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Agenda Announced for 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet

The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) recently announced the 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet to take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Oscar(R) nominee film editor Dylan Tichenor ACE is scheduled to headline the event. The agenda has now been set. Tickets are on sale online only for the price of $15.00 each plus ticket fee and $10.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID. Oscar(R) and BAFTA nominated Film editor Dylan Tichenor ACE is scheduled to present as well as Blackmagic Design, Adobe, frame.io, HP/NVIDIA, Atomos and more.

 

Mr. Tichenor received Oscar(R) nominations for editing Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. He’s also received a BAFTA nomination for Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain. He received ACE Eddie Award nominations for Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, as well as There will be Blood and Brokeback Mountain. You can find a full list of Mr. Tichenor’s credits at his IMDB page.

 

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve designers Paul Saccone, Mary Plummer, Peter Chamberlain and Rohit Gupta will answer all questions from the audience on all things DaVinci Resolve, Fusion or Fairlight Audio. They say ask anything you want about the software.

 

Adobe Premiere Pro product manager Patrick Palmer makes his SuperMeet stage debut and says he will reveal new features in Adobe video solutions that provide more power, collaboration, and efficiency to your color, graphics and audio editing workflows.

 

frame.io’s CEO Emery Wells will preview ‘The All New Frame.io’ in anticipation of the full release early this summer. The all new Frame.io will set an industry standard with a never-before-seen set of over 150 collaboration tools for content creators.

 

Atomos’s Jeromy Young returns to the SuperMeet stage after a long absence. He has told us he will be announcing the “start of a revolution” with key partners. Furthermore he says, “This is the biggest thing we have ever done, it’s industry changing. It involves software and camera makers alike.”

 

There will also be videos by Digital Anarchy, Red Giant Software, Pond5 and Brad Olsen who will show a teaser of his documentary on Final Cut Pro X, Off the Tracks.

 

Rounding out the evening will be the always wild and crazy “World Famous Raffle,” where the total value of prizes has now reached over $101,000.00 including a Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio System worth over $29,995.00

 

Doors will open at 4:30PM with the SuperMeet Vendor Showcase featuring 23 software and hardware developers including Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Frame.io, HP/NVIDIA, Atomos, Digital Anarchy, Adobe Stock, B&H, Future Media Concepts, Master The Workflow, LumaForge, ATTO, Autodesk, Boris FX, CoreMelt, Red Giant Software, Drobo, Pond5, Maxon, RE:Vision Effects, Master the Workflow, LANDR, Seagate, Lenovo, and Soundsnap. Here, attendees can enjoy a few cocktails, mingle and party with industry peers, network one on one with leading manufacturers and learn about the latest trends in collaborative editing workflows for post production and broadcast markets.

 

To purchase tickets, and for complete daily updates on the SuperMeet, including agenda updates, directions, transportation options, and a current list of raffle prizes, visit the SuperMeet web site.

Improved Custom Script Integration Comes to Output Factory Server for InDesign

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 2.0.10, a major upgrade to company’s output automation software for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from watched hot folders, and can serve unlimited users on a network. The software offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

 

Improved Custom Script Integration Comes to Output Factory Server for InDesign

 

The new version improves the integration of custom scripts when running actions, or sequences of workflows, that allow to output InDesign files to different formats from a single hot folder. In previous versions, an action could invoke AppleScript and JavaScript scripts assigned to workflows linked to a wrong hot folder. The new update also addresses an issue in which certain PDF security settings related to allowed document changes weren’t applied as expected.

 

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine. “It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

 

Under the Output Factory Server workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply copy InDesign jobs to hot folders that reside on a network. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, Flash files and so on. The software offers the following key features:

  • Print and export InDesign files automatically from hot folders
  • Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
  • Export as single pages
  • Automatic email notifications
  • Layer versioning
  • Run custom scripts
  • Variable output file names
  • Automatic preflighting

 

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

Free PDF Reader for MacOS High Sierra from Qoppa Software

Qoppa Software announces the availability of its new feature-rich business grade PDF Reader, called PDF Studio Viewer, which is certain to interest professionals in all industries, especially those working on Mac or Linux platforms. Based on the same proprietary PDF technology found in Qoppa’s advanced PDF tools and already used by more than half a million users worldwide, the new PDF viewer works on all platforms (Mac, Windows and Linux) and comes with a comprehensive set of PDF viewing features.

