Just like the students who are shouting with glee about finishing their exams, I want to celebrate being done with the editing and posting of the 19 videos in the Great Lives Series Webcasts. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the editing, however, I was a bit rushed in trying to get them done. And I’ll just say that I’ve got some workflow issues to work out still. What I can say is that the Adobe Video Bundle is a wonderful example of good workflow in software. I used Premiere Pro 2, Photoshop CS2, and Audition 2. Taking advantage of “Dynamic Link” I was able to use these three programs rather seemlessly. The bottleneck is my relatively slow computer. Truth is, it’s normally a fast computer (Dell Workstation Pentium 4 HT 2.8GHz, 1 GB RAM), but it’s now bogged down in program bloat, and the Adobe Bundle really pushes the limits of even the fastest computers. But I like the workflow – edit in Premiere, but tweak the audio in Audition and automatically update the title slides in Photoshop.
So here’s the part where I put in my wish list for a Dual Core or Dual Xeon workstation . . . oh, and lots of hard disk space, RAID 0 preferably. Gardner, be quick about it 😉