Posts in Category "Encore Blu-Ray"

June 18, 2013

Installing Premiere CC & Encore CS6

( UPDATED) 2014 release of Creative Cloud  

June 18th, 2014

I’ve had a few questions on how to get Encore CS6 installed from Creative Cloud . Encore is actually part of the Premiere CS6 Family installer. You need to follow these 3 steps.

**Note ** These steps can be used to install any older version of CC or CS6.

 

1. From the Creative Cloud app (shortcuts in the upper right corner on OSX or lower right Taskbar area on Win 7/8) open the Creative Cloud app and scroll down the app list until you see “Filters & Versions”  and  select [Filters and Versions] and a drop down list will appear.

2. From the Drop down list select [Previous Version]Step 1 & 2

3. Scroll down until you see Premiere Pro  and select [Install] . You will see a list of older versions back to CS6. In this case , you’ll see version CS6 and CC 7.0

** NOTE ** make sure you are choosing Premiere Pro  - see pict below – and NOT the newer version Premiere Pro CC  (2014) to see previous versions.

Step2 copy

There’s also a KB article here – http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/download-previous-versions-creative-applications.html

 

If you want more info on using Encore CS6 with Premiere Pro CC you can refer to this video:

11:46 AM Permalink
May 15, 2013

Using Encore CS6 with PremierePro CC

En CS6 & PR cc splash
Installing Encore CS6 for use with Premiere Pro CC

1. Install Premiere Pro CS6 from Creative Cloud (requires cloud account or serial number to use Encore CS6 – no trial mode due to licensing fees for DVD & Bluray)

1. Install from Creative Cloud

2. Mac Users: From the Adobe Premiere Pro folder , Unistall Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

Win Users: Use the Control Panel >Programs >Programs and Features

2. Unistalling Premiere

3. Uncheck Encore to keep it installed (just Premiere Pro CS6 will be uninstalled)

3. Uncheck Encore to keep it

5. Apply Update via help Menu

5. Update via Help menu

6. Apply Premiere Pro Family Update (this will update Encore)

6. Apply Update

7. Add Encore Functional Content (extra templates & menus) using this link:

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/library-functional-content-missing.html

7. Adding Encore Functional Content

Here’s a workflow video for using Encore CS6 & Premiere Pro CC

3:17 PM Permalink
May 13, 2013

Using Premiere Pro CC & Encore CS6 for Bluray, DVD, and Interactive Video

In this video, I’ll guide you through using our New Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Encore CS6 to burn Bluray and DVD disc in a few easy steps. I’ll also give you some quick tips on making videos with interactive poster frames and chapter markers for iPad, iPhone, AppleTV and other mobile devices.

9:23 PM Permalink
August 6, 2010

Stereoscopic Workflows for Premiere Pro CS5

For those of you out there looking to get started with Stereoscopic (S3D) workflows for Premiere Pro CS5, I’ve put together a 60-minute video giving you great way to get started with S3D. This covers most of the basics from building your rig with 2 matching cameras to different 3D displays including using any commercial 3D TV from your local electronics store.

We’ve partnered with Cineform and their new 64 bit plug-in for CS5. As you’ll see, they offer 2 plug-ins : Neo3D for 2,995.00 US and NeoHD for 499.00 US. The main difference is the ability to key frame various controls as well as separate adjustments for Left and Right eye. I find that most people can make do with the 499.00 version.

This video also covers the various ways to view your S3D. The best setup for Editing S3D on your main computer display is by using the NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses matched with a decent NVIDIA card (works excellent with the Mercury certified cards) and a 120Herts display like the Alienware 2310. The video will show you lots of choices for viewing. Commercial 3D TV sets (I’ve tested the Panasonic Viera and the Samsung 3D LED TVs) also work great but only as a 2nd display for output– not your primary editing display. Of course you can still use Anaglyph glasses as well (Red/Blue & more)

I’ve posted the videos on YouTube in HD in 7 parts (for iPad viewers)  as well as AdobeTV for Flash viewers.

