Hi everyone. I have not posted for awhile as I have been transitioning to a new role: Social Support Lead for DVA products here at Adobe.
That means I’ll no longer be doing the tech writing for DV products, however, you will still see me on the forums and social media sites helping people with their problems. Since there is no more tech writing for me to do, it will allow me to focus on the issues you may encounter. Look for me on the Adobe forums:
In preparing a demo for the SF Cutters digital editing user’s group, I remembered a way to slip and slide clips in Trim mode.
Here’s how to do that:
Set up edit point selection with the Ripple tool:
Slip: Select and Shift select edit points so that they are facing inwards from the clip (see left)
Slide: Select the edit points so that they are facing outwards from the clip.
Place the Playhead on the beginning or end of the clip, depending on which side of the edit you want to monitor.
Launch Trim mode by pressing T.
Use the JKL keys to slip or slide the frames.
Press the Space Bar to preview the edit.
If necessary, repeat steps 4 and 5 until you are satisfied with the edit.
This technique is also described on this video by reTooled.net beginning at 3:45. Keep in mind, as the video shows, you can also use Timeline trimming shortcuts to slip and slide edit points, as well. The technique of controlling multiple edit points is also shown.
This year, Adobe MAX is going to be awesome! I just heard that there will be a huge emphasis on pro video this year. Held May 4-8, MAX will also offer some great video instructors to help you learn pro video applications like Premiere Pro and After Effects. Take classes from Richard Harrington, Chris and Trish Meyer, Abba Shapiro, Christine Steele, and more. There are going to be some great keynote speakers too.
Here’s more info from the MAX website:
It’s a competitive world out there, and video pros need tools that won’t get in the way of their creativity. Based on Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, sessions in the Video track will show you how to work smarter and faster to bring your high quality productions to any screen. From pre-production through post, sessions include hands-on labs, advice from expert panels, and inspirational work by creative leaders in the industry.
What you’ll learn:
The full range of tools and features that will benefit your production workflow
How to be a better editor using powerful trimming tools and other creative advancements in Adobe Premiere® Pro
A faster, more productive workflow with compositing and 3D enhancements in Adobe After Effects®
How to use production tools like Adobe Audition® for sound, Adobe Prelude™ for ingest and logging, Adobe SpeedGrade™ for color grading, and Adobe Story Plus for screenwriting
Now that tablet computers are here to stay, creative professionals are using them to assist with training materials, workflow guides, and keyboard shortcut lists. I work with my tablet open to helpful resources while working with Premiere Pro and After Effects.
iKeys To Go for Premiere Pro is a new app available on iOS which displays keyboard shortcuts for Premiere Pro CS6. Diana Weynand (author of many books on video editing) and Shirley Craig of Revuptransmedia are the ones behind iKeys to go. I’m really glad they have created an app for Premiere Pro users, as we do have a great many new people coming to the application from Final Cut Pro 7 and the Creative Cloud.
A list of every Premiere CS6 command, keyboard shortcut, and definition
Organized alphabetically, and as Menus and Groups
Complete search capability of all Premiere commands
Definitions of every keyboard shortcut provides a quick learning tool
Create your own favorites list of commands and shortcuts for quick reference
Instructions on how to create new shortcut keys for any of the not unassigned shortcuts
They plan to create more iKeys apps for other apps for creative pros, so stay tuned.Share on Facebook
Coming on Thursday, Dec 13, from 10-11am PST, join us for webinar by Jacob Rosenberg on how Adobe CS6 tools were used in the making of pro skateboarder Danny Way documentary, “Waiting for Lightning”. I’ll be on hand answering technical questions in the chat pod, so be sure to check it out. I think it will be especially interesting for those exploring advanced workflows with Adobe video tools like Premiere Pro and After Effects.
See how the video pros behind Waiting for Lightning used high-performance Adobe post-production tools to document the life of Danny Way, one of the world’s most visionary skateboarders. This presentation will cover Bandito Brothers’ digital workflows which relied on After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and other Adobe Creative Cloud tools to tell the story about how much abuse the body can sustain, how deep you have to dig to survive family troubles, and how high and far dreams can fly. Join director, filmmaker, author, and digital media expert Jacob Rosenberg of the studio Bandito Brothers for a webinar where he walks you through the making of this remarkable new, feature-length documentary and some of the breakthrough cinematography used in its creation.
Waiting for Lightning will be released on Friday, December 7 and will be playing at the Sony Metreon in SF. If you can’t make it to the theater, be sure to check it out on iTunes beginning December 7. Jacob will be attending the San Francisco screenings and doing a Q&A at 4:40pm and 7:10pm on December 8.
As an editor, you’re often tasked with creating effects for most every production. If you’re like me, you like to stay within the editing application for creating these effects as often as possible. Though I love Adobe After Effects (and other specialty compositing apps), it is often simpler to create a video effect within Premiere Pro. The advantages are numerous, but the most salient one is that it’s often faster to create an effect in Premiere Pro than to jump to a dedicated compositing application. Many editors are not familiar with the powerful compositing and effects capability within Premiere Pro, so getting some guidance in creating effects within the application is really important.
In Maxim Jago’s latest training series by video2brain, “Premiere Pro CS6 FX Workshop: Advanced Effects Made Simple,” you’ll get the help and information you need to create beautiful and complex effect within Premiere Pro. In these video tutorials, learn such things as how to apply color correction, work with slow motion, stabilize shaky footage, apply blurs, and develop important skills for video effects work. You’ll also learn about After Effects CS6, both as a standalone tool for effects creation, and how to work with it in concert with Premiere Pro CS6.