December 29, 2006
December 19, 2006
I still need to check to see if rumored features were included, like minimized luma range transition zones and a control to stop/ramp the "flash" of the blacks to blue when adding blue to shadows (like telecine colorists).
December 14, 2006
December 12, 2006
"Adobe has commissioned a number of digital photography guides from industry heavy hitters, covering everything from metadata to color management, digital workflow to black & white conversion."
December 7, 2006
Over at AEEnhancers.com, Lloyd Alvarez posted BG Renderer, a script "that allows you to render in the background while continuing to work in After Effects 7. If you have a multi-core or -proc machine, you can render multiple frames at once for a substantial speed boost, all without any noticeable impact on your interactive work in the foreground."
December 6, 2006
The Multimedia Studies and Music Technology programs, in conjunction with the Departments of Music and Visual Arts is pleased to announce a call for work for the 2007 Visual Music Marathon, to be held on April 28th, 2007 as part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival. The Marathon will include screenings of new and historic works that reflect the theme of the event and a live video component. Approximately thirty minutes of programming will be selected for national cablecast on the Harmony Channel, available to subscribers of digital cable on the Comcast network. The 10-hour event will be held on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston and will be free and open to the public. Call for Submissions Deadline: (postmarked) January 22nd, 2007. Please see http://www.music.neu.edu/vmm/ for submission details.
November 17, 2006
gskinner.com looks at video layer interactions in "Camera Interaction In Flash Goes Public."
Finally, ideas from the demos on QuickTime Developers Discs, including the v 1.0 disc, are finding wider exposure!
November 16, 2006
This should be part of an integrated Adobe-wide color picker like Discreet has had, and they shoulda bought Color Theory (and Commotion) years ago...as well as Stu's HDR Color Picker idea.
November 8, 2006
November 7, 2006
October 27, 2006
from Jonas Hummelstrand's General Specialist...
"Here's a fresh new way to composite externally rendered 3D images in After Effects. The plug-in ZbornToy takes grayscale depth maps and magically let's you continue tweaking and change many parameters from within AE.
In some ways, the technique is similar to Walker Effects' Channel Lighting, but with ZbornToy, not only can you change the lighting afterwards, you can also render with background refractions, cast caustic reflections onto other layers, and much more."
October 26, 2006
Audition: for audio professionals and experts
Soundbooth: for video professionals and Flash designers who need an easy but powerful audio tool for things like cue integration with Flash, Actionscript, and FLV
Audition: complete audio toolset with editing, mixing, CD burning, etc.
Soundbooth: Single file editor (ala Cool Edit 2000)
Audition: existing code base, Win only
Soundbooth: new code base, Win/MacTel
Audition: DAW-like multi-track features let you package your music as a Soundbooth Score (also available is separate SDK and packaging tool)
Soundbooth: Soundbooth Scores, similar in ways to SonicFire Pro, provide music bed and but things like ambient sound effects tracks.
There's more at Create Digital Music, the Creative COW preview, and product manager Hart Shafer's blog.
How to Copy Files Off YouTube and Convert them for your Video iPod, which mentions MoviePod (Mac/Win), another app that converts movies, with a single Drag & Drop.
And via DVGuru, a quite comprehensive Amazing YouTube Tools Collection from Quick Online Tips.
There's even a YouTube movie that explains how to get things off YouTube.
October 23, 2006
October 22, 2006
October 20, 2006
October 19, 2006
October 17, 2006
CinemaTech also ponders NetFlix download services, which I get confused with CustomFlix (Movie Cleaner heritage), now an Amazon company.
October 11, 2006
Kromotion, a French motion graphics blog, has a free PDF of the 1st issue of KROMAG, a French-English motion graphic magazine.
"Have you ever been annoyed by not being able to apply a blend mode to a collapsed layer? ...[Here's a workaround:]
Apply an effect to the collapsed precomp (this can be something like EFFECTS > EXPRESSION CONTROLS > ANGLE CONTROL that does nothing) and the blend mode popup will become active again."
October 8, 2006
For background see The Filmmaking Paper Trail and the Gorilla Course.
FLVTool2 "can calculate a lot of meta data and insert a onMetaData tag. It can cut FLV files and add cue Points (onCuePoint). A debug command lets you see inside our FLV and the print command gives you meta data information in XML or YAML format."
