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Whats new in Adobe CS6 Production Premium? Im glad you asked!

Apr 11, 2012 9:39 PM

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    Apr 17, 2012 4:03 AM   in reply to Islanders66

    Ok, I don't see the problem with my original post. I thought it was  obvious that Premier was well behind both FCP 7 and Avid when it came to applying transistions?

     

    If you feel that PR CS6 is well behind FCP7 and Avid, why consider upgrading? Only for Speedgrade? Well, that is your choice. But it makes not much sense to me if you feel that way.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:29 AM   in reply to Harm Millaard

    "If you feel that PR CS6 is well behind FCP7 and Avid, why consider upgrading? Only for Speedgrade? Well, that is your choice. But it makes not much sense to me if you feel that way."  Because I've invested in PrPro and would rather make a simple suggestion for it to be improved rather than purchase new software. I mean why bother suggesting that an individual should or shouldn't upgrade? I purchased the software with the intentions of keeping it upgraded. That's why I don't want more than one NLE for example because then I would need to keep that upgraded as well. Furthermore, it was after I purchased the software that Adobe accelerated their upgrade cycle. So what's the big deal if someone is concerned about the expense of upgrading? I don't think that would be good planning or a wise investment to purchase professional software and not keep it upgraded, especially given Adobe's whemsical policy that changes every several months.   But yes at least with this upgrade we are getting a professional color grading program. I might also hope for scopes in the AE but don't want to keep complaining too much.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:51 AM   in reply to Islanders66

    Custom transitions would be very nice indeed. Many (or most) 3rd party transitions have built-in custom preset capabilities, but the stock PPro transitions can't be loaded up as a preset. So I agree that would be a good feature. I'd also add that it's not necessarily a feature that I personally would use very often since most of the stock transitions that I use are not really customizable anyway (dissolve, dip to white/black). That's about 99% of the time. When I do use more customizable transitions, it's usually a 3rd party one from NewBlueFX and PPro doesn't directly access the settings that NewBlue puts in there (it just reads the data) so using a custom transition preset wouldn't work there, either, unless NewBlue decides to change the way they write their transitions.

     

    There have been many requests on these boards for transition presets over the years but I have no idea how many people have actually filed a feature request. I personally have not because, as I mentioned, it's not really something I'd even use very often.

     

    I'd also debate on whether or not it is obvious that PPro is "well behind" FCP7 and Avid (assumping Media Composer) when it comes to anything. All of the 3 major NLEs from Apple, Avid and Adobe have their big strengths that make the others seem useless (Avid has great media management and interoperability with multiple edit installations, Apple has....Color? and Adobe has native support and GPU leveraging....these are just quick examples). None of them is perfect by any stretch. If that were true, you'd not have heard anyone complaining the last few years when FCP7 didn't get any updates (and then the uproar over FCPX of course). If Media Composer was so amazing and perfect, then there will never be a Media Composer 7 released. Ever. Again, they all have strengths and weaknesses, most of which are documented by the users of course.

     

    Regarding upgrade costs, I think the point that was being made was that as Premiere Pro is a professional editing tool, there is an assumption that it is being used for professional editing work, which generally is dozens of projects each year, each paying out hundreds of dollars a pop. Obviously everyone has different rates of pay and frequency of gigs, but I think it would be safe to assume that the average professional editor is paying for each upgrade within one or two projects, and still leveraging the application for an additiona 1-2 years of product cycle. Point is, I make a lot of money using Premiere Pro, and I am not even in the high-end gigs myself. If Adobe hadn't accelerated it's release cycle, then they'd pay the price. The cycles for technology and software are very rapid now compared to what it was a few years ago, so releasing a new update only every 2-3 years is a guaranteed route to failure in this industry. Adobe is only doing what they MUST do to survive, compete and win in their business. As a result, we benefit by having access to some of the most up-to-date tools available to our profession.

     

    I do agree with you that it seems that Adobe's "policy" has changed more than 2 or 3 times in the last 2 years, but the route that they've settled on is going to be the way of business going forward, or until it proves unprofitable (that is, software as a service, via the Creative Cloud). Individual perpetual licensing will persist as long as necessary, but only time and subscription rates will tell how long that ends up being. But that's the horse they are hitched to for now.

