This news has taken me by surprise, but really I’m not surprised at all. Read about the big change at Videomaker’s website:
I use multiple Adobe programs every day — mainly Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Audition, and After Effects — and I also often need Acrobat, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and a few others. Owning the Master Collection, yearly upgrades could easily cost $600 or more. It’s very important to me that I keep current, as I’m constantly looking for ways to become faster and more efficient.
I wasn’t initially thrilled with the reality of having to deal out a monthly … Read the rest
The video I shoot is high definition. There’s no tape anymore — at least for me — and the video files are saved directly to SDHC cards. Using cameras such as the Panasonic AG-HMC40 and DMC-GH1, the video is compressed using AVCHD. It’s great in that file sizes are kept to a manageable size. It’s not so great in that your editing computer has to be extremely fast to work with.
Needing to upgrade my current system for this format, I decided to venture into the world of computer building. It’s a lot less expensive to piece everything together on … Read the rest