I'm back in the blogosphere! My absence has been punctuated by visits to the likes of HBO, CNN, FOX and many more. Broadcast is alive and well but my entries have consequently suffered.
In my absence, Premiere Pro version 4.1 has been released. It's a terrific release and I wanted to give some thoughts, miscellaneous tidbits and point people to some resources to learn more.
There are really quite a number of features and improvements that make up Premiere Pro 4.1, but the biggest thing for me is the little fixes that are never talked about. Premiere Pro 4.1 is faster and more responsive and at the end of the day, that's always a huge plus for myself.
I'm not sure which part of this release is the most important to me personally, so I'll go with listing a few.
Deeper RED camera workflows - RED camera files are BIG! Really BIG! And as a result, playback and performance can be quite a challenge. However, because of the way RED writes the file, Adobe can look at a fraction of the overall image. In essence, Premiere Pro offers you a proxy workflow with the original .R3D file! In addition, we now can access the Source settings of of the RED file giving you access to things like exposure, tint, temperature, etc. read more...