How to Get Adobe Encore CS6 from CC 2017

Adobe Encore is great for creating DVD and Bluray disks.

However, there is no Encore in the new Adobe Creative Cloud.

You have to download the old CS6 version separately.

Here’s how to get Adobe Encore CS6… legally.

First, you need be a paid subscriber of Adobe CC.

  1. Open Creative Cloud on your desktop.
  2. Select the Apps tab.
  3. Scroll down to “FIND ADDITIONAL APPS”.
  4. From the drop down options, click on ” VIEW PREVIOUS VERSIONS”.
  5. Scroll down till you see Premiere Pro.
  6. Click on the Install button.
  7. Select CS6.

Premiere Pro CS6 will install with additional update steps.

Encore is installed only when you install Premiere Pro CS6.

You may uninstall Premiere Pro CS6 and leave behind Encore CS6.

Video tutorial coming soon here…

Feel free to ask a question.

Adrian Lee

Captions in Premiere Pro

How to Add Captions on Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017?

In layman terms, captions are also known as subtitles.

It’s the text in the bottom of the screen spelling out the spoken words.

There are two types of captions.

  • Closed captions
  • Open captions

Closed captions can be turned on or off by the viewer.

Open captions are always visible or “burned” on the video.

Follow these steps add captions on Adobe Premiere Pro (For advanced users).

  1. Open a sequence with voice overs or dialogs.
  2. Go to the bottom of the Project panel and click on the New Item icon.
  3. Choose “Captions…”.
  4. On the New Captions dialog box, click OK.
  5. Specify Captions Standard. Choose CEA-708 for HD Closed caption. Choose Open Captions for open captions. Let’s choose Open Captions and click OK.
  6. From the Project panel, drag the captions into a higher track in the Timeline.
  7. Reveal the Captions edit panel by going to the main menu on top and select Windows > Captions.
  8. Type or copy and paste the text into the Captions panel.
  9. For open captions, you can adjust the fonts type, size, color, position, background, and outline.
  10. To add another caption, extend the caption clip in the Timeline by dragging the top right corner.
  11. Click the “+” in the bottom of the Captions panel.
  12. A new caption item appears right next to the previous one in the Timeline.
  13. Again, type or copy and paste the text into the Captions panel.
  14. In the Timeline, adjust the caption’s position and duration.
  15. Repeat from step 10.

For closed captions, repeat the steps but at step 5, select CEA-708.

If you cannot see the closed captions on the program monitor, click on the spanner icon.

  • Enable Closed Captions Display
  • Change Settings to CEA-708

How to export closed captions as an SRT file from Adobe Premiere Pro?

  • Select File > Export > Media.
  • In the Export Settings dialog box, go to the Captions tab.
  • In the Export Options, select Create Sidecar File.
  • From the File Format, select SubRip Subtitle Format (.srt).
  • Click Export.

Do you need to create captions or subtitles for your video?

Video tutorial coming soon here…

Adrian Lee


Premiere Pro vs Premiere Pro CC vs Final Cut Pro

What is the difference between Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro CC?

I got a few people asking me this in the last 7 days.

Well, the quick answer, Premiere Pro CC is the latest version of Premiere Pro.

CC stands for Creative Cloud.

The previous version is called the Premiere Pro CS6,

CS stands for Creative Suite.

One thing you must know, though, the CC version is subscription-based.

That means you have to pay monthly.

S$26 per month for Premiere Pro alone.

Or S$66 per month for the whole suite of Adobe software.

I am paying the S$66 per month subscription.

Why? I get every software I need for video editing.

Software like After Effects, Audition, and Photoshop.

At S$66, I also get useful software for graphics creation, PDF editing, and the whole lot of Adobe stuff.

A subscription also means, if we stop paying, the program stops working.

How do they know? Adobe makes us sign in online once in a while.

We can install on many computers, but can only use two at one time. Adobe will sign out the rest.

I have installations on my MacBook Pro and Windows laptops.

The beauty is, project files are transferable across both platforms.

Now, the follow-up question.

If CC stands for creative cloud, does that mean we to be connected to the internet while working?

No. Actually, it is not really cloud-based. We still have to download and install the programs to use.

Side question: What about Final Cut Pro? Is it good?

I use Final Cut Pro too. It is an alternative to Premiere Pro. No subscription. Cost about US$400, but only works on Mac.

Which one do you prefer? Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro?


I use Premiere Pro for client work. Why? It has everything I need for video editing.

I use Final Cut Pro for my own production, like vlogs. Why? It does things faster.

What is the “everything” else that Premiere has and Final Cut doesn’t?

On Premiere Pro, I can tweak almost every tiny aspect of a video to make it better.

Premiere Pro also have powerful supporting software that integrates seamlessly.

The supporting software I use mostly are After Effects, Audition, and Photoshop.

Over to you. (My answers turned into an article)

Feel free to ask your question.

Adrian Lee

Panasonic FZ2500

Here’s a field test review of the Panasonic Lumix FZ2500 by TheCameraStoreTV.

