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Meeting Report: Adobe Create Now event with Oxford Premiere and Post

Steve Burnard talking through the options in Creative Cloud and PhotoShop Photography Program.

Steve Burnard

Steve Burnard (Adobe Solutions Consultant) started the evening by giving us an overview of the subscription options for Creative Cloud. He then introduced the ‘Photoshop Photography Program’ which enables users who have Photoshop CS3 or higher to subscribe and get Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5 and other benefits for £7.14 + VAT / month. Steve then went on to talk about Adobe’s hardware projects and showed a video of the digital ruler ‘Project Napoleon’ (see the video).  Finally Steve demonstrated the Vanishing Point and Iris Blur filters in Photoshop CC.

Niels Stevens (Adobe Business Development Manager, Video) gave us an overview of video production process, starting from script and finishing with exporting to media and demonstrated us how Adobe applications can make different stages of the process faster and easier.

Niels Stevens on the power and integration of Creative Cloud tools from script to screen and beyond

Niels Stevens

We could see how creating and using of metadata in Prelude as well as integration of Story, Prelude and Premiere helps in working with script and media files. Niels also showed us examples of integration between Premiere and After Effects through dynamic links, how Mercury Playback Engine works in practice, seamlessly rendering different media files formats imported into the same sequence, and he also gave a couple of examples of colour grading inside SpeedGrade. At the end we could watch an overview of Adobe Media Encoder, which offers solutions for exporting media into different formats.

Raffle winners

Timothy Robin Parsons won the main prize of one-year’s free subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Niels and Steve drew the raffle. Timothy Robin Parsons won the main prize of one-year’s free subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. The runners-up prizes of Adobe USB memory sticks were won by Guy Henstock and Roger Gilboy.

If you were there, thanks for coming, and see you next month for Matt Gifford, Responsive Web Design and PhoneGap meeting back at the regular venue, Film Oxford, on Thursday 17 October.

Thursday: Adobe Create Now event

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Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:30 PM
Headington Hill Hall

Free raffle – we will be giving away 1 year’s subscription to Creative Cloud in a raffle for those that attend!

Come along to our Adobe Create Now event and see what the Creative Cloud apps have to offer, for film makers and editors you’ll always have access to the Latest Premiere, After Effects and other production and post-production tools, plus Photoshop and a huge palette of other apps and Cloud Storage (also no huge upfront fees, you now pay monthly).

Sspeakers, free swag,  networking: plus we will be giving away 1 years subscription to Creative Cloud in a free raffle.


Niels Stevens – Adobe Business Development Manager, Video

Niels has 15 years consultancy experience in the Post Production industry. He spent almost 10 years in the content creation reseller business, specialising in sales and training for Audio post production systems.

Neils moved to Avid as Senior Pre-Sales Consultant in 2006. Here he looked after most of the major Broadcast Accounts in EMEA, specialising in storage networks, media asset management, and editing / finishing / dubbing workflows.

He joined Adobe in 2010 as the Business Development Manager for the Creative Suite Video products. He came on board at an exciting time, as the profile of Adobe’s Video applications became a renewed priority and is rising steadily in professional markets.

Steve Burnard – Adobe Solutions Consultant

A Solutions Consultant for Education at Adobe Systems Europe Ltd., Steve is primarily responsible for creating and driving the technical sales and positioning of Adobe’s creative and e-Learning products into the Education market.

Before joining Adobe, Steve gained over 15 years experience in pre-press and digital video production, with the last few years being taken up by helping customers converge their technology to include web and mobile development in their workflow.