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Free: Adobe EchoSign Now Available on iOS Devices


Here’s another example of iOS applications from Adobe. With the increasing number of legal requirements placed on educational institutions and the need to protect the integrity of pupil data; EchoSign has a role to play keeping sensitive data secure. Here’s the announcement:

Free Application for Signing, Sending, Tracking and Filing Contracts on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Devices
December 21, 2011 05:05 PM Eastern Time 

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of the free Adobe® EchoSign® application for iOS devices. Now, users can easily get access to their EchoSign accounts and sign documents directly from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The Adobe EchoSign application is available today for free download on the iTunes App Store.

With the new Adobe EchoSign application, users can:

  • Send a document for legally-binding eSignature and get documents signed in minutes rather than days
  • Get documents signed instantly on an iPad or iPhone when meeting a signer in person
  • Send documents from an EchoSign library, photo album, email attachment or from other applications
  • Track the status of agreements with real-time status updates
  • View signed agreements stored in an EchoSign account

The Adobe EchoSign app offers the same protection as the Adobe EchoSign Web service for both the sender and the signer during the signing process, including key authentication and privacy, fraud protection, and consumer disclosure.


Jason Lemkin, vice president of Web business services, Adobe and former CEO, EchoSign

  • “The enterprise is experiencing unprecedented adoption of tablets and mobile devices, presenting new opportunities to leverage cloud applications to streamline business processes and greater efficiency. With the Adobe EchoSign app, we’re making it that much easier for organizations to incorporate Web contracting into their business models, allowing users to sign documents and send documents for signing right from their iOS device. The end result is a higher rate of contract completion in less time, leading to increased productivity.”

Acquired by Adobe in July 2011, Adobe EchoSign is the leading electronic signatures and signature automation service with over 4,000,000 users and 50,000 customers worldwide. Adobe EchoSign is a key component of Adobe’s document exchange services platform for reliably exchanging documents for universal access, review and approval.

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The Adobe EchoSign application is available today for free download on the iTunes App Store.

Automatic Duck Tools for Free

Wes Plate is the founder of Automatic Duck and now the Adobe Broadcast Engineering Product Manager for film, tv and broadcast pipelines inside Production Premium.

 Adobe aquired Automatic Duck and made their engineering team part of the Broadcast  Open Workflow team. These plug-ins allow for FCP & Avid users to get their sequences out of FCP or Avid to Premiere Pro or After Effects.

The availability of these tools means that Adobe has a way to migrate ALL Apple FCP & Avid Media Composer timelines & sequences to Adobe’s Production Premium. The announcement from Wes Plate stated:

October 28, 2011

If you missed our mail last month you should check it out as it got a lot of people talking. Today we have a follow-up.

Our web site has relaunched* and while the overall look of the site is similar there is a dramatic difference in how we are distributing our plug-ins.

Starting today Pro Import AE, Pro Import FCP and Pro Export FCP (both versions, for FCP7 and FCPX) are available at no charge. You read this right. Free.

We are unable to provide support at the same level as we have over the years, but we didn’t want these plug-ins to go away while they remain useful. So if you can make use of these plug-ins in your projects, enjoy!

Thank you to all of our users, working with you for the last 10 1/2 years was a truly wonderful experience.

- Wes and Harry

The features avaible from these tools are listed below:

Import to Adobe After Effects Support for many Avid features including

  • Dissolve
  • Dip To Color
  • Superimpose
  • Picture-in-Picture, now with support for Advanced Keyframes
  • 3D Warp, now with support for Advanced Keyframes
  • 3D PIP
  • Submaster
  • Flops and Flips
  • X, Y and Z-Spin
  • Matte Key
  • Speed Changes, now including
    • Timewarps
    • Strobe
    • Freeze Frames
    • Title Tool text***
  • Supports all ABVB, DV, DV50, Meridien, DNxHD and DVCProHD compressions (HDV native media and 720p 1:1 not supported)
  • Support for media captured to multiple files
  • Option to reference rendered media

Import to Adobe After Effects Support for many Final Cut Pro 7 features including

