Adobe Introduces New Update Process And Updates Creative Cloud Video And Audio Apps

Adobe Creative Cloud now has Apple ProRes RAW support for Premiere Pro and After Effects for Mac and Windows.

Today, Adobe announced a new release for its Creative Cloud video and audio applications, which included a number of new features and capabilities for Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition and others Creative Cloud apps. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, Adobe announced that it was making a number of changes to improve the stability and performance across its ecosystem of Creative Cloud apps, which the company said during the news briefing was “critical to helping video pros do their best work more efficiently.”

Improving Stability and Performance

Adobe said these changes include “a shift to more frequent updates, allowing our teams to iterate faster, and introducing the public Beta program that expands our test base and incorporates user engagement and feedback within the development process.” Part of the improvements include instituting a comprehensive public beta program, which allows video pros and content creators to engage directly in the development process for the Adobe video and audio applications, and “to test new fixes and features before they are released and share their feedback with the Adobe product teams.” Adobe says the program includes Beta builds of Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator and Media Encoder.

Adobe’s System Compatibility Report in Premiere Pro.

Adobe said info from users of the public beta, which will be just a small group at first but grow in numbers over time, can help the company be more proactive at solving problems. Adobe said they’ll also use analytics and data, from things like crash statistics, to implement fixes and enhancements. During its news briefing, Adobe product managers said they’re already seeing positive results. For example, Adobe has built tools like the system compatibility report, which flags incompatibility issues.  Out of date GPU drivers, which, according to the company, is “one of the top causes of system instabilities across video systems.”

This will be welcome news to some content creators who have been annoyed at Premiere Pro’s slow performance and tendency to crash. (We’ll be sure to check out the update and report back on what we find.)   

Today, Adobe also announced new features and enhancements to its CC video and audio app. Here’s what’s new:   

Premiere Pro

There is now Apple ProRes RAW support in Premiere Pro and After Effects, for either Mac or Windows, which will be welcome news to many cinematographers. Other new features include:

  • A new filter options to show just keyframe properties or just adjusted parameters
  • Support for audio files in Creative Cloud Libraries enables Premiere Pro
  • Hardware encoding on Windows for H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) is available for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs
  • Better support for Bezier curves when using the Pen tool with better support
Adobe improved the Pen tool in Premiere Pro allowing for better support for Bezier curves and greater precision creating lines and shapes.

After Effects

Adobe said its added two new ways to get more creative with shape layers:

  •  Tapered Shape Strokes let you make tapered, wavy, pointed or rounded strokes on shape layers. You can also animate the strokes for stylized looks and motion designs.
  • Concentric Shape Repeater provides you with new parameters in the Offset Paths shape effect to create copies of a path that radiate outward or inward for funky designs with a cool retro vibe.

Additionally, Adobe has added new features and improvements for Audition, Media Encoder, Premiere Rush and Character Animator.  For more information on the new feature updates, see the press releases below. For more on the new public beta, go to Adobe’s blog

The new Concentric Shape Repeater setting in After Effects offers new parameters in the Offset Paths shape effect to create copies of a path that radiate outward or inward for funky designs with a cool retro vibe.

 

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Maximize Your Creativity, Wherever You Are Working

New Release of the Adobe Creative Cloud Video Apps Available Today

Today Adobe announced a new release for our Creative Cloud video and audio applications, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator and Premiere Rush. Available today, the updates offer support for Apple ProRes RAW, new creative tools in After Effects, workflow refinements in Character Animator, and performance improvements, such as faster Auto Reframe in Premiere Pro. As we shift to a more frequent release schedule, our goal is to be more responsive to customers’ needs with a focus on stability and performance while continuing to deliver innovative new features to help video pros and social video creators maximize their creativity, wherever they are working.

Improve Efficiency in Video Production 

In today’s release are new features and performance improvements:

  • ProRes RAW support in Premiere Pro and After Effects provides a comprehensive, cross- platform solution for Apple ProRes workflows from camera media through t
  • More streamlined graphics workflows in Premiere Pro include an improved Pen tool with better support for Bezier curves and greater precision creating lines and Filter effects show attributes that only have keyframes or adjusted parameters so you can focus on the currently active effects.
  • Auto Reframe in Premiere Pro is now faster. Powered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology, Auto Reframe automatically reformats and repositions video within different aspect ratios, such as square and vertical video, accelerating workflows for social media and content platforms, such as Quibi.
  • Hardware encoding on Windows for 264 and H.265 (HEVC) is available for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, providing consistently faster exports for these widely used formats.
  • Support for audio files in Creative Cloud Libraries enables Premiere Pro users to save, organize and share frequently used audio assets for easy access right from the CC Libraries
  • Tapered Shape Strokes in After Effects give motion graphics artists new creative options for animation and Make tapered, wavy, pointed, or rounded strokes on shape layers. Animate the strokes for stylized looks and motion designs.
  • Concentric Shape Repeater in After Effects offers new parameters in the Offset Paths shape effect to create copies of a path that radiate outward or inward for funky designs with a cool retro vibe.
  • Mask and Shape Cursor Indicators in After Effects show which tool you’re using and to help avoid unnecessary un-dos when drawing shapes and masks.
  • Improvements to Audio Triggers and Timeline filtering in Emmy-winning Character Animator increase efficiency in animation A new collection of background puppets let users trigger animated elements of the scene behind a character.
  • Automatic audio hardware switching is now available on macOS for After Effects, Media Encoder, Audition, Character Animator, Prelude, Premiere Pro, and Premiere Rush. When changing audio devices, or simply plugging in headphones, the OS recognizes the hardware and the Adobe application automatically switches to the current
  • Premiere Rush users can now automatically resize projects to the 4:5 aspect ratio to match formats for Facebook and Instagram Also, back camera switching on an iOS device (requires iOS 13 and a current iPhone) enables capture within Premiere Rush from the selected back camera (ultra-wide, wide, or telephoto).
  • Lastly, users can now import media from the Files app directly from the Premiere Rush media browser on iOS devices, simplifying access to files stored on device or different cloud services.

 

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