And here's where I'm storing my link to Perian (requires OS 10.4) a plug-in for Quicktime that allows play of files encoded with a non-standard codecs like FLV, XviD, or 3ivX. And if I forget Flash Developer Center.
October 6, 2006
September 30, 2006
September 28, 2006
Actually, Ning, funded so far by Marc Andreessen (creator of Mosaic and Netscape), lets you make your own YouTube, Flickr, and MySpace!
September 27, 2006
Word on the Adobe street is that FlixPro handily beats Squeeze with about a 4x compression time and good quality in default 2-pass VBR settings. We can do 1-pass just fine with the Adobe Exporter!
September 19, 2006
"Microsoft's Zune will not play protected Windows Media Audio and Video purchased or "rented" from Napster 2.0, Rhapsody, Yahoo! Unlimited, Movielink, Cinemanow, or any other online media service. That's right -- the media that Microsoft promised would Play For Sure doesn't even play on Microsoft's own device. Buried in footnote 4 of its press release, Microsoft clearly states that "Zune software can import audio files in unprotected WMA, MP3, AAC; photos in JPEG; and videos in WMV, MPEG-4, H.264" -- protected WMA and WMV (not to mention iTunes DRMed AAC) are conspicuously absent."
September 16, 2006
On Windows, there's the freeware apps Videora Converter. swf2avi and Riva FLV Encoder. I didn't try them, but there's a ton of pay products for Windows like ones by Wildform and On2.
At some point I wanted to find out what the fps rate of an FLV and can across FLV Knife, a handy Windows tool to view or cut flvs, and inject metadata. BTW, the Video LAN player VLC (Mac/Win) seems to play anything especially the Windows version.
But Engadget and DV Guru are still fun.
"Cold, Hard Flash, a web site dedicated to providing daily news about Flash being used in TV production. Lots of excellent stories and inspiration that will appeal to animators no matter what tools they use in their craft."
September 11, 2006
They even started a blog on Apple's Quartz Composer, Quartz Composer Journal, and link to a Quartz Composer Wiki that I missed.
September 8, 2006
You can get this rare record and others at Classical Connection, but skip dominatrix Diamanda's deathtrip -- flip the script and instead try Sussan Deihim (or Laswell's remix).
If you like this sort of thing, UbuWeb covers a big historical slice of NYC media arts.
Update: this set remains out-of-print and hard to find, though lower res copies can be found,
Ah! Sorry, Windows only.
September 5, 2006
You can find out more about it at http://www.bigfug.com/products/.
September 4, 2006
Pearson offers several EBN videos in iPod format; they both have my favorite (I got the album) "Electronic Behavior Control System."
Who says YouTube videos are terrible? If you think it (say, Len Lye or Spike Kee's new doc on Katrina) it's probably there.
August 30, 2006
August 24, 2006
August 18, 2006
August 17, 2006
PodTube encodes any YouTube video for iPod. Also it simply and quickly
downloads, encodes for iPod and adds to your iTunes library any YouTube
video you browse with Safari in a single click
iGetMovies gets save-disabled QuickTime files.
And when you play QuickTime and Flash movies or audio files (that you cannot save on your hard drive) in Safari or movie trailers on the iTunes Music Store, wait for them to be completly loaded, and iGetMovies will copy them to your Desktop. Ah, fight, fight, fight -- you get the idea, ah.
also for Mac and WINDOWS:
VideoDownloader Firefox Extension...works for many movie types even QT
VideoDownloader Firefox Extension add a small icon on the status bar at the bottom of your firefox window, and a toolbar button. Click a button and you get a pop-window for an easy downlad. For Flash movies you'll need a player like VideoLAN.
August 10, 2006
Sounds good, though I haven't tried it or compared it to the built-in version of Grain Surgery in AE Pro.
Dr. Woohoo has added Flash 2 After Effects-Transform Properties to his AE<->Flash utility belt, and now goes both ways! Metaphorically of course. This new extension can convert both Flash keyframes and ActionScript animation into AE keyframes.
If Govinda dances when mice appear, what makes the Repulicans shake? RATS?
July 18, 2006
What's the shortcut to nudge rotation in AE 1%?
