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Patches for After Effects CS4 and Premiere Pro CS4

Patches for After Effects CS4 and Premiere Pro CS4: "

Don't miss the updates!

After Effects 9.0.1 patch for Mac OS X
After Effects 9.0.1 patch for Windows
Read me file (PDF)

Premiere Pro 4.0.1 patch for Mac OS X
Premiere Pro 4.0.1 patch for Windows
Read me file (PDF)

Here's the goodies from the read me files:

Notable fixes in the Adobe After Effects CS4 9.0.1 patch:

Miscellaneous performance improvements with MediaCore video formats.
General improvements to Dynamic Link workflows.
Mocha AE doesn’t read v210 QuickTime files correctly. (49015)
On some systems, the application may suspend rendering when the display turns off due
to power management or screen saver settings. (49146)
All Render Queue items are removed when opening or importing a saved project in which the first item has no comment, but other Render Queue items have comments. (49186)
Crash using “Open Layer” when multiple layers are selected if one of the selected layers does not have a source or has a collapsed transformation. (49207)
Auto-save is marking a project as saved; user can close project without being prompted to save changes, and multiprocessing can return old frames. (49209)
(Windows only) Custom eyedroppers in keying effects pick up wrong colors when clicked in custom thumbnail. (49248)
Exposure effect: negative offset values render garbage/underflow in 8bpc and 16bpc. (49294)
Puppet Tool: For a 3D layer, results are being clipped to layer bounds. (49267)
Importing a still sequence via Recent Footage imports only a single still instead of a sequence. (49265)
For some OpenGL effects in 32bpc projects, overbright colors are getting clipped.(1893997)
When the “Write XMP IDs to Files on Import” option is selected, MediaCore playback can make some files appear out of sync. (1880742)
Application may appear to hang for several minutes “Reading XMP markers from footage” (status message) with files that contain deeply nested metadata. (1874477)

New in the Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1 patch:
OMF export
Final Cut Pro import
Edit in Audition (Windows only)
Surcode support
AAF import and export
High quality motion
Third-party support