     

    I did not upgrade to CS5.5 because there was really only one feature that would have improved upon my workflow in CS5 and it was the Adobe Media Encoder drag-and-drop capability. Still, I've always upgraded to the newest full-integer releases going back to 6.0 (2001 or so?) and that will be true again with CS6, although possibly this time via the Creative Cloud. For you, if there is one must-have feature in CS6 and it DOES justify the additional upgrade expense, and you think it'll pay for itself in spite of whatever features DIDN'T make it into this version, then you ought to upgrade. Again, no software is perfect, and never will be. I think Adobe has come really close, however, with CS5 and CS6 should be another good step.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 6:32 AM   in reply to Christian Jolly

    Thank you for the informative post. While, I probably have the least experience than anyone else in this thread, I am working hard trying to get to the next level. I'm also having to weigh out what to invest in to make a go of being a profesional which might include upgrading camera gear, etc, or not and just going for editing. That also might the trend of the industry, where individuals do more for less money and editing is just one hat you have to wear. I tend to agree with all of your points but did want to point out that I only claimed that FCP 7 and Avid were ahead in the abilty to apply transitions. In no way did I imply that as a whole PrPro or Adobe was inferior to any other NLE. This is the software I purchased because I thought it was better than Apple and Avid. Keep in mind also that I started last summer on FCP 7 at our local tech college and transfered what I learned to PrPro. I'm also learning Color which I transfer to ColorFinese, AE. The collge was set up on Macs so even half way through the semester Soundtrack Pro no longer works because it's not supported anymore and we have to switch over to Audition. To be honest, I learned how to change the default transiiton duration in PrPro but then couldn't find it again in the menu. Really not hard but it all kind of adds up. What I would like is to save 3 or 4 transtions such as cross disolves each with a different duration, and simply apply one to each cut as I work in the timeline. However, the title tool is much better than FCP 7, etc. I like that because everything is in one place, so no need to find some obscure preference setting in the menu. FCP can be bad about that as well and it can be a challege to learn all these at one time.

     

    I don't want to see Abobe fall behind with not upgrading their software. I also respect that editors who are making a profit want to see more frequent upgrades, but as you indicted they are also concerned with the value of the increased performance. Also if you wait to upgrade it will cost more. I think the issue I raised is also valid because Abobe also needs to be a good option for individuals like myself who are just getting started. And I don't think the solution is simply not to upgrade. The start up cost has to be factored in for these cusomers as well.

     

    At least for me Speed Grade will go a long way to the upgrade cost. I was looking at other CC software and this will the best option for me, although I already have a very effective CC workflow. In fact I woder how many people here even have a decent CC workflow?

     

    Adobe has also announced it will upgade every odd and even year for 5.5 - 6.0. But what if it really isn't woth it and there really isn't any major improvement? What is the point? Shouldn't they upgrade based on the merit of the value they are offering and not every year?

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 8:22 AM   in reply to lasvideo

    Does anyone know if the exporting interlaced video as h.264 bug has been fixed?

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 8:56 AM   in reply to Islanders66

    I'm very glad to see this thread return to a civil, reasoned discussion.  As for the upgrade fee, for those on CS5, the upgrade of the entire suite to 5.5 can now be found for less than $400 -- and that includes a free upgrade to 6.0 when available. How can that be seen as pricey by anyone not just doing home movies of the kids??  I think as long as the very productive Adobe elves keep pushing the software to new heights with new apps, tools, features and refinements, everyone is happily along for the ride. But the strong resentment would kick in if the monthly fee cloud approach ever leads to an arrogant or complacent Adobe that lets things stagnate like Avid and Apple have done at one point or another over the years, only to suffer the consequences.

     

    As for transitions presets, I agree it should be easier.  But since they can be copied and pasted onto other edit points, the best workaround I might suggest you try would be to create a sequence that contains all of the transitions, effects, graphics, titles, etc. that you use on a regular basis. Then import that sequence into each new project you start and the needed settings and assets should follow, ready to copy. The only catch is that unless this was a 32-64 bit issue going into 5.0, or was addressed in 5.5 or 6, some settings don't always make the import trip completely intact. Worth a try.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 9:18 AM   in reply to Christian Jolly

    I think it would be safe to assume that the average professional editor is paying for each upgrade within one or two projects

     

    Man, I must be in the poorest market in the country.  At the rates I'm forced to charge, I'm lucky if I can pay off the suite with several dozen projects.