You might think a modifyer key and the old shortcut numpad +/- would work. Oddly, you won't get the result you want that way, but you don't have to resort to null layers and expression decimal mulipliers. AE's own DaveS has the clarification..."for any property click on the hot-text value (underlined) in the Timeline or Effect Controls panel, then hit:
Up/down arrow to increment/decrement by 1
cmd-up/down arrow to go by 0.1
shift-up/down arrow to go by 10
On windows, use ctrl instead of cmd.
For some effect properties with limited ranges, the default nudge increment may be different than 1, but adding cmd or shift will always decrease or increase the increment by a factor of 10. For nudging Clone Time on clone strokes, default is one frame, adding shift is one second."
July 14, 2006
QuickTime in full screen without the Pro version? Windows users still have recourse to iTunes and VideoLAN.
"Launch Script Editor and enter this:
Save the script as an application. Now open the movie you want to view in full screen in QuickTime Player. Double-click the AppleScript application you just created and your movie will play at full screen."Here's the script text:
tell application "QuickTime Player"
present front movie scale screen
Be sure to have a movie when you launch your app. As in the Player, Command+1 views at 100%, Command+2 doubles, Command+3 is fullscreen, and Command+0 plays at 50%.
July 12, 2006
July 11, 2006
July 5, 2006
July 2, 2006
Broadcast Flag flies again:
'And to no-one's surprise, "The audio flag provision, written by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR), has the full support of the Recording Industry Association of America."...
By a startling coincidence, [media] cartel support for Boxer is rising. This year she's so far received a massive $750,660 from the movie, music and tv industries, says opensecrets.com. In the 2004 cycle, she clocked up $740,260, and in 2002, $485,340.'more at Ars Technica and EFF...
SyncVue (Windows version due soon) allows for collaborative reviews via a Skype peer-to-peer connection, while Xprove provides storage, alerts clients material is ready, and passes their comments to you.
June 28, 2006
"Google Video, YouTube, Sharkle? With everyone jumping on to the video-hosting bandwagon one might need a little help in deciphering which service(s) to use. Or maybe you just want to find more places to share your masterpiece. Whatever the reason, Phil Harvey from Light Reading has put together a quick and dirty cheat sheet laying out the basic details of each site."
June 27, 2006
Mac OS X Hints has a submission on how to fix slowness of Parallels Desktop running Windows XP on a MacBook. EvidentlyVM paging occurs even with 2GB of RAM because of caching and flushing memory routines. The reader developed a fix called PD Tweaker, a tiny plugin for Unsanity's Application Enhancer that loads only in Parallels Desktop.
June 23, 2006
These are my favorite aspects of Liquid mostly not found in Premiere or Final Cut (or Avid):
1. The feature I liked the most was background rendering, which is really impressive -- and scaleable with hardware support. What's cool is that even complex processes previewed fine quarter screen even before finishing in the background. And you have control over how to delete old render files from the cache. You don't have to render nested sequences!
Hyperthreading allows you to switch to text or e-mail to check on client reviews while playback continues. I think all NLEs should have backround rendering, and hope After Effects will in order to stay abreast of the Combustion and Motion rendering model.
2. Liquid uses native codecs of a file without rendering or conforming, unless there's scaling or other things.
3. In Liquid you can change project properties like frame size anytime, and assign rendering to any appropriate codec.
4. You can add transitions to a selection of multiple clips.
5. View keyboard shortcut layouts in context with a virtual keyboard.
6. Correct or effect a source file, so further instances have the same correction.
7. Color correct by direct manipulation of vectorscope or histogram.
8. Actual 3D effects, like an explosion (think AE Shatter) that can be manipulated in the program monitor. I like the that crop, which includes a nice rounded corner feature, seems to be in the Motion area of Effect controls. Effects can be turn on or off via a timeline context menu.
9. You can have multiple clip bins, and have them open at the same time. When PPro has a patch that adds that feature, I'd be happy to use it.
10. Bins of various types can be shared apart from the project. Effect aliases can be in any bin.
11. There a Liquid desktop, like a master application shell window can hold open bins and individaul clips. Any part of the Liquid desktop can serve as a storyboard space and clips can be edited and previewed individually or as a sequence apart from any timeline.
12. There's a simple backup project function.
13. There's a dynamic timewarp with bezier controls.
14. Audio tracks can be stereo or disbanded quickly to mono in a context menu.
15. In DVD mode both menu and timeline plays out to NTSC (tho that might not work with just Firewire out). This is what I hope for in the next version of Encore.
