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Hot Wheels® Double Loop Dare at 2012 X Games Heats Up Video Track with Adobe Premiere Pro

A life-sized version of a Hot Wheels® orange track set defied gravity with a first-of-its-kind two-driver challenge.

By Michelle Gallina | July 01, 2012

On June 30th at the 2012 X Game Los Angeles, two drivers for Team Hot Wheels™ set a Guinness World Records® title for successfully racing through a 60-foot-tall double vertical loop at X Games Los Angeles 2012. The Team Hot Wheels™ Double Loop Dare, a life-sized version of a Hot Wheels® orange track set, defied gravity with a first-of-its-kind two-driver challenge. Read More

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105 Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Questions Answered

A long list of questions from the recent Premiere Pro CS6 for Final Cut Pro editors webinar

By Scott Simmons | June 25, 2012

Just a couple of weeks ago I was the host of another webinar presented by Moviola Filmmaking Webinars. This one was an info packed presentation called Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for Final Cut Pro Editors. It was one of the most featured packed webinars that I've done as there was so much material to cover. As usual we received tons of questions before, during and after the webinar. I've tried to take most all of them and answer the questions in the blog post that follows. If there's any corrections or updates to any of the questions please let me know. If you missed the PPro for FCP Editors webinar then the on-demand version is now available for purchase. So here we go.{C} Read More

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“Marvel’s The Avengers”: Taking the HUD to new heights

“Marvel’s The Avengers”: Taking the HUD to new heights

An interview with the HUD's Creative Director and Screen Designer

By Kathy Charneco | June 15, 2012

Stephen Lawes, creative director and co-owner of Cantina Creative, Venti Hristova, graphics and HUD supervisor, Wes Sewell, stereo supervisor, and Jayse Hansen, freelance screen designer/animator, had their work cut out for them on Marvel's The Avengers, which premiered May 4th and has already passed the $1 billion mark. The movie, directed by Joss Whedon, features Marvel's most popular superheroes: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow. For Lawes, Hristova, and Hansen, the most challenging on-screen graphics job was the creation of the heads-up displays (HUDs) in the film, used for two versions of Iron Man's suits. The team also created the on-screen graphics to fill in countless digital computer screens throughout the movie. Here, Lawes and Hansen talk about using Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium for the project. Read More

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Why I Use SpeedGrade

Why I Use SpeedGrade

by J©rôme Sabourin, CSC

By Michelle Gallina | June 14, 2012

Jerome Sabourin is an award-winning cinematographer and colorist based in Montreal. He uses Adobe SpeedGrade on all his projects, including TV shows and a feature films. In this piece, Jerome writes about his path from cinematography into color, and shares with us what he loves about SpeedGrade. Read More

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New Strategic Collaboration announced between Adobe & Cin©fondation at 2012 Cannes Film Festiva

New Strategic Collaboration announced between Adobe & Cin©fondation at 2012 Cannes Film Festiva

By Meagan Keane | May 29, 2012

Each year the Cannes Film Festival residency program, Cin©fondation, selects twelve filmmakers to participate in The R©sidence du Festival, one of two 4.5 month residencies held in the heart of Paris. During the course of the residency, participants will develop their first or second feature film script while being mentored by previous filmmakers whose films were selected by the Cannes Film Festival. Residents of the Foundation are selected based on short film submissions judged by a panel of highly esteemed filmmakers and celebrity judges. In 2012 participants were chosen from over 1,700 submissions representing 320 film schools worldwide. Read More

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My lengthy Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 review now online

My lengthy Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 review now online

Studio Daily posted the review last week after pounding the thing on a number of edits

By Scott Simmons | May 26, 2012

Last week Studio Daily published my Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 review. It’s a longie but a goodie as I tried to go into detail about what I really like and what I kinda don’t like about this brand new Premiere Pro. I had been pounding it hard on several projects before writing the review. I have had a few questions about exactly what kind of jobs I’ve been working on with it.

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David Atkins Enterprises and Digital Pulse use Adobe software for record-setting arena projection

David Atkins Enterprises and Digital Pulse use Adobe software for record-setting arena projection

Australian production studio delivers animation for the 12th Arab Games, on record-size projection space, using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

By Todd_Kopriva | May 22, 2012

In December 2011, the 12th quadrennial Arab Games took place in Doha, Qatar at Khalifa International Stadium. As part of the planning process for the Doha games, the world-renowned event production agency, David Atkins Enterprises (DAE), was commissioned to conceive and produce the opening and closing ceremonies. Following this commission, DAE contracted Australian digital design and video production specialists, Digital Pulse, to produce the animated visuals for the opening ceremony including the athletes' parade and cultural segments. Far from a conventional production canvas, the animated visuals that the Digital Pulse team were to produce for the event would have to play seamlessly across the stadium's two different playback systems: a contiguous LED system installed behind all stadium seats and an 86-projector projection system that covered a world record 12,600 cubic metres of on-field projection space. Read More

