Thursday, June 20, 2013

News from Adobe's Cloud

Adobe Photoshop CC Has Already Been Pirated In Just One Day | FStoppers
If true, that didn't take long:
With the constant need for validation and continual updates through the cloud, many felt it would be difficult to pirate something that requires constant contact for it to stay updated. However, it took no less than a day for pirates to get around it.

Adobe beats profit expectations, mulls subscription changes | C|Net
Adobe Systems beat analysts' profitability expectations by 3 cents per share in the second fiscal quarter, ratcheted its Creative Cloud subscriber total up 221,000 to 700,000, and is considering new measures to mollify those who don't like the subscriptions, the company said Tuesday.

Adobe CEO admits need to 'tweak' Creative Suite's cloud-only policy
| The Register
"While we will still continue to offer CS6 on a perpetual basis, the feedback from our community is important, and we are evaluating additional options that will help them with the transition," he added.

Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions hit 700,000 | MacWorld
That’s an increase over the 479,000 subscribers Adobe reported at the end of the first quarter. Those numbers, revealed as part of the company's second quarter earnings, are on track, and even ahead of Adobe's goal, according to Scott Morris, senior marketing director for Creative Cloud.

Adobe's Creative Cloud Gamble Pays Off Handsomely, Even If Q2 Earnings Crash
| CMS Wire
If Adobe reported a drop in earnings of 66% for Q2 no one really seemed too bothered about it. The San Jose company explained the fall-off as the result of higher expenses, but the kind of expenses that were incurred over the quarter were the kind that investors don’t mind paying.

Reviews & Comments

The AppStorm Step-by-Step Guide for Upgrading to Adobe Creative Cloud
| Appstorm
Ok. You’ve decided to bite the bullet and subscribe to Creative Cloud. If you’ve ever bought software from Adobe before, you’ll find they’ve really streamlined the process. You’ll just sign in with your Adobe ID, choose the subscription you want, verify that you’re eligible for an upgrade or educational offer if you chose one of those, add your payment info, and you’re done. That’s it.

Hands-on review: Adobe After Effects CC | Creative Blog
The biggest change is the introduction of the new Live 3D pipeline. This has been well teased in advance of the release, but in case you’ve missed the hype it means that you can work natively with objects and scenes generated inside Cinema 4D without having to render them first. Imported files retain a live link too.

Creative Cloud review | Digital Arts
Should I upgrade to the Creative Cloud?The answer to the ten-million-dollar question – or the somewhere-between-£15-and-£65-per-month question – is a slightly nebulous maybe.

Here is the confusion: If Cloud-based subscriptions really are so awesome for Photoshop, why do they have a completely different business model for Lightroom? They tell me, well, Lightroom is more for hobbyists and casual people, and Photoshop is more for professionals. I think that sounds kind of ridiculous, don’t you?

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: First Look (Webinar Preview) | YouTube

Frank Glencairn ‏‪@FrankGlencairn‬

They scrapped Encore from CC? That sucks. A lot of clients still want/need a DVD/BluRay


Adobe DPS Drives 100 Million Digital Publication Downloads | Adobe
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that 100 million digital downloads – including magazines, newspapers, corporate publications and apps, all created with Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) – have been delivered to readers and customers in just over two years.

Adobe Creative Cloud Info for Mocha Users | ImagineerSystems
Today Adobe shipped Creative Cloud, the subscription based service that includes new versions of After Effects, Premiere and more. Imagineer's planar tracking and visual effects products, mocha AE and mocha Pro are widely used by After Effects users, so we wanted to take a moment and answer some common questions the AE community has been asking about Adobe's new "CC" offerings.

5 Reasons to Choose NVIDIA GPUs For Stunning Performance in Adobe Creative Cloud | NVIDIA
Adobe Premiere Pro has used NVIDIA GPUs for many years to enable smooth, real-time, interactive video editing with the Mercury Playback Engine, jointly developed by Adobe and NVIDIA. Now with multi-GPU support, it delivers up to 18x faster rendering and compression than a competing CPU for today’s most challenging video and D-Cinema formats, including DSLR, RED 4 and 5K native footage.

Blackmagic Design Releases Support for Adobe Creative Cloud
| Broadcast Engineering
The Desktop Video 9.7.5 software update allows users to take advantage of many new features in the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, such as powerful new editing timelines and shortcuts and audio mixing with Adobe Premiere Pro® CC and new creative and visual effects tools with Adobe After Effects® CC.

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