Posts tagged "Kevin Monahan"

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:

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:

Tight Integration and Multi-Format Timelines in Adobe Premiere Pro with Colin Smith
November 17, 2010, 12-1 PM PST
Join Colin Smith, from, 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:

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:

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

Switching to Premiere Pro? Check out Adobe TV!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining Adobe Evangelist and Premiere Pro specialist Karl Soulé at the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) for a series of discussions about switching to Premiere Pro from a Final Cut Pro editor’s perspective. These were shot on video and released on Adobe TV yesterday.

The videos are a frank discussion about the “pain points” you may run across when switching. In fact, many of these were questions I had when first jumping into Premiere Pro CS5. What I found is that there actually were more similarities than differences between the applications. Some of the topics include: shortcut keys, basic editing, setting up a new project, audio, titling and exporting.

Click the links below or go here to see all the videos.

Shortcut Keys
Basic Editing
Setting Up a New Project
The Title Tool
Exporting and Output
Link to all videos

Welcome to Kevin Monahan’s Blog

Hi Everyone. It’s me, Kevin Monahan. I’m the new Content and Community Lead for Premiere Pro and After Effects. I do all the documentation and related community content, like Help, tutorials, and articles, for these products. I also manage the After Effects and Premiere Pro communities, so you should see me out on the forums helping out. Stay tuned to this space for more information about Premiere Pro, After Effects and the community which surrounds them.

If you have a topic that you’d like to see me blog about, or if you see some outstanding tutorials or other related info, please let me know. My e-mail is kmonahan – AT –