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.
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.
In this video you’ll get a chance to see how adding an Adobe Partner Panel can add additional features to your Adobe applications. I’ve selected Pond 5 as a featured partner to show this off. You’ll be able to quickly add clips to your Project Bin directly within Premiere Pro CS6. Pond5 is free to sign up and start using. You’ll have the option to purchase the HiRes versions of the clips once see how they work in your existing project. It’s an excellent workflow and a great way to add clips to any project. Here’s the link to get the free plug-in for Premiere Pro CS6: www. pond5.com/adobe
I’ve invited Travis White from our Plug-in Partner NewBlue FX to give us a quick look at their new Titler for Premiere Pro CS6. I’ve found it incredibly easy to learn and offers some very cool optons for Premiere Pro user.These guys also offer a ton of other cool effects as well. Make sure to check out their website for more cool Adobe “add-ons” http://newbluefx.com/
I’ve been getting a lot questions on native camera workflows and we have created a set of guides based on camera manufacture. This is not a complete list of what we support but a great starting point for new users. Also keep in mind that Cameras like the awesome new GoPro Hero2 and other H264 devices (iOS/Android cameras) also work without issue- Just import and edit. You will notice a very cool new CS6 feature when adding a clip to a new Sequence – it will now check to see if the Sequence settings match the clip and if it does not match , it will offer to change the settings if it’s the first clip brought into the timeline. While not a new feature for other NLEs, it’s new for Premiere Pro CS6. We also have new support for ARRI RAW as well.
In this short video, I’ll give you a few tips on increasing your performance in Premiere Pro CS6 with the latest 2012 technology from Intel SSD’s , XEON ES Processors, and NVIDIA’s TESLA 2050 boards as well as the new HP Z820 dual 8 Core processors for 32 Threads of raw power.
For MacBook Pro users there are few tips with SSDs and Thunderbolt as well. The performance tests I’m seeing in my lab have been truly remarkable. I’ll be working on several more videos on increasing performance for Pro Video workflows in various Windows and Mac computers. – stay tuned.
** I should point out that in the video I mention the Telsa 2750 board when in fact it’s the 2075 board – sorry for the confusion….
Here’s a quick Premiere Pro demo I did on the last day of NAB 2012. It was recorded using a new Newtek TriCaster 8000 and the results are pretty cool. In the video I review a few quick features that we’ve been working on in Premiere Pro CS6. Many more videos to come – stay tuned.
The new Premiere Pro CS4 4.2 and Adobe Media Encoder CS4 4.2 offer new improvements and enhancements to CS4 video workflows. With the 4.2 update, Premiere Pro now offers users of Panasonic’s AVC-Intra line of P2 cameras the chance to edit in native AVC-Intra format. This has been a longtime coming for AVC-Intra users and they can now enjoy the advantages of Adobe CS4 tapeless workflows and native editing. Several other enhancements to Premiere Pro 4.2 were also updated, like the support for FinalCut 7 import. I have outlined several of the updates and fixes below. I have also listed the "known issues" in 4.2 as well.
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