June 21, 2006
You can find updates of music blogs at The Hype Machine, an audio blog aggregator that lets users sample the latest from "the finest mp3 music blogs."
Update: here's consolation for the end of the Benn loxo du taccu.
Video Comments allows you to post video in your blog and allows comments to be made on it in-time. A popup window displays the video and commenting area; as a video is viewed the comments associated with a current video time will be displayed, viewers can also see all comments and jump to a specific point in time.
June 20, 2006
Maintenance customers have been told that "Apple will no longer be selling maintenance for Shake and no further software updates are planned as we begin work on the next generation of Shake compositing software."
- ...probably means, in part, they can get rid of the legal entanglements of having to release it for Linux.
- Tremor vs. Inferno
June 16, 2006
Although it is one of America's most prestigious brands, nearly all Apple computers and iPods are made abroad, predominantly in China. As you might expect, the workers who assemble them see little of the profit...
"The job here is so-so," Zang Lan says. "We have to work too hard and I am always tired. It's like being in the army. They make us stand still for hours. If we move, we are punished by being made to stand still for longer. The boys are made to do push-ups."
"Apple are only one of thousands of companies manufacturing their products in the same places and in the same conditions," he said. "It's the nature of big business today to exploit any opportunity that comes their way."
June 13, 2006
Use the Firefox browser and install the Firefox extension "VideoDownloader." You can find cool FF extensions in Firefox in Tools>Extensions>Get More Extensions.
Then load the YouTube movie click on the VideoDownloader icon and right click to save link as, but rename the link to xxx.flv (it's really Flash). If you know how the play Flash movies, great; others need something like Wimpy Standalone FLV Player. Then use your laptop's video out to play back on a TV.
Otherwise download iSquint/Mac and convert the Flash file to QuickTime. You can use your laptop's video out to play back on a TV. If you want a DVD, get iSquint's $23 sibling VisualHub, which lets you easily convert to many formats. An alternative would be Roxio Popcorn, which also shrinks oversized DVDs down to single layer size. Then use iDVD or another app to finish the job.
June 7, 2006
June 6, 2006
excerpt from Business Week's "The DVD War Against Consumers":
"The real battle isn't between Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT) and their chosen formats, it's between the manufacturers and us -- the consumers, the ones who ultimately pay for it all. And the battle is over Digital Rights Management (DRM), because in addition to increased storage, these new disks are packed full of copy-protection functions, some of which impair our ability to use the content we pay for, the way we like and are legally entitled to."
"The key to effective image manipulation is to use the correct color space for the particular thing you're doing, and that might mean bouncing back and forth between lin, log and vid within one project, regardless of where your source material came from or what format you're outputting to."
June 3, 2006
I be surprised if plain Premiere was robust enough without Cineform, or much better than FCP. A word to the unwary: Mr. White announced the death of the Mac often enough that his opinions may be warped by a platform distortion field or other publishing pressures. Renders of short sequences might not reveal some difficulties.
HD for Indies also notes "First-hand HDV" which covers a bit of history about the HDV and gets into what's it like to shoot with HDV camcorders.
May 31, 2006
May 30, 2006
Trish and Chris Meyer's column "Camera Control, Part 2," from DV Magazine May 2006 and now online, uses parenting, expressions, and the new After Effects 7.0 Graph Editor to control a 3D camera.
May 27, 2006
"iRiver gives customers the choice of switching off DRM...This is an object lesson in how DRM fails in the marketplace..."
May 26, 2006
Edit to the Maxx - The Art of the Digital Cut
Steve Mullen has started a series on shooting and editing to run every other Wednesday at CamcorderInfo. Using Avid's FreeDV, the only NLE that runs on both XP and OS X, the course will cover basic and intermediate editing, but might be a good way to slowly add Avid knowledge.
May 24, 2006
The situation is similar in Real Player, in case you want to delay viewing of Harold Pinter's 2005 Nobel Lecture.
If you want to capture action going through Direct X or other Video Acceleration, you can record from the video out port of your graphics card or use Fraps, ACA Capture Pro, or similar utilities.
