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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.

For this review I’m focusing on the video and motion graphics side of CC — Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects — but I will lightly touch on some of the other products like Continue reading

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.

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.