YouTube HD links:

Part 1: The Gear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCPtPVLCTCE

Part 2: The Glasses & Installation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqi_qivG82c

Part 3: Importing Footage & Using the Cineform Plug-In

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-7GC2bPXIU

Part 4: Editing 3D footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR_vfGqTdGo

Part 5: Editing 3D footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHD5NBrWXxo

Part 6: Editing 3D footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IRjLAe2VVU

Part 7: Editing 3D footage on a Mac (Cineform beta)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrMqpyurfQA

AdobeTV Link:

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/davtechtable/3d-stereoscopic-editing-with-premierepro-cs5-winosx/

More coming……….

I’ll be working on several more S3D workflow video featuring output in Encore CS5 and other tips and tricks.

Encore Users:

For those wanting to get ahead start on Exporting to Encore. The key thing to remember is to set your Cineform output to Side By Side mode before you export to Media Encoder (File>Export>Media  Format H264  Preset H264 Bluray High Quality).

You can add chapter markers in Premiere or Encore. There is NO S3D menu support in CS5. You can use a menu but it will play in 2D not 3D. I normally put a title at the beginning of my timeline telling the viewer to press the 3D button on the remote.

Here’s link to the trial version of Cineform Neo to help you get started:

http://estore.cineform.com/downloads.aspx

Quick Setup tips for NVIDIA 3D Vision users


Follow these quick 7 steps to get your NVIDIA 3D Vision system up and running with CS5.

Remember that you are installing 3D Vision drivers for S3D editing, not 3D gaming. Currently, the 3D Vision setup instructions are really  geared towards the gaming market. Installing the full 3D vision driver set just adds problems in getting these drivers to load and work properly for S3D Editing. You only need the Graphics card driver (make sure to pick Quadro if you are a Quadro user) and the correct matching 3D Vision USB driver (again, if you are a Quardo user, pick the 3D Vision for Quadro driver)

I’ve put together a few screen shots to help your setup.

1. Download the correct Quadro or GeForce Driver. Remember to choose 64-bit

2. Download the matching 3D Vision driver for your card (Quadro or Geforce) and 64-bit

3. After you reboot, plug in your IR Emitter Box and both cables (DIN & USB). Depending on you graphics card, you should have a round DIN connector on your card (Quadro cards typically have these)

4.Change your 2 main settings in the NVIDIA control Panel (120 Hz) and Manage 3D settings.

Remember that you need a 3D monitor that offers 120 Hz refresh. Currently the Alienware 2310 is leading the pack in terms of quality (full 1920×1080). NVIDIA has a list of compatible monitors on their website. These monitors typically run between 350.00 to 475.00

5. Under 3D Settings (Top Task) , choose Manage 3D settings. DO NOT go to Stereoscopic 3D settings. Look closely at the screen grabs.

Change Stereo-Display mode to : On-Board Din Connector(With IR Emitter)

Change Stereo Enable to: On

Click Apply

FIRST LIGHT Settings

6. Launch First Light and import a 3D file ( you will have needed to convert your Left and Right file to Cineform format and have Muxed them. There are demo files on Cineforms website if you don’t have any 3D files yet)

Goto the View menu and select Open GL Player Player options. Note, you have different setups if you have more than one display.

Suggestion: if you are new to this: Try to keep things simple, just connect the 3D 120 Hz display to your system and get it working first, then add to your 2nd monitor.

For Single monitor setups. Set your Internal Window to NVIDIA PageFlip 3D and then set your Primary Monitor Fullscreen to NVIDIA PageFlip (Press Alt+Enter when playing back video for full screen preview in First Light) Your Secondary monitor make no difference as it’s not connected.

For Dual monitor setups, with your 3D 120 Hz Display set as your 2nd display. Set your Internal Window to “3D Playback Disabled” and Check the “Use OpenGL for 2D Playback”. Set your Primary Monitor Fullscreen to Enable Standard 2D playback.The Secondary Monitor Fullscreen should be set to “NVIDIA PageFlip 3D”

You should see your screens “blank out” for a few seconds and your IR Emitter should change from a Dim Green light to a very bright Green Light. Make sure to Press the Power Button on the Top Left side of your NVIDIA 3D Vision Glasses to view content in 3D.

