He’s back again to give a little peek at what we like to call – a Part 2 – from that last post. It’s a continuation of what was added in Photoshop CS5…a glimpse at what the team has been working on behind the scenes. The goal is to balance the power of Photoshop with an easy and approachable on-ramp to video editing.
Check out this video, as an example of what can be done in the future – all within Photoshop…
Why video in Photoshop? Why not Premiere Pro?
Bryan: There’s no disputing that Premiere Pro is THE place for professional video editors and award-winning filmmakers (e.g. Hugo and Act of Valor) – absolutely. Like a lot of powerful software there’s a pretty steep learning curve for a pro NLE (Non-Linear Editor)…and we see a lot of room between consumer offerings and Premiere Pro.
Video is now being generated by photographers…everyone really; the 5D Mk. II really kicked it off on the DSLR, but since then we’ve seen just about every DSLR, point and shoot and PHONE generate video…most of it HD! We did several waves of research and regularly heard, “I want Photoshop for video”; “I need a workflow I understand” and for the people who had seen what we introduced in CS3 Extended – “make that easier to use.” Video is being generated by more people than ever before; it’s being shared more places than ever…and yet people are hitting a wall with what they can do with it! They know and love Photoshop…their stills are already passing through it, the fit is more natural than it sounds at first.
This looks like a pretty professional looking video. How much time does this really take?
Bryan: Without revealing too much; that’s the magic of what we came up with…anyone can do cuts, transitions, fades, cross-fades…all in seconds. To give you an idea, those things were each chapters in a book before! For tonal adjustments and filters, the experience is exactly like stills – immediate.
So, what can you do to video in Photoshop?
Bryan: Just about anything you can do to a still, you can do to video – in the same way that you use Photoshop today. The video in this example is a great example of just some of what can be done: transitions, filters, tonal adjustments, type, fades, animating stills – you name it.