Adobe Live event on May 29th in New York City

Did you miss the NAB show and happen to live around the New York area?  Did you hear about this or that and wish you had been there?  Well, I may not have all of the answers for you, but Adobe and our partners have put something unique together that I’m hoping you’ll come to.  It’s going to be a Post-NAB event around Adobe Systems solutions workflows along with our partners and we’ll be reviewing and showcasing all of the solutions and NAB announcements that happened this year.

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Adobe Technology Preview on Adobe TV

In an earlier post I talked about some of our Adobe announcements and the most important of these to me was the technology preview demonstration that happened a couple of times during the four day NAB show.  When I did this post, I looked around on YouTube to see if someone had posted it, but no.  Well, I was pleased to hear that Adobe TV has quickly published a lot of the NAB content and so I wanted to include it here for you to view.

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AE tutorial – another simple 3D Text example

Periodically, I throw a simple and easy project up here with little or no explanation. Today is such a day.

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HD Acquisition article from Event DV

Today, while wolfing down cold pizza for 5 minutes during work, I do what I usually do – skim a trade magazine.  Today it was Event DV.  It’s been around for a while and honestly I like the format a lot. For the back page editorial they have a long time writer in the tech/video space and that is Jan Ozer.  This month he wrote about HD acquisition and it was so relevant that I wanted to pass it on to you.

Here’s the article: The Moving Picture: Ingesting HD Acquisition

Why do I like it? Well, besides rehearsing the history of acquisition starting with the VHS tape, he spends just the right amount describing what each step was and why it was good and bad.  He goes through DV, HDV, Long GOP MPEG, and on through AVC HD, AVC-Intra and DVCPro HD.  Secondly, I like it because he ends the article with MXF and how it will be important for people to choose the right editor to edit MXF, especially if metadata is important to them.  You know where I stand on Adobe’s MXF editing – I think its the best hands down and only going to get better.  But, rather than me droning on about Adobe and metadata, take a look at the article and give it a read – I’m glad I did.

Happy Friday from your Adobe pal – Dennis

PS – To my AVC HD crowd – there’s something in there for you too, though nothing I haven’t really outlined already in my now famous post

Expelled and metadata

So, I happened to catch the movie Expelled from Ben Stein yesterday and while I could wax philosophic on it for an extended period of time, I will rather limit most of my comments to the my thoughts about metadata and how it can help such films get done more quickly in the future.

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ABC Episode #2 online soon and 5/29 event in NYC

Adobe Beginner Classes episode #2 is encoded and posted on my share folder.  So once the Adobe TV guys grab it, it will go online – probably sometime later this week.  When it does, I’ll post again and let everyone know.

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NAB wrap up

NAB was tremendous as you might imagine and Adobe had a terrific presence and impact upon the attendees.  Adobe is what you might call a "destination" booth, but we don’t take anything for granted and so it was with great pleasure and relief that we had a packed booth from the opening of the show to the very last hour on Thursday.

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NAB Day 1: Adobe Premiere now supports XDCAM EX

Adobe continues to develop tapeless workflows and today announced native XDAM EX and XDCAM HD support. The update should be live today, along with an excellent new workflow video on Dave Helmly’s blog

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Adobe offer to Avid users extended through May

If you’re an Avid user and are looking to add the Adobe tools to your toolbox, or are looking to switch, then Adobe’s done it’s best to make it easy for you. Visit the following link below and check out the details!

Adobe offer to Avid users

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Are you ready for NAB?

Or, more to the point, are you going?

NAB will be an extravaganza again this year to be sure, despite some noticable absences. If you’ve never been to NAB it is the ultimate gear fest for broadcasters and media publishers.  It is the Home Depot for tantalizing gear that will do 4D, real-time moves in XL, super HD rez on 40 streams simultaneously to your TV, internet and phone.  It is the ultimate Best Buy boy toy store in the world.  It’s Christmas time for gear junkies.

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