Premiere Pro

7. In Premiere Pro, select your Sequence and then goto to the Sequence Settings Menu and select Playback Settings….

For Dual Monitor settings, I usually put my 3D Display as my External Monitor (Full Screen) and set it to Full Screen 3D  – NVIDIA PageFlip and I set my Internal display to Standard 2D OpenGL.

Make sure to check the Fast 3D option to increase playback performance. You can also turn this off if you see odd artifacts during playback which can be caused by your graphics driver.

Tip: if your system is running solid – Do not change your graphics driver. Newer graphics drivers are not always better….

For Single Monitor settings . Again, your External setting makes no difference.

2:05 AM Permalink
October 24, 2009

CS4 and Windows 7

Windows 7 is here …….. finally

 

For the most part Windows7 ( I suggest the 64 bit version) is working excellent with our CS4 apps. We will continue to monitor the various forums and see if any issues arise due to Win7.

At this point,  Encore CS4 has 3 known issues.

The key issue involves the Roxio pxhelp driver that Windows 7 replaces (this may get fixed in a future Win7 update). The other 2 issues involve building and burning projects and having the computer go to sleep in the process.

 

The fixes are easy. See below.

#1. Transcoding pauses when the system goes into Sleep mode in Encore CS4 (Windows 7)

ISSUE

When you attempt to transcode a project in Encore CS4 in Windows 7, and the system goes into Sleep mode, transcoding pauses.

SOLUTION

 Disable the Sleep function when you have a project that requires unattended transcoding.

To disable Sleep mode, do the following:

Go to Control Panel
Click on System and Security
Click on Power option
Click on “Change plan settings” in the “Power saver” option
Set the “Turn off the display” value to “Never”
Set the “Put the computer to sleep” value to “Never”

#2 Encore CS4 crashes if the system goes into Sleep mode while you are building a project (Windows 7)

ISSUE

 When you attempt to build a project in Encore CS4 in Windows 7, and the system enters Sleep mode, the application crashes or becomes unresponsive.

SOLUTION

Disable Sleep mode if you need to Build a project while the system is unattended. (see steps to turn off sleep above)

#3 System crashes when Blu-ray is selected as the format in the Build panel in Encore CS4 (Windows 7)

ISSUE

 When you select Blu-ray as the format in the Build panel in Adobe Encore CS4 in Windows 7, the operating system becomes unresponsive and crashes.

REASON

 Windows 7 installs an outdated version of the Roxio pxhelp driver, which causes a crash when Blu-ray format is selected in Encore CS4.

SOLUTION


Install an updated version of the pxhelp driver from Roxio. The updated driver is available here:

http://docs.roxio.com/patches/pxengine4_18_16a.zip

 

Installing and using Windows 7 with Adobe apps

Link:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/508/cpsid_50853.html

WHAT’S COVERED

 

  • Versions of Adobe products tested with Windows 7
  • Upgrading from previous versions of Windows to Windows 7
  • Windows 7 clean install/upgrade matrix
  • Installing Adobe applications after installing Windows 7
  • Trial Versions of Adobe applications

Technical issues with Adobe applications and Windows 7

12:21 AM Permalink
November 21, 2008

New CS4 and Final Cut Import

New Final Cut Pro import for Windows users (macs too!)

The new 4.01 updater for Premiere Pro now allows you import FCP projects (also supports OMF & enhanced AAF export).  This is perfect for Adobe video workflows needing to work with FCP projects. One example would be a 3D Studio Max, Maya, or Maxon Cinema 4D (my favorite) user needing to work with FCP users and their video timelines. Instead of exporting a single movie, you can now export an FCP XML file and import directly into Premiere Pro CS4 (4.01) From there you can goto Encore CS4 for Bluray output or import the Premiere Pro CS4 sequence directly into After Effects CS4.

