Disc authoring is so simplified -- and yet such a vital feature -- in Premiere Elements, I can't imagine they'll abandon its present system.
Is Adobe really dropping Encore? What are they offering instead? They must have some sort of disc authoring at the professional level.
Yes, Encore CC does not exist. Right now, only users with earlier versions (glad that I have mine!), can use it. It has been dropped, as Adobe feels (like Rovi obviously does) that disc-based delivery is dead, and only streaming should be available.
As of now, Adobe has no plans on replacing Encore with anything.
Because of the use of the Sonic AuthorCore modules (now Rovi, and dead), I am worried that PrE will also loose its authoring capabilities.
That would leave Sony's DVD Architect as the best game in town. At least I know a gentleman, who wrote a book on it. In case my older versions of Encore become inoperable, I will head to Sony.
Curious how thiings will shape up.
Seriously? DVD and BluRay discs are dead?
And this from the same company that will allow you to lease but no longer buy professional versions of their software.
I'm not sure what they're putting in the water there in San Jose...
You got me on that one!
I was in shock for a week, then gathered up all my copies of Encore, just to be safe. Then, suddenly it hit me - what about PrE, since it uses some of those same Sonic AuthorCore modules, under a very similar abstraction layer, as Encore does.
Scary thought, at least for me.
>Seriously? DVD and BluRay discs are dead?
Yes... at least according to Adobe... who has published a way to continue to use Encore CS6 with Premiere Pro CC
CS6 is the final Encore http://www.adobe.com/products/encore/faq.html
-Cloud and Encore http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1236852
-a workaround for the Cloud http://blogs.adobe.com/davtechtable/
I personally can't imagine that this is a "bottom up" decision based on requests from customers or the programmers who do the actual work, so I have to conclude this is a "top down" decision from someone in the CEO's office, or some "focus group" that Adobe hired, who is completely out of touch with what people are doing today
Maybe in a few years, when more people have high speed internet for streaming video, but right now I also don't understand Adobe's decision to no longer provide a disc writing solution... the other companies that do provide such a solution must be jumping up and down with joy... and increased sales of their products
Since PreElements was released last September, it **should** be only 3-4 months for PE version 12 to be released... IF that is, Adobe does not kill the PE product in favor of the Cloud