April 24, 2013

NAB 2013: What’s new in Premiere Pro

Here’s a video my buddy Ryan Brown (Indie Film Maker – http://blog.iamfilmguy.com/) shot in our booth. He’s got a great shooting style when it comes to shoot these types of “run and gun” videos.

In this video I give you a few of my favorite features that made the cut in the next version of Premiere Pro (2013). The features that I’m showing all came from end user requests via our Product Improvement Program under the Help Menu. Engineering really came through on this version and made over 200 changes without disrupting our current interface – no easy task. I’ll be posting more of those features shortly.

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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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July 23, 2012

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Partner Panels featuring Pond5

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

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May 18, 2012

Premiere Pro CS6 and NewBlue FX Title Pro

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/

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May 11, 2012

Native Camera workflow guides & Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Premiere Pro CS6

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.

Camera workflow guides
RED:
http://bit.ly/K72Ih1
DSLR:
http://bit.ly/IIwNCh
XDCAM:
http://bit.ly/K72MNW
Canon:
http://bit.ly/KErmR7
P2:
http://bit.ly/KATgnl
AVCCAM:
http://bit.ly/L5r1JX
JVC:
http://bit.ly/IH2f01

Top 10 Reasons to Switch

http://bit.ly/J9RZQb

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April 30, 2012

Increasing Performance in Premiere Pro CS6

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….

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April 23, 2012

Adobe Premiere Pro Demo in the Intel Booth @ NAB 2012

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.

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