Posts tagged "Chris Fenwick"

4-Part Premiere Pro “Switcher” Series Coming Next Week!

More and more Final Cut editors are using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 to make them more efficient. If you’re wondering if Adobe Premiere Pro is really worth the switch, join Adobe in this four-part web series featuring Final Cut editors and how and why they use Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

You’ll learn the real story on Adobe Premiere Pro’s Mercury Playback Engine, what it means to edit DSLR footage natively, and how you can remove bottlenecks in your pipeline when working with Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. We’ll follow up the series with a Q&A session to get your questions answered.

On Thursday November 18, I’ll be co-hosting one of the presentations along with Karl Soulé.

Leveraging Advanced Features and the Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro with Chris Fenwick
November 15, 2010, 12-1 PM PST
Join Chris Fenwick as he explains his personal frustrations with Final Cut and why he decided to make the switch to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. Chris will showcase Adobe Premiere Pro’s more advanced features and how the 64-bit, GPU accelerated Adobe Mercury Playback Engine speeds his entire editing workflow while solving a variety editing challenges. Register on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/PPro_1

HDSLR editing in Adobe Premiere Pro with Richard Harrington
November 16, 2010, 12-1 PM PST
Join Richard Harrington, author of From Still to Motion, as he shows you why he uses Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 for editing HDSLR footage. Rich will share his post-production techniques and editing strategies in Adobe Premiere Pro for HDSLR color correction, audio syncing, and camera calibration. You’ll discover how to harness the professional-quality tools in CS5 Production Premium to natively edit, color correct, mix audio, and publish to the web and Blu-ray Disc. Register on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/PPro_2

Tight Integration and Multi-Format Timelines in Adobe Premiere Pro with Colin Smith
November 17, 2010, 12-1 PM PST
Join Colin Smith, from PhotoshopCAFE.com, as he shows you why he uses Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 to create training DVDs. Because of Adobe Premiere Pro’s tight integration with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects as well as its ability to edit multi-format assets on the same timeline without converting to Pro-Res, Colin uses the suite of tools in Adobe CS5 Production Premium to speed his entire production workflow. Register on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/PPro_3

Making the Switch Q&A with Industry Experts Karl Soule & Kevin Monahan
November 18, 2010, 12-1 PM PST
Think of making the switch to Adobe Premiere Pro? Join Karl Soule, Adobe Premiere Pro expert, and Kevin Monahan, former Final Cut Pro editor, and get your questions answered. Learn how you can take advantage of Adobe Premiere Pro’s breakthrough performance and true native editing of DSLR formats. Have a hardware question? No problem, we have the answers you need to help you make the switch. Register on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/PPro_4

If you have a particular question you’d like answered, let Adobe know below.Share on Facebook

Which is faster? Adobe Media Encoder vs. Apple Compressor

I’ve already written a blog about switcher Chris Fenwick’s journey into learning about Premiere Pro. This time, he’s done a shoot out between Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor. Guess who wins?

I agree with him in that Compressor has always given me a less than satisfactory user experience but I didn’t know that I’ve been wasting so much time with the app over the years. Chris shows that encoding using Media Encoder is about 50% faster than Compressor.

Have a look at Chris’ screencast and see what you think.Share on Facebook

A Premiere Pro Switcher’s Story

Chris Fenwick

Chris Fenwick

Chris Fenwick is a colleague of mine and has been for quite a while here in the Bay Area. Chris has been involved in the post-production community since the 80’s so he’s been around the block a few times. He’s also well known in the Final Cut Pro community and has given impassioned lectures about non-linear editing workflow at FCP users groups like SF Cutters.

To my surprise, Chris has recently become a “switcher”. That is, someone who formerly used another editing tool and has made the decision to switch to Premiere Pro CS5. Lately, he’s been working with a ton of DSLR footage and the workflow for editing it in Final Cut Pro is too painful. Chris simply doesn’t have the time to transcode his footage just to start working on a project. Chris’ reasoning is that Premiere Pro CS5 provides tools to get his job done more quickly and smoothly than Final Cut Pro can.

Chris has recently released a series of videos about the switching process on his website. Although he can be a bit brash in talking about its quirks, I think that Chris gives a very honest assessment of the tools and features found in Premiere Pro CS5. Check out Chris’ website and look at the left hand column for links to all the videos and commentary. If you’re a switcher too, I think you’ll find the videos valuable. By the way, you can also follow Chris on Twitter.

Are you thinking about switching too? No problem! We’ve posted a web page for switchers right here at Adobe. Check out the link here for more information: www.adobe.com/products/premiere/switch/

Got a switch story to share? Contact me at kmonahan – AT – adobe.com and point me to your story or video.Share on Facebook