     

    This is not the first time I've seen such a viewpoint form other professionals.  If anyone is willing to share their rate sheets, I'd love to get a PM from you, just for comparison purposes.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 12:30 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Man, I must be in the poorest market in the country.  At the rates I'm forced to charge, I'm lucky if I can pay off the suite with several dozen projects.

     

    This is not the first time I've seen such a viewpoint form other professionals.  If anyone is willing to share their rate sheets, I'd love to get a PM from you, just for comparison purposes.

    I don't mind quoting here on the forum. It's not private info, I give it out to every client who asks, happy to give it to a fellow producer.

     

    Production and post-production labor rates are identical...$500/$35/$100 for full/half/hourly. I generally don't charge for pre-production planning unless it is extensive (usually stuff like complete storyboard work and/or scripting) but my rates for pre-production are lower, $400/$250/$75.

     

    Keep in mind, many producers don't have an hourly rate, it's half or whole day or nothing at all.

     

    I also bill out production gear separately because it keeps my rates lower for people who subcontract us for a shoot where gear is supplied and we just show up and operate. Generally a camera package adds $100/day flat for any production, wireless mic kit is $75/day flat, 3-point light kit is $75/day flat (I use inexpensive Lowel brand kits).

     

    Anyway, as you can see, one job is usually enough to cover my upgrade costs. Doesn't mean I don't still try to get it on the cheap (I used a 15% off coupon on the Adobe store the day after CS5 came out...saved me $80 or something like that. I bought a chili cheese dog to celebrate.

     

    EDIT - for what it's worth, I'm neither the most accomplished nor the most expensive producer in the area. But we're not surrounded by millionaires around here....Jeff Bellune can attest to the penny-pinching nature of folks in our state. If it's not "on sale" or 50% off, people feel like they're being ripped off.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:16 PM   in reply to Christian Jolly

    Yeah, mine are off.  I'm lucky to get $30/hr. in my market  One company I work with has over 225 stores in 6 states, but they're so cheap, I have to charge them $20/hr. to get the work.

     

    And now they even want to start bidding projects out!

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:54 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Not to get too far off-topic, but Jim, you're severely under-selling yourself.  I'd let that company sell to the lowest bidder, and when they don't get the quality they're accustomed to, they'll figure out why.

     

    Christian's rates are pretty spot-on.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 3:11 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    That is a serious bummer Jim. I'd say let them bid out. I just got a client back (a previously very loyal client) who really needed to shave costs and apologized profusely that they were going to have to go with another video company for a while. Well, they ended up coming back a few months down the road and saying something to the effect of "well we pretty much just threw all that money away, let's get it done right."

     

    But I don't claim to know your market of course, it may be that your market really is a bunch of impoverished cheapskates or whatever. My suggestion then would be to move.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 6:06 PM   in reply to Christian Jolly

    Well, for me I'm just starting out and happy to have some paying jobs. Mostly I'm interested in building my reels so I can get more work. Several videographers are using me for low light situations where their gear just can't cut it. When I upgrade to 7.0 if I go that route and not some other option by that time, I hope to score on the upgade deal they are offering 5.0 subscribers to upgrade to 5.5. One friend of mine from class purchased 5.0, then upgraded to 5.5 and now will have to pay to upgrade to 6.0. He is very good in post and has a hard time finding work.

     

    One thing I've concicned of if I want to take to the next level I'll need to keep a low profile on line.

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 7:11 PM   in reply to Islanders66

    You might want to check out Creative Cloud then.  Basically, it's renting Creative Suite on a monthly rate ($50 a month, I'm told?).   Potentially a lot cheaper for you to use on an as-needed basis rather than shelling out for the box upgrade...

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 7:54 PM   in reply to Wil Renczes

    From the Adobe site: "experience all that Creative Cloud has to offer with a paid membership starting at just US$49.99 a month (based on a one-year commitment)."

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 9:44 PM   in reply to taz291819

    you're severely under-selling yourself

     

    Agreed.  But if I don't, no one buys.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 6:46 AM   in reply to Islanders66

    I still stand behid my original post in this thread.

