Adobe Adds More Features to Premiere Pro & After Effects

Adobe Adds More Features to Premiere Pro & After Effects

This week at NAB, Adobe Premiere and After Effects are getting some new features, including Live Text Templates (After Effects text effects can be directly edited in Premiere), and keying effects in After Effects to provide better keying results with compressed footage among a host of other improvements.

Adobe focused these set of updates with tighter integration between After Effects and Premiere Pro. Let's start with Premiere:

  • Live Text templates let you import After Effects compositions into Premiere Pro with editable text, allowing you to edit text effects without having to go back and forth to After Effects whenever you need to change text content.
  • Updated Masking and Tracking tools have made it easier to feather masks that follow your subjects through a shot, so blurring out faces, license plates, or logos is now much easier than in the past. Both Masking and Tracking shots and Live Text templates can be sent back to After Effects via Dynamic Link (a feature where anything edited in one application automatically updates in the others) for further refinements.

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  • A new featured makes it so any effects you apply to a Master Clip ripple down to every part of that clip in a sequence. This will allow you to add effects much more quickly than if you had to add them to each clip individually. Premiere Pro also offers a faster editing workflow with improved handling of large projects and accelerated sorting and searching in the Project panel, as well as enhanced graphics performance, with support for a wider range of GPUs, including GPU debayering for RED media.
  • Improved Direct Link offers a more flexible and robust roundtrip color grading workflow with SpeedGrade CC. Output to virtually any format, now including DCP and AS-11 content packages via Adobe Media Encoder CC. New high-fidelity interchange provides greater
    accuracy and a smoother experience when importing or exporting Avid or Final Cut Pro projects.
    Expanded native format support now also includes ARRI Amira, Sony STtP, and compressed
    lossless Cinema DNG from the Blackmagic Pocket Camera.

Next up is After Effects:

  • Get better keying results from compressed or badly-shot blue or green screen footage with new keying effects.
  • New Kuler integration lets you use the app to capture colors anywhere with your iPhone or browser, and then save them as color swatch themes in After Effects for use in your compositions. Typekit integration gives you access within After Effects to over 700 fonts in the Adobe Typekit library. Add a second reference monitor for fullscreen previews of your compositions as you work, thanks to new Mercury Transmit support. Manage and import content more easily with the improved Media Browser. Navigate your media locally or across the network via Adobe Anywhere, including complex media types, such as P2 and XDCAM material.
  • With new support for Panel Integration, partners can now develop panels that can opened inside After Effects making it easy to access and install plug-ins, extensions, training media, or other content.
  • Integrate your video editing and After Effects workflows more closely with powerful new features that add ease and efficiency to your postproduction pipeline. Use new Live Text templates tocreate compositions with text that can be modified directly within Adobe Premiere Pro. With Dynamic Link you can easily make any additional adjustments back in After Effects.
  • With flexible masking options and Premiere Pro interchange, you can now add masks and effects without requiring additional adjustment layers or track matte layers. Each effect can be blended individually into the original layer. Import masks from Premiere Pro via Dynamic Link to refine tracking or apply other adjustments with the full power of After Effects.
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