I posted this in the premiere forum as well as it affects both premiere and AE but I thought I would post here as well to raise awareness and hopefully get Adobe to change the minds about removing the feature http://forums.adobe.com/thread/989266
Why is premiere cs6 and AE cs6 going to remove the great feature of allowing video to be worked on in Photoshop and then bringing in the psd as footage into premiere or AE to continue your edit. CS6 will no longer support this and we must render out a video from Photoshop then import the new video itself.
http://www.video2brain.com/en/videos-13047.htm AE cs6 removed features
Having Photoshops video functionality is very useful as shown here for content aware dust spot removal http://www.photoshop.com/people/russell/classes/camera-raw-and-smart-o bjects see the tut “Smart Object Video in Photoshop”
Or here where Rich Harrington demonstrates some of the great Photoshop video effects and shows the drag and drop psd advantages of instantly going back to Photoshop for further adjustment without having to re-render again. http://library.creativecow.net/articles/harrington_richard/PS_Advanced -Blending/video-tutorial
It seems Adobe is proud and rightly so, of Photoshops video handling abilities, but forcing us to degrade our footage and waste our valuable time by another output render when the functionality was there to just integrate the adjustments with a psd and letting the power of the great media encoder do the final render seems crazy.
Why is premiere cs6 and AE cs6 going to remove the great feature of allowing video to be worked on in Photoshop and then bringing in the psd as footage into premiere or AE to continue your edit.
Perhaps because it wasn't so great and prone to a million workflow issues? I've never used it, but off hand I could think of at least 2 very rational reasons: framerate mismatches (including field issues) and even more critically colros getting screwed up due to different color profile settings. And then of course there's that ugly part about Quicktime doing all this video decoding/ encoding in PS. Also using content aware on moving footage doesn't strike me as a typical use case due to the absence of the temporal component and the resulting possible flicker issues. Dunno, but these things alone explain it well enough. That aside probably some of that stuff is already in the works natively for AE, so this may be a temporary issue.
Photoshop changed a lot about how it works in CS6. We didn't have time to adapt all of our integration features to catch up to the changes, so we had to remove the feature for now rather than have it be broken.
We are working on getting the integration between Photoshop and the video applications to a better place as soon as we can.
Todd thank you for your answer and acknowledgement that the loss of Photoshop integration is something that will be remedied in the future. Limitations on connectivity stifle creativity, strong fast links between all of Adobe’s products will allow creatives the freedom to push the boundaries on what’s deliverable in ways that we still have not thought of.
Thanks for your reply and thank you for contributing towards a great product.