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Dennis RadekeAugust 17, 2017 at 10:54 pm
[Scott Witthaus] “Can I get Adobe Stock as a standalone contract for my school (Dennis, can you help here?)?”
Sadly, I hardly ever get the opportunity to post here anymore as I don’t want to ever be thought of as spamming too far off topic. I found this by doing some keyword searches – something I do every day in my new role.
To answer you question – Yes, you can, though for EDU facilities, that wouldn’t make sense. I think we’re connected on LinkedIn – please message me there and I would be happy to email or speak with you.
To get a TINY bit on Stock, I am very excited about our direction. We have millions of clips and we have some new content that is being developed. You can access it though the CC Libaries panel – check it out! For those that might be interested, please check this link for opportunities to develop motion graphics for Adobe.
Love and miss this community, but we’re still connected!
Dennis RadekeNovember 19, 2016 at 12:21 pm
I still poke my head in here to read and keep abreast of things but don’t respond or post as I used to. Hope you are all well and as impassioned about your particular NLE choices as always and yes, that is a rhetorical statement – of course you are!
Is 16GB adequate today? Yes, but barely for any video creative professional.
Is making a professional laptop with 16GB as max config wise? Time will tell, but I am a tad skeptical.
Personally, I am looking at switching my day to day laptop to a PC for some of these reasons.
Dennis RadekeJune 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm
So, I’m not on this forum anymore, but since I’m stuck at an airport on a Saturday, I’m chiming in cuz it’s good fun. BTW – I’ve moved to the Adobe Stock team, so am no longer directly involved with Premiere Pro on a day to day basis. Miss it but also love the idea of building a content library for creatives around the world.
[Bill Davis] “Premier Pro”
Premiere Pro please. I freely admit this is my pet peeve, but I don’t ever say fxpY do I?
[Bill Davis] “As evidence, I’d note that we’ve already seen the pretty clear migration of X thinking into Premier Pro via “hover scrub” and the soon to arrive and much heralded “proxy workflow.””
As has been stated multiple times by me and others over the last few years, Hover Scrub and the FCPX Skimming feature were developed in tandem and released at basically the same time. Great ideas can be thought of and explored by multiple people and companies at the same time. I think of Tesla and Edison with electricity. Many different people were working on early flight as well…. I could go on.
As for proxy workflows, lets give credit where it is due – Avid and other early NLEs not named Premiere Pro. For you to say FCPX birthed proxy workflows is a bit…interesting.
To say it again: ALL NLE’s have something compelling, unique or valuable to users. It is the principle reason we have a very mature and robust NLE market today from which we ALL benefit.
Dennis – Adobe guy
Dennis RadekeMay 29, 2016 at 6:15 pm
[John Rofrano] “It has Audio Buses and Audio FX Sends and Automation with Touch, Latch, Write capabilities. Needless to say no other NLE can come close to this, so Vegas Pro editors do all of their audio work right in Vegas.”
Certainly, Vegas has always had a strong reputation for doing audio and its heritage as a Sound Forge program certainly supports that. When I was a kid in the early days of audio software, sonic foundry was a real player for a while.
As it relates to the above quote, it wasn’t the only one though… All of these things were in Premiere Pro 1.0 which was 2003 (or perhaps 1.5) and included 5.1 surround sound to boot.
Dennis – Adobe Guy
Dennis RadekeMarch 25, 2016 at 11:21 am
[Walter Soyka] “I’d love to see more services from Adobe, too. I think there is so much upside here for us as users.”
I’d love to hear some ideas that you would have Walter. There are a lot of different areas we can pursue. What is the low hanging fruit?
Dennis – Adobe guy
Dennis RadekeDecember 16, 2015 at 9:34 pm
[Alan Okey] “Smoke doesn’t have multicam editing, but in terms of integration of editing and effects, I’d argue that it’s far ahead of the Adobe CC suite.”
Smoke certainly blurs the line between editorial tool and finishing tool, but lack of multicam is a big deal for a lot of productions and it’s not like the workflow between After Effects and Premiere Pro is really awful, is it?
[Alan Okey] “In terms of audio, Resolve has the edge because it now supports VST plugins right within the app, including custom plugin GUIs.”
Umm, we supported VST in Premiere Pro 1.0 circa 2003. Yes, I’m the Adobe guy, but you really have to put some facts out there to convince me that Resolve is more powerful when it comes to audio.
Dennis – Adobe guy
Dennis RadekeDecember 1, 2015 at 11:15 am
It’s out there in most parts of the world. I would suggest logging out of Creative Cloud desktop app, close it and restart.
Dennis – Adobe guy
Dennis RadekeNovember 23, 2015 at 10:51 am
You’re passionate about FCP X and that’s great.
