Final Cut Studio Seminars Features Adobe CS4 Production Premium Release

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[] Agoura Hills, CA - Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. today announced that Adobe(R) Creative Suite(R) 4 Production Premium, Adobe Systems Inc.'s newly released version of its cross-platform video toolset, will be a featured element of Larry Jordan's PowerUP with Final Cut Studio seminar tour across the United States and Canada.

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium features new versions of Adobe software including AdobePhotoshop(R) CS4 Extended, Adobe After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe OnLocation(TM) CS4, Adobe Encore(R) CS4 and Adobe Soundbooth CS4. Speech Search in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 and Soundbooth CS4 enables you to turn spoken dialogue into text-based, timecode-accurate, searchable metadata and lets you jump to a specific area of a shot by searching for keywords within the dialogue.

Additional updates include on-set monitoring and direct-to-disk acquisition with Adobe OnLocation CS4, 3D compositing improvements in Photoshop CS4 Extended and After Effects CS4, and time-saving integration enhancements such as Adobe Dynamic Link which eliminates intermediate rendering between video applications.

"Adobe software is already a part of every Final Cut Studio workflow," said Larry Jordan, president of Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. "I'm delighted to be among the first to showcase many of these new features in our current PowerUP seminar tour. These tools can totally speed up our editing workflow."

Adobe was recently named the platinum-level sponsor for the PowerUP Tour, which runs September 8-November 8, 2008. The three sessions Jordan is presenting are: "Succeeding in the New World of Tapeless & HD Video," "Integrating Adobe Products into a Final Cut Workflow," and "Discover the Hidden Power in Final Cut Studio." Scheduled locations include: Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington D.C.

The PowerUP with Final Cut Studio seminar series is targeted to both new and experienced Final Cut Studio editors interested in enhancing their skills. In every seminar, Jordan designates ample time for answering challenging technical questions to provide detailed, personalized solutions. Sessions include take-home workbooks, valuable editing tools, sponsor-provided giveaways, and an automatic entry into the PowerUP raffle to win a new Macbook Pro at the end of the tour.

Jordan also acknowledges the support of the Tour's gold sponsors Blackmagic Design, Media Distributors and The Rental Station, and silver sponsors SmartSound Software, Inc., and Automatic Duck.

Adobe software is an indispensable part of a film and video professional's toolkit. Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium software can enhance workflows by expanding creative options with forward-looking solutions not available in other tools - from producing Blu-ray Discs and delivering work for the web to streamlining the process of gathering client input.

Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. provides high-quality, engaging training and information We covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide. The company was founded by Larry Jordan, an internationally-renowned consultant and Apple-Certified trainer in digital media with over 25 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits. He's a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. Jordan is executive producer and host of three talk radio shows including the weekly industry-leading digital media podcast Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ; Video Production Radio, a monthly audio podcast; and Digital Production BuZZ, a weekly video podcast.