Now you can review Video Projects online with your customers and colleagues even if they don't have any video editing tools or knowhow. Adobe CS Review has now been integrated into Adobe Premiere CS5 allowing you to do review and commenting online of your various video projects. So now in addition to reviewing your Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign projects your clients can review and provide feedback on your videos too. Check out my demo here:
Find out more about CS Review here.
Adobe's Worldwide Video Evangelist Jason Levine is back to give us his multi-part video series on Getting Started with DSLR video for Photographers. Jason gives photographers a step-by-step tutorial on how to get going with video without being a video editing guru.
My buddies over at NAPP are headed to the Big Apple (NYC) next Friday, June 25th for The Photoshop CS5 Summit. Sadly I will not be there because I'll be in Nice, France presenting at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Somehow I'll suffer though it 😉 Nonetheless, you should check out the Photoshop Guys at this FREE event! Find out all the details here.
My Top 5 Favorite Features of the NEW Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium
Although I'm the Adobe Worldwide Creative Suite Design Evangelist and my main passion is for Photography, that doesn't mean that I don't have other interests. Actually my second passion is for digital video. I'm thrilled with all the new capabilities in the New Production Premium Suite and I thought I'd share with you my Top 5 Favorites. Check them out here:
Do you want MORE Videos on CS5? Of course you do. Check out the NEW Adobe Evangelist TV channel on YouTube. There's lot's of CS5 goodness there including more videos on Digital Video and some HTML 5 goodness. Also if you want to download any of my CS videos and take them with you, head over to my Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast.
In this brief video, Adobe's Worldwide Video/Audio Evangelist Jason Levine will show you the incredible power and ease of NATIVELY editing DSLR footage in Premiere Pro CS5.
That's right. Straight from the camera to the timeline. No transcoding; no proxies. Import your videos through Adobe Bridge/Photo Downloader, or pull content directly off your CF/XD/SD/Express/PCMCIA card from a card reader. Full frame-size, mixed frame rates, all living together, harmoniously, in the Premiere Pro CS5 timeline. And what makes it all possible? The incredible new 64-bit Mercury Playback Engine. Oh, and Premiere Pro CS5 is a native 64-bit app as well now. 😉
Camera used: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon EFS 18-135mm, 3.5; Tamron AF28-200mm, 3.8
Machine(s): MacBookPro COREi7; 8GB RAM, Snow Leopard; HP8730w Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, Windows7
Download a FREE Fully Functional 30 Day Trial of Premiere Pro CS5 here.
Now that Adobe has taken the wraps off of Creative Suite 5, there are lots of questions on the minds of our customers. So we thought it would be bennificial and fun to address your questions LIVE via Adobe Connect. Not only will Adobe's Worldwide Creative Suite Evangelists (Greg Rewis – the web guy, Jason Levine – the video/audio guy and myself) be on hand to field your questions, but we'll also show Creative Suite 5 tips and tricks for our Design, Web and Video suites.
Details to Participate
This special Q&A session will take place Thursday, April 22th @ 11 AM PDT (2 PM EDT (GMT-4). and it will take place via Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro. Here’s the URL: http://my.adobe.acrobat.com/askcspro
Sign on as a GUEST with your real name. While there is no pre-registration required, this session will be limited to 100 attendees. So it’s first come, first served. I advise you to log in 15 minutes before the 11 AM start time as we plan to start on time.
Speaking of Tips
Here's a video to tide you over until Thursday 🙂
Also be sure to check out Adobe's Sr. Creative Director Russell Brown's Latest CS5 Videos here. More videos at Creative Suite Video Podcast and Adobe TV.
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I have been doing still photography and motion video/graphics for years now. Although I feel pretty comfortable making hardware selections when it comes to DSLRs and HD Cameras, I know very little about Audio equipment. I know the importance of good audio. As a matter of fact (rule) you can't have good video without good audio. People are forgiving when it comes to marginal video quality, but if the audio quality is bad people will stop watching. Since it was time for me to invest in a decent wireless mic system for doing video work, I turned to my buddy Bruce Mandel of Mandel Video for some recommendations. After I got the links that he sent me I quickly learned that you can spend a little or a lot for audio equipment just like you can for camera gear. I already had a low end $100 system that I wasn't really happy with. I also knew that I didn't want to spend a ton of money either. So I guess I was looking for something in the middle of the range. After looking at my options, I decided to go with Sennheiser Evolution G2 100 Wireless System. I knew that basically I was buying the older model since the Evolution G3 was out. However, since the G2 was going for about $300 less, I went for it.
Getting Started with the Sennheiser Evolution G2 100 Series
When the box arrived, I was able to get it setup without ever touching the instruction manual. Again, I'm not an audio expert, but it was pretty easy to figure out the setup for the transmitter and receiver. I put the supplied camera mount on the receiver, put the batteries in both units and attached the supplied lavalier mic. After turning on both units I could see the level indicator moving on the receiver indicating that it was picking up sound from the mic. Cool! Next I plugged the mic into my Sony VX2000 DV camera and recorded a short clip. I walked around and spoke at different levels to see what the sound quality would be like. I was pleasantly surprised by the pickup that it had from the mic being located relatively center of my chest.
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