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NAB 2014: Adobe updates Creative Cloud apps

April 6, 2014
NAB 2014: Adobe updates Creative Cloud apps
LAS VEGAS — San Jose-based Adobe (www.adobe.com) is announcing significant updates to all the video apps in its Creative Cloud suite at NAB. Attendees can see demonstrations of major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, as well as new features for Adobe Anywhere, the collaborative workflow platform that empowers teams using Adobe professional video apps to work together as they access and manage centralized media and assets across virtually any network.

Two-time Academy Award-winning editor Kirk Baxter ACE is currently cutting David Fincher's upcoming feature film Gone Girl exclusively with Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Key updates to Premiere Pro CC include Live Text Templates that allow users to edit text in After Effects CC compositions directly in Premiere Pro CC. The Autosave to Creative Cloud feature allows for automated backup of projects. And a new masking and tracking feature provides accurate masks that follow subjects and blur out faces and logos. 

In addition, the new Master Clip effect in Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade changes the effects applied to original clips and ripples down through all instances of the clip. New updates to After Effects CC include keying effects to provide better keying results with compressed footage. Typekit integration with Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC provides users with access to a growing library of fonts worth around $30,000.

The company is also showcasing new features to Adobe Anywhere, including Hot Backup, which provides realtime back up of projects; Rough Cut Support to start editing rough cuts in Prelude CC and finish sequences in Premiere Pro CC; and After Effects CC media processing for direct integration between Anywhere and After Effects CC.