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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Onlocation Trial

Please excuse me if this has already been asked and ansered, I can't find it in the search function.

I am really interested in Adobe's Onlocation. Is there any way to get a trial version of it to try it out before buying Premier? If so, does anyone have a link as I can't find it on their site. Just CS4 and am then told it isn't available yet.

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Old October 11th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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I think the only way to get it for try out is to get the Production Premium suite....

I think you have to get on the list and Adobe will tell you when its available
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Old October 11th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #3
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Jason... I think Ray's right. I don't think Adobe break out the "minor" bits into separate trials.

On Location is a bit of a corner case. Not everyone needs it but when you do, it's killer.

I shoot motor racing, and when it's not raining I'll bring a laptop, a USB drive and On Location. With this kit I never have to worry about changing tapes.

On Location has some good tools in it but the UI is a bit of a kluge. Looks like it was built in flash or something like it. Once you set up the windows you want, it's just blow and go.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 08:53 AM   #4
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Thank you, I did manage to find a trial version of Premier CS3, but not only does it not have Onlocation, it doesn't have the templates for HDV.

So, I have to make the plunge and buy before I try it to see?

Thank you all for your input.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #5
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Here's a couple of vids to watch if this helps...

http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f1598v1001
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Old October 12th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #6
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Thank you, I did manage to find a trial version of Premier CS3, but not only does it not have Onlocation, it doesn't have the templates for HDV.
If you just found a CS3 trial for download it's likely not an Adobe-authorized one. I just looked at the Adobe download site and there's no CS3 product up there. Your trial might be a bit cock-eyed.

You can do one of two things. Wait for the CS4 release, which Adobe claim is this month. Or you can call Adobe sales and ask how to get an On Location trial.

The templates are not a huge deal since you can create them yourself. It's not hard.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #7
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Thank you very much, I will contact Adobe. We are looking at switching NLE's, so maybe Adobe will end up being what we want.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #8
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Quote: The templates are not a huge deal since you can create them yourself.

I think it's more than just missing templates - my understanding is that the trial version of CS3 does not support HDV at all!
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Old October 14th, 2008, 09:01 AM   #9
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Hmm. That kind of stinks. I wonder why they do that?
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Old October 14th, 2008, 11:36 AM   #10
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It's because they (Adobe) licenses some stuff from other developers. Like codecs and such. Their license agreement does not allow them to distribute trial copies for those. Also Encore is not available as a trial at all. I'm not sure about OnLocation, but it is probably available in the Master Collection trial when that comes out.

You can sign up to be notified of their release here: Adobe - Creative Suite 4 product notification

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