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NAB 2015: Adobe, Foundry and revisiting the ‘big picture’

By Adrian Winter

Admittedly, it’s taken me a while to put this entry together, as the days between when NAB wrapped up until now have been very busy. How busy? So busy that I have yet to catch up with Daredevil. THAT’S how busy. I am not starting Episode 10, despite the fact that Episode 9 ended on a really crazy note and I can’t stop thinking about it. Instead, I am taking this time to run through my last day at NAB.

While the exhibit floor on toward the end of the show was significantly less crowded than earlier in the week, there were still some gems to be found that are worth reporting on.

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Adobe CC updated: color grading inside of Premiere, more

Adobe will showcase advances to its complete line-up of video technologies and services at the 2015 NAB Show. NAB will mark the first public preview of major updates to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools, including the new Lumetri color panel (which is built on tech from SpeedGrade and Lightroom) in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, allowing for instant color corrections; Morph Cut, which easily removes unwanted pauses and jump cuts for a more polished edit sequence; and new Adobe Character Animator capabilities for Adobe After Effects CC that bring two-dimensional characters to life.

Adobe Character Animator

In addition, the company is previewing Project “Candy,” a mobile CC Capture app, which is the latest addition to its set of Creative Cloud-enabled mobile apps. The app is connected to a user’s Creative Cloud profile so that the user can capture production-quality lighting schemes using a smartphone camera and then apply them to video footage in Premiere Pro CC.

Project Candy

Project Candy

Adobe is also announcing enhancements to Adobe Primetime, including innovations in video delivery, monetization, and personalization to enable new OTT business models for content owners, programmers, and pay-TV providers. The company will also preview a new configuration for Adobe Anywhere, a collaborative workflow platform that enables distributed teams using products such as Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Prelude CC to work together.

Keep an eye on this space for upcoming reviews and more detailed coverage.

Review: Adobe Creative Cloud 2014

By Brady Betzel

When I got the call to review the latest release of Adobe Creative Cloud for postPerspective, I almost jumped out of my skin with excitement. I am a big fan of Adobe tools in addition to how they handle their social media and customer outreach. You can submit a feature request and it seems like Adobe addresses it instantly.

About a year ago I asked another company for features such as higher than 1920×1080 projects and there still is no answer. On Twitter you can see @AdobeAE or @AdobePremiere answer technical, support, or even feature request questions. Long story short, they really seem to care about their products and the people who use them.

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NAB: Bill Roberts from Adobe on updates to Creative Cloud

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.

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NAB: Adobe updating video apps in Creative Cloud

San Jose — Adobe is coming to NAB with updates for all of the video apps within its Creative Cloud. All are targeted at making workflows in television, commercials and films more seamless for pros.

In addition to the updates, during a preNAB press conference, the company shared a big win for its editing tool: Adobe’s Premiere Pro is being used by two-time Academy Award-winning editor Kirk Baxter, ACE. He is cutting David Fincher’s upcoming feature “Gone Girl” with Premiere Pro CC. His two Oscars? Both were one for work on previous Fincher films, The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

In addition to major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe is also 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.

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Live Text templates

Key updates for Premiere Pro include Live Text templates 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.

Main Photo Caption: Adobe’s Masking and Tracking capability in Premiere Pro CC.

Matrox Mojito 4K now offers 4K 10-bit H.264 intra-frame rendering

Montreal — Matrox is now offering 10-bit H.264 intra-frame rendering via the company’s Matrox Mojito 4K quad 3G-SDI 4K video monitoring card for use with Adobe Premiere Pro CC on Windows platforms. Matrox Mojito 4K enables realtime monitoring and output of video footage at resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 and at frame rates up to 60 fps (4Kp60).

Matrox Mojito 4K, priced at $1995 US not including local taxes and delivery, is available now through a worldwide network of authorized dealers.

“With the Mojito 4K card, Matrox leads the way in 4K post production with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, providing the only solution that offers 10-bit H.264 intra-frame rendering for a complete end-to-end 4K delivery workflow,” says Wayne Andrews, product manager at Matrox. “Until now, all renders were done at a maximum resolution of 1080; Mojito 4K lets users ingest, edit, render and export in full 4K.”

Key features of Matrox Mojito 4K
– 4K (4096×2160), QFHD (3840 x 2160), 2K(2048×1080), HD and SD output resolutions
–  60 fps frame rate support, even at 4K resolution
–  2K, QFHD/UFD and full 4K 10-bit H.264 intra-frame rendering for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
–  SD, HD and 3G-SDI connectivity per SMPTE 259, 292 and 424/425M Level A and Level B mapping
–  8- and 10-bit YUV output at all resolutions and frames rates
– Up to 16 channels of SDI embedded audio support
– Bi-level and tri-level genlock input
– Single ¾-length PCIe card with five full-size BNC connectors directly on the card bracket
– Highly optimized Adobe Mercury Transmit plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe Prelude CC and Adobe SpeedGrade CC
– WYSIWYG support for Adobe After Effects CC and Photoshop CC

Support for 10-bit H.264 intra-frame rendering is part of Matrox driver release 1.1 for Windows, which is available now to registered users as a free download from the Matrox Website (http://www.matrox.com).

Adobe makes updates to Creative Cloud

San Jose, Calif. — Adobe is offering updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Anywhere for video. These new video updates will became available to Creative Cloud members over the past 24 hours. A new Adobe After Effects CC update will follow soon.

Over the past six months, hundreds of new features have been added to the video apps in Adobe’s (www.adobe.com) Creative Cloud;  this is the fourth feature update this year for Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Some of the newest features include:
•Adobe Premiere Pro CC adds Open CL performance enhancements, media management improvements and editing enhancements for even greater workflow efficiency, and delivers more intuitive voiceover recording.
•After Effects CC offers customizable output of file name and path templates, improved snapping behavior, enhanced scripting options and the ability to migrate user settings when updating to newer versions.
•Speedgrade adds expanded camera format support in Direct Link mode.
•Adobe Media Encoder includes Sony XAVC format.
•Adobe Anywhere introduces performance improvements and diagnostic tools for monitoring system status.

Adobe updating video tools in Creative Cloud, Anywhere

SAN JOSE, CA — Adobe is talking updates, to be available in October, to video tools within its Adobe Creative Cloud — there will be over 150 new features that include new capabilities in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Story CC Plus.

These updates are meant to help video pros collaborate and deliver high-quality productions across multiple screens. Important updates will also be added to Adobe Anywhere for video, which enables large virtual teams of talent to efficiently shoot, log, edit, share and finish video productions together.

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