Posts tagged "Premiere Pro"

Inspirational Students

If we give students access to the technology and don’t get in their way, the results can be amazing. This is what has happened with a school student using Premiere Pro.

This student created a short clip around BMX. Having filmed clips of different bike stunts with a video camera, he used the software to edit these into a short film and even added a background track for additional impact. Pretty impressive I must say!

Check out this work for yourself:

Automatic Duck Tools for Free

Wes Plate is the founder of Automatic Duck and now the Adobe Broadcast Engineering Product Manager for film, tv and broadcast pipelines inside Production Premium.

 Adobe aquired Automatic Duck and made their engineering team part of the Broadcast  Open Workflow team. These plug-ins allow for FCP & Avid users to get their sequences out of FCP or Avid to Premiere Pro or After Effects.

The availability of these tools means that Adobe has a way to migrate ALL Apple FCP & Avid Media Composer timelines & sequences to Adobe’s Production Premium. The announcement from Wes Plate stated:

October 28, 2011

If you missed our mail last month you should check it out as it got a lot of people talking. Today we have a follow-up.

Our web site has relaunched* and while the overall look of the site is similar there is a dramatic difference in how we are distributing our plug-ins.

Starting today Pro Import AE, Pro Import FCP and Pro Export FCP (both versions, for FCP7 and FCPX) are available at no charge. You read this right. Free.

We are unable to provide support at the same level as we have over the years, but we didn’t want these plug-ins to go away while they remain useful. So if you can make use of these plug-ins in your projects, enjoy!

Thank you to all of our users, working with you for the last 10 1/2 years was a truly wonderful experience.

- Wes and Harry

The features avaible from these tools are listed below:

Import to Adobe After Effects Support for many Avid features including

  • Dissolve
  • Dip To Color
  • Superimpose
  • Picture-in-Picture, now with support for Advanced Keyframes
  • 3D Warp, now with support for Advanced Keyframes
  • 3D PIP
  • Submaster
  • Flops and Flips
  • X, Y and Z-Spin
  • Matte Key
  • Speed Changes, now including
    • Timewarps
    • Strobe
    • Freeze Frames
    • Title Tool text***
  • Supports all ABVB, DV, DV50, Meridien, DNxHD and DVCProHD compressions (HDV native media and 720p 1:1 not supported)
  • Support for media captured to multiple files
  • Option to reference rendered media

Import to Adobe After Effects Support for many Final Cut Pro 7 features including

  • Multiclips
  • Dissolve
  • Dip To Color Dissolve
  • Opacity (from motion tab)
  • Position (“center” in motion tab)
  • Rotation (from motion tab)
  • Scale (from motion tab)
  • Flops and Flips
  • Distort (from motion tab)
  • Basic 3D
  • Speed Changes including Time Remapping
  • Video Strobe
  • Freeze Frames
  • Composite Modes
  • Clip Markers
  • Sequence IN and OUT markers set
  • After Effects Work Area
  • Sequence Markers
  • Text***
  • Text from Subtitling plug-ins
  • DH_Subtitle and SubBits***
  • Time Remapping
  • 3rd Party filters
  • Option to validate timecode of FCP media**
  • Clip and Track enabled states control clip visibility in AE
  • Option to import R3D files instead of QuickTime proxies*

Import to Adobe After Effects Support for many Motion features

  • Opacity
  • Position
  • Scale
  • Rotation
  • Blend Modes
  • Four Corner
  • Crop
  • Markers
  • Text***
  • Nested clips and layers become nested comps
  • Playrange sets After Effects Work Area
  • Media playback speed translated to AE footage fps
  • 3rd Party Filters
  • “Mini Motion Projects” are created for Particles, Replicators and layers with Behaviors****

*Currently only works when proxy media is created using Log & Transfer

** Timecode validation only available on Mac

*** Text from the Avid Title Tool (MC 10 or later) and Marquee or from FCP’s built-in text generators or supported subtitlers is translated into an After Effects text layer, see User Guide for more information

**** Motion project import supported only on Mac with Motion installed

Premiere Pro Training Curriculum

For the first time, Adobe is offering Adobe Premiere Pro Official Training Curriculum.  The Official Training Curriculum offers students entering the industry or seasoned professionals the necessary skillset to use Adobe Premiere Pro for their editing needs. The goal of the Adobe Premiere Pro Official Training Curriculum is to ensure quality, consistency and accessibility of Adobe Premiere Pro training worldwide.

