Adobe is continuing to get behind its integrated video products and the company's new Anywhere collaborative video strategy. Today it announced several tools across the Adobe Creative Cloud will be receiving updates and that a couple of new iPad apps will become available.

The changes, set to hit on October 15th, include specific updates for the CC editions of Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade and other related software, plus Prelude CC and Anywhere iPad apps.

Adobe is previewing the upgrades and apps at IBC 2013, and fxguide will be there in Amsterdam to check out and report back on the developments. Anywhere in particular could benefit from some stability tweaks and expanded color correction application integration.

So, what are the main updates Adobe is planning to release?

  • Adobe says that Anywhere will soon feature After Effects CC support, plus further file support in Premiere Pro CC. And Adobe is also previewing at IBC an upcoming Adobe Anywhere iPad app that will let users view productions and play back sequences on the Anywhere server from the field or a remote location
  • Direct Link Color Pipeline between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and SpeedGrade CC
  • Expanded native support for UltraHD, 4K and higher resolutions, high frame rates and RAW formats
  • Mask Tracker in After Effects CC - you can use this to create masks and apply effects that track automatically frame-by-frame throughout a composition
  • Other changes to After Effects CC include a new upscaling tool, improved warp stabilizer and 3D camera tracker, GPU optimizations and improved snapping
  • 'SpeedLooks' in SpeedGrade CC will now offer dedicated camera patches, allowing artists to match the color spaces across different camera formats. There's also new multiple masks and linked mask layers capabilities
  • Premiere Pro CC will have improved multicam, enhanced closed captioning capabilities, new monitor overlays and audio monitoring features
  • OpenCL support in Premiere Pro CC and new GPU debayering of Cinema DNG for real time playback
  • Prelude CC Live Logger iPad app - this will let you log notes, events, and other data on your iPad while shooting, and includes sync'ing with timecode on set via supported wireless timecode generators, and then sync metadata to footage via Creative Cloud
  • New Sync Settings in Adobe Media Encoder CC will let users sync application preferences between multiple computers via Creative Cloud
  • New production planning features in Adobe Story Plus

You can find out more about the features Adobe is planning to demo at IBC at www.adobe.com/go/ibc2013.


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  • Mike Owen

    +1 for fxguidetv episode covering Adobe Anywhere technology whilst @ IBC