hansen to the making-of-details from innovative creatives – Erik Johansson and Rob Legato. Watch the keynote below.

Before we closed out the day, we also hosted our Sneak Peek session, where we showcased early looks at some technologies (e.g., features/products) we’re exploring, with special guests Rainn Wilson, actor and co-creator of SoulPancake, and actress/comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub, co-hosting the evening with Ben Forta. Get the full scope of Day Two happenings from Creative Layer.

Adobe Previews Next Gen Video and Audio Products and Launches Adobe Anywhere

Next week kicks off the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, the largest broadcast tradeshow in the US.  Adobe is heading to the show with a lot to talk about.  Today, we announced a sneak peak at the next generation of Adobe’s flagship video tools including Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Adobe After Effects® SpeedGrade™, Adobe Audition®, Adobe Prelude™, Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Story before their official release.

The next version of Adobe video tools has been developed with features created in direct response to the needs of filmmakers, broadcasters and video professionals. In fact, the multiple Academy Award winning Coen brothers have been working directly with the Adobe Premiere Pro product team and are switching to Adobe Premiere Pro for their next feature film slated for late 2013. More on that here.

In addition to our tools, we announced Adobe Anywhere for video – a modern, collaborative workflow platform that empowers teams using Adobe professional video tools, to work together accessing and managing centralized media and assets across virtually any network. Adobe Anywhere was revealed as a technology preview in 2012, and will be showcased at NAB this year, and is expected to be available in May 2013.

At NAB, we are discussing the fusion of new media and filmmaking. On Sunday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. in room N250, Adobe will lead the Post|Production World keynote titled, “From Concept to Delivery: The Fusion of New Media and Storytelling.” The panel will feature Adam Pertofsky, editor and partner at Rock Paper Scissors, Bayan Joonam of Soul Pancake, Rainn Wilson’s production and media company, and Patrick F. X. Murphy, Visual Effects  Supervisor and Animation Director for “Annoying Orange” on Cartoon Network, who will join moderator Mark Randall, chief strategist for Adobe, to discuss how creativity and technology work together. Watch the panel next week here.

Adobe MAX 2011 Sneak Peek Videos on Adobe TV

Today on Adobe TV we are providing technology “sneak peek” videos that were showcased this year at MAX 2011. Included in the videos is the complete demo of the image deblurring technology, which has received loads of attention already.

The Sneaks, as the program is commonly called by MAX-goers, is where Adobe engineers give a first-look at potential future technologies, which may or may not make it into upcoming versions of Adobe products. For the first time, we’re making them available for everyone to watch. Visit the Adobe MAX blog to see them all embedded in the page for quick scrolling.

MAX 2011 on Approach!

I’m writing this post 37,000’ above Iowa, heading back to San Francisco for the final MAX prep work. Yep, MAX 2011 is less than a week away and if you’re joining us in Los Angeles next week, you’re in for all the fun and excitement you’ve come to expect, and more. And if you’re not attending, well, fortunately there are ways for you to join in the fun.

Of course, our MAX announcements are highly guarded secrets. And usually we hold back on announcing our celebrity guests until they get on stage but with musical guest Weezer (!) at the MAX Bash and…Rainn Wilson (!) as emcee of the MAX Awards and Sneaks – we just couldn’t hold back!

The MAX keynotes are always inspiring, exciting, and entertaining. And if you think the last few years were cool, wait until you see what we have planned this year. The stage is 180’ wide and hosts an absolutely gigantic screen, the venue boasts 11,000 amps of power and 548,500 watts of lighting; the side screens themselves are almost 500 square feet each! You won’t believe what all that is capable of, and so we are going to … oops, sorry, I got carried away there. Look, I’ve been part of the keynote team for 13 consecutive years now, so you can trust me when I say that you won’t want to arrive late for the opening keynote. Really. Once again, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch hosts, and we’ll be broadcasting it all live, so not being present in person is no excuse for not taking part. The Day One keynote is on Monday Oct 3 at 9.30am PT and the Day Two keynote (which I’ll be a part of) is Tuesday Oct 4 beginning at 10am PT.

Oh and speaking of “taking part,” make sure you vote in the 2011 MAX Awards. The nominees this year showcase the best uses of Adobe software in ads and branding, digital publishing, entertainment and the enterprise. The winners are chosen by you, so vote online at the MAX Awards Finalist Gallery starting Tuesday, September 27 through Tuesday, October 4.

After the MAX Awards we’ll host one of the most popular MAX events, The Sneaks. This is where 10 members of Adobe engineering teams will get to show off some of the most amazing ideas they are cooking up. Hey, you know that Content-Aware Fill feature we added to Photoshop CS5? That was first seen by MAX attendees as a sneak long before it was in Photoshop. Yep, MAX attendees get to see potential future features (and register their approval or disapproval) long before the rest of the planet. With Rainn Wilson hosting, both programs promise to be highly entertaining.

And then it’s the MAX Bash featuring the aforementioned Weezer. And yes, I’ve seen all the plans, and this party is shaping up to be one of the best ever (perhaps topping Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, the theme parks in Orlando, and the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City).

So, if you’ll be in L.A., come by and say “hi”. (Actually doing so will be worth something this year, 50 points to be exact when you scan my QR code for the “MAXme game” to win cool prizes. Stay tuned for more on that…). And for those of you unable to join us, don’t make the same mistake next year!

And with that, I really do need to get back to finalizing my demos …

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