Macworld. Jan1999, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p115. 3p. 4 Color Photographs, 2 Black and White Photographs.
COMPUTER software, ADOBE software, VIDEO production & direction, and AUDIOVISUAL materials
Presents expert tips and techniques for commanding the Adobe Premiere 5.0 video-editing software. How to cross the platform divide; Use the right codec; How to survive Premiere's flaws; Timeline tricks.
Discusses how to combine video footage. The importance of the first phases in bluescreening jobs; Critical lighting requirements; Steps for keying in Adobe Premiere; Steps for keying in After Effects; Mention of the process and the effect of keying, or bluescreening in the motion picture `Wag the Dog.' INSETS: Ultimate keying with Ultimatte;Bluescreen basics;Crop for cleaner keying.
Discusses streaming video on a Web site. One key to making Web video practical; Several players in streaming video, including RealVideo from RealNetworks; Apple's QuickTime 3.0; How compression kills quality; Inside encoders; Encoding RealVideo in Adobe Premiere; Hypertext markup language (HTML) for video.
Macworld. May97, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p118. 7p. 10 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Chart.
COMPUTER software and VIDEO production & direction
Focuses on a number of video-editing software packages for the Macintosh personal computer. Adobe Premiere 4.2, from Adobe; Media 100 family of proprietary editing software; After Effects 3.1, from Adobe; Final Effects 3.0.1, from KPT; TransFX 1.0, from DigiEffects; Dynamic Effects 1.0, from Gryphon Software; Other programs; Which are the best; Hardware requirements for optimal performance; Chart comparing various packages. INSET: Best hardware upgrades for video effects..