Archive for December, 2007

New Video Podcast

Posted in Misc on December 14, 2007 by evanbutson

Hi all, I have been meaning for some time to put together a small video podcast as a proof of concept, making use of Adobe CS3 tools to create a high quality video show using out of the box tools and minimal hardware. So after doing a little R&D I am just about ready to go live. Basically it will be a short 5 min or so video once a week, covering, tips and tricks, hardware and software and general post production stuff. So if there is anything in particular you would like to see covered, please leave a comment or shoot me a mail and I can add it to my list of spots. I am looking at having the first one up beginning of Jan, I will keep you posted as the time comes near.


Adobe E-Seminar – File Formats and CODECs

Posted in Connect Recordings on December 14, 2007 by evanbutson

For those who missed the live session or just want to watch it again to hear more of me waffling ;) Here is the link to the recorded session.

 Adobe E-Seminar РFile Formats and CODECs

File Formats and CODECs – E-Seminar – Last one for the year!

Posted in Upcoming Connects on December 13, 2007 by evanbutson

Just a short note to remind everyone that this Friday I will be doing an E-Seminar on File Formats and CODECs, going through the different formats and their positives and negatives . There is still time to register, its totally free. Just go to Adobe E-Seminars and click on the one you want to register for. As always I look forward to you throwing interesting questions at me etc.

Decklink MultiBridge

Posted in Technology on December 5, 2007 by evanbutson

So I finally caved, I was having a few issues with my monitor out plugin with Premiere and so I went ahead and ordered a MultiBridge Pro. After spending a good day moving things around in my rack I got the MultiBridge installed and running with Premiere and let me say, so far it is the easiest and simplest install and setup I have ever done for a non-linear card.¬† Basically the MultiBridge gives you every in and out from VHS through component to HD SDI and even HDMI. In Premiere you can edit in SD, HD all the way up to 2K. And let me tell you, I downloaded a few of the test clips from the RED One camera and ran them through the MultiBridge, boy that’s a nice picture. So far had no major hassles, did get a weird one where all the HD outputs were flickering, restarting, and even re-installing the software didn’t fix it, turns out all I had to do is pull the power to the MultiBridge and that reset everything, that and the small fact that when using other sound devices other than the MultiBridge there is a slight sync problem on playback, I am guessing it is between one and two frames, which considering the amount of sync problems people have with Plasmas in their suites is not too bad. Its fine on output, as then I would switch over to the MultiBridge to lay out to tape (on those odd occasions when I still do use the SP). So for any Premiere or After Effects users who are looking for a VERY high quality monitoring and output device I cant recommend the MultiBridge highly enough. Easily the best picture I have seen out of a Premiere suite short of the Matrox Axio.