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10 Final Cut Pro things FCP editors might be missing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

These are a few of the things that I found myself searching for as I've been moving over to Premiere Pro CS6 as a FCP 7 replacement

By Scott Simmons | May 11, 2012

Adobe is making a big play for Final Cut Pro users with their CS6 release of Premiere Pro. It’s vastly improved over the Premiere Pro of old and is a lot like Final Cut Pro. There’s even a keyboard shortcut layout for Final Cut Pro users. But it is a totally different application than our old Final Cut friend and some things you’re used to in Final Cut Pro either aren’t there or just work differently. Figure out the differences and work with the changes as Premiere Pro CS6 is a great application … and as we all know Final Cut Pro 7 isn’t going to get any better.

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Adobe is coming to a city near you!

Adobe is coming to a city near you!

CS6 Production Premium Road Show

By Michelle Gallina | May 10, 2012

Join Creative Suite video experts for a free, in-depth seminar featuring the new Creative Suite 6 Production Premium. Discover the killer new features, and meet partners with complementary offerings that-when combined with CS6 Production Premium-deliver new workflows that work and flow. Here's what you'll see:•How Adobe Creative Cloud helps you break down creative barriers and revolutionizes the art of video production. •The redesigned Adobe Premiere Pro CS6-the hub of your post-production workflow. With a streamlined user interface, powerful new trimming tools, and other creative advancements, you'll see why more and more professional editors are turning to Adobe Premiere Pro.•A faster, more productive After Effects CS6 featuring new features such as Global Performance Cache and the 3D Camera Tracker that add up to what is rumored to be the biggest After Effects release in a decade.•Creative magic in imaging with new Content Aware tools and the fastest performance ever in Photoshop CS6.•New features in Adobe Story and Adobe Audition, as well as brand new tools into the video lineup: Adobe Prelude, a tool created specifically for logging and ingest, and Adobe SpeedGrade, a forward-looking approach to color grading and finishing.Get Expert TrainingDive deeper into each component of CS6 Production Premium. Learn from industry experts how you can migrate to Adobe Premiere Pro from another editor, optimize your hardware for peak performance, gain color correction tips & tricks, and more. On-site training is available at New York, Washington DC, and LA venues. Lunch will be provided to all training attendees. Register now and receive the early bird pricing of $200!Giveways and SavingsGet 15% off all CS6 Production Premium products when you sign up for training. And all attendees will be eligible to win an HPZ1 Workstation.Reserve your spot now! Read More

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Philip Bloom on why he has switched to Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium

By Michelle Gallina | May 09, 2012

Phililp Bloom has posted a new article on his website, "Why I have moved over to Adobe Premiere CS6 from Final Cut 7", following up on an interview published here, "Philip Bloom tests Adobe Premiere Pro CS6". Read More

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Adobe wows NAB 2012 attendees with Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, secures 5 prestigious awards

Adobe wows NAB 2012 attendees with Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, secures 5 prestigious awards

By Meagan Keane | May 07, 2012

The reveal of Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium was a huge success at NAB and won top awards from five of the leading industry organizations at the show. Read More

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Random notes from my first “real world” Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 edit

The new Premiere continues to impress.

By Scott Simmons | April 30, 2012

I was fortunate to get my hands on an early release of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and an edit that came up last week seemed like the perfect place to test it out. It wasn’t an overly complex edit, a 3 minute piece shot on RED with interviews and b-roll. I cut the offline and it will then go to an After Effects artist for some fancy graphics and Baselight for color grading. As I was taking notes on the new version of Premiere Pro for an upcoming review I thought it might be interesting to just publish those notes in a blog post about Premiere Pro CS6. Here they are.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: how Creative Suite Production Premium was used

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: how Creative Suite Production Premium was used

Trailblazing filmmakers turn heads with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, created using 4K post workflow using Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium software

By Michelle Gallina | April 29, 2012

For The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher reunited the post team from The Social Network: Academy Award-winning Editors Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, Light Iron Colorist Ian Vertovec, Assistant Editor Alex Olivares, Post-Production Supervisor Peter Mavromates, and Assistant Editor Tyler Nelson. The team refined the workflow from The Social Network for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, upgrading from a 2K post workflow to a 4.5K and 5K pipeline resulting in a 4K digital master. Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium, including Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro software, was instrumental in the post-production process. Read More

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Philip Bloom tests Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

Philip Bloom tests Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

By Meagan Keane | April 21, 2012

In his celebrated career as a filmmaker, Philip Bloom has worn many hats, including director of photography, editor, director, and everything in between. Over the past five years, he's become an expert on budget filmmaking, as well as a trusted resource for information on the latest gear for shooting and editing film projects. Recently, he talked with Adobe about his experience testing the latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro. Read More

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NAB 2012: NewBlueFX Titler Pro

NAB 2012: NewBlueFX Titler Pro

They call it "A Titler for the Professional Editor's Schedule."

