March 14, 2006
The World of Color
The release of AE7 introduced 32-bit color support (HDR) and our initial foray into color management. Whether you are an HDR veteran, or an HDR "babe-in-the-woods" (another bizarre phrase I use and have no idea where it came from) like me, you'll want to check out the article John Montgomery wrote and his podcast interview with Stu Maschwitz over on fxguide.com.
While the After Effects documentation provides info about what the HDR features are and what they do, they don't really address the features from a workflow perspective or talk about the "gotchas" you may encounter. The post on fxguide and podcast fill that gap well.
As an aside I guess this is a good opportunity to open the door for constructive feedback on how we can improve our instructional content (user guide, help, Resource Center on adobe.com, etc...).
Speaking of the Adobe Resource Center, in the tutorials section, you'll find tips and tutorials on a wide range of topics related to Adobe products. You can find a HDR Tutorial there that is worth taking a gander (another archaic term) at.