Eric Labonté

Alternative to DVD creation

With the new Creative Cloud model, Adobe has taken out Encore from the suite. I would like to know what people are doing as an alternative to the creation of DVDs. My prime example would be school plays. In the past, we would create a great souvenir for the students and their families. We would first edit the project in Premier Pro, tweak the audio with Audition, maybe add some cool animiations with After Effects and then create a DVD with Encore.

What are some alternatives to this last step? How do you deliver the end project to your customer (in this case the families who want to view the play with other family members and friends)?

Any thoughts?

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Tony Bolder

Posted on 3/13/18 2:37:03 PM Permalink

We have implemented new strategies involving Adobe InDesign, as you can create interactive documents that include videos. This seems to be a better, more creative option instead of producing a DVD. Graphics, images and video come together, allowing for a wider learning experience for the students.

Jody Campbell

Posted on 8/15/14 3:09:47 PM Permalink

I'm not a video guy and you may laugh but I still use iMovie for editing what little projects I happen to do...I do use Acrobat a lot and not to long along ago Adobe dropped JDF functions which forced me to switch to another company's tech to continue using this valuable and needed tool. As most print providers are using PDF-X these days the drop of the feature makes no sense to me. Adobe's reason? Not enough people where using the function, could this be the case here?

Alisha Crawford

Posted on 8/7/14 2:28:45 PM Permalink

Yes I find it very interesting to find out what Adobe is up to with not adding Encore DVD authoring to the cc very interesting indeed.

Eric Labonté

Posted on 4/22/14 12:32:18 PM Permalink

Thanks for the replies, let's keep them coming. I know you can still make Premier Pro CC work with Encore CS6, but Adobe has left that application out of the CC model for a reason. For what reason, I am not sure...

I understand that DVD's and BlueRay's are phasing out, with the arrival of "on demand" video services like Netfllix. It won't be long that many of these services will be added to our disposal. This works for Hollywood, but as my original post states, what are we to do for little projects, like school plays, or wedding videos. I understand that Youtube and other services are out there, but do you really want to upload school play that is 1h40mins to stream on Youtube?

I was hoping that someone at Adobe would pick this thread up and leave something of their future vision of video projects. Will they be starting up their own streaming service?

Ian Sayers

Posted on 4/21/14 10:19:57 PM Permalink

Tony, Adobe don't ever drop an application. They are too smart for that.

As an Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Influencer I would say watch this space. I don't know anything but it would not be like Adobe to not have something up their sleeve for us all.

Things within the production apps have been steadily updating. It's an interesting time in the industry.

Tony Bolder

Posted on 4/21/14 9:43:29 PM Permalink

I do agree with your point here Ian, and I wonder what the reason is for Adobe dropping Encore as part of the Premier Pro CC package. An integral piece of software, it does move the film/video production forward to the next level. It would be interesting to get a viewpoint from someone in Adobe on this issue. Anyone out there in Adobe?

Ian Sayers

Posted on 4/21/14 7:22:40 PM Permalink

With your CC membership you do get Encore - it isn't straight forward getting it - Tony Bolder has posted a link to help but it is a very valid point. Encore should have an upgrade. It is still needed within the group of products.

Adobe always surprises us - maybe its coming sooner than we know...

Tony Bolder

Posted on 4/20/14 10:25:01 AM Permalink

Brian Dawson

Posted on 4/14/14 2:14:55 PM Permalink

There are a number of ways you can save the video as a souvenir. If you are locked into using a disc, Toast Titanium will create a DVD from a video file very easily. I've done this many times.

Of course, posting it to Vimeo, YouTube or other online video sources would be the easiest way to share the day. Then sharing the link would get you the result you're looking for.