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H.265 HEVC in Adobe Premiere Pro

H.265 HEVC encoding option in Adobe Premiere Pro

With Adobe’s latest release of Premiere Pro they quietly added the ability to encode your videos in the promising H.265 format, also known as HEVC. While the Interwebs pretty much runs on H.264, as 4K and 5K video is becoming more prevalent a more efficient codec is needed. HEVC touts to be able to encode video at twice the efficiency than H.264 and get equivalent visual quality. Is it true? Initial tests look very promising. What’s your experience with H.265? How long until all platforms support this codec?

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Mac OS X LionIf you use Adobe software on a Mac and upgraded to Apple’s new OS X Lion, take note: Adobe published a  list of bugs in OS X Lion which includes problems with Photoshop, Lightroom, Flash Builder, Dreamweaver, LiveCycle, Premiere Pro, Contribute, and others.

If you haven’t upgraded yet, check out the  OS X Lion/ Adobe Creative Suite compatibility list before you do.

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One question I get a lot is “what’s the perfect workstation for video editing?”. This usually results in about two hours of me blabbing on how it “all depends”, and terms like RAID, clock speed, and GPU acceleration get thrown around. In the end there really isn’t a “perfect” workstation, but there are a lot of things one can look out for to get optimal performance. It really does depend on a lot of factors, like what type of formats you’ll be editing mostly, which NLE you use, and so on. But today I’d like to talk about just one specific workflow – for those using Adobe CS5.

This is quite a different thing from all the other NLEs because of one single factor: Mercury Playback Engine.

Until recently I wasn’t truly aware of  how much of a difference MPE makes. Sure, when I first installed CS5 on my workstations last year (on the day CS5 came out. I couldn’t wait to try out this mysterious Mercury-thing…) I was beyond impressed. Multiple compressed video streams plus color correction plus footage resizing plus stacks of effects, and the whole thing still plays in real time and at full resolution, where with CS4 the same project – on the same machine – would have been a nightmare to edit that involved proxy files or at the very least a lot of  very jerky playback, freezes, and a lot of crashing and cursing.

But there is always the feeling that things could go even faster and smoother by upgrading the chip or the drive arrays, or…


Adobe CS5 to launch April, will be 64bit

  • at March 25, 2010
  • by Kroy
  • in adobe

I’m beyond excited. Today I learned the highly anticipated Adobe Creative Suite 5 will launch in April – and my friend Gary Bettan from VideoGuys ( ) told me he had a dealer seminar today and it was announced that all CS5 programs will be 64bit.

This is huge. I’ve been waiting for this for four years since I’ve migrated all my workstations over to Windows 64bit. Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, while a fantastic, tremendously improved program, is still only 32bit, and so is the encoding software, Adobe Media Encoder.

Having those be 64bit will make a big difference on so many levels.

Adobe CS5 will be officially announced on April 12. If you wish to register for the online  Adobe CS5 launch event seminar you can do so here.

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No porn for you!Adobe fired back at Steve Jobs’ bs about Flash not being necessary on his iPad/iPhone/iPod touch toys by showing a screenshot of prominent sites with the “missing Flash plugin” icon taunting the Apple gadget user. Among the images is a screenshot of popular pay site

Point made, Adobe, well done. Of course the employee who put this up apologized and removed the image. Why? It’s a valid point. Porn, like it or not, is a major part of the web. We can dance around the issue all day long but fact is more and more mobile device users access adult sites. If you have an iPhone or are planning on using the iPad, which would be a great porn browsing device by the way, then you’re out of luck.

At least has a mobile version (which isn’t nearly as complete as its main sites) but many other sites do not. Besides, the iPad would be perfect to access the full thing in all its glory. Well again, ya can’t.

Me thinks not allowing Flash on Apple mobile devices has less to do with instability issues, as Mr. Jobs claims, and more with the fact that once you allow Flash, users could get a gigantic amount of free stuff such as movies, videos (Hulu, for example) and games –  and Apple would prefer you pay for everything you consume on your Apple device.

Adobe should stick with this, it is a good point.

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