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After Effects + Creative Cloud 2019

new video features previewed at IBC 2018 [updated]


At the IBC 2018 conference in Amsterdam, Adobe unveiled new video features for Creative Cloud to speed up production timelines, enable more seamless workflows, and deliver other powerful capabilities to bring creative vision to fruition. The updates include Adobe Sensei AI-powered animation, intelligent audio cleanup tools, selective color grading, advanced data-driven motion graphics templates and end-to-end VR 180 support. These new features will enable filmmakers and video professionals to spend more time shaping their next creative project, and less time on repetitive tasks.

It’s all summarized on lovely PDFs, IBC 2018 Datasheet and What’s New.

With Important information on GPU-acceleration with CUDA and Apple Metal, Adobe posted information that Mac and Windows users need to know about the GPU acceleration support changes coming to Premiere Pro. And don’t forget the Upcoming Changes to OS Support for the Adobe video and audio apps.


Here’s a few highlights, with more at product blog links:

After Effects CC (AE team blog, plus handy quick overview and Learn what’s new)
After Effects will introduce new Mesh Sculpting tools – Puppet Pins for shaping and molding surfaces, new authoring features for Motion Graphics templates, a new JavaScript expressions engine, and across-the-board performance improvements. Depth Passes or 3D Channel effects now work on regular AE layers. Mocha AE tracking is now internal, as a GPU-accelerated plug-in. Expressions could be up to 5 times faster.

If you want some perspective on recent feature updates and multicore rendering changes, see TheGreatSzalam on Reddit. We also have non-Adobe people making features videos again, with Boone Loves Video contributing a short take. Adobe followed up with a blurb from Ukramedia.

Boone Loves Video added some handy explanations, add did Flotion on Mocha and other stuff:



Premiere Pro CC (team blog, plus handy quick overview and Learn what’s new)

The next release of Premiere Pro will offer additional performance improvements, streamlined workflows for motion graphics, innovative Selective Color Grading, intelligent audio cleanup tools from Adobe Audition, end-to-end 180 VR production, Display Color Management, and more. Below are a few videos from Adobe and extras from users.

A good quick overview of March and earlier updates is here. See also The Adobe Premiere Pro Fall 2018 update – better color and better audio are highlights by Scott Simmons here on PVC. And below are videos on new features from Cut to the Point on Youtube, one of which actually demonstrates the effects of the new Selective Color Grading curves. Also below is Boone on New Features in Premiere Pro 2019,  New 2019 Video and Audio Tools Coming to Premiere Pro, Audition & After Effects from Premiere Gal, 5 Color Grading Tricks In Premiere Pro 2019 by, and Adobe’s Dave Helmly.



Adobe Audition CC  (team blog, plus handy quick overview and Learn what’s new)

New Intelligent Audio Cleanup features include DeReverb and DeNoise effects that let you dial down reverb or background noise. A comprehensive multitrack makeover offers improved performance with large projects and new one-click session management, Zoom-to-Time presets, and more.


Character Animator CC (team blog)
Most of the animation action is happening outside of After Effects. You can bring original art into Character Animator with the new Characterizer feature that lets you turn face picts into an animated character. Use slider controls to adjust the level of stylization and fine-tune regions and facial expressions to get desired results faster. Work more easily with new Replays, Magnets, additional setups, and more.


Premiere Rush
Adobe wants you to extend your editing platform with Premiere Rush, a new cross-device app that lets you create and share professional-quality video, including simplified color, audio, and motion graphics. A shared architecture means you can open native Project Rush projects in Premiere Pro when you need to take work to a more competent toolset. Rush is free for Creative Cloud and single app Premiere subscribers, or $10/month. It seems to be easy to use, and comes with a guided quick start tutorial using videos from Adobe.

Mike Russell has 7 tutorials on this new app, while imagingresource doesn’t there’s a rush to jump in quite yet.


And more…
The releases also offer new video search filters in Adobe Stock, improved Creative Cloud Libraries, group invites for Team Projects, and more. Visit to learn about releases of the Adobe video tools.

And don’t forget the rest of the apps, coming a bit later but discussed in depth at Adobe Max.

Here’s Photoshop CC 2019 TOP 5 NEW features! from photoshopCAFE.

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Rich Young is a long-time After Effects user from the San Francisco Bay Area. His After Effects and Premiere Pro round-ups provide viewers with an easy-to-digest summary of developments. He also supplies info and links…

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