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Adobe unveils new versions of Premiere Pro, After Effects

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."

by MacNN Staff



  1. climacs

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: 09-06-01

    but still the same ancient code for AE. Get bent Adobe.

  1. andi*pandi


    Joined: 06-19-00

    meh, the cloud. cloud cloud cloud.

  1. FireWire

    Mac Elite

    Joined: 10-03-99

    what's up with the damn cloud everywhere? especially in a video editing app? "let me take half a day to upload that 10 GB file so you have a backup..."

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Forum Regular

    Joined: 08-20-01

    @FireWire: well, it's simply because Adobe likes to know what you're working on. It's just that they care. Really.

  1. coffeetime

    Senior User

    Joined: 11-15-06

    I prefer Adobe not rewriting anything from scratch like Final Cut Pro X did. Final Cut Pro X is fine for pure video editor but not for those relying heavily on Photoshop, AfterEffects, Illustrator and others codec (FLV, MP4.....etc) into the blend. If you are motion graphic designers, Adobe Premiere Pro is way to go for post production because it reads multiple formats instantly without converting everything to ProRes422.

  1. xomniron

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 10-17-13

    RE: The Cloud. Resistance is futile. Your distinctiveness will be added to our own.

  1. zehspoon1

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 03-10-07

    They love the cloud because many are still on CS3 - CS5 and doing well. $500-$800 for bug fixes and a few filters which only 5% of the market will use is ridiculous. This way they get to keep the money rolling in for bug fixes and a few online-only perks. BLAH.

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