The crowd roars for CS4
How does this entry tie into the title? Well, in the last few weeks it has felt like I’m at the big game and the crowd roars for the home team (Adobe) and as a player on the team, you get a huge charge of excitement from the roar of the crowd.
The last couple of weeks, I’ve been busy showing off the product and getting ready and it is somewhat like the above. People have given great feedback on what we’ve accomplished and I’m tremendously proud to be part of such an effort and hence the somewhat cliche and sappy analogy… 😉
One small point about this before the big announcement tomorrow. If you consider that the video team released CS3 in July of ’07, delivered substantial updates of P2 and XDCAM updates in the interim and still had enough time to get CS4 out the door, it really points to an incredibly talented and focused individuals who were able to pull of such an incredible feat. If you ever meet an Adobe engineer, make sure you give them a hearty congratulations!
This week will be a busy one and if you’re around the New York area, I’d like to mention a couple of events that I’ll be at so you can be among the first to get a real live CS4 presentation (at least for video!).
HD Expo is coming up (9/25) and I’m doing a 2 hour workshop (one of my first presentations – so wish me luck and come with encouraging words! 😉 Here’s a blog entry to chase down the details and sign up.
TekServe will be hosting a small informal gathering on September 29th. I’ll be there along with an invitation to Sony and we’ll be doing CS4 along with a show of tapeless workflows with XDCAM EX. Here’s where you can sign up.
Our AENY meeting is also on Thursday, September 25th and while we won’t be showing off After Effects CS4 there per se, I will be there to take questions if you want to come up to talk to me.
Looking into October, it looks like we’ll be at HD World as well, so I hope that you’ll stop by and say hello if you’re coming to the show.