May 23, 2006
"...the new Adobe/Macromedia is trying to break Windows, using Flash. Most people in the tech community are viewing this as a battle over web graphics, but it's really about next-generation applications in general, which cuts to the heart of the Windows franchise. Adobe's plan is extremely ambitions, and I think it might even work."
more at Mobile Opportunity...and during Adobe Developer Week starting June 12.
"Nokia has teamed up with Adobe to prepare a new standard sales pack that comprises the former firms’ Nokia N93 mobile phone device and Adobe’s Premiere Elements 2.0 software for Windows XP."
'You can generally help these problems by going to Preferences > Memory and Cache and *lowering* the value of Maximum RAM Cache Size. You are probably running into a situation where memory is fragmented, just like can happen to your hard drive. Try knocking it down 5-10% at a time til the problem goes away. (And yes, we are aware this is not really good :).'
"Now ready for download: Volume II, No. 2 of Proxy, the quarterly design magazine from Adobe. This issue features a talk with John Maeda of MIT's Media Lab; type geekery with Robert Slimbach; vectorizing in Illustrator; top 10 keyboard shorcuts in Creative Suite 2; enhancements to Adobe Stock Photos, and more."
"The May 22 Adobe Edge newsletter is also live. Featured in this installment: Driving the Jaguar Experience Online | Edge Interview with Tim O'Reilly | Flex 2: What's in It for Flash Developers? | Merging Two Sites: The New Adobe.com | Get More from Your Ajax Applications | Tips for Rookie Video Producers | Tapping into the Adobe Developer Community."
May 22, 2006
brendandawes.com has many interesting Flash experiments and downloads, some even ported from AE. gotoandlearn.com has tutorial movies that use explain some of his stuff. The movies are by Lee Brimelow who also writes theflashblog.com.
May 20, 2006
QT Movie NoteTaker, a Mac app, seems like it might do eventually do what Clip Notes does in Premiere -- and more.
A free download, it lets you "watch a series of video clips and take notes, or if you need to get dailies or raw footage to clients or collaborators for comments, you know what a huge hassle it can be- doing window burns, waiting hours for renders, making DVDs, spending hours encoding, and then there’s the hassle of the review process- having to continually hit pause on a DVD remote and write down the timecode you see on the screen.
May 18, 2006
from Mel Matsuoka on FCP-L:
"As a Shake user, it's pretty amazing how much performance I get out of Conduit running in the lowly Apple Motion. It's lacking some important nodes, such as a blur node and a matte-choker/dilate node. Kind of a bummer, but I'm sure they'll add that in the near future. But being able to color-correct with Curves...in float...in real-time, and with all the added power and flexibility of a node-based workflow just rocks my casbah! ...If Apple can somehow integrate the the same realtime FXplug architecture that Motion has into Shake, it would be a most amazing product."
May 10, 2006
Next Meeting, Tuesday, May 16
Pixel Corps Presents: Conduit for Motion
"Alex Lindsay will be showing off dvGarage's latest software marvel: Conduit. Conduit is the new plug-in for Apple Motion 2 from Pixel Corps and dvGarage that gives you the basic nodal compositing functionality of Shake, but at a fraction of the price. Like dvMatte Blast, Conduit takes advantage of Motion 2's processing capabilities, meaning that it works...in real time."
It appears Conduit, heir apparent to Edo, was already previewed on G4's cable show Call For Help and discussed among VJs.
May 9, 2006
GREYCstoration is an open source algorithm for image denoising, interpolation and resizing, using state-of-the-art image processing techniques. The original GREYCstoration algorithm is distributed as a command line program. There are some variants done by other people, including a Windows stand-alone GUI and a GiMP plug-in:
May 8, 2006
"...unconfirmed, that the next version of Microsoft's graphic routines and APIs will not be portable to Windows XP or other Microsoft users. Buy it all, or none, if this report is correct."
from John Dowdell, via Internet Nexus, via [H]Enthusiast
May 5, 2006
SketchUp is simple but powerful -- enough so that a UI guru at Adobe called it his favorite tool. There are several video tutorials available to get started quickly with SketchUp, or SketchUp 4 and 5 for commercial work.
May 4, 2006
"The number of video-sharing sites has shot through the roof recently, as dozens of companies try to become the Flickr of the online video world. To this end, many video services have started offering new features like editing and remixability in an attempt to snatch a piece of the ever-expanding online video pie. But for the average user--who just wants to post a video on the 'net and share it with some friends--there are already too many options out there. All one really wants to know is, which site is going to work, with the least amount of hassle?
