Quadro is Dead, Long Live Stream Deck

Or How the Meta-work of Automation is the Real Work of Work

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In my making-of video for TANK, I heaped praise on an iOS app called Quadro, that I’d used to create a custom iPad control surface for my common After Effects tasks. Days after posting the video, Quadro announced that they were shutting down the app, having “not been able to build a solid business structure around it.” This saddened me on many levels — both personally, as a user, and also as yet another all-too-familar tale of a developer with a cool, niche product, unable to connect
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 My father in his workshop in northern Minnesota, building a temporary pine countertop to test the fit of the actual hardwood countertop he's planning on making. My computer is as organized as his workshop. Unfortunately for both of us, my workshop is as organized as his computer.
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Lightroom CC Presets and Profiles Sync

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Starting today, Lightroom CC, our cloud-based photo service, can synchronize both presets and profiles, including custom-created presets and third-party presets and profiles. This means you can have access to any preset that you’ve made or purchased on all of your devices, enabling you to truly edit your photos anywhere.
Note that this syncing only works with Lightroom CC. Lightroom Classic was updated as well, but Adobe is being true to their word that cloud-based syncing workflows are not a part of Classic’s improvement roadmap.
 Bridalveil Fall, Long Exposure.&nbsp;Prolost Geartrain GT10 profile, all processing done in Lightroom CC for iOS.
 My brother Eric in front of the glacier exhibit he sculpted for the Yosemite Visitor's Center.&nbsp;Prolost Geartrain GT02 profile, all processing done in Lightroom CC for iOS.
 My wife and son in front of Yosemite Falls. Prolost Geartrain GT10 profile, all processing done in Lightroom CC for iOS.
 Lower Yosemite Falls, Long Exposure.&nbsp;All processing done in Lightroom CC for iOS.
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TANK

TANK_PRstills_01_4k_005.jpg TANK is an animated short film that I have been working on for a year and half. It's up today on Red Giant's site.

The Making of Tank

The way I made TANK is a little crazy. I made it entirely in Adobe After Effects, with equal parts animation elbow grease and nerdy expressions madness. This video is part behind-the-scenes, part After Effects tutorial, and part therapy session. A complete list of all the tools I used to make TANK is available at Red Giant's blog.

VectorKit

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Prolost Lightroom Presets, Now in Photoshop Too

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Lightroom Classic Now Shares Presets (and Profiles) with Photoshop

Lightroom Develop/Edit presets are now saved in the .xmp format that's compatible with Camera Raw in Photoshop, and Lightroom Classic shares a common location for these presets with Photoshop, meaning that your preset collection will be the same in both apps. In other words, the Prolost Lightroom Presets finally work in Photoshop!
 Full-screen previews for presets is a great complement to the Prolost Graduated Presets.
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Introducing Prolost Profiles for Lightroom

 Prolost Profiles in the new Profile browser in Lightroom CC 1.3, released today.
        Prolost Profiles in the new Profile browser in Lightroom CC 1.3, released today.
Adobe released Lightroom Classic 7.3 and Lightroom CC 1.3 today, both featuring improved support for Creative Profiles, which have the potential to give your photos exciting new looks.

Prolost Profiles

To celebrate this launch, I’m releasing six sets of Creative Profiles on the Prolost Store.
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These are fun, powerful looks for your photos that you can browse visually and audition with a full-screen preview. Yes, Lightroom has finally caught up to where Magic Bullet Looks has been for
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 All the Prolost Profiles support the Amount slider, so you can season to taste.
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Prolost EDC 2.0 for After Effects

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38 Free Utility Presets for After Effects

Last week’s post on blur effects in After Effects was also a stealth release of Prolost EDC 2.0. I launched Prolost EDC in 2015, and I’ve updated it a few times since then, but this is the biggest refresh yet.
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Tiny Timesavers

Prolost EDC is a collection of After Effects presets that are mostly very simple shortcuts to things I do all the time. For example, usually when I apply the Shift Channels effect,
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 Prolost Front/Back Visibility
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Prolost EDC 2.0 for After Effects

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38 Free Utility Presets for After Effects

Last week’s post on blur effects in After Effects was also a stealth release of Prolost EDC 2.0. I launched Prolost EDC in 2015, and I’ve updated it a few times since then, but this is the biggest refresh yet.
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Tiny Timesavers

Prolost EDC is a collection of After Effects presets that are mostly very simple shortcuts to things I do all the time. For example, usually when I apply the Shift Channels effect,
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 Prolost Spanner 2D
 Prolost Front/Back Visibility
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Prolost EDC 2.0 for After Effects

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38 Free Utility Presets for After Effects

Last week’s post on blur effects in After Effects was also a stealth release of Prolost EDC 2.0. I launched Prolost EDC in 2015, and I’ve updated it a few times since then, but this is the biggest refresh yet.
<a href="https://www.proloststore.com/products/edc" class="sqs-block-button-element--medium sqs-block-button-element" >Get Prolost EDC</a>

