Creative Cloud Ask a Pro Webinar Series Recordings

Hi Peeps,

For those of you who missed the Ask a Pro webinar series we had conducted over the past few weeks, here are the links to the webinar recording :-


Design :






Adobe Webinar Recording Nov’11

Hi Guys,

Me and Vyshak ( had conducted  online webinars on Adobe’s Design, Web and Video products.

The links to the recording are below :-

Design Products – (Guru Vaidya) (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Session 1 – Recording

Web Products – (Vyshak Venugopalan)

Session 2- Recording

Video Products – (Guru Vaidya) (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder)

Session 3 – Recording


Ask a CS Pro Sessions —> the motherload!!

Those of you who missed these series of “Ask a CS Pro” sessions can take a look at them by clicking on the links below.

Tips and techniques “straight from the horses mouth”  😉

CS5 Features with Greg Rewis, Terry White and Jason Levine (Session held on 5/21/2010)

Getting Started with Premiere Pro CS5 with Filmmaker Dave Basulto (Session held 7/01/10)

Creating Multiscreen Content with Flash Pro with Paul Trani (Session held 7/23/10)

Photoshop CS5 Features with Bryan O’Neil Hughes (Session held 8/20/10)

Accelerating the Review Process with CS Review with Patti Sokol (Session held 8/27/10)

InDesign CS5: Beyond the Top Ten Features with David Blatner (Session held 9/10/10)

HTML5 & CSS3 in Dreamweaver CS5 with David Powers (Session held 9/24/10)

Premiere Pro & Photoshop CS5 Extended for DSLR video shooting with Richard Harrington (Session held 10/01/10)

Produce, Publish and Promote a Video Podcast with Creative Suite 5 with Mike McHugh of Creative Sweet TV (Session held 10/08/10)

Ask a CS Pro: Flash Catalyst with Tanya Heins (Session held 10/15/10)

Ask a CS Pro: Fireworks CS5 for Designers & Developers with David M. Hogue (Session held 10/20/10)

Ask a CS Pro: From Adobe® InDesign® to the Apple iBookstore with Anne-Marie Concepcion (Session held 10/29/10)


Let there be Dynamic Range (OpenEXR)

What is OpenEXR?

First a lil history lesson:-
Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away there were some VFX artists who lived in the ILMSPHERE planet. They were quite unhappy because of the limitations of 8bit and 10bit formats especially when storing high dynamic range images captured from HDR devices. They did have 32bit floating points TIFFs but they came at the cost of disk space and memory.
And so as the saying goes “necessity is the mother of invention” or as an old green dwarf with large ears had once said “Always in motion is the future”.
OpenEXR was born!

OpenEXR features :-
– support for both 32bit and 16-bit floating point
– arbitrary number of channels, each with a different data type
– supports several lossless compression methods
– can be annotated with an arbitrary number of attributes
– is able to support stereoscopic workflow

Some more detailed information can be found here (

Now lets come to why am i ranting about this.
After Effects CS5 ships with OpenEXR allowing for import of OpenEXR files directly (without the need of any plugins).

Even Photoshop allows OpenEXR import.

Stu Maschwitz talks of this workflow here (must read)

I will be posting a video later on using OpenEXR with After Effects CS5 and Maya.

Till then “May the force be with you”