Adobe Delivers Salvation for HDSLR Shooters

HDSLR Shooter on PVC by Clint Milby

Cutting 7D Footage Natively with Adobe Premiere CS5

Without a doubt, the greatest challenge for HDSLR shooters has been editorial. I recently read of another new software that’s supposed to magically make your HDSLR footage palatable for the finicky Final Cut Pro. Why you would ever want to put yourself through the misery and expense of purchasing an additional piece of software that takes hours to work and may crash your computer just so you can cut with FCP is beyond me. The good news is, now you don’t have to…

I recall the first time I tried to cut footage I shot with a 5D Mark II into Final Cut. My heart just sank as if I had been cheated on by the love of my life as it wouldn’t load into FCP. I began the burden of experimenting with various decompression softwares only to become bitter and frustrated with the inconsistences and empty promises. I felt like a man in the desert, dying of thirst and running towards the oasis that is never there. That is until this May with the release of Adobe Premiere CS5.

There’s a ton of reasons to look at CS5, to many to list here. For me the biggest feature was the claim that Premiere could take native HDSLR footage right into the timeline without any pre-render or decompression. Could this be true? Could Adobe truly be the oasis I’ve been looking for? I was skeptical at first, then I tried it. Oh my God! It was literally like the heavens parted and light beamed down upon me with the goodness only Adobe could give. From that moment on, I was shooting, cutting and exporting more than ever before. For months now I’ve been meaning to sing the praises of Premiere, but I’ve been caught up in the freedom I’ve found in being able to shoot and cut with such ease. read more and watch the video...

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