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Adobe Anywhere for Video Now Available

CC VideoToday, we announced that Adobe Anywhere for videos, first previewed in April at the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow (NAB), is now available for the immediate relief of video production headaches. Gone are the challenges associated with passing huge files back and forth across the internet between multiple editors working on the same project.  Now, team members can work together with centralized media and assets, making it possible for remote editors, motion graphic artists and producers to work jointly on a project from virtually anywhere……in other words, teams can be built on talent, not necessarily location.

Michael Turner, senior vice president of Media Technology and Development at Turner Broadcasting, put things in context when he talked to us about how CNN moves a lot of material in support of video journalism.  Just a couple of years ago, providing worldwide access to content as interoperable files was a huge milestone for them.  Now they aim to make that access transparent, and Adobe Anywhere will play a key role in achieving that transparency because journalists will be able to engage with content and collaborate on stories seamlessly, regardless of  their physical location.

Today’s release of Adobe Anywhere supports the latest versions of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Prelude CC that are available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud and were updated today to include 25 new features focused on increased speed and ease of editing..  We expect support for Adobe After Effects CC to be available later in 2013.

You can read the full press release here.

A full rundown of Day 1 at Adobe MAX

Day 1 of Adobe MAX wrapped up yesterday with a lot of buzz and news. We kicked things off in the morning with our keynote session, “A Creative Evolution.” We announced a slew of news as well, including all-new updates to our Creative Cloud apps – Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Edge Tools & Services, and more! If you missed the keynote, watch the playback available here or catch the community-curated version captured in Storify by MAX attendee, @GayaneAdourian.

Even more exciting, we shared an early look at a number of new explorations:

  • Project Mighty – A Creative Cloud pen
  • Project Napolean – Complementary to Mighty, Napolean is a digital ruler designed to bring back some of the feeling of drawing with analog tools like the t-square and triangle
  • Project Context – Reimagines the editorial room for publishers

For more on MAX, join the #AdobeMAX conversation.

Big Day 1 News at MAX

Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference, opened today in Los Angeles and we announced some big news: a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, including fully integrated cross-device collaboration, community and publishing capabilities; and the next generation of Adobe’s pro creative desktop applications.

Here are some of the details:

Adobe Unveils Major Update to Creative Cloud

CreativeCloud_Logo[4]A milestone update to Adobe Creative Cloud simplifies the entire creative process with new versions of desktop tools; services that take publishing content to the next level; and capabilities that make it easier than ever to collaborate and share work on a worldwide basis. Behance, the world’s leading online creative community with over 1.4 million creatives in the network, is now central to the Creative Cloud experience.

Adobe’s desktop tools, previously known as Creative Suite (CS) are now branded CC to reflect that they are an integral part of Creative Cloud and have been reinvented to support a more intuitive, connected way of creating.  All of Adobe’s fan-favorite desktop apps have been updated: InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Dreamweaver CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Muse CC and more.  Indeed our most iconic application, a powerful new version of Photoshop – Adobe Photoshop CC – will anchor this update to Creative Cloud.  In all, Creative Cloud will now consist of more than 30 tools and services that enable professional grade content creation and delivery across print, web, mobile apps, video and photography.

This major update is expected to be available, around the globe, in June.

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Adobe Accelerates Shift to the Cloud

Moving forward, the company also announced that it will focus creative software development efforts on Creative Cloud.  While Adobe Creative Suite 6 products will continue to be supported and available for purchase, there are no plans for future releases of Creative Suite or other CS products. By focusing development on Creative Cloud, Adobe can accelerate the rate of innovation that it can deliver to creatives worldwide.

We thought long and hard before doing this, and we understand that this transition may be hard for some people.  As our teams work to deliver a constant stream of innovation for Creative Cloud members, we are actively engaging with customers to answer their questions — in forums like Creative Cloud community. And attractive pricing plans and promotions for individuals, teams and enterprise customers are being offered to make the transition to Creative Cloud really easy.  More information can be found at on our Creative Cloud plans page.

More detailed information about today’s major Creative Cloud update can be found in the full press release here.

And if you have specific questions, chances are you’ll find an answer in our comprehensive FAQ.

Skateboard legend Danny Way hits the silver screen powered by Adobe video

Long-time Adobe customer and video aficionado Jacob Rosenberg recently made his directorial debut with Waiting for Lightning, an inspiring documentary about one of the world’s most visionary skateboarders, Danny Way. Highlights of Way’s 20+ year career as a professional skater include jumping the Great Wall of China and winning numerous Gold Medals at the X Games. Rosenberg and his team at Bandito Brothers used video technology from Adobe in the making of the film, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator.

