Dennis Radeke’s blog, The Genesis Project (Abacab!), has a video sample and some tips on Using Photoshop Filters on video with Photoshop CS3 Extended.
There’s an interesting video tutorial for Photoshop CS3 at Russell Brown’s (Adobe) Blog that shows a wacky scientist spraypainting a clone of himself. He uses the clone tool, a custom brush and the animation timeline. This looks very easy but it does make you question the future of Photoshop and After Effects. Well, not me. I’d NEVER question that.
Cross Platform Suite Integrates Video Editing, Audio, Effects, Graphics and Multimedia Tools
SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 27, 2007 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium software, a complete integrated post-production solution. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium offers unprecedented levels of integration across major new releases of its video, audio and web software, including Adobe After Effects® CS3 Professional, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3, Adobe Encore® CS3, Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended (see separate release), Adobe Illustrator® CS3, Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional, and Adobe® Soundbooth
Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium will support Intel-based Macintosh systems, Microsoft® Windows® XP, and Windows Vista
"With Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium the video editing market just got a whole lot more interesting," said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe. "We’re back on the Mac with a great cross-platform suite that will enable new levels of expressiveness and productivity over multiple mediums. With Flash technology emerging as the standard for mass distribution of video across the Internet – bringing TV shows online, and powering the video capabilities of YouTube and MySpace – our Production suite is at the cutting edge of video and rich media workflows."
Professional Results with Unmatched Integration
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium covers the full capture-to-delivery workflow with its integrated applications and time-saving utilities. Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 offers enhanced features such as new format support and a unique Time Remapping tool that improves slow motion and variable speed effects. The industry standard for visual effects and motion graphics – After Effects CS3 – now offers: Shape Layers for drawing and animating vector shapes; the Puppet tool for stretching and manipulating 2D images as lifelike animations; and the Brainstorm tool for interactively generating and previewing animation variations. For audio, Soundbooth CS3 enables users to create professional-quality soundtracks for their productions.
"Having worked with Academy Award winning filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, and Robert De Niro, we are always in search of the most efficient ways to produce our most demanding work," said Rob Legato, director and supervisor for The Basement. "Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium makes our workflow easier than ever with its new integration among our favorite Adobe applications like Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. Going after that ever-elusive perfect shot has never been more creatively stimulating or seamless as it is now."
With the new video layer support in Photoshop CS3 Extended, professionals can easily edit, paint, and clone between frames, and then export standard video formats. New Document Profiles for video in Illustrator CS3 ensure that graphics are cropped to video-safe sizes and ratios. Production Premium includes Flash CS3 Professional, enabling a seamless workflow with After Effects and Encore, so projects can now be published to the web through streamlined workflows. Adobe Dynamic Link eliminates rendering as users interchange media between Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, After Effects CS3, and Encore DVD CS3, and Clip Notes enables producers and other reviewers to embed time-code specific comments in Adobe PDF format directly into clips for faster review.
Special additions to Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium include Adobe OnLocation
Multi-format delivery, anywhere
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium lets creatives capture and deliver across a broad range of formats. OnLocation CS3 records DV and HDV directly to disk, which is easily accessible through Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 for a streamlined editorial workflow, including support for HD, SD and HDV formats. Adobe Encore DVD CS3 now supports the ability to author and deliver professional titles on standard-definition DVD and high-definition Blu-ray Disc. Flash CS3 Professional lets users export video projects to the web in the .flv format and includes the Adobe Media Encoder to export video for mobile phones, iPods, and other devices.
Meet The Creative Suite 3 Family
The Adobe Creative Suite product line and brand has now been expanded to include Adobe Creative Suite Design editions, Adobe Creative Suite Web editions and Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium (see separate releases). The all-encompassing Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection incorporates 12 new Adobe creative applications in a single box. New to the Adobe Creative Suite 3 family, Adobe Device Central CS3 (see separate release) radically boosts the productivity of creative professionals who develop content for mobile handsets. An updated version of Adobe Bridge CS3, the hub of Adobe Creative Suite, provides instant access to Version Cue® CS3 and an expanded Adobe Stock Photos service. To celebrate the unveiling of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 family, Adobe will offer viewing of the launch event via webcast on March 27 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. To attend the webcast, please visit www.adobe.com/go/cs3launch .
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium will begin shipping worldwide in the third quarter of 2007 and will be available for pre-order immediately through Adobe Authorized Resellers, including Toolfarm. Estimated street price for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium is US$1,699. There are numerous upgrade paths available for Adobe customers. For more detailed information about features, upgrade policies, pricing, and international versions please visit: www.adobe.com/go/creativesuite .
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Yeah, there’s going to be a HUGE announcement tomorrow and there’s been lots of buzz about After Effects 8.0.
The Creative Suite Podcast will certainly have a lot to talk about in the next episode!