Daily Archives: May 13, 2007

Video editing with Adobe Premiere

My video tour of Adobe’s biggest applications continues with Premiere. This is for video editing geeks who might want to see what’s up in Adobe’s latest video editing suite.

Again, Adobe did not pay me to come over and do these interviews (Adobe has contracted with PodTech in the past to do some podcasts but that was last year and separate from these efforts). I wanted to get a look inside Adobe’s latest CS3 stuff. I still have a couple of teams I want to film up in Adobe’s Seattle office. I hope you enjoyed this series, I sure learned a lot doing it.

Here’s my whole collection of Adobe videos so far:

Adobe Premiere CS3 49 minutes.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 53 minutes.
Adobe Illustrator CS3 47 minutes.
Adobe Flash/Flex architecture overview 30 minutes.
Adobe Flex goes open source 25 minutes.
Adobe Flash CS3 overview 55 minutes.
Adobe Apollo overview 43 minutes.
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 34 minutes.
Adobe Connect overview 29 minutes.
Adobe Acrobat 8.0 19 minutes.

This whole series was paid for by my sponsor, Seagate who makes the storage devices we produce our shows on.

John Nack at Adobe shows me Photoshop CS3 (and Irina raps)

Adobe Photoshop. What more do you need to know? Well, John Nack, my favorite Adobe blogger, shows me the latest Photoshop. Among other things. It’s 53 minutes of nothing but Photoshop talk and demos. We talk about a bunch of the new features in CS3. If you’re a photographer or a graphic designer you won’t want to miss this, even if you aren’t using Photoshop. We talk about High Dynamic Range photography and how to do it.

If you aren’t into Photoshop talk, check out Irina Slutsky, who works for me, who is participating in a videoblog death match. I never knew Irina could be so funny!

Microsoft about to enter into patent war?

Fortune Magazine has an in-depth article about Microsoft and its claim that free software infringes on 235 of its patents. I don’t know where the truth lies, but Microsoft has more than 800 lawyers and it looks like they are going to make sure that they remain relevant through legal action. This has deep implications for a whole sector of our economy because there are lots of companies that rely on free software (Google being the mindshare leader that I can think of, but most of the startups I interview use LAMP, Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP, to build their companies).

Microsoft up to this point has used patents defensively (i.e., only if sued themselves) but the gestures that the leadership is sending to the marketplace lately is that they are about to enter into a more offensive phase of using patents.

UPDATE: TechMeme has a lot more reactions on this issue.