My reactions:
🙂 Full flip touch screen
🙂 Quick Autofocus
🙂 Touch-screen autofocus
🙂 Dedicated Movie Mode
🙂 Built-in ND filters
🙂 time-lapse feature built-in (no app required)
🙂 10 bit 4:2:2 broadcast quality
🙂 Mic jack
🙂 Headphone jack
🙂 Bad ass lens hood
🙂 4K recording
🙂 20x zoom lens

🙁 starts to look noisy for video at 1600 ISO in low light (native 400 ISO)
🙁 Some delay in turning on (must wait for lens to extend)
🙁 4K recording cropped

😐 1-inch sensor
😐 Slo-mo up to 1080p 120fps
😐 vs Sony RX10 Mark III (bigger zoom range, lighter weight, lens aperture ring, slo-mo 1080p 240fps, no ND filters)

This camera is perfect for shooting event videos.

Available in Singapore at Price S$2260.
Available Internationally at Price US$1197.

Do you think this camera is for you?


What are the accessories required?

Must also get:
– Battery DMW-BLC12 – US$70
– MC Protector DMW-LMCH67 US$59
– Shotgun mic DMW-MS2 US$279 (NO NEED BATTERY)
– Sandisk SDXC card U3 128GB US$63

Also video light and video light holder.

For recording modes of 100 Mbps or greater, use SDXC/SDHC Memory Cards compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3).

Considered RODE Videomic Pro USD230, but NEED BATTERY, and about same price as the MS2

Adrian Lee


Video Camera 2017

What is the best camera for video recording in 2017?

2 new cameras were introduced at the start of the year.

I highly recommend them, based on specifications, for now.

The Announcement

Panasonic introduced the release of several digital cameras.

Out of these many new gadgets, are two that suits our needs.

Videographers will love the Panasonic GH5 and the FZ2500.

The #1 Feature: No 30-minute limit

They can record video continuously beyond the 30-minute limit.

Yes, that limit that is built into all mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

And yes, the 2 new Panasonics are mirrorless “Photography” cameras.

That means we can now shoot great videos and photos in one device.

The Panasonic LUMIX GH5

Here are the top 3 features that I like about the GH5.

  1. 4K video recording uncropped
  2. Large sensor: Micro four thirds
  3. Interchangeable lens

The Panasonic Lumix FZ2500

Here are the top 3 features that I like about the FZ2500.

  1. 4K video recording (though cropped)
  2. Large sensor: 1 inch
  3. 20x zoom lens

Which one would you choose?

Reply to this post with your choice and your reasons.

It all depends on your needs: What are you shooting? Who will be watching?

For me, I shoot mostly events and seminars, that will be played over the internet.

  • I need to react fast to live situations so I have little time to change lens.
  • I need to zoom into the stage while standing behind a seminar hall.

So for me, it’s the Panasonic FZ2500 with the fixed 20x zoom lens.

Look out for my upcoming video camera and video editing course…

Get the Panasonic FZ2500 here.

Adrian Lee


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Shooting Video with Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Camera

How to Shoot Video with the Samsung NX500 mirrorless camera?

If you want to shoot good videos, don’t use automatic mode.

Here’s how I use the NX500 to shoot video in manual mode.


First, make sure these settings are correct. You only need to set them once.

  1. Go to Menu > video camera.
  2. Select Movie Size > 1920 x 1080 (50p or 60p).
  3. Select Movie Quality > HQ


Follow these steps to shoot in manual mode.

  1. Switch to Manual “M” mode.
  2. Set ISO. I like 6400 for shooting indoors in the day.
  3. Fix Shutter Speed at 1/50.
  4. Adjust Aperture to just below “over-exposure” as indicated by the zebra lines.
  5. Set White Balance using the custom setting.
  6. Select the type of AutoFocus. Sometimes I use Manual Focus, but most of the time, I prefer Continuous AutoFocus.
  7. Press the Record button to start and stop recording.

During video recording, especially in run-and-gun events, I adjust only two things, the aperture and the zoom… sometimes the focus.


Please note that the Samsung NX500 do not have microphone input jack. If you intend to shoot interviews, this is not the right camera. However, it can be a great b-roll device.


Feel free to reply with a question or comment.

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About the video: Recorded with Sony HXR-MC50E. Edited on MacBook Pro with Final Cut Pro X. Music “Creative” by SFmusic.

More queries about the Samsung NX 500 mirrorless camera:
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Top 10 VIDEOLANE YouTube Videos 2016 | Welcome 2017

Goodbye, 2016. Welcome, 2017. Happy New Year!

Thanks for watching my videos and reading my blog.

Here’s a compilation of my 2016 top 10 YouTube videos.

1. Making an Animated Shiny Metallic Text Effect | Adobe Premiere Pro CC Training #1 | VIDEOLANE.COM

2. How to Extract Video from DVD for Editing

3. How to Crop a Video | Adobe Premiere Elements Training #6 | VIDEOLANE.COM

4. Creating a Solid White Color Background | Adobe Premiere Elements Training #2 | VIDEOLANE.COM

5. Motion Tracking | Adobe Premiere Elements Training #9 | VIDEOLANE.COM

6. Birkley the Video Gear Luggage Gets New Wheels

7. Cut-in and Cutaway Shot Definition and Example – Videography Course in Singapore

8. How to Create Split Screen Effect | Adobe Premiere Elements Training #8 | VIDEOLANE.COM

9. How to Add Subtitles | Adobe Premiere Elements Training #15 | VIDEOLANE.COM

10. MacBook Internal Mic vs iPhone Headset Mic – Voice Recording Quality Test

Here’s the playlist of all of them.

Over To You

What’s your 2016 top 10 for anything? Leave your comment or link below.

See you in 2017!

Feel free to ask a question.

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