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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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Final Cut Pro X Multicam Editing webinar now available on-demand

Plus a little screencast in this blog post on a topic we didn't get to cover.

By Scott Simmons | May 15, 2012

I had great fun last week presenting the Final Cut Pro X multicam editing webinar for Moviola Filmmaking Webinars. It was a lightning fast 90 minutes and we covered a lot of ground but we didn’t get through everything I wanted to cover. The On-Demand version can be purchased and I recorded an extra screencast about one topic that I didn’t get to cover in the webinar. Check it out after the jump.

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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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The HPA Tech Retreat, Technology’s Leading Edge

The HPA Tech Retreat, Technology’s Leading Edge

Want to know where things are going in our industry, here's some of what I learned.

By Terence Curren | May 10, 2012

I attended this year's Hollywood Post Alliance retreat that touted the theme "Snowflake Workflows". In this episode of "The Terence & Philip Show" we cover some of the more interesting things I learned there.Besides covering some cool new technology previews, we had a side discussion on how disruptive technologies often come out of the consumer divisions of the large conglomerates rather than their professional product division.So click below and join the conversation. Read More

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A collection of Avid Media Composer related links for my NAB Migrating to Avid class

I promised to post a bunch of helpful links for migrating editors so here they are.

By Scott Simmons | May 03, 2012

With the 2012 NAB show a thing of the past that means the Post|Production world conference is a thing of the past too. One of the classes I taught this year was Essentials of Avid Media Composer Editing for Migrating Editors . It was a great class and a full house of people moving or thinking about moving to Media Composer. I promised the class I would post a list of links and resources they might find useful when moving to Avid. Here’s that list.

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An elegant iPhone timecode calculator

UPDATE: ALL THE FREE CODES ARE GONE Panoptik has created a very good looking, easy to use timecode calculator

By Scott Simmons | May 02, 2012

Many, many years ago I wondered if we were going to get some good filmmaking apps for the iPhone. That was 4 years ago and it didn’t take long for some timecode calculators to enter the store. Now there’s a whole website devoted to iOS filmmaking tools. A timecode calculator is still one of the most useful things on an iPhone and the makers of Panoptik Timecode have offered a a few free codes for our readers to get a copy of their good ole timcode calculator app.

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Overshadowed at NAB

3 interesting products that passed under the radar

By Mark Spencer | May 01, 2012

While I was once again teaching at Post|Production World at NAB this year, with classes every day, I did manage to make it to the show floor a few times. Since the big headline products have already been well covered here on PVC, I thought I'd share with you a few choice morsels I discovered at the show this year that you may not have heard about. 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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Make your iMac matte without spending money or applying any screen protector

Video editors who use an iMac and can’t stand the glare have a free, non-invasive solution.

By Allan Tépper | April 30, 2012

For many years, those of us who prefer the Mac platform and a high-quality matte display have had to avoid Apple screens that are glossy (highly reflective) or use an invasive screen protector, which I dislike. Since several years ago, Apple began offering iMac computers exclusively with an ultra reflective screen, many have avoided the iMac in favor of either a tower (Mac Pro) or a Mac Mini. Many ProVideo Coalition readers will recall two of my 2011 articles which covered how STAFF HDTV/Alta Definición from Guatemala re-purposed its older Mac Pro tower for its DaVinci Resolve grading suite, and then found better performance in the editing room with a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac Mini together with a Pegasus disk array. At that time, they chose the Mac Mini over the iMac since they wanted matte monitors (not glossy). I have just become aware of a free, simple, non-invasive, and easily reversible approach to making an iMac become much more matte without using any screen protector.

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Shane Ross Reports from NAB on Post Production

Editor Shane Ross launches his standup career at NAB 2012

By Matthew Jeppsen | April 26, 2012

While we were bringing NAB to you with our extensive video coverage of the expo, editor Shane Ross was shooting interviews of his own with a focus on editing and post. His special report from NAB is engaging, informative...and funny. And he's wearing a Della Luce shirt! Watch below. Read More

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NAB 2012: Apple and Final Cut Pro X

Apple has meeting offsite but their products had a huge presence on the show floor.

