Archive for December, 2012

December 21, 2012

BlueFish 444 I/O Setup for Premiere Pro CS6

Here’s a quick look at setting up your BlueFish 444 hardware with Premiere Pro CS6. It’s a quick guide to their driver setup and a great walkthru of their Controls and Software

Special Thanks to Tom Lithgow with BlueFish for taking the time to create the setup walkthrough.

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December 16, 2012

Shedding some light about Performance using the HP Z820 and NVIDIA Maximus

Here’s another quick video we did showing the latest HP Z820 dual processor system paired with 4 drive internal raid , NVIDIA Quadro 5000, and a Tesla 2075. The video tries to give you an idea of how the system performs with and without the Tesla board installed. I get lots of questions on how increase performance and thought this might shed some light.

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December 11, 2012

Thunderbolt Update late 2012

I’ve been promising to share some of the testing I’ve been doing with new Thunderbolt devices in regards to our video products. TB is really shaping up quite nicely and this video will show you some of the stuff in my video lab. I could only show what’s currently shipping or what the manufactures will allow me to show – so, there will be more updates on Thunderbolt coming in 2013 as I have lots more cool TB devices….

One of the main things I’ve been doing is testing various Thunderbolt Windows configurations. I’veI asked 3 Adobe Pro Video System builders to build a TB editing machine that they thought would catch my attention. I supplied the motherboards and gave them the freedom to build around it. All 3 did an excellent job. See what you think.

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December 5, 2012

Setting up 3rd party I/O Hardware and CS6

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Lately I’ve been getting a lot questions from Premiere Pro users about I/O cards from AJA, Matrox, Black Magic, and Blue Fish. In many cases its been more about driver version requirements matching the version of Premiere Pro CS6 that they are using. As of the writing of this article, Premiere Pro CS6 has been updated to 6.03 for Windows and 6.02 for Mac.

Remember with Premiere Pro CS6 we introduced Adobe Mercury Transmit which is a set of APIs (Application Program Interface) added to Premiere Pro to allow 3rd parties to have direct access to the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine and it’s acceleration. This is a very different method of I/O from previous versions of Premiere or Premiere Pro.

There are several common setup issues that I keep seeing first hand from customers as well as the user to user forums that support our ProVideo & Audio products (many thanks to the people that reply to those posts).

I’ve been working with the leading 3rd party I/O companies that support Premiere Pro and our other Pro Video/Audio tools and will be posting links here. Please feel free to pass this information on to other forums. My main goal is to get people familiar with how setup needs to be done to make it easier to identify hardware driver or Adobe issues.

New Premiere Pro users that are used to FCP or Avid set ups should find these setup videos helpful as well.

AJA I/O Hardware Setup for Premiere Pro CS6

Matrox MXO2 I/O Setup for Premiere Pro CS6

Blackmagic Design I/O Setup for Premiere Pro CS6

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