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Adobe Premiere Pro CC October 2013 UpdateSince Adobe announced their new suite of programs, CC, as subscription-only, there have been plenty complaints about being forced to pay indefinitely for software that was previously able to be owned outright. While they haven’t done anything drastic with the subscription implementation since launch, they have kept their promise of releasing significant updates for the software much faster and more fully-featured. The first update came in July, and now the second major release includes updates for Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, and Adobe Story, as well as a completely new iPad app called Prelude Live Logger. The Adobe CC suite is getting tons of native codec support and better roundtripping between Premiere and SpeedGrade, but check out the videos below to learn more about the new features in the update planned for October 2013. More »

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Editing 'Minority Report' Style: Editors Keys' Gesture-Based Interface for Final Cut Pro - nofilmschoolWe’ve seen a few early attempts at touch-based editing interfaces, using devices like the iPad. It may take some time for touch-based tools to mature into something better/faster than good ol’ fashioned keyboard input, if ever, but the developments are interesting to say the least. Now, Editors Keys are working on a totally gesture-based system for the Leap Motion Controller, for ‘lift of a finger’ interfacing with Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere & Photoshop, Avid & Pro Tools, and beyond. As always, editors will have to judge whether Minority Report-style control over their NLEs is viable. That said, it will be quite fascinating to see where technology like this goes. Read on for a demonstration by Editors Keys. More »

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Video thumbnail for vimeo video Edit Blackmagic CinemaDNG & Magic Lantern RAW Natively in Premiere with GingerHDR Plugin - nofilmschoolI’ve been talking a lot about offline/online workflows lately — how they have, in principle, been used for ages, and still play today, tape or no tape. Such a post production process allows less fortunate folks (such as myself) to work with footage like Blackmagic Camera CinemaDNG and Magic Lantern RAW on hard-pressed machines. But what if your computer can handle the media, and you’re sick of waiting through long post processes for CDNG? Ginger HDR may be the solution for you. The plugin allows native editing of CinemaDNG, and now, even ML .RAW files directly, in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. One user has also devised a work-around for developing CDNG with the powerful Adobe Camera RAW interface, after native Premiere editing. Check it all out below. More »

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If you were on the fence about switching over to Adobe’s subscription-based service through Creative Cloud, maybe their hefty 40% discount for upgraders will seal the deal for you. With the discount, the regular $50/month subscription fee for the entire suite goes down to $30/month for existing CS customers, but since this special offer only lasts until August 31st, you’d better act fast. Check out what Adobe CC has to offer after the jump. More »

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Jeff Foster AE WorkfshopBeen wanting dip your toes into After Effects, but been too shy? Well here’s your chance. Visual effects veteran Jeff Foster brings us a free live workshop via creativeLIVE this August 12th-13th, exploring the basics behind the Creative Cloud iteration of AE. Interested? Hit the jump for more details. More »

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AetutsPlus After Effects Network RenderingIf you don’t have the latest and greatest system (and even if you do), there is a great way that you can actually speed up your renders in Adobe After Effects. If you’ve got another computer system or two hanging around collecting dust, you can put those machines to good use by setting up Network Rendering in AE. Check out the tutorial below from Aetuts+ to get the full scoop and get your renders flying: More »

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CropperCapture[9]Color correction can be a real drag, especially if a good portion of your shots are improperly exposed or color balanced poorly. Trying to correct them by eye, while not entirely impossible, is not only an incredibly tedious and time-consuming process, but it’s easily the most impractical way to go about the task of color correction. On the other hand, through learning to quickly decipher the luminance and chrominance information in your shots with a quick glance at your scopes, you can take your color correction skills to the next level. Here’s an in-depth video from Larry Jordan in which he discusses what scopes are and how to read them: More »

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Video thumbnail for vimeo video Adobe Premiere Update - nofilmschoolOne of the chief criticisms of the new Adobe CC suite is that you are constantly paying for the software, and at some point, if you decide you don’t want to pay for it anymore, you won’t have access to your work until you pay again. While Adobe has said they are looking into ways to improve the situation, one of the reasons they have said for doing this is that they are able to improve the software much more frequently. It looks like they are making good on that with the release of the first major update for Adobe Premiere Pro CC less than one month after it was released. More »

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Premiere Pro CCWhen you upgrade to the latest version of your favorite NLE, it can get pretty frustrating not being able to move as quickly or efficiently as you did before simply because you’re not as familiar with it as you might like to be. I had this experience recently while cutting together a fresh version of my cinematography reel in Premiere Pro CC, and quite frankly it made me a little angry that simple functions weren’t working as they had previously. However, I found an excellent tutorial that has everything you’ll ever need to know about the new features in Premiere. Hit the jump to watch the video: More »

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Sareesh Sudhakaran workflow software dit ingest dailies grading adobe premiere apple final cut pro fcp x blackmagic davinci resolve red cine chartYour on-set digital workflow can vary wildly depending on your camera, budget, and schedule with each variable uniquely affecting the others. But, is there a flexible, multi-purpose software package that can truly cover all the bases, and at a better price than all the rest? Wolfcrow has sought to answer this question in a recent, very detailed, post. Click through for a few more details, and to see if you agree with its findings. Could Premiere & Adobe CC have the overall best value? More »

