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.
June 22, 2007
One of the most popular questions I get from various Final Cut Pro users is what can they expect to gain from installing Production Premium CS3 and what will it mean to their future workflows. One thing that is perfectly clear is that the FCP users should expect to view Production Premium CS3 as an add-on to their current software and not a replacement to their favorite NLE editing app. The same would be true for any longtime Avid Xpress Pro or Avid Media Composer Mac user as well.
For some, Production Premium CS3, and more specifically, PremierePro CS3 OSX (MacTel) will do everything they need from an NLE stand point , but for many FCP and Avid users they will want to continue to use the app they’ve been using and trusting for years. Many FCP and Avid Mac users will more than likely end up buying Production Premium strictly from a price/value standpoint and later realizing that it’s a very capable mac video suite on it’s own and when you add it your current workflow you’ll be surprised what you can do.
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