     

    "I'll be upgrading for Speed Grade. I wonder if the adjustment layers and custom buttons will function like Avid's?

     

    I'm hoping they have some kind of shortcut to add transitions without having to drag them from the effects panel. If you could assign them a custom button that would be a huge time saver.

     

    Otherwise having to upgrade every year or two is kind of expensive!"

     

     

    1) I'm glad we all agree that the process of adding transitons could be improved. My suggestion on assigning them to custom buttons would be very nice solution.

     

    2) As far as the expense, I wish Creative Cloud was available 6 moths ago or that Adobe would lower the upgrade cost as simply subscribing to Creative Cloud for $50 a month is significantly better deal than those of us who purchased 5.5. This is not complaining but just an accurate assessment. I'm glad there are more options but the timing isn't that great for those of us who have 5.5 as there is no special offer.  In fact, given their policy and special offers at this point, you were better off not upgrading to 5.5, as if you upgrade now from 5.0 to 5.5 you get the free upgrade to 6.0 or you have the option of Creative Cloud, which seems backwards, because the ones who alrady upgraded to 5.5 should get the best deal.


    3) Finally I hope that SpeedGrade can be applied to layers in After Effects.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 7:45 AM   in reply to Islanders66

    > 3) Finally I hope that SpeedGrade can be applied to layers in After Effects.

     

    from "After Effects CS6: what's new and changed":

    "extended Apply Color LUT effect to use Adobe SpeedGrade .Look files, cineSpace .csp files, and overrange IRIDAS .cube files"

     

    In other words, you can create color looks in SpeedGrade and apply those looks in After Effects through an effect.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 12:01 PM   in reply to Islanders66

    Islanders66 wrote:

     

    2) As far as the expense, I wish Creative Cloud was available 6 moths ago or that Adobe would lower the upgrade cost as simply subscribing to Creative Cloud for $50 a month is significantly better deal than those of us who purchased 5.5. This is not complaining but just an accurate assessment.

     

    Now that you are in the game you can do your timings right! I also made mistakes about bad timings and purchases of software and hardware and mourned on my own.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:55 PM   in reply to Andrey V

    I was at the Audition demo at NAB and I thought that automatic audio sync was in it.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:59 PM   in reply to srukweza

    srukweza wrote:

     

     

    Now that you are in the game you can do your timings right! I also made mistakes about bad timings and purchases of software and hardware and mourned on my own.

     

    Trust me, I'm ok with us sharing a different perspective. The differnce is I can articulate mine more clearly without latching onto someone else.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 4:13 PM   in reply to Islanders66

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    Trust me, I'm ok with us sharing a different perspective. The differnce is I can articulate mine more clearly without latching onto someone else.

     

    Since you are quite articulate, there is a Premiere Pro 6.5 facebook page where you can post your requests. The forum is about latching onto ideas and comments someone make. If you do not wish to see people commenting on your wishes, which you mentioned yourself, then in that case it would be more appropriate to ring Adobe and get sufficient information rather than post it in a forum and becoming very picky about other people's comments and suggestions. Thats another difference as well!!

     

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adobe-Premiere-Pro-CS65-and-Beyond-Wish lists/178493315554635

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 9:40 PM   in reply to srukweza

    That Facebook page is not affiliated with us.

     

    This is the Premiere Pro Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/premierepro

     

    But Facebook is not the place for feature requests. The link that lasvideo provided is the correct link for feature requests.

     

    Here's more on feedback for Premiere Pro: http://adobe.ly/q6pEBy

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 6:18 PM   in reply to srukweza

    srukweza wrote:

     

    Islanders66 wrote:

     

    Trust me, I'm ok with us sharing a different perspective. The differnce is I can articulate mine more clearly without latching onto someone else.

     

    Since you are quite articulate, there is a Premiere Pro 6.5 facebook page where you can post your requests. The forum is about latching onto ideas and comments someone make. If you do not wish to see people commenting on your wishes, which you mentioned yourself, then in that case it would be more appropriate to ring Adobe and get sufficient information rather than post it in a forum and becoming very picky about other people's comments and suggestions. Thats another difference as well!!