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behance-russi-prositeI, like many out there, have my doubts about the Creative Cloud in terms of it being the singular way to gain access to Adobe software in the future. However, as I’ve been browsing around in the Creative Cloud, I’ve come across some pretty cool things, some of which are completely irrelevant to filmmaking and some of which are more relevant than ever. Perhaps the most helpful tool I’ve come across is one that came with Adobe’s partnership with the creative content network, Behance. That tool is ProSite, and it allows you to create and completely customize your own portfolio or creative company website, and the best part is that it’s completely free with an Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription. More »

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Lumetri Color EngineThere are some cool new features in Adobe’s revamped lineup of professional video applications. From the new tools in After Effects, to fantastic new noise reduction plugins in Audition, it’s safe to say that the Creative Suite has never been more powerful or easier to use. One of the new features that’s had me the most excited however, is the integration of Speedgrade’s Lumetri Deep Color Engine directly into Premiere Pro, thus making Premiere one of the most powerful NLE’s on the market in regards to color correction. Hit the jump for a couple of top-notch tutorials that will get you up to speed with the Lumetri Deep Color Engine and how you can use its magical powers to apply various types of looks directly inside of Premiere. More »

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Screen shot 2013-06-20 at 11.07.00 PMAudio post-production can be a major pain for those of us who don’t have (can’t afford) a proper audio post team. Luckily for us, high-end tools have never been easier to use or more affordable. One of my favorite tools for the past year has been Adobe’s revamped version of Audition. The ability to seamlessly roundtrip audio clips between Premiere and Audition made the choice all that much easier. Now with Adobe’s latest offering in the audio production field, Audition CC, fixing problematic audio should be as simple a process as ever. More »

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The new versions of Adobe’s creative apps are now live on Creative Cloud, including video-relevant apps like Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC, SpeedGrade CC, Audition CC, and more. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge and switched to Adobe’s new subscription-based service, they’re adding a 40% discount to entice you (which brings the $50/month subscription for the entire suite down to $30/month). Here are videos spotlighting new features for every updated video program: More »

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Adobe Creative CloudAdobe CC, the new Creative Cloud only suite that is replacing CS6, should be launching at some point tonight. But if you’re one of the many who haven’t been happy with the new approach, or you’d like to play the wait-and-see game, there might be some other options down the road, especially for those people who would like indefinite access to all of their files even if they are no longer subscribing to CC. More »

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Screen shot 2013-06-09 at 11.26.12 PMUsing a mouse to trim might be one of the most counterintuitive and time-wasting things that we as editors do on a day-to-day basis. Since that’s how many of us learned to edit — by clicking through the buttons and dragging things around in our favorite NLEs — editing with the mouse has become one of those unfortunate behaviors inherent in our processes. However, if speed and precision are something for which you strive for with your editing, the mouse is your arch nemesis. By learning a few simple keystrokes and committing them to memory, you can take your timeline trimming to another level. More »

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Dual AMD FirePro GPUs Apple New Mac ProWhile on the surface it might seem like Apple is making a huge mistake not at least offering NVIDIA on their new system, it looks look those dual AMD workstation FirePro GPUs have a few tricks up their sleeve, especially as it relates to OpenCL support on both Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 10 and Adobe’s new CC software suite. Both are major players right now in the video space, and there will be some serious hardware acceleration thanks to these processors. More »

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Video thumbnail for vimeo video Audio101 - What is a Submix - nofilmschoolJust as digital imagery can be manipulated in post with a number of approaches — combinations of which may be used to achieve pretty much the same effect — working with audio is a malleable exercise. It’s become even more malleable recently thanks to innovative sound manipulation interfaces which provide a powerful palette for painting, re-painting, and un-painting sound. That said, some tenets of the basic audio interface design haven’t changed much in decades. One such basic is the submix. Check out a great demonstration of the undiminished usefulness — and power — of ‘subs’ below. More »

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Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 11.22.25 PMIt seems as if everyone’s shooting with flat or log profiles these days. While these profiles can be a tremendous tool for maintaining dynamic range and preserving chrominance detail, the amount of post work required to make this footage look its best can be overwhelming at times, especially for those of us who are shooters first and editors/colorists second. However, bringing your flat footage to life doesn’t need to be as tedious a process as it’s sometimes made out to be (with roundtrips from After Effects and your color grading tool of choice). In fact, you can get great looking filmic shots in a jiffy just by duplicating some layers and letting Adobe’s fantastic blend modes do their thing. Here’s Creative Cow’s Andrew Devis with the details: More »

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MagmaWhen not busy transitioning people from boxed software to their subscription option, Adobe occasionally takes time out to partner with talented users to bring projects created with their tools to fruition. In that spirit, the company reached out to Barcelona’s collaborative direction, live action, and animation project Dvein, to create an impressive liquid motion art piece called Magma for the launch of the Creative Cloud. Take a look after the jump: More »