Oct 132017

All Film Program workstations, suites, and classrooms have been updated to the latest release of Adobe CC 2017 (v11.1.2) and macOS Sierra (v10.12.6). We strongly recommend any student running Premiere Pro v11.1.0 to update as soon as possible as some of our stand-a-lone users have reported problems with project and media files being unintentionally deleted due to a known bug in that release. This issue has been resolved in the latest stable release, version 11.1.2.

Installations of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio have been updated to version 14.0.1.

Students who are using Adobe CC on their personal computers should wait to upgrade to the recent 2018 release of CC in order to keep compatibility with UCF’s post-production environment. Instructions on how to walk back an Adobe CC 2018 installation to Adobe CC 2017 can be found here. For a full list of the currently supported software versions, please visit the software section of this site.

Nov 062016


Please wait to update to Adobe CC 2017. Students who wish to move their editorial projects between Film Program workstations and their home computers should wait to run application updates and ignore when prompted to do so by software developers (aka pushed update alerts). Film Operations thoroughly tests new application version releases for stability and compatibility with other critical applications, utilities, and our overall workflow infrastructure before they are deployed. Often software developers release versions of their application to the public that has undergone limited testing. It is not uncommon for an issue to present itself after it has been installed on the variety of hardware/software combinations, which make up the public user group, that were not present during the isolated testing phase. Developers will deploy a follow up patch update to correct any new bugs after the fact, but sometimes this can take weeks or even months for a proper solution to arrive leaving previously fully functional workstations hamstrung in the meantime.

Students who choose to immediately update applications on their personal computers to version release numbers that are not currently supported by Film Operations do so at their own risk as some updates are not easily backwards compatible with previous versions. We are unable to provide compatibility solutions for unsupported versions of application software and operating systems. PLEASE WAIT TO UPDATE!

  • A list of currently supported versions of software can be found here.
  • Instructions on how to roll your Adobe CC installation back to a previous version can be found here.
  • Instructions on how to export XML files from Adobe CC Premiere Pro can be found here.


Oct 062016

Film Operations currently supports Mac OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6 and OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5  on all production workstations. We strongly encourage all students who wish to move projects between Film Program editorial workstations and their home Apple Macintosh computers to not upgrade their operating systems to macOS Sierra (formerly OS X) until Film Operations has properly tested stability and compatibility with production software.

Students who choose to upgrade their own computers to macOS Sierra version 10.12.x due so at their own risk. Film Operations is not charged with supporting capability issues with unsupported software versions. Please wait to update. Thank you.



Sep 262016


All workstations supported by Film Operations will be receiving new images this week. These images include updates to the latest versions of Mac OS X El Capitan v10.11.6, Adobe Creative Cloud, DaVinci Resolve, AutoDesk Smoke, Showbiz Budgeting and Actualization, Microsoft Office, and other crucial applications and utilities.

Deployment Timeline:

  • Tuesday, September 27th from 1-4pm – SVAD Graduate Lab | CEM – COMPLETED
  • Tuesday, September 27th from 4pm-5pm – Studio 500 Editing Suite | CEMDELAYED
  • Thursday, September 29th from 5-10pm – Film Production Lab | NSC 172 & Film Production Classroom NSC 183DELAYED
  • Monday, October 3rdfrom 2-6pm – Capstone Editing Suites | NSC 182, 184-186DELAYED

These spaces will not be closed during deployment, but there will be a limited amount of workstation available during the deployment period.

DELAY UPDATE – There has been a delay in deploying Adobe CC updates across all Film Program editorial workstations due to a discovered capability issue with our currently supported production build. Students who wish to move projects between Film Program editorial workstations and their home Apple Macintosh computers should wait to update their own installations of Adobe Premiere versions 2015.3 or 2015.4 until Film Operations has remedied these issues.