Back in April for NAB, we revealed many of the new features, integrations and workflows the Adobe Pro Video team have been working on. The response from the community was overwhelmingly positive and we’ve been very excited to release all the new stuff into the wild – and today’s the day! But above and beyond the features in Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Prelude, Audition, Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Story, there’s been so much more innovation happening around Adobe that’s also launching todayand we’re confident it’s going to result in a more connected, more innovative world of New Creatives and storytellers.
In the Adobe Creative Cloud, everything new is new again and not just for the creative professional but for all; the individual, teams, students and teachers, and the enterprise. The 2014 Creative Cloud release introduces more Adobe magic, expanded support for cutting edge technologies, and an even more connected creative experience. Along with industry-leading creative tools, like Photoshop and Illustrator, Creative Cloud delivers a complete filmmaking toolkit for established professionals and aspiring artists alike. Best-in-class apps like Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC empower today’s content creators by connecting the dots in the production pipeline, and allowing them to deliver brilliant work for the web, broadcast, and cinema.
New to Creative Cloud in 2014:
Innovation: Creative Cloud enables a faster pace of innovation in Adobe’s desktop and mobile tools, services, and technologies, by allowing teams to focus on quickly iterating on and releasing new features and updates. It also provides a model, which allows Adobe to share that technology with the broader creative community.
Connected Creativity: Connected Creativity refers to the ongoing reinvention of the creative process, driven by expanding online access, growth of device usage, and changing expectations of how individuals work and interact with one another.
This is also about the transformation of Adobe’s role within the larger creative world, from providing creative desktop applications to enabling a complete creative ecosystem that provides the tools, services, and technologies that foster creativity.
Creative Ecosystem: At the core of the Creative Ecosystem is a new Creative SDK, which opens up core Adobe creative technologies and innovations to third party mobile application developers.
Along with updates to all of the Creative Cloud video tools, the 2014 release offers brand new integration features that leverage the power of Adobe After Effects inside Adobe Premiere Pro. Live Text templates, as well as Masking and Tracking, allow editors to do more within Premiere Pro, while the full After Effects toolset is always just a few clicks away. These, along with the other Adobe video applications, provide everything video pros need to get the job done. And in a rapidly developing industry, it’s good to know that the Creative Cloud tools are always up-to-date.
Be sure to check out all the new learning content for our top new features:
Learn how to apply a feathered mask to protect a person’s identity and then track that mask as it moves across the frame in a scene.
Learn how to import a text motion graphic created in After Effects into a Premiere Pro sequence and edit the Live Text template without opening After Effects.
Learn how to apply an effect to a master clip, change it, and watch the changes ripple through all instances of the clip.
Learn how to take advantage of high-resolution formats from the latest cameras to achieve the best possible picture quality in Premiere Pro.
In addition, here are some of the other top new features in the 2014 release of Premiere Pro CC:
Improved Direct Link between Premiere Pro and Speedgrade
Premiere Pro is built to integrate with other Adobe production tools, making workflows simpler and faster. Improved Direct Link offers a more flexible and robust roundtrip color grading workflow with SpeedGrade CC.
Output to DCP and AS-11 content packages
Output to virtually any format, now including DCP and AS-11 content packages via Adobe Media Encoder CC. Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) are now a standard deliverable format for film festivals, and are used for review on Digital Cinema playback systems. AS-11 is a standard for delivering digital content to European broadcasters.
Previously when using Premiere Pro, you had to render out content and then bring it into a separate DCP mastering application. DCP creation is now possible as a single step, either from the Timeline in Premiere Pro, or directly in Adobe Media Encoder CC. Note that other DCP deliverable options, such as 4K Digital, can be puchased from QuVis and accessed within Adobe Media Encoder.
Other new features in the 2014 release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC include:
• Premiere Pro now delivers a faster editing workflow with improved handling of large projects and accelerated sorting and searching in the Project panel.
• The application also offers enhanced graphics performance, with support for a wider range of GPUs, including GPU debayering for RED media and support for Intel IRIS architecture.
• Expanded native format support now also includes ARRI Amira, Sony STtP, and broader support for Cinema DNG.
• You can now Autosave to Creative Cloud for extra peace of mind— and to make your projects accessible wherever you are.
• New Typekit support makes the Adobe type library available from Premiere Pro, giving you more creative range for titling work.
For details on ALL the new features in this release of Premiere Pro CC be sure to check out our original reveal blog post. And see below for other great video resources. We can’t wait to hear what you think!