By Scott Simmons | April 25, 2012

Apple didn’t have a booth at the 2012 NAB show, and no one expected them to. Even though no one was surprised they weren’t there a lot of folks commented that they thought it would’ve been more appropriate than ever given that Apple now has a shipping version of Final Cut Pro X. But Apple’s presence was felt all over the show floor with tons of Apple products on display. They were even having on the record meetings off the show floor and I was lucky enough to be invited to one of them.

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NAB 2012: Promise Technology’s portable Thunderbolt J4 and J2

Thunderbolt is beginning to live up to it's promise of small, fast and portable storage. Affordable remains to be seen.

By Scott Simmons | April 21, 2012

Promise Technology has become a major player in the relatively new Thunderbolt storage market and their Pegasus RAIDs were all over the NAB show floor. If you’ve never seen a Pegasus RAID, they’re big, fast, multi-drive units, just like a professional desktop RAID should be. Promise Technology also introduced two new small drive enclosures that will them continue to be leaders in all things Thunderbolt.

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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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NAB 2012: Technicolor CineLights from the GoPro booth

A simple, affordable color correction application for the GoPro crowd might be useful in other circles as well

By Scott Simmons | April 20, 2012

I wandered into GoPro’s rather large booth on Thursday morning as they had both a Porsche 911 and Ford GT40 on display with a ton of GoPros attached. An announcement late in the NAB week was that an update to the tiny GoPro cameras would finally give them 24 frames per second capability. It was also a surprise that none other than Technicolor was going to supply a flat cinema-style picture profile for a bit more dynamic range in your GoPro footage as a part of that firmware update. I was even more surprised to see Technicolor demoing a new color correction application called CineLights in the GoPro booth as well.

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At NAB 2012: Jordan, Okada & T©pper join Laporte and Lindsay on MacBreak Weekly

Larry Jordan, Daryn Okada, and Allan T©pper join Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay on MacBreak Weekly

By Allan Tépper | April 19, 2012

At NAB 2012, I was honored to be invited by Leo Laporte to participate together with Larry Jordan, Daryn Okada and Alex Lindsay on MacBreak Weekly. This episode 295 was streamed live from the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday, April 17 2012 and is now available for immediate streaming or download. We discuss many of the new developments at NAB 2012, in general and with respect to the Mac. Alex Lindsay even comments about the potency of the coffee he allegedly consumed during his yet unconfirmed trip to the 24th century during the creation of a yet unannounced feature, as covered in a recent article here in ProVideo Coalition magazine. This episode of MacBreak Weekly has a duration of 1:41, calculated especially for fans of palindromes.

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Top Ten Trends of NAB 2012

Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad NAB 2012 - here's why

By Mike Curtis | April 18, 2012

Lots of change this year - not just new products, but new KINDS of new products from companies we didn't expect them from. Here's some new tech, trends, and an attention seeking Top Ten List of my take on the show so far. Read More

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In-Depth Overview of New AJA Products at NAB 2012

In-Depth Overview of New AJA Products at NAB 2012

Richard Harrington interviews Bryce Button about exciting new products from AJA

By Richard Harrington | April 17, 2012

ProVideo Coalition - AJA Video Systems from RHED Pixel on Vimeo.

Learn what new products were announced from AJA at NAB 2012. Read More

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NAB 2012:  Art Lebedev Optimus Popularus Keyboard

Not only is the Maximus keyboard *not* vaporware...it has spawned a Version 2.

By Bruce A Johnson | April 17, 2012

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Autodesk Smoke 2013: it really changed for the better

Autodesk Smoke 2013: it really changed for the better

And at a new lower price of $3,495 it'll find its way into a lot more edit suites

By Scott Simmons | April 16, 2012

Autodesk has been saying for quite a few weeks now that Smoke is changing and they were right. What was previously a very high-end, very expensive, somewhat inaccessible piece of post-production software is now a very high-end, much more affordable (though still expensive for many) and more approachable piece of post-production software. The biggest news of all is that Smoke for Mac has gone from $15,000 down to $3,495. The second bit of news is that it should be a lot easier for editors to use.

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