I have always been a huge fan of adobe but currently I am in a bad situation and I need your suggestion.
I am now put incharge of the video editing department, where our company make videos and send it to clients. It's a multinational company so imagine the professional customer.
The Videos will include Power Point presentation capture with Audio and a huge amount of Video Camera movies.
Our Company Manager suggesting Camtasia, Sony but I heard Adobe has a very good product as well.
Kindly suggest what Adobe Product and Version can support my requirement and also is it better and easy to operate than the above two products.
Waiting for your honest replies...
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You may produce a MOVIE with Premiere Pro + Encore, or Premiere Elements all-in-one, but since Powerpoint (any computer content) is not part of the DVD specification, neither version of Premiere will do what you want
The Premiere forums are at http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere for more reading
Macromedia Director http://www.adobe.com/products/director/ may do what you want
But... do be aware that no set top DVD player is going to work with computer content... those are only for a movie DVD... so you will need to use a computer for a disc with mixed content
And another Point. If any of your DVD's are to used on the Mac Platform Please note Auto Run has never been allowed on Mac Platform In the Past and perhaps even now other platforms allowed auto run which would/will allow all types of Malware to be installed run them. Steve Jobs ans other at apple made a concious decision to not allow auto run.
As John points out, PowerPoint is not quite ready for PrPro, but is getting closer. One user, Chuck McIntyre, IIRC, recently posted to the PrPro forum on the new PowerPoint, and how much better it has gotten. Still, with a bit of planning, and Exporting in PowerPoint, one can assemble a video around a presentation.
With the mentioned combo of PrPro + Encore (bundled together), one can produce DVD-Videos, or BD (Blu-ray Discs). One can also do fairly sophisticated Audio editing, but for more heavy-duty work, either a PrPro suite with Soundbooth, or the full-featured, pro app., Audition (coming to the Mac soon), will work well, and you can link to it from PrPro.
Good luck, and we'll see you in the PrPro forum.
@Smith, John and Hunt.
Thanks alot, I was not expecting such a comprehensive and awesome replies.
Received a call from Manager and we will be using Two Technologies :), PowerPoint Capture will be done by Camtasia as we are already using it and have recently upgraded from 6 to 7.
@John I am abit confused on your last statement. Can you please explain it abit.
Let me clarify more my requirements:
We will be shooting on a 720P Camera or Cam Corders and I guess it's HD.
We will be conducting Interviews and more Class room trainings on a White Board.
We will capture that and remove the noisy or unwanted part and then distribute it online as well as on CD's or DVD's.
I guess it's pretty much simple.
So please give me your Final suggestions:
Director or Premiere Pro + Encore or Premiere Elements.
"Just Curious: Why Adobe has so many products for a single thing"
I thought this forum
was only for
discussions on the forums themselves? If Stars and Contributors do not preach with their example, what can we expect of newcomers? And as I see it, this change is not being impossed on us by Adobe.
Extra line breaks kindly provided by the non updated software of this site.
You make a good point. John T. had pointed the OP to the proper forum, and I added a link to research on the way over.
And, at the time of posting this, the thread was 7 posts long...
Did I made any mistake or you want me to bring this Question to the Premiere Forum.
Thanks for all the help..
Premiere Pro + Encore (I already provided a link) will create a MOVIE DVD that will play on a standalone player connected to a TV... this is ONLY for content that is according to the DVD specification, so computer content is not included
Director (I already provided a link) will create a mixed media disc to run on a computer, but not, as far as I know, a standalone player connected to a TV... but you will need to go to the link I provided and read, and maybe also find the forum for Director
So... how 'bout a Mod lock this message?
I'm aware that this forum is for the forums, but where exactly is the correct place to ask a question like this?
The links I provided upstream are correct, for the two different types of content... but that is only if you already know the products
Since the OP did not know, and was asking a general question, I provided links to the two correct areas
I have no idea if the OP has gone to either link
What I meant was: if you have a question and have no idea where to ask it (a "which product do I use for..." question), there seems to be a recurring theme here where people don't know where to go.
Actually, I am "people" in this case too. (But not soylent green.)
Thanks I went through all the links.
Thanks alot for your kind replies...
I accept the answers and this thread can be locked...
I am sorry for the trouble by posting in the wrong place. But I think new people gets always problems in Forum like this as to where to post....
Thanks for direccting. Next Time I will try to ask in the correct Forum by thoroughly analyzing the Forums...