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  • Upgrade to CS3–Worth It?

  • Bill Buchanan

    July 10, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    From the lack of posts/comments regarding CS3 so far, me thinks not many folks are all that interested in it and/or anxious to fork over $299 for the upgrade, myself included at this point. Or maybe it just hasn’t been out long enough.

    Anyone care to share their pov of this issue?

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co.

  • Perry Cheng

    July 10, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    Depends on what you are looking for…

    If you are looking for any HDV improvements, the answer will be NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! (There is practically “0” improvement)

    If you are seeking after bug fixes…….. the answer will depends on what’s important to you, but I wouldn’t pay for $299 for bug fixes. (e.g. new feature: clip replacement – ability to replace a clip out with another with preserving all effects)

    If you are going for additional softwares; OnLocation (onsite recording), Encore (DVD authoring) and such, then yes, because by themselves, it is pretty cool to have.

    There are only 1 other key improvement in CS3 over 2.0, TimeRemapping. I found it pretty cool as well.


  • Steven L. Gotz

    July 11, 2007 at 4:29 am

    The new additions to Premiere Pro CS3 itself are pretty limited, but the entire Production Premium has a sufficient number of improvements to justify the package upgrade. And as stated above, you now get Encore and OnLocation which can be pretty handy to have.


  • Perry Cheng

    July 11, 2007 at 11:41 am

    Steve, I posted another question on OnLocation forum here at the cows, but, I am very frustruated to get Onlocation to work properly! Mainly 2 problems, and no one seem to help, here or at Adobe (I sent them an email as well).

    1. I was not able to preview in Field monitor (DV or HDV), possibly due to my VGA driver? I am not sure.

    2. I am not able to specify save directory, it defaulted to mydocument directory! Which usually is on C: and it has limited space. Is there a way to change that?


  • Perry Cheng

    July 11, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    I solved #2 (I guess when you save a new project, it asked for a directory – not very intuitive as in most windows system). Not #1 yet.


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