Adobe shambles – Why subscription software should be illegal

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Creative Cloud is anti-competitive, locking users into a perpetual payment plan with no guarantee of future costs. What started at Adobe has spread like a cancer in the software and creative app industry with subscriber-only plans rather than a one off purchase price. Our subscriptions as businesses, enthusiasts and consumers are stacking up and becoming a real monthly headache, and it is time governments looked into regulating the subscription software industry – starting with the king bastard of them all, Adobe.

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Tried and tested – Premiere CC now supports H.265 natively

Premiere H.265

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Samsung NX1 users are in for a treat with the latest release of Adobe Premiere CC. The NLE has been updated with hardware accelerated 4K H.265 (HVEC) support. This means NX1 users no longer have to transcode clips to an editable format like ProRes.

I have just tried out H.265 support in Premiere, so a brief word on this now…

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Is Adobe Premiere to blame for banding in 8bit DSLR footage?

Canon 1D C with 24mm F1.4L lens

I am experiencing a problem with Adobe Premiere which destroys the quality of Canon 1D C footage. It’s a problem which has always been attributed to the camera and others like it – banding with an 8bit codec. But actually, could the software you use to edit material play a role?

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Raw goes mainstream – Adobe Premiere CC native Cinema DNG support tried and tested!

Cinema DNG raw video editing in Premiere CC first look

Adobe have the best debayer for raw around. I still convert my 5D Mark III and Blackmagic Cinema Camera raw files from DNG to an editable format in Adobe After Effects because the end result looks better than DaVinci Resolve.

Well as of today with Premiere CC update 12.1 Cinema DNG raw video is an editable format, directly in Premiere – dramatically speeding up the workflow for video shot with Magic Lantern on Canon DSLRs and the Blackmagic cameras.

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Cinema DNG support coming to Adobe Premiere CC in October

Adobe Cinema DNG - Premiere CC - 5D Mark III Magic Lantern raw

Above: the Canon 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern raw video recording. Check out the EOSHD book here

Due to demand Adobe are finally putting Cinema DNG support back into Premiere. What’s more it is a fully featured implementation with realtime playback like Resolve and GPU accelerated debayering. Adobe’s existing debayer of Cinema DNG gives the best image quality out there so I have high hopes for Premiere come October.

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CineForm Raw and Cinema DNG converters now available for 5D Mark III raw

resolve 5d mark iii raw

A professional workflow for 5D Mark III raw is now available.

GoPro CineForm Raw offers 10:1 compression and can be edited directly in Adobe Premiere and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 9.

Adobe Cinema DNG brings a Blackmagic Cinema Camera style workflow to the 5D Mark III and is ideal for grading uncompressed raw in DaVinci Resolve.

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