Premiere Pro CS6 Update Adds Retina Display Support & GPU Support for GT 650M in New Macbook Pros

Adobe has issued an update for Premiere Pro CS6.  Version 6.0.2 adds a number of features and bug fixes.  Notably, the update adds support for the Retina Display on the Macbook Pro with Retina.

Additionally, Premiere Pro now supports the new GT 650M graphics card that is found in the new Macbook Pro models.  Premiere Pro can use either OpenCL or CUDA for GPU processing on the GT 650M.

Premiere Pro CS6 also received Windows 8 certification with this update.

You can download the update from within Premiere Pro CS6 by choosing Help > Updates, or via the Adobe Application Manager.

[via Adobe Blogs]

OS X Mountain Lion and Adobe CS Compatibility

If you are a Mac user, then you probably are well aware that Apple released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion this week.  By all accounts, it’s an improvement over 10.7 Lion.

If you are a holdout (like I was), then you may still be using OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.  I was concerned about losing 32-bit app compatibility, quirks in other 64-bit apps and the death of Spaces (something I use all day, everyday).

Having mulled Mountain Lion over for several weeks, I bit the bullet this week and upgraded from Snow Leopard.  Based on most of what I had read, CS6 app stability and speed improves with Mountain Lion.  Since that’s the software suite I use more than anything else, I went for it.   [Read more…]

Color Grading in Tiffen Dfx 3 with CS6 and FCP X

The above video comes from a recent webinar that Tiffen put on with Richard Harrington to show off Tiffen Dfx 3.  In the video, Harrington covers some color grading techniques in several different editors that use the Dfx 3 plugin and really shows off the capabilities of this solid plugin.

The more I use this plugin, the more I like it.  It’s so very comprehensive and powerful for video, and quick for getting stylized looks from Lightroom on the photo side as well.