Just a quickie following another packed day on the show floor. Hard to believe that it’s all over tomorrow, but in many ways…it’s just beginning (wink)!
As day 3 is typically ‘hump day’ and many begin to exit Vegas in droves, we were somewhat a-stereotypically slammed! And, as if the huge crowds weren’t enough…we even continued to have several noise complaints from neighboring booths (sorry guys…we didn’t mean to be loud). But hopefully some of the traffic that was blocking the aisles made their way to our friends along the perimeter.
Aside from the After Effects/C4D integration, Refine Edge Tool/Refine Soft Matte and naturally, *all* of the Premiere Pro editing enhancements (which have been met with spontaneous applause, nearly every time), the other big hit of the show has been SpeedGrade. The talk around SG has really grown over the last year…but with some of our new shot-matching capabilities and redesigned UI, along with the Lumetri Deep Color Engine and LUT capabilities being present in the ‘revealed’ version of Premiere Pro, I sense a lot of people moving to SpeedGrade not only as a solution for grading their materials, but for creating LUTs and color presets to use in and out of Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop. Case in point: as I walked by the RED booth today, I saw a demo being given to a packed house, showcasing Epic 5K footage being graded in SpeedGrade (showcasing several of the new features). Beyond cool, and what a slick confirmation that the word is out!
One day and four more presentations to go. What a week it’s been…
This Friday I’ll be hosting yet another Ask A Pro session, this time dealing with the basics of getting started with video using Adobe Creative Cloud.
You can register for the online event HERE.
This session is meant to be for beginners who have not used the video products before, and who are looking to enhance their skills, going beyond the video capabilities found in Photoshop and/or Lightroom.
I’ll begin with a brief overview of how to use Adobe Creative Cloud, and from there I’ll dive right into asset review, ingest and basic rough cutting (with Adobe Prelude); sending media to Adobe Premiere Pro for more editing capabilities, sound mixing, and working with basic effects, and the final section will deal with delivering your video to any device/tablet/screen with Adobe Media Encoder.
It’s been a busy week at Adobe, and in keeping with that momentum I’m happy to announce that a new series of Short & Suite tutorials are coming to AdobeTV. The first one of the new season features Adobe Prelude CS6. This episode covers the concepts of ingest & partial and gives you the basic “How To” and “When To”, whether it’s transferring or transcoding media from DSLR or other file-based cameras (this video happens to feature footage shot on my Nikon D800 & D4, from my recent African Safari).
I also cover how to add presets for 3rd party formats (like ProRes & Avid DNxHD) and literally take you through the process of creating those presets (in Media Encoder) and how to set different options along the way.
When I was at the Adobe TV studios, they informed me that it had been well over a year since my last (official) Short & Suite season, so it’s really a pleasure to be bringing all this new content prior to the holiday.
Other topics that will follow (appearing every Wednesday on tv.adobe.com):
–Using Markers and Creating Rough Cuts in Prelude CS6
–Sidechaining in Audition CS6
–Working with 3rd Party Plugins in Audition CS6
–Mixdown Options for Stereo and Multichannel in Audition CS6
–How To Convert Audio Files to Different Bit Rates/Sample Rates/Channel Configurations