     

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adobe-Premiere-Pro-CS65-and-Beyond-Wish lists/178493315554635

     

    Ok fine lets discuss this. I have a right to post here and express my perspective. I have also articualted and supported my statements. What exactly have you expressed?

     

    "I also made mistakes about bad timings and purchases of software and hardware and mourned on my own."

     

    I take issue with this statement of yours because: first, you imply that upgrading to 5.5 or even purchasing 5.5 was a mistake and bad timing. I don't see how this is any fault of my own, nor why anyone would single me out with such a snide remark, when I'm simply pointing out that consumers will notice a pattern and be reluctant to upgrade given this stratigy. Why should I keep this a secret and why should I not atriculate this in this thread as other posters have responded to me on this exact topic, claiming that the offer is such a great deal? I'm just pointing out that it's not a great deal for everyone. The reason I am posting it here is that other people can read it and become more informed. Maybe it's not the best idea to upgrade right away and it's best to wait for a better offer. If it saves one person from learning the hard way and helps them save some money than that would be good. I don't need every dim wit on the internet deciding what and what I can't post.  Sorry but that's the way I see it, you and several others here have had nothing to contribute to the topic and have singled me out for a snide remark.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 6:29 PM   in reply to Islanders66

    Take it ouside guys..or the Mods will close down this thread!

     

    The TOPIC is actually..."Whats new in CS6....".

     

    You guys are way off track and no one is interested in who will or wont upgrade. (and the reasons why)

     

    We want the details so we can pleasureably anticipate CS6.

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 6:49 PM   in reply to lasvideo

    I am. 

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 7:07 PM   in reply to shooternz

    shooternz wrote:

     

    Take it ouside guys..or the Mods will close down this thread!

    Or edit it significantly.

     

    I'd like to request that everyone take a deep breath, and understand that for many posters here, English is not their first language.  That means metaphors, colloquialisms and subtle meanings that are obvious to native speakers are not necessarily clear to non-native speakers.  Please be generous and give a lot of leeway when you parse such posts; many times what looks to be overly critical isn't really a criticism at all.  If in doubt, ask for clarification before responding.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Jeff

     
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    Apr 19, 2012 7:36 PM   in reply to lasvideo

    I am hugely looking forward to taking Production Premium CS6 for a spin.

    Just bring it on.

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 12:17 AM   in reply to lasvideo

    I'd like to know if the plugin system for PP CS6 has been updated at all?  The only thing I saw in regards to plugins was that you can double-click to add one.  Was anything else done? For instance, with Vegas you can copy a plugin and other settings from one clip and paste those settings in any additional clips you like. Instead of dragging the same plugin to every single clip and changing all the parameters again.

     

    Also have any of the transitions or plugins been updated? What about text effects?

     

    Also, what about overlapping clips on the timeline in a non-destructive manner, like Vegas? Making easy crossfades, etc.

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 3:12 AM   in reply to Prizm4

    Copying and pasting effects from one clip to others has been possible for quite some time (since Premiere Pro 1.0 I believe...about 9 years ago)

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 5:03 AM   in reply to Prizm4

    @Prizm4.. yes, it's actually copy and paste attributes for both PrPro and FCP 7. A bit more of a learning curve but it gives you more control.

     

    BTW I like the directoin 6.0 is moving. I'm finding 5.5 to be very functional. I also have a good color correction/grader workflow so not in a huge rush to upgrade. I guess I'll just wait for an offer I cant refuse!

     

    @Jeff, thanks for the advice as well. I will try your suggestions, because it can be a challenge to resopnd to someone who extracts one sentence out of a post and takes issue with it.

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 6:32 AM   in reply to Islanders66

    In my experience on this forum, people can quote a sentence from a previous message and reply to it if they have experienced that issue before. I think that way of communicating and sharing ideas and suggestions will continue as it is the scope of this forum.

     
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    Apr 20, 2012 12:37 PM   in reply to srukweza

    srukweza wrote:

     

    In my experience on this forum, people can quote a sentence from a previous message and reply to it if they have experienced that issue before. I think that way of communicating and sharing ideas and suggestions will continue as it is the scope of this forum.

    Please try to stay on topic. Are there any new features in 6.0 that have got your attention?