There are two types of courses that Adobe makes available to you:

An Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro (101)
This entry-level course teaches students to perform essential editing techniques while becoming familiar with the Adobe Premiere Pro user interface. This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Adobe Premiere Pro and uses hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality. The course is designed for new users who have no substantial editing experience.

Adobe Premiere Pro for Experience Editors (250)
This course teaches experienced editors how to navigate Adobe Premiere Pro and helps give them insights on how to use Adobe Premiere Pro within the Creative Suite Production Premium workflow. This class is designed for students who are making the transition to Adobe Premiere Pro from another nonlinear editing platform.

We recommend you order the Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/CS5.5 Classroom Training – Teacher Bundle. This bundle contains the required materials for both courses (101 and 250): books, videos contained in both student bundles, plus classroom setup guides and teacher supplements. This bundle will equip you to learn Adobe Premiere Pro as well as help you teach the 101 course in your classroom.

If you wish to order this bundle as well as classroom materials, visit the Peachpit Press website to order:

Adobe Certifications  
The curriculum supports Adobe Certifications for Adobe Premiere Pro. The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam demonstrates basic, entry-level skills with Adobe Premiere Pro and entry-level skills in communication based on Adobe Premiere Pro software. Students and emerging professionals are invited to take the Adobe Certified Associate Exam available through Prodigy Learning 

The Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) demonstrates advanced, professional-level skills with Adobe Premiere Pro.  ACE certification is recognized worldwide as a standard for Adobe software expertise. We recommend ACE candidates attend both of the Premiere Pro courses (or equivalent) and have 1-2 years film editing experience. To become an ACE, you must pass the product-specific proficiency exam and agree to the ACE terms and conditions. Professionals are invited to take the Adobe Certified Expert Exam available through Pearson VUE. To find a testing center near you, visit Pearson VUE’s website.

Switching to Adobe Premiere Pro 5.5

With the recent release of Final Cut Pro and the loss of many features, there’s suddenly a great deal more interest in Premiere Pro. But is it easy to switch, and what are the reasons for doing so?

With Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 software, you can craft stories more efficiently, save time by integrating with Adobe After Effects,® Adobe Photoshop,® and Adobe Audition® software, edit virtually anything thanks to broad native file-based and DSLR camera support, and enjoy industry-leading 64-bit performance. Stepping up to the enhanced video editing power of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is now easier than ever.

Top 10 reasons to switch to Adobe Premiere Pro

1. Boost efficiency with unparalleled Adobe integration

2. Work more efficiently with file-based and DSLR footage



3. Get industry-leading performance and stability from Adobe Mercury Playback Engine


4. Create Blu-ray discs with motion and multipage menus



5. Collaborate more easily thanks to cross-platform, open workflows


6. Streamline encoding with the revamped Adobe Media Encoder


7. Achieve superior color fidelity


8. Gain editing and production efficiencies from powerful new metadata features


9. Perform 3D editing in real time


10. Improve your production workflow with direct-to-disk recording and onset monitoring

Premiere Market Share

If you find yourself in a competitive situation with Fianl Cut Pro, these facts and figures will be of use.

Adobe Premiere Pro beat Final Cut Pro to 64-bit on the Mac platform by more than a year, introducing the breakthrough Mercury Engine and much more.  Here’s how the market has reacted… Summary of the numbers we are sharing with the public:

  • Adobe’s Professional Video Business grew 22% year-over-year (compared to Apple’s stated 15 percent growth in Pro Video) – the video industry on the whole grew on average of 7% year over year.
  • 30% growth of actual unit volume. (seats of software)
  • 44% revenue growth on the Mac Platform in the past year.
  • 45% growth on Mac unit volume

Premiere Pro

  • Growth Premiere Pro of over 1.5 million seats to 2.3 million in 2010 (compared to Apple’s stated ”just over 2 million”)
  • This does not include legacy seats and is not based on upgrades.
  • Its completely new software seats of Premiere Pro.

It’s worth watching Jim Guerard’s video about the vision for pro video here: