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  • Bill Buchanan

    June 11, 2009 at 2:01 am

    Marco:

    I’m working with Prem Pro CS4. Though I have a version of AE, but I seldom use it. I checked out ObviousFX, and it seems like it could be worthwhile to those working in AE. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co

  • Bill Buchanan

    June 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks, Dave.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co

  • Bill Buchanan

    May 9, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Pelle:

    Apparently we’re the only two BMD/CS4 users experiencing this. I sent a support request to BMD support after 7.1 came out. They said they would look into it, but I never heard back from them. I would add that the installer does not work very well either, since I had all sorts of trouble getting the drivers installed properly. I hope they monitor these posts and act on them.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co

  • Bill Buchanan

    May 2, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    It’s a bug in CS4. The workaround is setting the clip speed at something other than 100% to get reverse and time remapping to work. I set mine at 99.9% or whatever speed you wish. I’m hopeful the upcoming PP CS4 update will correct those issues.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co

  • Bill Buchanan

    May 2, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I should qualify that. I’m running a BMD HD capture card, which may have something to do with it.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co

  • Bill Buchanan

    March 20, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Peter:

    If I wasn’t so heavily invested in PC hardware, I’d go to Final Cut before I finish this post. For long-form work, which I do, Premiere in all its versions is not ready for primetime–not by a very long shot. Truth be known, I can’t imagine their target market being pros working in anything other than perhaps tv spots or trailers or 10-12 minute corporate work.

    I did a doc recently which had at one point over 5,000 clips in the bins. It was a 90 minute show, and to get through it, I had to break it up into several 10 to 15 minute portions. That was with Prem Pro 2 on an XP-64 box (the 32-bit side of that dual-boot sys, would choke one or two edits after loading). I’m now running CS4 on Vista 64. I’m working on a 1 hr show currently, but it has only about 100 clips in the bins. It loads within about 20 seconds, but scaling and repositioning clips, for example, is very, very slow. I’m running 8gb of RAM, a BMD HD Extreme card, 4tb of sata raid 5 with a nvidia 9800gt. I’m hopeful the next update from Adobe will address issues like yours, but I’m betting it won’t.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co

  • Bill Buchanan

    January 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Mr. Kelly:

    Better be careful. Comments like that will bring out the lemmings who squealed at me when I criticized BMD for dragging their ass on the CS4 driver issue in a similar thread on Jan. 6. What those little boys apparently don’t realize is that criticism–rude or otherwise–helps keep the BMDs on their toes and from slipping into the fat-cat syndrome–that moment of bliss that typically precedes a high-tech organization’s plunge into oblivion.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co

  • Bill Buchanan

    January 9, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    George:

    You’re precisely correct. I find it hilarious that almost every supplier whether their products be hardware or software has their cadre of lemmings/apologists that squeal whenever someone criticizes that supplier as evidenced by the thread Liam referenced. BMD has theirs as does FCP, Adobe et al. Brand loyalty is one thing, but mindless worship is quite another. If not for noisy, irreverent criticism, there would be no BMD.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co

  • Bill Buchanan

    January 6, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I thought my post would get your attention. I’m not the least concerned about BMD’s issues with the “major architectural changes going from CS3 to CS4…” That is BMD’s problem and only BMD’s problem. Such a lame, amateurish excuse is the equivalent of me telling a client/broadcaster that I can’t make a deadline for deliverables because I have a software or some other problem. That’s not their problem; it’s mine and I would and should suffer the consequences.

    In my view, BMD should have had a driver out for CS4 a long time ago. Though CS4 is still considered by many pros to be an ‘alternative’ editing app, I find it in most ways a professional editing tool that rivals if not equals FCP and Avid.

    Come on. Get your engineers off your asses and get that driver out, please.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co

  • Bill Buchanan

    January 6, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Hmmm. Familiar refrain from an organization close to going belly up, which I hope is not the case. That said, time to consider AJA et al solutions.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co

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