     

    In my fist post I stated I would be upgading for SpeedGrade, Custom Buttons that will hopefully be useful for transitions, and have also asked about applying SpeedGrade to a layer in AE, of which it can apply some effects and looks. Feel free to comment and share ideas about these topics I raised in my post. My intentions are to share in the excitmet of the upgrade and to continue on bickering about context about subjective issues is going off topic.

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 7:56 AM   in reply to Islanders66

    Islanders66 wrote:

     

    Please try to stay on topic. Are there any new features in 6.0 that have got your attention?

     

    I like the new features in almost all the applications in Production Premium CS6. The improvements in Dynamic link and 64 bit Encore sounds awesome and makes my workflow pretty easy when creating Blu Ray and DVD from the same project. This means that I do not have to export anything for Encore, saving huge HDD space.

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 10:00 AM   in reply to srukweza

    This means that I do not have to export anything for Encore, saving huge HDD space.

     

    Not really.  The material needs to be transcoded at some point to go on the disk.  Either you do it manually from Premiere Pro, or Encore does it automatically.  Either way, the transcoded assets are going to take up roughly the same space on the hard drive.

     

    The only real difference is that if you do it manually, you see the file and how big it is.  If Encore does it, the file ends up hidden in a folder that you never really see.  But either way, the same space it taken.

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 10:15 AM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Jim Simon wrote:

     

    Either you do it manually from Premiere Pro, or Encore does it automatically [....] The only real difference is that if you do it manually, you see the file and how big it is.  If Encore does it, the file ends up hidden in a folder that you never really see.

     

    While it is correct that the amount of space used is typically going to be the same, the benefit to using Encore is that you can see the direct disc size calculations immediately in Encore as soon as you set up your transcoding options. If you transcode out of Premiere Pro instead of using Dynamic Link into Encore, then you will want to be sure you calculate your bitrate usage in advance for both video and audio.

     

    I prefer the Dynamic Link method personally, and use it almost exclusively. This allows me to build my projects as I'm going along - that is, before I know for certain what the final TRT for all assets will be. Then I can balance the transcoding of assets inside Encore, maybe giving some sequences a lower bitrate encoding, and some stuff a higher one. I can immediately see the impact without doing any math of my own.

     

    This is also a handy workflow if your client changes something upon initial review of your DVD or Blu-ray. If your assets are Dynamic Link sequeneces, you just make your edits in PPro, then select the DL sequences in Encore and choose "Revert to Original." If your durations have changed (longer or shorter) this can impact your disc usage and Encore will show you that impact immediately - again, no math on your part.

     

    And I take issue with the word "hidden" in relation to how Encore organizes your transcoded assets after the fact. If putting files into a subdirectory of your project file labelled "Transcodes" then yes, probably every file on my computer could be called a "hidden folder." Encore manages the assets quite nicely. The only possible improvement would be to have the transcoded assets directly match file name with sequence name, but even that is but a small hassle at the very most.

     

    ONE OTHER potential hazard with exporting out of PPro is choosing the wrong preset, or exporting an audio format that will need to be re-transcoded (thereby occupying more space on your drive for both conforming of the asset as well as transcoding it again). Inside of Encore there are NO possible transcode formats that are incompatible with Encore. Therefore, it is 100% guaranteed that you will never screw up this step working with Dynamic Link sequences inside Encore. If you're anything like me, you do stupid stuff all the time (See everybody? Fully admitted it after all these years). I try to minimize the impact of my own stupidity when possible and practical, and the Dynamic Link workflow from PPro to Encore has proven an excellent method for just that.

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 1:24 PM   in reply to Christian Jolly

    I take issue with the word "hidden"

     

    We can change that to read "tucked away in a folder you will probably never see".

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 2:17 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Jim Simon wrote:

     

    "tucked away in a folder you will probably never see".

     

    The folder is usually located in the same directory as the Encore project. Christian Jolly has actually nailed the fundamental advantages for the dynamic link. Now that you can create a pop up menu for a DVD means that all the assets and menus imported into Encore will not be skipped on building a DVD, Blu Ray or DDP image.

     

    Since I didn't upgrade to CS5.5 I have just ordered it right away so that I can start learning Audition as I became used to the easiest Soundbooth.

     

    HOLA!!! Bring it on Adobe!

     
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