Continue reading…

11:57 AM Permalink
September 25, 2008

Intro to CS4 and New AVCHD Editing

 

The new Production Premium CS4 now supports AVCHD for Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, and Encore. With the various price ranges of AVCHD cameras, tapeless workflows will surely reach the mainstream in the near future. I’ve been using CS4 internally for quite a while and have been totally converted to the new CS4 workflow.

 

Take a look at the quick workflow video and see what’s new in Production Premium CS4 and AVCHD. I also show a few more CS4 features like the new Media Browser which lets you browse media from any drive right from Premiere Pro. (The big advantage is here is not having to import unknown clips just to view them).

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5:05 PM Permalink
April 29, 2008

Blu-ray Playback Problems ?

Blu-ray Playback Problems ?

After reading a few emails with people having issues playing back their Blu-ray discs created with Encore (or most other BD-R authoring apps), I thought I should mention a few basic 101 tips to help people just getting started with BR authoring.

FIRMWARE WARS – if you are making BD-R’s for yourself or for your customers, it a good idea to get to know the more popular Blu-ray players. WHY? Most of the older Blu-ray players (if not 100%) need a firmware update to play BD-R or BD-RE (re-writeable). WHY? I’ve heard arguments ranging from constant changing of the Blu-ray spec to copyright issues. Either way it will effect all of us at some point that are burning Blu-ray video from desktop applications like Adobe Encore.

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11:28 PM Permalink
April 11, 2008

Apple’s Compressor & Encore Blu-Ray

Creating MPEG-2 Output Files for Blu-ray with Apple’s Compressor 3

I’ve been getting a lot of questions from FCP Users on how to create "Blu-Ray legal" MPEG2 files using Apple’s Compressor version 3.02. Here are a few simple steps to get you started as well as few tips for the new Blu-ray author. For the record, I have been able to get the H.264  AppleTV setting to play on some players but it is not 100%. My engineering team says that the version we tested (3.02) does not create true legal H.264 Blu-ray. Looks like 3.03 was recently released and has new AppleTV settings – not sure if anything changes in 3.03 yet – My guess is no.

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9:46 PM Permalink
March 2, 2008

** UPDATED March 2008 ** Working with Adobe Encore CS3 and Blu-ray

During our internal CS3 beta cycles of Adobe PremierePro CS3 and Adobe Encore CS3 , I spent most of my efforts on HDV and Blu-ray workflows while prepping for NAB 2007. The idea was to come up with a simple workflow allowing the user to ingest HDV and end up with a playable Blu-ray disc for the Sony Playstation 3, which is currently the least expensive Blu-ray player.  In the Adobe booth we demo’d Blu-ray authoring on an Intel QuadCore Mac and playing burned media on a Playstation3. We had 2 Blu-ray discs, one encoded as MPEG2 Single Pass (draft mode) and a H.264 Two Pass (High Quality Mode) ** UPDATE ** Since this article was written last year, I have spent my early 2008 efforts on working with Panasonic P2 footage and Blu-ray and have been very happy with the workflow. P2 footage to Blu-ray works amazing well with Encore. Look for an upcoming article. Once you go tapeless , it’s hard to go back to tape. I’ll also be working with Sony EX tapeless footage this year as well – Stay tuned.

In the Sony booth Blu-ray area, a Sony Rep was demoing and burning Blu-ray discs from EncoreCS3 via a Sony burner and Dell machine. He was taking the burned BD-RE Sony disc from the Dell Desktop and playing it in the PS3.For time sake, they were also encoding in MPEG2 Single pass “draft mode” and using a standard DVD size project (720×480). This allowed them to demo a complete “click to burn” cycle in just a few minutes. They wanted to show a complete Blu-ray workflow from PremierePro’s Timeline to Encore to Auto Erase to burn, and lastly, playing in the PS3. It was a great demo. The video quality was so so, but keep in mind that the idea was to show the workflow, not wait for a long H264 Encode for the highest quality.

Read on to learn more …….

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