Las Vegas — Adobe’s Bill Roberts took time out during NAB 2014 to come by the postPerspective booth to discuss updates to the Creative Cloud video tools.
One of the updates is the integration of Adobe’s After Effects within Premiere. “One of the things we focused on was how do you keep the editor within the editing context as much as possible and allow them to do more,” he says. One area where editors are being asked to do more is promos — an area where After Effects is called on often.
In addition to major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe was showing new features for Adobe Anywhere, the company’s collaborative workflow platform which allows teams using Adobe video apps to work together as they access and manage centralized media and assets across a network.
Key updates for Premiere Pro include Live Text templates (pictured) that let users edit text in After Effects CC compositions directly in Premiere Pro CC; Autosave to Creative Cloud for automated backup of projects; and a new masking and tracking feature that provides accurate masks that follow subjects and blur out faces and logos.
In addition, the new Master Clip effect in Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade changes the effects applied to original clips and ripples down through all instances of the clip.
Updates to After Effects CC include keying effects to provide better results with compressed footage. And Typekit integration with Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC provides users with access to a growing library of fonts worth $30,000, that can be used on the desktop.
New features for Adobe Anywhere, include Hot Backup, which provides realtime back up of projects; Rough Cut Support to start editing rough cuts in Prelude CC and finish sequences in Premiere Pro CC; and After Effects CC media processing for direct integration between Anywhere and After Effects CC.
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