Yesterday we announced the launch of the next generation of our creative tools coming this June. Adobe SpeedGrade CC, along with all of the other new desktop applications will be available exclusively in Adobe Creative Cloud.
SpeedGrade CC brings some really cool new features, including a redesigned user interface, which puts all the tools you need right at your fingertips; Shot Matcher, for matching different clips automatically; Mercury Transmit, for external monitoring via AJA and Matrox cards; a Luma Waveform display for accurate color balancing, a Snapshot Browser for saving and loading reference images (including images imported from Photoshop CC), film stock emulations, Look Manager, and more. For an overview of the new features, check out our SpeedGrade CC preview post from last month, or the Reveal videos we did for NAB.
Adobe Creative Cloud
We think the best thing about SpeedGrade is Adobe Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud was first launched one year ago and it has already been more successful than we dared to hope. Well over half a million members have signed on so far and the number is climbing daily because people love the new model. It’s easy to budget for and it is much more than just a great way to deliver software to your desktop. Creative Cloud provides the backend infrastructure that connects the dots in your creative process:
- Collaborative Tools: powerful Adobe applications like Photoshop and Illustrator have been reinvented to support a more intuitive, connected way of creating.
- Community: showcase your work, get feedback, and gain global exposure.
- Publish: deliver your creations in immersive, engaging new ways.
- Stay Inspired: No matter how creativity evolves, Creative Cloud lets you evolve with it.
The new CC applications, like SpeedGrade CC, still run locally on your Mac or Windows machines (or both!), but Creative Cloud provides integration and services that keep you connected. Installations, updates, files syncing, posting work to Behance, notification, and invitations to collaborate are all managed through Creative Cloud, your new creative dashboard.
Get SpeedGrade CC and Adobe Creative Cloud
If you join Adobe Creative Cloud today, you will immediate access to the current versions of our applications. Next month, you will be able to download SpeedGrade CC – along with the rest of pro video applications, including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and all the other CC tools, such as Photoshop CC, and much more. Then, as new features become available (and they will), you’ll be able to download the new version right away. The days of waiting 12, 18, or 24 months for new releases are over.
You can also join for free and get 30-day trials of any Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application. Paid membership offers ongoing access to all of the Adobe creative desktop applications, including new features as they become available, plus online services for file sharing, publishing, and more.