Tiny Timesavers

Prolost EDC is a collection of After Effects presets that are mostly very simple shortcuts to things I do all the time. For example, usually when I apply the Shift Channels effect,
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 Prolost Arrow
 Prolost Spanner 2D
 Prolost Front/Back Visibility
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Prolost EDC 2.0 for After Effects

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38 Free Utility Presets for After Effects

Last week’s post on blur effects in After Effects was also a stealth release of Prolost EDC 2.0. I launched Prolost EDC in 2015, and I’ve updated it a few times since then, but this is the biggest refresh yet.
<a href="https://www.proloststore.com/products/edc" class="sqs-block-button-element--medium sqs-block-button-element" >Get Prolost EDC</a>

Tiny Timesavers

Prolost EDC is a collection of After Effects presets that are mostly very simple shortcuts to things I do all the time. For example, usually when I apply the Shift Channels effect,
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Prolost Arrow
Prolost Spanner 2D
Prolost Front/Back Visibility
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A Tale of Five Blurs

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This is a follow-up to A Take of Three Blurs, which I wrote in 2006 as a guide to the blur effects in Adobe After Effects. Twelve years later, there are some new blurs in After Effects, some new best practices, and new potential for confusion.

TLDR

Use Fast Box Blur now, for everything. But c’mon, there’s so much more to know about After Effects blurs!

The Three Oldies

This was the breakdown in 2006: Fast Blur was a good, general-purpose blur. It was “fast” because it was just a three-iteration box blur, and box blurs can be
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The new After Effects Gaussian Blur is actually the old Premiere Pro Gaussian Blur. Note the negative values on the scopes corresponding with the discolored halos around the highlights.
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How Premiere Could be Great at Color

 Colorista IV running in Premiere Pro.
        Colorista IV running in Premiere Pro.
Adobe Premiere Pro has been aggressively pursuing the creative editorial market at all levels, from feature films to YouTube. It’s now where I do all my cutting, and even finishing. Yes, that’s right, my age-old advice to finish in After Effects instead of an NLE is well and truly obsolete. Premiere renders with great quality, and any tools I felt were missing from the pipeline I’ve created myself. Part of Premiere’s ascendancy has included folding in the color features of SpeedGrade, exactly as I advised back in 2011. The result, the Lumetri color panel,
 Color managed red in After Effects on the left, non-color-managed red in Premiere on the right.
 The Reference Library in Magic Bullet Looks 4.
 If you want to color correct Saturn's rings, but not Saturn, you'll need something other than Premiere.
 Resolve's color timeline.
 Me coloring a short for a friend back in the Colorista II days. Thumbnails on the right courtesy of my free DV Rebel Tools.
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How Premiere Could be Great at Color

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        Colorista IV running in Premiere Pro.
Adobe Premiere Pro has been aggressively pursuing the creative editorial market at all levels, from feature films to YouTube. It’s now where I do all my cutting, and even finishing. Yes, that’s right, my age-old advice to finish in After Effects instead of an NLE is well and truly obsolete. Premiere renders with great quality, and any tools I felt were missing from the pipeline I’ve created myself. Part of Premiere’s ascendancy has included folding in the color features of SpeedGrade, exactly as I advised back in 2011. The result, the Lumetri color panel,
Color managed red in After Effects on the left, non-color-managed red in Premiere on the right.
The Reference Library in Magic Bullet Looks 4.
If you want to color correct Saturn's rings, but not Saturn, you'll need something other than Premiere.
Resolve's color timeline.
Me coloring a short for a friend back in the Colorista II days. Thumbnails on the right courtesy of my free DV Rebel Tools.
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Red Giant Year End Sale

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On Tuesday, December 5th, everything at Red Giant will be 40% off! But that is literally not all. Between now and then, you can enter for a chance to win everything Red Giant makes, for free! Here's how.

Prolost Store Sale, and Using Presets with Lightroom CC

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I don't like sales over the US Thanksgiving holiday. This Friday I normatively hope you enjoy a retail-free day with your family. But today through Wednesday, you can get 30% off everything at the Prolost Store using the coupon code OHBOY2017. 2017 has been a hell of a year. You deserve some Lightroom presets, or some cool After Effects add-ons. Is all I'm going to say about that. And by the way, my presets for Lightroom Classic work just fine in Lightroom CC too! Here's how to install them. The experience of using presets in Lightroom CC is pretty Continue reading "Prolost Store Sale, and Using Presets with Lightroom CC"

Migrating from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom CC, and the Controversy Over Using Them Together: An Exclusive Adobe Q&A

 Stu and Ben in April, 2002. I took a picture of us with my Nikon Coolpix 995 as he took one with his Yashica T4. He wins for coolest camera. I win for being able to find the photo 15 years later.
        Stu and Ben in April, 2002. I took a picture of us with my Nikon Coolpix 995 as he took one with his Yashica T4. He wins for coolest camera. I win for being able to find the photo 15 years later.

