May 29, 2009
New Production Premium CS4 Updates !
What’s new in the Premiere Pro 4.1 Update
The 4.1 updater for Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder are fairly critical updates for the CS4 user. If you are using the CS4 Production Premium Suite, After Effects also has a new updater, 9.02. Below are some of the major changes in these updates. I’ve also listed some of the various bug fixes for Premiere Pro and After Effects. Take the time to scan the list. I’ve also created a “What’s new in Premiere 4.1” video to get you up to speed. For the RED camera users out there, both Premiere Pro 4.1 and After Effects have new workflows for RED R3D files. I do a quick run through of the new features on the new RED workflow in the 4.1 video but there is a completely new Adobe RED video, which walks you through the new workflow in detail. I should also note that Adobe Media Encoder has been updated to match the changes in Premiere Pro 4.1 and After Effects 9.02. One of the most noticeable changes in 4.1 update for Adobe Media Encoder (AME) is the rendering speed. In many cases, you’ll see quite a speed bump.
December 10, 2008
UPDATED REDCODE 1.7 June 2009
Premiere Pro C4.1 &
After Effects CS4 9.02
workflow using the
RED R3D plug-in
After several months of hard work, the REDCODE 1.7 Red Plug-in is finally available and you can find it here: http://www.red.com/support . Make sure you update Premiere Pro and AfterEffects and Adobe Media Encoder. The workflow video will show you how to apply the updates.
As you’ll see in the New Tech workflow video and workflow guide, this plug-in now allows you to use Premiere Pro CS4.1 and After Effects CS4 9.02 to import Native RED R3D files as easily as any of our other native tapeless formats.
I’d like to take the time to say thanks to the beta testers that spent countless hours figuring out the various 2K and 4K workflows. After working with the beta testers and discussing these workflows we have updaed the workflow video that steps you through the basic workflow. Included with the plug-in is the RED Workflow Guide which has been put together as a reference guide.
November 21, 2008
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.
I had the opportunity to work with nVidia on their new powerhouse of a video card, the NEW Quadro CX board. Over the past several months I also worked with one of the companies (ETI) who is the first to unleash the GPU power of nvidia’s CUDA for Adobe software. ETI is the company behind the new GPU based H264 exporter. This new exporter gives you upto 5x performance for h264 exports. This is perfect for people creating blu-ray discs. The performance gain depends on your system config. For example, if you have an 8 core machine, then your looking at about a 2x gain. I also highly recommend that you use Vista64 and 8GB Ram for Windows based HD workflows. (the CX card is currently windows only)
September 25, 2008
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).
April 13, 2008
Intro to PremierePro CS3 and XDCAM, XDCAM HD, and XDCAM EX support
For Intel Macs and Windows XP/Visa (Version 3.2.0)
What’s New ?
With Premiere Pro CS3 and the 3.2.0 update, you can now natively Ingest, and Edit Sony’s XDCAM (DVCAM), XDCAM HD, and XDCAM EX format. Just as you would expect from Adobe and the Premiere Pro team, just drag and drop directly from the card into the Project Panel and start editing. No need to transcode your video with “wacky” single platform codec’s and no need to worry about .mov and .avi files – just edit ! There are also more updates to the MPEG-2 (HDV) editing modes. For more info jump to the “What’s New in the 3.2.0 release?” section and read about new Fixes, Known Issues, and more.
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November 9, 2007
As promised here is a quick workflow video showing the new support in After Effects CS3 for Panasonic P2 MXF.You will see this P2 feature as part of the next free update (v8.02) which is due to be released before the end of 2007.
A few key points:
AE Importer P2
October 19, 2007
Just a quick note on After Effects CS3 and P2 support:
October 9, 2007
Premiere Pro and P2 support
for Intel Mac OSX and Windows XP/Vista
With the new Premiere Pro CS3 and the 3.1 update, you can now natively Ingest, Edit, and Export the Panasonic P2 format. All you need to do is to shoot your video and simply drag ,drop , and edit – it’s that easy. There is no need to transcode your video with an intermediate codec in order to use them on the timeline, and there are no AVI or Quicktime wrappers – just native P2 format.
Premiere Pro CS3 will actually allow you to edit directly on the P2 card. This means you can shoot your video and start making a quick rough cut on your laptop while going to your next shoot. Once you get back to your desktop Premiere Pro workstation, you can copy the P2 clips onto your desktop workstation and continue editing. For those of you with a Matrox Axio, you’ve been asking for a laptop based solution to use with your Axio and it’s finally here.
If you use or plan to buy any of the AJA or BlackMagic products, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with their support for Premiere Pro CS3 (v3.1) as well. More on that later….
I have created a quick Intro to Premiere Pro CS3 and P2 video. This video shows you our P2 support in action.
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October 1, 2007
HDV Editing: A different take…
Over the past few years, HDV has given us lightweight and affordable cameras. Just ask anyone who shoots video for a living why they like these new cameras. These range from small palm corders to lightweight shoulder cams.The next time you see a professional video shooter, look at the camera they are using. Chances are it’s a small high quality HDV camera from Canon, Sony, or JVC.
From the Beginning:
I have had the opportunity to work with HDV from the beginning. With our 3rd party plug-in partners, we actually had support in earlier versions of Premiere (6.5) with excellent codecs like CineForm’s AspectHD (still my favorite software based HDV solution for Windows users) and later on, MainConcept’s MPEGPro and the NEW MPEGProHD.