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Adobe Premiere Pro Blue Render Bug

After pulling my hair out for the better part of a month, I think I’ve finally identified the steps to trigger a bug affecting After Effects, Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder and, steps to work around it. The Problem: When exporting videos from Adobe Premiere Pro that contain a rendered clip (like a title […]

New Work: ASMP Find A Photographer

Earlier this month, we helped ASMP create a Web commercial to highlight their Find A Photographer service to art buyers. Find A Photographer is a unique database of ASMP member photographers that can be searched by geographic region or photographic speciality. In short, it allows an art buyer to find a photographer for their next […]

Friday Round-up 2-4-11: ASMP SB3, Squeeze 7, Mobile Video

I’m still on a high from ASMP’s Strictly Business conference two-weeks ago in Los Angeles. If you are a professional photographer, or want to be one, you owe it to yourself to attend SB3. You only have two more chances, Philadelphia Feb 25-27 and Chicago April 1-3. I hope to see you there! While we’re […]

30 Days of CS5: Adobe Media Encoder

It’s great to have seemingly unfettered control of your digital video, but this freedom is all for naught if you’re not able to deliver your video to the people who want to view it. For many, video encoding is a black art, complete with esoteric terminology, a range of buttons, dials and pulldown menus that […]

30 Days of CS5: After Effects Color Finesse Program

I’ve spent the past several days highlighting the new tools in After Effects CS5 that help make your digital video look its very best. Today, I get to introduce you to perhaps the most powerful of these new features, the Color Finesse plugin from Synthetic Aperture, now bundled with After Effects CS5.  Photographers will find […]

30 Days of CS5: Camera Raw Files in AECS5

When I originally set out to write the 30 Days of CS5 blog series, I didn’t intend to spend so much time on After Effects. But, the more time I’ve spent with After Effects, the more potential I see for photographers and others, who aren’t videographers or motion graphics experts, to begin incorporating After Effects […]

30 Days of CS5: Auto Keyframing

For many people, myself included, switching from still to motion graphics requires us to rethink the way we prepare our files. Not only do we have the static components (composition, content, color, contrast, etc.) but we also now have a temporal component to consider and control. When I began playing with motion graphics, I found […]

30 Days of CS5: After Effects CS5: Vibrance

Color correcting, or color grading, video footage can be a difficult skill to master and a time consuming-process, even once one is familiar with the tools. As a result, color grading is frequently skipped in favor of strictly focusing on the content gathering and editing process. With the speed benefits from working in Premiere Pro […]

30 Days of CS5: 64-bit processing in After Effects and PP: Mercury Playback Engine

Like Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects CS5 are rewritten as native 64-bit applications. This allows you to use as much RAM as you have installed in your machine. 64-bit compatibility, combined with the new Mercury Playback Engine, allows Premiere Pro to render video files exceptionally fast. This allows you to work more responsively with […]

Art Among The Collisions: Brilliant Architectural Cinematography

Alex Roman’s Kahn’s Exeter Short Film left me speechless for two reasons. First, it is a stunning exploration of light and composition using the library at Phillips Exeter Academy, designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn, as the subject. Kahn’s Exeter Short Film from Alex Roman on Vimeo. Perhaps more important, this film was created using […]