Archive for Creative Suite

New Site, New Blog, New Home

Posted in Connect Recordings, DSLR Video, Technology, Upcoming Connects with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2010 by evanbutson

So, after much back and forthing I decided to move my blog and website to a new home. The fine folks at SquareSpace do a wonderful job of making this as easy as possible.

What this means is not much, this blog will not be receiving any more posts, there is a new link to the blog http://www.tdepost.com/blog/

There is a new RSS link http://www.tdepost.com/blog/atom.xml

All the exisiting blog posts/comments etc have been moved over so nothing has ‘gone away’

However with the new site I will be putting up a lot more of my own tutorial videos alongside the Adobe Connect Sessions I do.

Also, keep your eye on my blog as very soon there will be a BIG announcement that I think will be a GAME CHANGER!

So in the meantime, remember, update those RSS aggregators with the new address and keep reading 🙂

Latest Adobe Connect Session – Tapeless Workflows with CS4

Posted in Connect Recordings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2010 by evanbutson

Here is the link to my latest Adobe Connect Session – Tapeless Workflows in CS4. Looking at working with P2, XDCAM, RED, AVCHD and HDV footage natively in Premiere Pro CS4 as well as dynamic linking.

http://pacific.adobe.acrobat.com/p68832630/

Adobe E – Seminar

Posted in Upcoming Connects with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2009 by evanbutson

So have my final eSeminar for the year this Friday. We will be covering working with footage from the RED Digital Cinema System.

Learn how you can hire a RED camera for less than most pro video cameras a day, and shoot up to 4K feature film quality and then edit that footage natively in Premiere Pro CS4, grade in After Effects and then produce a BluRay DVD of the project, all native, all realtime. Its pretty cool stuff actually.

As always the sessions are free, just need to register here, we will be live as 12:00 Melburne time this Friday.

Adobe eSeminar – Premiere CS4 for beginners

Posted in Connect Recordings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2009 by evanbutson

Here is the link to the Connect Session I filled in for Premiere CS4 for beginners.

A very quick runthrough on some of the features that people new to Premiere may not be aware of.

Adobe eSeminar – Premiere CS4 for beginners

Posted in Upcoming Connects with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2009 by evanbutson

Hi guys, I will be covering for one of the other Adobe Ambassadors with Thursday at 4pm for his Connect – Premiere CS4 for beginners. We will be going through the basics of Prem, how to get media in, edit it and export for YouTube, iPod and FLASH.

As always these sessions are free, you just need to register here

http://www.adobeeseminars.com.au/events/seminars/482253e888a23

Adobe Connect Session – Encoding to multiple formats

Posted in Connect Recordings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by evanbutson

Here’s the link to my latest Connect Session – Using CS4 to encode to multiple formats such as H.264, FLASH and BluRay
http://pacific.adobe.acrobat.com/p61913948/
Cheers

Adobe Connect e-Seminar – Using CS4 with Final Cut Pro and Media Composer

Posted in Upcoming Connects with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2009 by evanbutson

Its been a while but I have another Adobe e-Seminar coming up this Friday, this one is on using Adobe Creative Suite 4 with Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer

FEATURING FCP & AVID
– Importing Final Cut Pro Projects into Adobe Premiere, using Dynamic Link with AE for finishing.
– Importing AVID Projects into Adobe Premiere, using Dynamic Link with AE for finishing.

As always, these Connect Sessions are free, and are on a 12:00pm Friday (Australian Time), to register just go to

http://www.adobeeseminars.com.au/events/register/18147260

Hope to see you there.

How to edit Nikon D300s Videos in Realtime in Premiere Pro CS4

Posted in DSLR Video, Misc, Technology with tags , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2009 by evanbutson

OK, so I have had a few questions from people about how I was able to edit the files straight out of a Nikon D300s in realtime without any conversion. When I first got the D300s I just tried popping the files into my Premiere Pro 4.1 timeline to see what would happen, and lo and behold it worked. As it turns out the story is not that simple, after a bit more testing it seems that a stock install of Premiere Pro 4.1 on Mac or PC wont play the files natively. If however you have a BlackMagic product such as an Intensity or in my case a MultiBridge Pro however, the situation changes.

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You see one of the features of the BlackMagic line is you can capture and edit SD and HD video using the MJPEG CODEC, which it appears is quite capable of reading the MJPEG files from the Nikon D300s. This also means you get realtime monitoring of your lovely 720p 24 fps footage out through HDMI or Component to a LCD or Plasma. But what if you don’t have a MultiBridge or Intensity? Well you could go out and buy one, and to be honest considering the cost of an Intensity Pro why wouldn’t you. But, if you spent all your money on Redrock attachments like me there is a solution.

Simply go to the Blackmagic Website and download the drivers for one of their products, I would suggest the MultiBridge drivers (simply because they were the ones I tried first for this little test). And run the installer, answer yes to everything and reboot. Now you don’t have the hardware so you wont get any of the RT or monitoring but what you will get on the PC is a new series of presets (we will get to the Mac situation in a moment) under the BlackMagic Design Folder, choose HD 720, VariCam Motion JPEG, 24p. This will give you a sequence that is at the right frame rate and frame size and smooth playback and rendering of your Nikon footage.

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Now under the Mac the situation is a little different, as there are still no CS4 drivers for the Decklink range of products, this wont work. However, if you wait just a little longer, there is the possibility that maybe, just maybe, some goodness might come your way 😉

Adobe E Seminar – Cutting a TVC

Posted in Connect Recordings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2009 by evanbutson

Here is the link to the latest Connect E Seminar – Cutting a TVC, please to enjoy 🙂

http://pacific.adobe.acrobat.com/p29794217/

Also, follow me now on Twitter at twitter.com/tdepost

Cheers

Evan

Adobe e Seminar – Editing for the Web

Posted in Connect Recordings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by evanbutson

Here’s the link to my latest Connect Session, editing for the web.

http://pacific.adobe.acrobat.com/p86263267/