updated 10:36 am EDT, Wed April 2, 2014
Premiere to support editing After Effects work without switching apps
Presenting at this week's National Association of Broadcasters expo in Las Vegas, Adobe has revealed updated versions of its flagship video editing tools, Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. New features in Premiere include the ability to edit After Effects compositions without switching apps, and a heavier emphasis on the cloud, specifically in the form of automated backups and real-time sync between apps and teams using Adobe Anywhere. A new dynamic masking and tracking function should make it easier to blur out logos and faces.
After Effects, meanwhile, is getting improved keying output when using compressed video. Adobe is also integrating its Typekit service, which will allow users to embed those fonts in effects.
Several supporting apps are being updated, namely Story CC, Audition CC, Prelude CC, and SpeedGrade. Adobe is working to streamline the apps' workflows, and add Mac Pro OpenCL support to SpeedGrade, its color correction utility.
All of the updates will be free with a Creative Cloud subscription. Their planned launch date is uncertain, beyond an official window of the "next couple of months."