The movie, dedicated to Way’s amazing life journey, is currently available in select theaters and can be downloaded via iTunes. To learn more about the film and Rosenberg’s experience check out the Waiting for Lightning movie website, or read the behind-the scenes story told by Jacob to ProVideoCoalition and Creative Cow.

Upcoming CS6 Production Premium Release To Be Previewed at the NAB 2012

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Today, we announced that the upcoming CS6 Production Premium release will be previewed at NAB 2012, the biggest tradeshow in the world for the broadcast industry. At the show, we will be providing the first public demonstrations of the suite – including major updates for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and Adobe After Effects CS6 –  before its official release.

New software and innovations that will be revealed include:

  • Powerful new versions of Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Story, Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Photoshop
  • The debut of SpeedGrade CS6 for professional color grading
  • The introduction of Prelude CS6 for logging and ingesting file-based and metadata workflows
  • An elegant new user interface for Premiere Pro CS6  and  the inclusion of OpenCL support in the Mercury Playback Engine
  • A significant boost for After Effects in performance and 3D capability

Discussing the Future of Film and Video

In addition to revealing CS 6 Production Premium, we’re participating in the NAB Post|Production World Keynote, which will address how the intersection of creativity and technology can help video professionals create impactful, engaging work more quickly than ever before. Adobe product manager Steve Forde will be joined  by two-time Academy-Award Winner Rob Legato , Steve Wozniak, and Fusion-io director of entertainment Vincent Brisebois.

The event takes place on Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. (room N249)

If you can’t attend the show and would like to find out more, please check out the CS6 Production Premium reveal page. The Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Story and Audition Facebook pages and Twitter handles are great resources to follow conversation and live tweets: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Story and Audition, @AdobePremiere, @AdobeAE, @AdobeStory and @Audition. Users can also follow and participate in the conversation on Twitter with the #AdobeNAB hashtag.

Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Creative Suite: New Choices for Customers

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At our recent MAX conference, we announced the Adobe Creative Cloud – a groundbreaking initative that we believe will radically redefine the creative process. We’re excited about this new offering – it brings immense value to our customers allowing them to continue creating amazing things in whatever environment they choose.

The Adobe Creative Cloud consists of:

  • Desktop Applications — Every tool that is currently in Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, such as Photoshop®, InDesign®, Illustrator®, Dreamweaver®, Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, as well as innovative new tools that are currently in beta, such as Adobe Edge and Muse.
  • Touch Apps – Starting with the six Adobe Touch Apps announced at MAX , 2011 – Adobe Collage, Adobe Kuler, Photoshop Touch, Adobe Debut, Adobe Proto and Adobe Ideas.
  • Services – A version of Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite for delivering interactive publications on tablets, a tier of Adobe Business Catalyst for building and managing websites, and access to cloud-based fonts for website design from our acquisition of Typekit.
  • Community –Collaboration features that allow members to share their creative work with other Creative Cloud members and forums to discuss and inspire new ideas.

We are excited to announce that membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud will be available in the first half of 2012 at a price of $49.99 per month for individuals and $69.99 per month per seat for workgroups, both for an annual plan.

Our move to this membership model allows us to keep our customers up to date with the latest Adobe innovations in our tools and related services. Creative Cloud will provide maximum flexibility, offer lower cost of entry, and add cutting-edge innovation on an on-going basis to keep our customers ahead of the changing technology and device landscape.

For customers who prefer to remain on the current licensing model, we will continue to offer our individual point products and Adobe Creative Suite editions as perpetual licenses. With regards to upgrades, we are changing our policy for perpetual license customers. In order to qualify for upgrade pricing when CS6 releases, customers will need to be on the latest version of our software (either CS5 or CS5.5 editions). If our customers are not yet on those versions, we’re offering a 20% discount through December 31, 2011 which will qualify them for upgrade pricing when we release CS6.

There is a tremendous shift happening around content creation, distribution and monetization. The Adobe Creative Cloud initiative has the potential to transform creativity as designers and developers look to create the best experiences across devices and platforms, while integrating tablet devices and cloud-based services into their workflows. I’m very excited about what this means for Adobe and our customers and look forward to providing the latest tools and services that enable them to express their creativity in new ways.

David

Avatar: Behind the scenes and Adobe software

Avatar, have you watched the movie yet? The film has already topped $1 billion at the box office and it’s only been out for three weeks.Avatar%202.jpg

I had the privilege of meeting the film’s producer, Jon Landau
at Adobe’s annual user conference MAX.
Landau talked about how the film was created– and their use of Adobe software. His speech was really interesting so we pulled together a video interview about how the film was created. The Avatar crew used Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Acrobat Connect, and the Flash Platform played a major role in marketing the film.

I thought the visual effects were stunning. What did you think?

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