Adobe once again hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons many production companies have noticed that the new CC production suite does not come with Encore.
Adobe web site”With the new subscription model, Encore is no longer updated with the other Creative Cloud apps. While installing these applications, there is no option to download Encore CS6, which is the last version of this program to be available.
The CS6 applications are still available within the Creative Cloud subscription. Encore is still available for any subscribers to the Creative Cloud.
This document is to help make sure that Encore is fully installed and ready for use.”
Some “bright spark” within Adobe has decided that “WE” the buying professional no longer needs this application a bit like Apple who decided we had all gone over to solid state and therefore FCPX would not have the inbuilt facility for ingesting video tape.
So we no longer make old fashioned DVDs do we…October 2013
The majority of clients, especially my educational sector are still looking for DVDs to hand out to patients, we in the up and coming “4K” industry forget that the general public are in general happy with their 500 line resolution DVD players, especially for educational purposes.
Many of my colleagues produce theatre shows for children and DVDs have always been the defacto way to produce and sell in large numbers.
Adobe have developed Encore as far as they are prepared to take it which poses an up and coming problem with those of us intending to buy the new MacPro in December, if Apple’s new Mavericks software which will be pre installed decides to cause problems with Encore…Adobe will not fix them !
Some of you may mention Toast or the fact that FCPX can make DVDs but these are very limiting in the way they perform…good enough for client viewing copies but not for major jobs with multi menus and buttons.
Once again we in the video production business will suffer because of a management decision taken by people who do not use the software to make their living.
It seems that we are all solid state and Vimeo producers these days when in the majority of cases it could not be further from truth.
Adobe has had many complaints from video professionals about this poor decision lets hope they see sense and revamp Encore to at least work for a few versions of CC rather than dump it all together.
This decision strangles people like me who use “Creative Cloud” as I cannot update to the latest software because I need the dynamic linking between Photoshop as it stands and Encore.
Talking to a colleague last evening we both agreed it may be better to buy CS6 and “freeze” the computer in that state, this will severely damage Adobe’s “Creative Cloud” longevity for video professionals who need the ability to make DVDs and could force the hand of some to seek pirate copies of CS6 which is certainly not Adobes intention.