May 11th, 2011 Meeting
Our special LAPPG Adobe night was well received by our members in attendance. Filmmaker, author, and CTO of Bandito Bros., Jacob Rosenberg, introduced us to the new features of Adobe CS5.5’s Production Premium including: we saw the Mercury engine in action and how it powerfully can manage many differing codecs, frame rates and sample rates. With Premiere’s powerful scaling features, less powerful computers can still make real-time edit decisions prior to rendering. He also showed us the deep integration with Adobe Story, Adobe After Effects and the unbelievably powerful Media Encoder. Adobe has really listened to their end users for a powerful package of integrated digital film tools.
After the break Jacob treated us to a presentation on Digital Filmmaking including the different parts of a HDSLR camera, explanations of how they work and advice for choosing a good one. Jacob went in depth regarding the sensor size and how it’s operation creates an artifact that is known as “rolling shutter.” He discussed the origination codec of the Canon DSLR’s, H.264 and discussed workflow scenarios for post production editing.
Jacob is a wealth of information for any digital filmmaker. LAPPG cannot recommend his knowlege and services highly enough. For information on his consulting services contact Jacob@banditobros.com.