The go to market models of Adobe and Apple are very different – Adobe with a subscription and Apple with the hardware dongle. Both have their merits, undoubtedly both have their detractors too.
[Robin S. Kurz] “Yes, well, if Apple were to pad their lists with such things as “Back button added”, “Preference to display the end of sequence indicator”, “Search Bins”, every little OpenCL optimization etc. etc.”
Well, the back button added to the Media Browser is an added functionality to a key feature differentiator to most NLE’s. Preference to display the end of sequence indicator is a customer requested feature and Search Bins is a major organization feature, so all have merit there. OpenCL optimizations are germane to the product and most importantly often add support for new and more powerful chipsets, so definitely important.
Are some features more important than others on the Premiere Pro list? Absolutely. However, how you stack rank the list is absolutely different than everyone else though, right? Eye of the beholder and all that?…
[Robin S. Kurz] “Yes, well, if Apple were to pad their lists with such things as “Back button added”, “Preference to display the end of sequence indicator”, “Search Bins”, every little OpenCL optimization etc. etc., I’m fairly sure their lists would be considerably longer also, yes.”
Again, eye of the beholder, but I think some would say that some “features” in almost everyone’s list are less impressive than others. For example, on the most current two releases you referred to, I see:
– Improves performance when loading text styles
– Motion Title templates with published text layout parameters now export correctly
– Addresses issues with timing on certain animated effects
– Fixes render errors that could occur when using reflective materials with 3D text
– Restores support for Panasonic AVCCAM video at 25p and 30p
– Fixes an issue that may cause Final Cut Pro to quit on launch
In fact, about half of the above are defined as bugs and not features, whereas the imperfect, non-Adobe wikipedia list truly lists features as far as I can tell.
My point is that I would very respectfully contend that for most professional folks in the community Premiere Pro has probably had more feature and workflow innovation over the last few years. Does that make it a better product in your eyes or anyone else’s? Absolutely not. Are we going to agree to disagree? Probably. There is a very competitive NLE marketplace and a number of very caring and passionate people to defend all points of view and products.
[Robin S. Kurz] “Of course they are. Whereby we’ll just ignore that those are all features that were added within the first six months of its development cycle.”
Yes, they were added back within the first six months. There’s an unsaid point here though.
[Robin S. Kurz] “Since, as we all know, X has absolutely nothing unique to show for in terms of features in comparison.”
You will never see or hear me say anything to that effect. I personally admire the organizational keywording features of FCPX and its background transcoding workflow is interesting.
I’ve maintained the idea (publicly) for about 20 years that every NLE has something unique and positive to offer.
As always with the threads, I will give you the last word and wish you continued success with your chosen tools.
Dennis – Adobe guy
Dennis RadekeNovember 18, 2015 at 10:51 am
On the thread in general – always an interesting conversation albeit, the same folks are always adamantly staking out their same positions…
[Robin S. Kurz] “Huh? So how exactly do “continuing improvements” not apply to any and every other NLE on the market… only in most cases WITHOUT the monthly expense?? Apparently you missed the fact that the software I paid for ONCE over four years ago has had over FIFTEEN updates for naught ever since? Never mind that that figures out to roughly six bucks a month (and getting less by the day).”
Certainly, there have been some terrific updates from FCP X (and all other NLE’s for that matter). However, I would politely argue that no other NLE has had the scale and enormity of improvements, fixes and innovation.
Just counting from CC (not four years ago from June 21, 2011 – launch date of FCP X), I can casually add up about 200 items that don’t include all of the small features or bug fixes that we incorporate into any release. And of course, stay tuned, we’ll have something for you shortly that will add to this list…
That is the basic value proposition of the subscription – we provide continuous improvement that is addressing the market needs – and as others have pointed out, if we fail to meet your needs, you have an immediate out. As I’ve said before, the subscription model puts the onus of delivering excellent releases on a continual basis – something that a perpetual model does not.
And with the greatest respect let me just suggest that some of the ‘features’ that some folks talk about over the last few years were things being added back that were in the previous iteration. Broadcast output, tape lay back and a source monitor are all ones that come to mind.
As always, if it (insert current NLE) works for you great! If it doesn’t, you have many great choices you can look at and try (for free).
Dennis RadekeNovember 9, 2015 at 4:03 pm
[John Rofrano] “I write productivity plug-ins for Vegas Pro so I’m seeing my whole business implode! I’m now investigating if I can write similar plug-ins for FCP X. Vegas Pro has a very powerful script API that I took advantage of and FCP X doesn’t have this but perhaps I can leverage the XML import/export to do some similar things. We’ll see.”
Let me know if you’d like to get connected to our team around plug-ins and what we do behind the scenes. We offer a lot of resources and assistance. From a business point of view, if you’re looking for a lot of potential seats (cross platform), then we’re worth a look. 😉
Dennis – Adobe guy