By Scott Simmons | April 21, 2012

NewBlue, Inc. is a software developer that had a booth in the South Hall’s plug-in pavilion. They were showing their NewBlue Titler, a dedicated title creation and animation tool that resides in most all the major NLEs. It has a clean, simple interface that didn’t look like it breaks any new ground as far as design goes but that may be okay if you’ve got the need to create and animate your titles in a hurry … which many of us do.

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NAB 2012: PluralEyes 3.0 from Singular Software

Believe it or not I think tiny little PluralEyes 3.0 is the NAB 2012 product I'm most looking forward to using.

By Scott Simmons | April 20, 2012

One of my favorite products being shown at NAB 2012 is the upcoming PluralEyes 3.0 from Singular Software. Many of use have been using PluralEyes for a lot of years now in all of our NLEs but when PluralEyes 3.0 ships, probably this summer, you’ll see a totally different and cleverly redesigned application.

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How Premiere Pro CS6 was used to create new music video for Keith Urban’s “For You”

How Premiere Pro CS6 was used to create new music video for Keith Urban’s “For You”

Bandito Brothers, Sunset Edit, and Hurlbut Visuals use Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 software to make music video sing with cinematic beauty.

By Michelle Gallina | April 14, 2012

As a followup to its success with Act of Valor, the creative media collective Bandito Brothers stepped up to produce the music video for Keith Urban's powerful new song "For You", written for the Act of Valor soundtrack. Scott Waugh of Bandito Brothers directed the video, Shane Hurlbut was the director of photography, and multiple-award-winning editor Ken Mowe of Sunset Edit (who previously edited exclusively with Avid software) used Adobe Premiere Pro for the first time to edit the music video.Shot with ARRI Alexa Studio and Canon Cinema EOS C300-new formats which can be mixed on a single timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6-as well as Canon EOS 5D and 7D cameras, the project incorporates the newest digital cinematography processes. Features such as the enhanced multicam editor in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 gave the team creative freedom to tell the story in the most impactful way. The sleek, new user interface, keyboard-driven workflows, and powerful trimming features, also helped make editing more fluid and precise. For more details on these new features in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, see the Adobe website.After completing the initial edit, the Bandito Brothers team organized all the assets-VFX shots, edited footage from Urban's performance, and clips from the film-copied it all to a drive, and hand-delivered it to Mowe at Sunset for the final edit. In a departure from his traditional toolset as a music video veteran, Mowe used the beta version of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and was pleased with the flexibility and performance and said, "After three hours with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 I felt very comfortable and I would use it again."A huge congratulations to the team for an amazing video! For more details of how this project was shot and produced, see this video. Read More

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We’re revealing the upcoming Creative Suite 6 Production Premium Release

By Anita Engelman | April 12, 2012

We are so excited to show our customers ®Adobe Creative Suite® 6 Production Premium-including major updates for Adobe Premiere® Pro CS6 and Adobe After Effects® CS6- before its official release! Check out the top new CS6 Production Premium features on our CS6 Production Premium Reveal webpage. Read More

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My top 5 (or so) Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 features

There's a lot packed into the upgrade. It's not perfect but it makes a big leap forward.

By Scott Simmons | April 12, 2012

The cat is out of the bag on the Adobe CS6 Production Premium. It isn’t shipping yet but I’ve been able test out some of the CS6 products for a few weeks now. While there’s big additions and changes in the entire Creative Suite my first and main focus was to see just how Premiere Pro has changed, what new features have been added and what hasn’t been addressed as of yet. Overall, Adobe continues to make Premiere Pro a better product that will let you "edit your way". It isn’t perfect (no NLE is perfect) but it’s a lot better than 5.5 … and 5.5 was pretty good itself. Here’s my top 5 (or so) features in Premiere Pro CS6 and a couple of comments on what is still missing. Please forgive some wonkieness on PVC if you're not seeing certain images as we've been having some server issues recently that they are working to fix. A reload of the page might help.

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Adobe Tips & Flicks recordings

recordings from 22February2012 Adobe Tips & Flicks seminar in Washington, DC

By Todd Kopriva | March 29, 2012

Recently, Adobe and our partners sponsored "Adobe Tips & Flicks", a seminar in which luminaries from the video production and post-production industry shared tips about their workflows using Adobe tools.Here are links to the individual recordings for the sessions: Read More

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