  • Multiclips
  • Dissolve
  • Dip To Color Dissolve
  • Opacity (from motion tab)
  • Position (“center” in motion tab)
  • Rotation (from motion tab)
  • Scale (from motion tab)
  • Flops and Flips
  • Distort (from motion tab)
  • Basic 3D
  • Speed Changes including Time Remapping
  • Video Strobe
  • Freeze Frames
  • Composite Modes
  • Clip Markers
  • Sequence IN and OUT markers set
  • After Effects Work Area
  • Sequence Markers
  • Text***
  • Text from Subtitling plug-ins
  • DH_Subtitle and SubBits***
  • Time Remapping
  • 3rd Party filters
  • Option to validate timecode of FCP media**
  • Clip and Track enabled states control clip visibility in AE
  • Option to import R3D files instead of QuickTime proxies*

Import to Adobe After Effects Support for many Motion features

  • Opacity
  • Position
  • Scale
  • Rotation
  • Blend Modes
  • Four Corner
  • Crop
  • Markers
  • Text***
  • Nested clips and layers become nested comps
  • Playrange sets After Effects Work Area
  • Media playback speed translated to AE footage fps
  • 3rd Party Filters
  • “Mini Motion Projects” are created for Particles, Replicators and layers with Behaviors****

*Currently only works when proxy media is created using Log & Transfer

** Timecode validation only available on Mac

*** Text from the Avid Title Tool (MC 10 or later) and Marquee or from FCP’s built-in text generators or supported subtitlers is translated into an After Effects text layer, see User Guide for more information

**** Motion project import supported only on Mac with Motion installed

FREE: eSeminar Series – Adobe Certified Associate Exams

Extend customer investment in Adobe Creative Suite with career enhancing certification

Industry‐recognised certification is growing in importance and the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) can help students gain the recognition they deserve.

Combined with the invaluable skills they learn by using Adobe Creative Suite tools, their futures can be brighter than ever. Why not let your customers know about these free seminars and encourage them to book a place to learn how easily UK schools and universities can gain unlimited access to ACA Certification.

The FREE eSeminars are available for anyone working in Education Institutions. They will be particularly useful for:

  • Curriculum Leads
  • Teachers
  • Curriculum Managers
  • Co‐ordinators
  • Tutors/Lecturers

Register your customers now for these free eSeminars:

Tuesday 8th March: 3:30pm – 4:00pm (GMT)  

Wednesday 9th March: 12:30pm – 1:00pm (GMT) 

Thursday 10th March: 4:00pm – 430pm (GMT)

Adobe Connect Mobile for Android now Available

Here’s a really handy value-add application for Connect customers that have Android mobile phones. How often have you been out on the road and only able to dial into the audio part of a web conference. Well now all that has changed. Read the article below and then go to the download side for your free Connect Mobile application.

Just as Adobe MAX 2010 kicks into full swing, and following the release of Adobe AIR for Android, Adobe Connect Mobile for Android is now available in the Android Market. Now you can attend Adobe Connect meetings from your Android device. Literally collaborate anytime, anywhere, as you participate in chat conversations, view slides and presentations, and watch live video feeds of any number of meeting participants.

And all this for free!

We hope your colleagues, team members, and customers find it convenient to have yet another great option to jump in to an Adobe Connect meeting even when on the move.

Please download the app today and try attending the next Adobe Connect meeting on your schedule from an Android device. We hope you enjoy the experience, and encourage you to provide feedback and enhancement requests by joining in to our Adobe Connect Mobile user community forum:

And, remember we also have an Adobe Connect Mobile application for Apple iOS devices; it’s been available since February 2010. We’ve updated the application a few times since then, including just in the last few days. You can read more about it on iTunes Preview here.

Features of the Adobe Connect Mobile meeting attendance app:

  • Attend any Adobe Connect meeting that is accessible from the web
  • Listen and speak over two-way VOIP audio
  • Join the meeting’s conference call for two-way telephone participation
  • Watch the presentation in real-time and high resolution
  • Watch streaming videos presented in meetings
  • Live chat with other participants and Q&A with hosts
  • Watch live video streams of meeting participants who are broadcasting their cameras


Product Forum and Release Notes 

System Requirements

  • Android v2.2 and above
  • Adobe AIR for Android
  • Current certified devices: Google Nexus One and Motorola Droid
    (While we have not yet tested against other Android devices, we expect they may also run the application just fine.)

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