Premiere Pro

EDIUS 9 – A Complete HDR Workflow in a Simple Package

By Fabian Chaundy

Edius 9

Grass Valley EDIUS 9 is the latest version of an NLE that’s popular with broadcasters worldwide (Windows only). It brings a complete end-to-end HDR workflow.

For the uninitiated, EDIUS is an editing software that emerged after Grass Valley, the company behind Edius, decided to move up from creating Premiere Pro plugins to making their very own NLE. Now, 12 years on, the developers have announced EDIUS 9 at IBC 2017.

Though you may not have heard of it, EDIUS is used widely in the broadcasting world, reaching an impressive 90% of broadcasters in Japan. This is very likely due to its import and export support for a wide variety of video formats, which makes it easy for stations to convert footage from various sources such as phones or drones into one unified format.

Additionally, EDIUS is based around a very simple design, making it possible for users who aren’t professional editors – such as journalists or station employees doing basic video work – to get up and running fast without the need for long training sessions. Also, EDIUS is completely software based without needing any proprietary hardware and relies mostly on the CPU, which allows for basic editing even if you don’t have a powerful video card.

EDIUS 9 announced at IBC 2017 features support for a complete HDR workflow, ranging from import to a BT-2020-compatible timeline, through colour correction, all the way to export to broadcast or web standards such as YouTube HDR.

Additionally, EDIUS 9 also brings support for more camera formats, such as the Canon C200 Cinema RAW Light format, and more native support for formats aimed more towards professional cinema rather than broadcast.

EDIUS follows a buy-once, use-forever licensing approach, without the need for a subscription. There are multi-user licenses available on request, but the basic EDIUS Pro will set → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d

360 Secrets of Red Giant Trapcode 14

By Al Caudullo

I have always wanted to work with Red Giant Trapcode Suite, but I felt overwhelmed by all the choices and functions. It always seems to be a great product that was going to take an awful lot of time to get up to speed on. And in these days of time equals money, I just couldn’t dedicate the time to learn it all.

With Red Giant Trapcode Suite 14, they have made a huge jump in building a user-friendly interface that is sheer magic. First, let’s quickly go over what you get in the full suite.

The 11 fantastic Tools in Trapcode Suite 14 include:

Trapcode Particular 3

Trapcode Form 3

Trapcode Tao

Trapcode Mir 2

Trapcode shine 2

Trapcode Lux

Trapcode 3D Stroke

Trapcode Echospace

Trapcode Star Glow

Trapcode Sound Keys

Trapcode Horizon

All of the plugins all of the plugins work in Adobe After Effects with Trapcode Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke available in Premiere Pro as well.

The most significant improvements include:

  • GPU-Accelerated – Get fast feedback with Trapcode Particular’s new GPU Acceleration through OpenGL. Depending on your system and setup, you could see speed boosts of up to 4X or more over previous versions.
  • Designer – Creating particle effects is easier than ever before, in the newly overhauled Designer. Add adjustable blocks with preset behaviors and styles for emitters, particles, physics and aux particles. Or add complete, customizable particle effects with a single click. The designer gives instant visual feedback, making the building and previewing of effects an intuitive and creative experience. New in Particular 3, the Designer respects the AE comp size, bringing in the composition and camera info. Preview your particle layout with camera and emitter position controls.
  • Multiple Systems – For the first time, explore endless creative possibilities when you combine multiple particle systems in the → continue…

    From:: Student Filmmakers

Adobe Creative Cloud Takes Aim at Media Composer

By Charles Haine

The goal of this refresh from Adobe is to speed up your workflow so you have more time to be creative.

Adobe has unveiled a refresh across the Creative Cloud line in time for IBC 2017, with two big areas of improvement being new features in both Premiere Pro and After Effects. The overall theme of all the updates is speeding up your workflow, enabling filmmakers to move through the post process more quickly, with more time spent making creative decisions and less time and effort wasted on busywork.

The updates for Premiere Pro take aim squarely at Avid Media Composer’s biggest remaining strength, its shared project workflow. As more and more editors and post houses move from Avid onto Premiere, and potentially Resolve 14, the main argument that many still make for Media Composer is the ease with which it enables multiple editors to work on the same project and media at the same time. Resolve 14 has moved aggressively on this territory with its latest release, and Adobe has quickly moved into the space as well with the new set of updates.

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From:: No Film School