 

We are excited to release this very solid PDF viewing application that works exactly the same on all platforms. Considering all the advanced viewing features, we expect it to be a big hit for students and professionals working on Mac and Linux, especially in the Engineering / Architecture, Marketing or Print industries. Users on these platforms have long been without a good and reliable PDF reader.” says Gerald Holmann, Founder of Qoppa Software.

 

Below are some of the functions that users can perform using PDF Studio Viewer on Windows, Mac and Linux:

 

Easily navigate through any PDF and its interactive objects using the Navigation Toolbar and Side Panels that display thumbnails, annotations, bookmarks, digital signatures, file attachments, and layers.

 

Search through PDFs using the Advanced Search Dialog which has options to look within the current document, all open documents, all recent documents or recursively through documents contained in a folder. It is possible to search text within the document content or within interactive objects, including form fields, annotations, meta data and filenames.

 

Read and navigate through PDF documents using the touch of a finger on tablets and touch screens (such as Microsoft Surface) thanks to Touch Mode that comes with larger icons, navigation buttons and enlarged fonts in navigation panels. High DPI screens (4k and up) are also supported.

 

Verify & Validate Digital Signatures, including those from Adobe Sign (formerly Echosign) and DocuSign, using the certificates contained in the operating system store or those imported by the user.

 

Inspect even the smallest details using the Loupe Tool, a small rectangle window that can be dragged over a document to magnify a portion of the page.

 

Zoom within pages of a document with the Pan & Zoom Tool which opens a second window that displays both the whole page and the current view as a red rectangle. Take a screenshot of the page and save it to an image file or to the clipboard with the Snapshot Tool.

 

Preview and Print PDF documents with advanced options for page range, position, multiple pages per sheet or booklets using PDF Studio powerful Print Dialog.

 

PDF Studio Viewer is free for personal and commercial use. It comes packaged as a single file installer for all platforms and supports 5 languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. It is compatible with the latest operating systems: macOS High Sierra, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 & 17.10.

 

For those needing more editing features, PDF Studio is also available in Standard and Pro editions with advanced functions for OCR, Content Editing, Page Manipulation, Permanent Redaction, File Optimization, Interactive Form Designer and more. These paid editions of PDF Studio are affordable alternatives to Adobe® Acrobat®, can be purchased with a one-time fee and do not require a subscription commitment.

Save 50% on Adobe InDesign Plug-Ins and PDF Tools until January 7 at Zevrix Solutions

Zevrix Solutions has announced that it has extended its holiday sale until January 7. The company offers 50% discount on all products, bundles and upgrades. Zevrix makes several prepress automation plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, as well as solutions for graphic files checkup, PDF workflows and automated file delivery.

Save 50% on Adobe InDesign Plug-Ins and PDF Tools until January 7 at Zevrix Solutions

LinkOptimizer, the company’s flagship product for InDesign, lets users reduce linked graphics size by eliminating excess image data, perform image adjustments and convert file formats. The software automatically scales and crops the images in Photoshop to match their dimensions in InDesign, changes resolution to the specified target, and reimports images to InDesign at 100%.

Output Factory is another InDesign plug-in which lets users eliminate repetitive tasks through automation of printing and exporting. It offers batch output, layer versioning, variable file names, output as single pages, automatic preflighting and much more. A server version of Output Factory can process InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders and serve unlimited users on a network.

Zevrix offers two PDF workflow automation tools: PDF Checkpoint and BatchOutput PDF. PDF Checkpoint helps users automate preflight and convertion of multiple PDF files, while BatchOutput PDF allows for hands-free PDF printing from watched hot folders. The company also makes BatchOutput Office, a suite of output automation tools for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The line of Zevrix products also features Deliver – a file transfer program which automates delivery to FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other remote and local servers. The software offers hot folder processing, automatic email notifications, file compression and encryption, and detailed delivery history.

Zevrix software can be purchased at 50% off until January 7, 2018 from Zevrix website. For details, please visit the website. Product trials are also available for download.

Batch Processing Comes to LinkOptimizer Lite 5 for Adobe InDesign

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer Lite 5, a major upgrade to the low-cost version of company’s image processing solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing users to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, reduce production costs, and repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

The new version adds a the ability to process multiple InDesign documents with a single click – a major productivity enhancement for publishers, graphic designers and print professionals. The upgrade also adds support for InDesign books and introduces numerous improvements in user interface, stability, memory management and performance.

