Premiere Pro News Notes #01
Crop, masking, conforming, multi-cam, audio sync, keyframing, + more
By Rich Young | May 03, 2013
This is the beginning of a series of as-they-come notes on news of assorted Premiere Pro tutorials, tips, and related tools.
As a reminder before go/AdobeNext next week, Richard Harrington has a Premiere Pro Technology Preview at Lynda.com and Josh Weiss has a similar number of tutorials for free at reTooled. For more on the new versions of Creative Suite, see CS Next Sneak Peeks, and stuff on Adobe TV like Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Editing Finesse.
In Film Impact and Creative Impatience Review, K (@NLE_Ninja) Premiere Pro’s native transitions are lacking and that native masking and compositing tools in FCP puts Premiere Pro to shame. That may be true, but 3rd-party plug-ins now put a damper on realtime CUDA renders that some users now rely on. Expected changes to the Premiere SDK should allow 3rd parties to join the CUDA fun, so things may change soon. In the meantime, check out Kes' review of transtions and free masking plug-ins.
If you want to see how the other percentage lives, FCP.co has A quick roundup of April's best free Final Cut Pro X tutorials. Here's an example on noise reduction, and another from Chris Fenwick showing masking strength that Premiere does not have:
Premiere Pro New Features – The Crop Tool Now with Feathering! from reTooled, who has added to his many demos of new features in CS Next:
Here's a sample of a new course with Chad Perkins, Getting Started with SpeedGrade CS6:
"Anyone who works in a facility that works with an offline and online process probably knows that the online, or conform, process has typically been handled by the big guys. Smoke, Flame, Pablo, you know, the expensive ones. The main reason for this is trying to relink an offline edit to your trimmed color correct files has always been a nightmare."
Premiere Pro tutorial: Merging and syncing clips with audio sync and Organizing Multi-Camera Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro are both by Richard Harrington.
Bartlomiej Walczak has had Creative Impatience for Adobe Anywhere, but after details learned at NAB extends his hopes to the future in Adobe Anywhere – Currently An Enterprise Solution Only:
"In the end, the message is pretty clear: right now Adobe Anywhere is aimed at the enterprise players like CNN and large post houses who can afford the necessary equipment or perhaps can fit it into an already existing hardware structure. Certainly, the benefits are great, but the little folk can only hope that at some point these solutions will trickle down."
And a few weeks ago, Fallen Empire noted that Premiere Pro Next Introduces Avid DNxHD Preview and Smart Rendering.
Andrew Devis wrote up some Keyframe Tips and Tricks in Premiere Pro for Premium Beat; while you're there, check out the other recent articles on Premiere.
For more check out Adobe Premiere Pro Help on Adding, navigating, and setting keyframes, and a Devis video, Understanding Transform Effects in Premiere Pro: Part 2. Here's Maxim Jago with Keyframing Made Simple:
Please note that this roundup is for quick review and comparison. There is almost always vital information from the originating authors at the links provided -- and often free presets, plug-ins, or stock footage too.
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