Or, More Accurately, a Transcription of a Therapy Session for Someone Who Wants the New Thing, but Really Would Be Better Off With the Old Thing

In my last Lightroom post, I mentioned that my friend Benjamin Warde is a product manager on the Lightroom team. I’ve known Ben since we were kids, and we’ve long had
 This photo uses Color Range Masking, something you can do in Lightroom Classic, but not in Lightroom CC.
 Here's Lightroom CC set up as Benjamin describes. Originals are stored as needed on my external drive unironically called "Everything 02," but won't be kept there for longer than Lightroom CC needs them for caching purposes.
 This photo uses the tone curve in Lightroom Classic, not found in Lightroom CC desktop.
 This photo uses Split Toning. You guessed it, not available in Lightroom CC desktop.
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Migrating from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom CC, and the Controversy Over Using Them Together: An Exclusive Adobe Q&A

 Stu and Ben in April, 2002. I took a picture of us with my Nikon Coolpix 995 as he took one with his Yashica T4. He wins for coolest camera. I win for being able to find the photo 15 years later.
        Stu and Ben in April, 2002. I took a picture of us with my Nikon Coolpix 995 as he took one with his Yashica T4. He wins for coolest camera. I win for being able to find the photo 15 years later.

Or, More Accurately, a Transcription of a Therapy Session for Someone Who Wants the New Thing, but Really Would Be Better Off With the Old Thing

In my last Lightroom post, I mentioned that my friend Benjamin Warde is a product manager on the Lightroom team. I’ve known Ben since we were kids, and we’ve long had
 This photo uses Color Range Masking, something you can do in Lightroom Classic, but not in Lightroom CC.
 Here's Lightroom CC set up as Benjamin describes. Originals are stored as needed on my external drive unironically called "Everything 02," but won't be kept there for longer than Lightroom CC needs them for caching purposes.
 This photo uses the tone curve in Lightroom Classic, not found in Lightroom CC desktop.
 This photo uses Split Toning. You guessed it, not available in Lightroom CC desktop.
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Migrating from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom CC, and the Controversy Over Using Them Together: An Exclusive Adobe Q&A

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        Stu and Ben in April, 2002. I took a picture of us with my Nikon Coolpix 995 as he took one with his Yashica T4. He wins for coolest camera. I win for being able to find the photo 15 years later.

Or, More Accurately, a Transcription of a Therapy Session for Someone Who Wants the New Thing, but Really Would Be Better Off With the Old Thing

In my last Lightroom post, I mentioned that my friend Benjamin Warde is a product manager on the Lightroom team. I’ve known Ben since we were kids, and we’ve long had
This photo uses Color Range Masking, something you can do in Lightroom Classic, but not in Lightroom CC.
Here's Lightroom CC set up as Benjamin describes. Originals are stored as needed on my external drive unironically called "Everything 02," but won't be kept there for longer than Lightroom CC needs them for caching purposes.
This photo uses the tone curve in Lightroom Classic, not found in Lightroom CC desktop.
This photo uses Split Toning. You guessed it, not available in Lightroom CC desktop.
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Universe 2.2 and a New Red Giant Film

Red Giant has released Universe 2.2. Universe is our ever-growing collection of editorial effects and transitions, where you’ll find such favorites as VHS and Retrograde. As is often the case, there’s a Red Giant film to go along with this release, and this time it marks the directorial debut of our own Aharon Rabinowitz. He made a film that is so uniquely him that, well, you should just watch it: And the making of, where I get a little shout-out for helping figure out hoe to recreate the retro optical-printer VFX: And now, feel free to learn more about Continue reading "Universe 2.2 and a New Red Giant Film"

Slugline on iPhone and iPad

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From the Slugline blog:
Today is a big day. Ever since we released Slugline, the most frequent request we’ve had was to get Slugline on iOS. It took a long time, because we wanted to do it right. We realized that we needed to re-write scrolling, so it would be fast and smooth. We knew we had to speed up pagination. We wanted to support fancy new iOS 11 things like split-screen and drag-and-drop. We did all those things. And now Slugline for iOS is available in the App Store for $19.99.
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What’s Going on with Lightroom?

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        This is Lightroom CC.
Last week at Adobe Max, some big changes were announced for the Lightroom family of products. The Lightroom that we know and love has been rebranded to Lightroom Classic, and the unmodified “Lightroom CC” name has been applied to an all-new app that joins the mobile and web versions of Lightroom in a cloud-based online storage model. Despite previous indications to the contrary, these releases also mark the end of Lightroom being sold outside of the Creative Cloud subscription model.

Real Quick on the Names

The name change is confusing. Lightroom Product Manager (and
 A photo from Bevagna, Italy, with some nice warm and cool tones that I wanted to emphasize.
 The Color Range Mask I used to isolate and cool off the blue shadows in the image, using a local Color Temperature adjustment.
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When originals get uploaded to Adobe's Creative Cloud from Lightroom CC, this pref tells Lightroom Classic where to download them to. So when I shoot a DNG with my iPhone, it automatically downloads to my local storage at work, as long as Lightroom Classic is running.
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