Notable fixes in the Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1 patch:
Attempting to trim locked tracks results in a crash (#1888355)
Crash on Win and error on Mac when using Numpad-Asterisk keys to generate marker when
playing in Program Pane when Effect Controls pane is closed (#1890626)
Crash when the Metadata panel is brought into focus when a DVCPro HD clip is selected
When a filter/search is applied in the Metadata Panel and then a different asset is selected, the
filter does not update (#1876954)
Custom schema causes Adobe Premiere Pro to crash performing many basic operations,
starting with New Project (#1888938)
Render of transition in imported EDL-based sequence fails; on Mac, causes application to hang
indefinitely, user must be force-quit application (#1873434)
After ASND is saved, an effect is always ON if it turns OFF while playing (#1864978)
Crash when attempting to load a project that contains a composition if headless Adobe
Premiere Pro is serving Adobe After Effects (#1871578)
Exporting video as MPEG 4 will create a video file that imports at the incorrect length
Trimming both ends of a clip, then moving the clip will cause looped playback to be silent, or
only playback portions of the clip (#1868409)
When exporting a timeline containing cuepoints, deleting a cue point via AME Batch- > Export
Settings, the cue point is still present in the output file (#1866690)
Playing an audio-only file in the source monitor will cause the application to lock up (#1887330)
Exporting any MT session as 24bit WAV leads to garbled audio – Mac only (#1881684)
Adobe Premiere Pro allocates too much memory and reads too much data from disk when
loading project files on the Mac (#1890579)
With camera connected, opening clip from Timeline into Source and selecting File  Debug
results in a serious error (#1889197)
Export to tape is active from DVCPRO HD sequences (#1863718)
Application intermittently crashes when exporting a movie (#1868405)
Render and Replace of offline clips takes over 20 minutes (#1885273)
Application crashes when cancelling “Normalize Audio Track” dialog (#1887615)
When an AVCHD clip is inserted into a DV timeline with Scale to Frame Size applied, rendered
previews of the clip show artifacts during Timeline playback (#1863988)
Using scale to frame size in a timeline lowers output quality and softens detail and sharpness;
typing in scale attributes manually or using Adobe After Effects produces much better results
Multiplexed MPEG files exported to HD size and then imported back in to Adobe Premiere Pro
show up as 601 color space instead of 709 color space and hence the colors of the imported
files are off (#1852977)
Known issues in the Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1 patch:
Important note: if you are using the Elemental Technologies RapiHD plug-in, you must update
to the latest version in order to use Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1. You can update the plug-in
by visiting the Elemental Technologies web page: http://www.rapihd.com/?q=node/129.
Re-installing Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.0.0 after it has been patched will generate an error
dialog at the end of the installation. This dialog can be ignored.
Uninstalling Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 after CS4 is installed will result in AME exports in CS4 to
fail with ‘Could not read from the source’. Creating a shortcut named Premiere alongside the
dynamiclinkmanager.exe that points to the Premiere.exe will fix the problem.
When converting Final Cut Pro project with Color correction applied, the color correction will be
incorrect within Adobe Premiere Pro.
When converting Final Cut Pro project with Bins, the bins do not appear in Adobe Premiere Pro
unless selected in the Final Cut Pro xml export.
Multicamera enable sequence with HDV clips does not playback as normal; severe drop frame
or stopping playback occurs
Audio in a nested 16 channel sequence does not simultaneously playback all of its audio tracks
in the Source Monitor.
File >Adobe Dynamic Link >Send to Encore selection is available when a 16 channel sequence
is selected; however, Adobe Encore does not support 16 channel sequences.
File >Export >Export to OMF... selection is grayed when the Audio Mixer Panel is selected on the
File >Export >Export to EDL... selection is grayed when the Audio Mixer Panel is selected on the
5.1 sequences use output mapping from the stereo channel column of the Preferences >Audio
Output Mapping dialog when the audio device selected from the Map Output for menu has less
than 6 channels.
All 16 channels of a 16 channel sequence are summed to mono without attenuation when
exported as media when Audio >Basic Audio Settings >Channels is set to Mono.
Both odd and even numbered channels of a 16 channel sequence are summed to both stereo
channels when exported as media when Audio >Basic Audio Settings >Channels is set to Stereo.
16-channel selection does not appear in the Export Settings dialog Basic Audio Settings
Channels menu when a 16-channel sequence is selected.
All channels of a 16 channel sequence are summed to Ls, Rs and Center channels when
exported as media when Audio >Basic Audio Settings >Channels is set to 5.1.
Setting the Optimize Rendering preference to “Memory” is highly recommended when Max
Quality or Max Bit Depth rendering is on. These settings are designed for high performance
systems. Please check Adobe Online Support for recommended system requirements.
Loading an existing project with a P2 sequence that is missing media may cause a crash.
Adobe Premiere Pro crashes when importing AAF from Avid if it contains references to clips
with OMF audio (WAVE or AIFF).
AAF may not provide consistent results for complex projects in formats other than DV or HDV.
- Jonas

From http://generalspecialist.com/

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Type by Simon Loxley (2004)

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Designing Great Information Graphics

Designing Great Information Graphics: "
The first great mainstream information graphic I remember seeing was of a New York Times article showing the casualties of war in Iraq around 2003/2004. The graphics were of bathroom-style stick figure men representing actual lives lost. What made it special was that it dramatically changed some boring statistics that you would normally ignore into mind-blowing facts.

Designing Great Information Graphics
Good.is — Transparency: The Largest Bankruptcies in History

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The New York Times still prints great information graphics but for online, they have stepped up their game to do some of the best interactive graphics in journalism today. You can read this profile article for more on this aspect of information graphics.
The focus of this article will be less on interactivity and more on the simpler, static information graphics.

