July, 2012 Archives
It has come to our attention that Apple has made a change in Mac OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion) that changes the way an AVCHD folder structure appears to the operating system once imported. This affects the workflow for importing AVCHD media into Premiere Pro CS6.
Once an AVCHD folder structure is copied to a computer running Mac OS X v10.8, the subdirectory that contains the media itself will appear with a single QuickTime document (which is in fact a package) inside it. This will most likely be called ‘PRIVATE’ but may have a different name. The screenshot below shows how this will appear in the Media Browser.
Opening the ‘PRIVATE’ package, either by double-clicking the icon on the right-hand side or single-clicking it on the left of the Media Browser will put the Media Browser into AVCHD mode such that the clips can be imported as normal.
If you prefer to import via the Import dialog box, the QuickTime package will appear with a disclosure triangle which can be twirled down or double-clicked to access the media files.
We have also today discovered a bug when using Premiere Pro with Mac OS X v10.8 in which AVCHD media that has gone offline cannot be successfully relinked. We will be working hard to fix this in a future update, but recommend caution to avoid having to relink offline AVCHD media in the current version of Premiere Pro CS6 (6.0.1).
To discuss these issues or to get help with other other questions and issues, come to the Premiere Pro forum.
Recently, Maxim Jago presented a seminar introducing improvements in Adobe Story. The seminar included a demonstration of Adobe Story, as well as a Q&A session with Maxim and the Adobe Story product manager, Anubhav Rohatgi.
Note that Adobe Story Plus is included with a Creative Cloud Membership subscription.
Maxim covered a lot of useful and interesting material, both in the main presentation and in the question-and-answer segment at the end. Here are links to additional information about the main points that Maxim covered in his presentation, as well as questions asked and answered in the Q&A segment:
main topics covered in presentation
- overview of the features of Adobe Story
- overview of differences between Adobe Story Free and Adobe Story Plus
- working with shooting schedules
- working with breakdown reports and production reports, including call sheets
- tagging portions of a script
- automatically tagging a script
- scene properties
- writing aids, including auto-complete, automatic formatting, and format controls
- customizing script templates
- working with set lists and character lists
- working with camera shot information and shooting scripts
- integration with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Story
- viewing a script in outline view
- collaborating with other users, including sharing and commenting on scripts
miscellaneous and Q&A
- how to communicate with the Adobe Story team (for feature requests, bug reports, and more)
- Adobe Story user-to-user forum
- iPhone application for viewing and commenting on scripts
- working offline with Adobe Story Plus
- Adobe Story officially works with the character sets used by English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. To request other languages and character sets, please submit a feature request.