I took 10 of these sites out for a test drive, and picked some winners. If you want to post, watch, share, or edit video online, this post's for you."
Video CoPilot joins LayerLab in offering presets and projects: one set, "Film Magic Pro," offers film look coloring.
May 2, 2006
>> "Creating a Camera Shake Using Motion Tile and Expressions"
>> "Using the 'Set Matte' filter with the AE Type tool"
>> "Expression Driven Pie Charts"
May 1, 2006
JD adds "... congrats to Schematic and Robert Reinhardt for their UI/Flash role in this..." and notes the role Flash plays in YouTube, Google Video, and other services.
April 28, 2006
- The NAPP's Matt Kloskowski has introduced Photoshop Killer Tips (Web/iTunes), described by its creator as "short and sweet--just a quick 60-90 second video tip each day (Monday through Friday)." It's been running ('casting?) for three weeks, so the site already features a number of tips.
- InDesign Secrets (Web/iTunes) is a new resource from authors David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepción, covering all aspects of page layout and production in Adobe InDesign.
April 27, 2006
Now in Firefox if you type about:mozilla in the URL location, there's a different message from The Book of Mozilla.
Wikipedia has the rundown, of course.
Nucleo Pro is a background render queue for AE, for release in July 2006:
"It's simple - add something to your After Effects render queue, and then tell Nucleo Pro to render it in the background. Not only will your CPU's power be maximized, but you'll also notice absolutely no impact on your computer's performance when working in other applications."
April 25, 2006
AE User-to-User Forum (log-in as guest ok)
...and more in the Total AE, and books like After Effects Magic (v1) and Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects
April 24, 2006
"introducing After Effects 2 Flash: Audio Amplitude. This new ExtendScript exports the audio analysis data from AE 7.0 as an XML file and uses a component to map it to the Rotation and Scale Matrix transformations in Flash 8. 'In other words,' he writes, 'it makes objects in Flash dance to the music.' "
April 23, 2006
"rd: Movement" is a script that "displays a palette with controls for jumping to different times in the composition. There are buttons for jumping a specific number of frames forward or back from the current time, as well as 7 favorite buttons for capturing different times (set from the current time) and jumping to them easily."
Be sure to check other recent scripts posted, as well the handy links to other AE scripting resources.
April 20, 2006
Drew Trujillo (dr. woohoo) has an After Effects 2 Flash transform keyframe converter he developed:
"The solution exists in two parts: 1) an After Effects script used to export the Transform Property keyframe data; and 2) After Effects 2 Flash-Transform Properties, which is a Flash Extension that allows you to easily import/parse/map keyframe data from the After Effects Transform Properties (Anchor Point, Position, Scale, Rotation and Opacity) to the properties of a MovieClip(s). You can download the After Effects script for free here, however, I strongly recommend purchasing After Effects 2 Flash-Transform Properties, here, strictly based on the amount of time, energy and money it would take you to create it on your own."
I'm the 'decider'...
April 17, 2006
April 11, 2006
March 29, 2006
February 5, 2006
January 17, 2006
A Windows uninstaller, Total Uninstall 3, looks interesting (version 2 was freeware).
January 11, 2006
"Here's a bit of what you didn't hear from Apple regarding their new Intel-based iMac and MacBook computers.
Applications compiled for the PowerPC processor will run 5-10 times slower on a MacTel computer. Performance of many useful programs on a MacTel will approximate the performance obtained on a 300MHz Blueberry iBook (average eBay price, $300). If you want to run heavier duty apps on your new MacTel system, you'll probably want to install windows XP and purchase the Windows XP versions.
Large applications not built using Apple's compiler will require a large engineering effort in order to run natively on a MacTel system [especially difficult is Assembly code]. If it were easy, important apps would have already been native MacTel software."
This most likely was the development hardware not the Intel Core Duo "Yonah" chips. From Job's demo it looks a bit faster. Maybe Adobe will have surprises for NAB, but Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen commented to CNET.com in August 2005: "If you look at our product cycles for products like Photoshop and Creative Suite, they tend to be in the 18- to 24-month cycle, which means that you're talking about either Q4 of '06 or Q1 of '07."