Examples of Recent popular Information Graphics Around the Web
Mint.com — Flower Power: A Look at February’s Booming Floral Economy

Gigaom.com — Google vs. Apple

Mashable.com — Visualizing 6 Years of Facebook 

Good.is — Food Assistance

You can think of every Information Graphic (IG) as an article within itself. Depending on the subject matter at hand, you may have to emphasize different aspects of the design. For instance, some may require an intro or an explanation like Economic IGs, but something very easy to understand like What Americans Eat may not require much more than a descriptive title.
Here are 7 concepts you may want to consider when designing your IG:
1. Storytelling

Never forget that your IG is telling a story about a specific topic. Like any communications design project — it’s up to you to make sure that the audience understands what you are trying to say.
It should be easy to understand and scan-able for different levels of viewer interest but also have enough detail to fully engage viewers to facilitate sharing.
You should also realize that employing clever tactics and unique concepts are valid story-telling methods, keep in mind that they should accentuate your story and not distract or sensationalize what you are trying to communicate. Viewers will see that your IG is phony and will reject your message if you go the later route.
2. Metaphors

One of the best ways to grab attention is to bind your IG design to a graphic element that properly summarizes the topic at hand. Your viewers will instantly get it without further reading and if done properly will continue to allow you to build on that initial concept.
In the example above, the IG is about the economy. The artist uses a cash register receipt rolls as the main metaphor and then builds on that concept for highlighting other data — highlighting shopping days is formatted like a typical receipt and they use ASCII art and fonts to draw illustrations.
The best websites are able to turn a IG into something worthy of printing posters of.
3. Typography

To quote Robert Bringhurst, the legendary author of The Elements of Typographic Style“Typography exists to honor content.”
Functional and versatile choices will be most useful to you as you can apply them to different sets of images, charts and diagrams. Inspired uses of specialty fonts may be that extra kick your IG needs but beware that legibility may come into play if your IG specs have space restrictions. If that is the case, try working with the final output size and reserve the font for usages that always appear large like headlines.
Remember, less is more and consider a font with a versatile set of weights.
4. Scale

Charts and graphs are boring. They may be more accurate and have their place in TPS reports — but IG designers are telling stories and can employ more interesting techniques.
One of those tactics is scale. The juxtaposition of a large object next to a tiny object not only communicates your message but attaches a emotional response (if done correctly) to it in a way a chart cannot. It makes them care, which can be very important if you want them to understand your plight.
5. User Interaction

Clever, understated user interaction can be used as a tool for you to illustrate your point. If you are designing the layout of the IG to take advantage of height or width, you can employ the browser to help your cause.
“The Descent into Credit Card Debt” (above image) is a perfect example. As the viewer scrolls down they are slowly descending along with the story. The IG is fairly long (almost 5,000 pixels) so the viewers are understanding on a tactile level the deepness of credit card debt. This will add a further dimension of emotional depth to the message.

Don’t be afraid to use color to help illustrate your message better. I hate to reference a FedEx Kinkos commercial but people are more responsive to charts and graphs when they are presented in a more colorful manner.
Using that same logic on your IG is a no-brainer. Keep in mind that your IG will probably communicate better the more straight-forward it is. Try choosing a reserved palette that has some connection with the topic at hand.
There is a certain value to employing contrast in your color selections as well as they tend to look more dramatic and exciting. While going overboard sometimes can make the IG look less credible (especially if images are involved), finding the right balance can be a boon to your story-telling.
7. Experiment

As IGs become more popular, the viewer’s expectations will become more sophisticated. As with any medium, you want to innovate and advance the techniques instead of being satisfied with the status quo. Try to experiment and figure out what works and doesn’t work for your specific industry.
A website called “The Oatmeal” adopted the IG format to do online comics. Some are more irrelevant and comedic than factual but I think it’s a good way to interpret the traditional comic “strip” as space limitations no longer apply in the online world.
Questions? Comments? Let us know in comments!

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