 

“Today LinkOptimizer batched a huge book project and another magazine project in minutes vs. hours. Now I can take the afternoon off and drink beer,” says Brian Donahue, owner of Bedesign studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Thanks for freeing up my afternoon, rather than doing production work.”

 

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats.

 

LinkOptimizer Lite offers the following main features:

* Resize images to match their InDesign dimensions at target resolution
* Reduce link size by eliminating excess image data
* Batch process InDesign files
* Convert colors and apply ICC profile
* Merge layers and delete hidden ones
* Optimize files for web and mobile devices

 

The full version of the software also lets users convert image formats, run Photoshop actions and process duplicate links. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer Lite can be purchased from Zevrix website for $179.95 USD (full version: $259.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The upgrade from previous Lite versions is $89.97 (full version: $130). LinkOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2017.

Output Factory for InDesign 1.6: Offering Reprinting of Previously Processed Files

Zevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of Output Factory 1.6, a feature update to its output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. The software solves the problem of easily printing and exporting multiple InDesign files while ensuring error-free output through automated preflighting.. With Output Factory, printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide can streamline and simplify their printing workflow and easily repurpose InDesign files for the web and mobile devices.

 

The new version adds the ability to easily reprint previously processed files, or export them to PDF, EPS, HTML, EPUB and other formats. Users now can select the desired InDesign files in the app’s history and add them to the current queue with just a click of a button. The update also introduces the history file counter and fixes some window behavior anomalies on macOS Sierra.

 

“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Production Manager of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”

 

Under the Output Factory workflow users only need to select InDesign files, adjust output settings, and the software will do the rest automatically. Built-in preflighting ensures that no output errors will be left unnoticed. The program supports all popular output formats and offers the following key features:

 

* Batch output of InDesign files
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, HTML and other formats
* Export as single pages
* Layer versioning: export layer combinations as single files
* Variable output file names
* Output to several formats at once
* Automatic preflight

 

Output Factory 1.6 can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Light version $120, Server $700), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $85. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2017.

Output Factory for Adobe InDesign UpdateImproves TIFF Image Export

Zevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of Output Factory 1.5.64, a maintenance update to its solution to automate printing, exporting, preflighting and file delivery from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide automate and simplify their output workflow and easily repurpose InDesign files for the web and mobile devices.

 

The new version makes Output Factory a fully 64-bit native application, thus improving its performance and reducing the likelihood of memory-related errors. In particular, the upgrade to 64-bit architecture eliminates an issue in which blank images were created when exporting oversized InDesign files to hi-res TIFF files. The update also addresses another TIFF related error where blank files were created when exporting to a non-startup volume

 

With Output Factory users only need to select InDesign files, adjust workflow settings, and the software will do the rest automatically. Built-in preflighting ensures that no output errors will be left unnoticed. The program supports all popular output formats and offers the following key features:

 

* Output multiple InDesign files
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, HTML and other formats
* Export as single pages
* Layer versioning
* Output to several formats at once
* Variable output file names
* Insert InDesign text into output file name
* Automatic preflight

 

Output Factory 1.5.64 can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Light version $120, Server $700), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. A trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $85. Output Factory requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2017.

ArtOptimizer for Adobe Illustrator Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of ArtOptimizer 2.7.10, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe Illustrator. The only tool of its kind on the market, ArtOptimizer eliminates the excess image data of picture links and performs essential image adjustments, thereby helping users save disk space, accelerate document output and cut overall production costs.

ArtOptimizer for Adobe Illustrator Now Supports Creative Cloud 2017

The new version makes ArtOptimizer compatible with the recently announced 2017 release of Illustrator CC featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The update is offered free of charge to the licensed ArtOptimizer users. The same version of ArtOptimizer can be used with any version of Illustrator from CS3 and later.

 

ArtOptimizer is a powerful automation solution for users of any trade, whether it’s print, prepress, web design or publishing on mobile devices.

 

For example, with just a click of a button users can:

* Scale image links in Photoshop to match their dimensions in Illustrator
* Change image resolution to 300 dpi
* Convert RGB files to CMYK
* Apply sharpening filters
* Merge layers or delete hidden ones
* Run a Photoshop Action on each image

 

In the end of the processing ArtOptimizer reimports images to Illustrator at 100% in their precise position. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document printing and exporting to PDF, speed up file transfer to service providers, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

 

ArtOptimizer 2.7.10 can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $119.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. ArtOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.12 and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS3-CC 2017.