Archive for June, 2008

Another Adobe E-Seminar – Ultra and Podcasting

Posted in Upcoming Connects on June 30, 2008 by evanbutson

Hi all,

Short note to let you know this Fridays Connect session will be covering keying with Adobe Ultra and also a little about Video Podcasting, so as always, would love to see you there, seeing as its free and all πŸ™‚

Just head over to this link to register


Adobe Online Creative Festival

Posted in Upcoming Events on June 23, 2008 by evanbutson

Just a short note to let you know about the Adobe Online Creative Festival, basically it is a 1 day event but its online, all the Connect Session Speakers you know and love as well as a ton of other stuff, there are 5 minute tips and tricks etc. Totally free, so go and register now πŸ™‚


Decklink Panasonic P2 and XDCAM EX

Posted in Technology on June 18, 2008 by evanbutson

So as you al know Premiere Pro CS3 added Panasonic P2 support a while ago and then just recently they added XDCAM EX support, which is great, however, as it is just Premiere support, for those of us who actually need to monitor the files on a reference monitor we are out of luck, unless we buy a Matrox AXIO right? Well, just by accident, I was working on some new P2 greenscreen footage that we just shot, and for shits and giggles, I started loading the footage into different BlackMagic presets, and what do you know, not only do the clips playback in RT, they are listed as realtime (ie no rd bar) on a Decklink. So for those of you with MultiBridges and Decklinks, you can now edit a dmonitor P2 with abandon, but it gets better, I then loaded some XDCAM EX 1080P footage into a BlackMagic timeline and it is listed as unrendered, but it seems toΒ  playback in RT fine, in all its 1080p goodness. Seeing as this is not listed in the Black Magics features just thought you migh tlike to know.

Adobe E-Seminar – Premiere in a Networked Environment

Posted in Connect Recordings on June 13, 2008 by evanbutson


Here is the link to the latest Connect Session – Using Premiere in a Networked Environment

Used a new mic today, would love some feedback, can you notice the difference.



AVCHD Files in Premiere

Posted in Technology on June 13, 2008 by evanbutson

So, for all of those people who keep on asking me what is the best way to edit HD files from the new cameras that record as AVCHD files, I have some good news there is a nifty little program out there called VoltaicHD that will convert AVCHD files into a format that Premiere can edit. So Until Premiere supports AVCHD natively this is your best bet, and its cheap πŸ™‚