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CS 5.5 Announced.  Questions...

Apr 12, 2011 2:48 PM

Adobe CS5.5 Suite Announced.

 

Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium

 

After Effects CS5.5

 

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New Subscription model sounds interesting. Some really nice v.5 enhancements. 3D Stabilizer looks to be worth the upgrade cost alone.

 

Is the new Camera Lens Blur multi-processor aware? (Using Lens Blur in CS5 turns off multiprocessing for the entire comp)


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    Apr 11, 2011 2:47 AM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    Is the new Camera Lens Blur multi-processor aware?

     

    Yes.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Apr 11, 2011 5:51 AM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    A summary of new features in the After Effects upgrade:

     

    • Warp Stabilizer

    • Camera Lens Blur

    • Source timecode support

    • Stereoscopic 3D workflow improvements

    • Light falloff

    • RAW digital cinema workflow improvements

    • Expanded color LUT support

    • Save As After Effects CS5

    • XDCAM EX export

    • Productivity gains:

      more efficient rendering with improved disk caching, review of recent searches, and new sorting options in the Project panel.

     

     

    Short summary of US pricing for CS5.5 Products.

     

    Upgrade After Effects from US$179.

    Upgrade Production Premium Suite from US$399.

    Upgrade Master Collection from US$549.

     

    Please see the Adobe website for more detailed local pricing.

     
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    Apr 11, 2011 9:22 AM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    How does Camera Lens Blur interact with the AE Camera DOF?

     

    They are the same just applied in different contexts.

    Also, are these formerly non-MP filters now MP aware?

    • Auto Color

    • Auto Contrast

    • Auto Levels

    • Cartoon

    • Particle Playground

    • Shadow/Highlight

     

    How would they? This hasn't anything to do with "MP aware". You are mixing up things here. These are temporal effects depending on linear progressions. No different than Cinema 4D needing to run particle systems linearly....

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Apr 12, 2011 10:49 AM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    Chris Meyer ahs several clips to explain the new stuff, and there's lots of it.

     

    http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/cmg_keyframes/story/after_effec ts_cs5.5/

     

    bogiesan

     
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    Apr 12, 2011 3:05 PM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    Navarro Parker wrote:

     

    How does Camera Lens Blur interact with the AE Camera DOF? 

    Camera Lens Blur is based on AE Camera DOF. It is basically the Lens Blur effect applied on your camera, with more options, and faster.

     
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    Apr 12, 2011 4:32 PM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    The subscription plan sounds interesting, but makes no sense to existing CS5 customers...

     

    upgrade to CS5.5 from CS5 - $399

    Purchase production premium CS5.5 - $85 a month -> $1,020

    Makes no sense at all. I would have expected an incentive or loyalty discount to existing CS5 users who wish to transition to the subscription plan.

     
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:36 PM   in reply to scarolan_CS4

    Details of what's new and changed are here.

     

    If you read that and the pages that it links to, I think that your questions will be answered. But, to answer one specifically: Camera Lens Blur doesn't kill Render Multiple Frames Simultaneoulsy multiprocessing as Lens Blur did.

     
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    Apr 13, 2011 3:17 PM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    Thanks Todd.  Some GREAT timesavers in there, including some of my favourites:

     

    • Added Pre-compose menu command to a layer’s context menu.

    Simple, but something I've craved for years

     

    • New camera commands for automating common tasks: Create Orbit Null, Link Focus Distance To Point Of Interest, Link Focus Distance To Layer, Set Focus Distance To Layer

    Brilliant!  This will be a huge timesaver.

     

    • You can now use expressions to link together properties that aren’t represented with simple numbers or strings (sometimes referred to as “arbitrary data” or “custom data” properties). An example of such a property is the Curves property of the Curves effect.

    Great news.

     

    Color Finesse no longer requires a separate serial number, but you should enter a name and organization in the registration dialog box, or else the plug-in will run in trial mode

    Thank goodness! Always bugged me.

     
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    Apr 13, 2011 4:24 PM   in reply to Mylenium

    Yes, I know that time contextual effects would have a difficult time being multiprocessed (but not impossible). But, respectfully, I think you may not understand the question. From previous exchanges with Todd, if you use any of these effects *anywhere* in a comp, MP is turned off for the entire comp.

     

    This is according to the Adobe Help:

     

    If a composition uses any of the following effects, the composition will not be rendered with the Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously multiprocessing feature:

    • Auto Color

    • Auto Contrast

    • Auto Levels

    • Cartoon

    • Lens Blur

    • Particle Playground

    • Shadow/Highlight

    Note: Some third-party effects—such as CC Time Blend and RE:Vision Effects Video Gogh—are also incompatible with the Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously multiprocessing feature.
    So AE 5.5 looks really solid. It'll work great with FCPX

     
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    May 2, 2011 8:26 AM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    > If Keylight is now offered as a trial, how much is it to purchase?

     

    You're confused.

     

    Keylight is in the trial version of After Effects CS5.5. It is also in the full version of After Effects CS5.5.

     
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    May 2, 2011 12:32 PM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    Todd

    Is CS 5.5 being released today?  I haevn't seen anything on the site to that effect.

    Cheers,

    Michael

     
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    May 2, 2011 12:45 PM   in reply to mikeklar

    No, CS5.5 is not being release today.

     

    Soon.

     

    Links for pre-ordering and being notified of the release are here:

    http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2011/04/improved-trial-version-for- after-effects-cs5-5.html

     
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    May 2, 2011 5:05 PM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    Soon?  No date

    Are you able to tell if it is days or weeks away?

     
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    May 2, 2011 6:49 PM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    Is this the end of the road for free updates for CS5?

     
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    May 2, 2011 11:56 PM   in reply to A. Cobb

    > Is this the end of the road for free updates for CS5?

     

     

    We tend to issue fixes as needed. Note that the After Effects CS4 (9.0.3) update came out long after After Effects CS5 was released.

     
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    May 2, 2011 11:59 PM   in reply to mikeklar

    >  Soon?  No date

    Are you able to tell if it is days or weeks away?

     

     

    Now that it's Tuesday, I can give a more satisfactory answer:

     

    It's available now.

     

    Order CS5.5 Production Premium now.

     

    or

     

    Order After Effects CS5.5 now.

     
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    May 4, 2011 10:26 PM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    I already own CS5 Production Premium, if I upgrade After Effects to CS5.5 but not Premiere Pro would they still be compatible via Dynamic Link?

     
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    May 5, 2011 3:38 AM   in reply to mattroe

    > I already own CS5 Production Premium, if I upgrade After Effects to CS5.5 but not Premiere Pro would they still be compatible via Dynamic Link?

     

     

    If you already have a suite, then you upgrade the entire suite.

     

    Dynamic Link only works between applications in the same suite.

     
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    May 17, 2011 11:43 AM   in reply to Navarro Parker

    Wow, Adobe is charging for CS5.5. What about all the issues with 5? Are those fixed in 5.5 and I have to buy this upgrade to get the fixes? This is rediculous when we have at least 20 copies of CS5 in our group alone. I think I might have to look for a new solution for our team because this is getting out of control.

     
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