At IBC, Adobe has announced major updates to Adobe Video apps in Creative Cloud, which should be available in mid-October. This comes after Premiere Pro CC got 25 new features + bug fixes in a July update. Regular subscription updates do seem to be coming as expected, making it easier to use and digest changes.
The update comes less than 4 months after Premiere Pro, After Effects, and the other CC tools were originally released. Adobe plans to add over 150 new features to Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, Prelude CC, and Adobe Story. They're also introducing new iPad apps, Adobe Anywhere iPad and Prelude Live Logger. The October update is feaured on an Adobe reveal webpage for IBC 2013 (PDF summary near page bottom).
The updates include :
- Direct Link integrated color pipeline between Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade, for any file types supported by Premiere (which runs in background)
- Expanded native support for 4K and higher resolution, RAW, and UltraHD content
- A smoother editing experience with new editing features, and improved multicam and closed captioning
- Performance optimization, including improvements in Premiere Pro CC for OpenCL, new GPU debayering of Cinema DNG for real time playback, better AE transition support (think Sapphire and similar), faster JKL navigation, smaller timeline Trim cursor, single-click Frame Holds, Ripple Sequence Markers, GPU acceleration for Program Monitor moves, Link & Locate proxies, and Hover Scrub of sequences.
- Faster on-set production workflows, including a preview of the new Prelude Live Logger iPad app
- New masking tools – a new Mask Tracker in After Effects
- Effective detail-preserving upscaling in After Effects
- Media Browser in After Effects, plus Property Linking, Anchor Point improvements, improved snapping, many optimizations including OpenGL acceleration for current Intel HD Graphics
- Sync Settings, watermark and timecode overlays, some GPU rendering in Adobe Media Encoder
- Better production planning with Adobe Story Plus
- The Next-Generation of Adobe Anywhere for video, with After Effects support, network voice over support, project archive and restore
Here's overviews, and details below (on Mac, best results with Google Chrome). But let's start with an update from DAV's TechTable on 4K in Premiere with HP Thunderbolt:
Adobe is showing off the new features in a September 13 Ask A Video Pro eSeminar. Live demos of the new features can be seen at the IBC tradeshow in Amsterdam, September 13 – 17, and in the Create Now World Tour.
More to follow, as details and responses are released!
- Steve Forde is Announcing After Effects CC October 2013 update (v12.1)
- Todd Kopriva has the details for AE in After Effects CC (12.1): what’s new and changed in this update due to be released October 2013
- Todd and Steve answered questions on the released in a Twittered Mochat, #MOCHAT 57 – ADOBE AE 12.1 TALK.
- Al Mooney has the goods on the Adobe Premiere Pro CC October 2013 Release and the Adobe Media Encoder CC October 2013 Release
- Eric Philpott has news from the Speedgrade team in Coming Soon to SpeedGrade CC – Direct Link and more
- What's new in Story for IBC 2013 is explained by Ellen Wixted
- In Photoshop news, there's an update to Photoshop CC (version 14.1) — available now — which includes Adobe Generator, which allows new workflows, especially for web designers, screen designers, and anyone who needs to extract image assets out of a Photoshop document.
- John Dickinson has a handy video with more detail than the IBC demos in New Features in After Effects 12.1
- Philip Hodgetts considers Prelude LiveLogger
- Creative Cloud Updates Coming at Prolost from Stu Mashwitz
- Scott Simmons clarifies some things in My 5 favorite things from the upcoming Adobe Premiere Pro release, here on PVC
DAV's TechTable shares some stuff, like “How to setup to your drives to be compatible on Mac & Windows via ExFAT” and 4K in Premiere with HP Thunderbolt. But you'll have to sort through text inspired by the Windows 3.1 Hot Dog Stand color theme!
There are several short IBC videos from Adobe and others on the new features; here are a few: