Adobe Schedules October Feature Updates to Creative Cloud
IBC Demos to Show iPad Logging App, New Color Workflow, and After Effects Features
Adobe announced a slew of forthcoming updates to its Creative Cloud video tools, including a new color pipeline linking Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade, expanded native format support for 4K and higher resolutions, and performance and workflow enhancements in Premiere. The new features will be demonstrated at IBC and released to Creative Cloud subscribers in October.
The company described "more than 150" features, including an iPad "companion app," Prelude Live Logger, which allows users to handle logging tasks on their iPad during a shoot, including a new feature that uses wireless timecode generators to keep footage in sync with metadata across the Creative Cloud applications once the footage is ingested through Prelude CC.
Adobe Speedgrade CC. Click to see screenshots at full resolution.
SpeedGrade has been updated to fully implement Adobe's Mercury Playback Engine, enabling a new direct link between Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade that makes it easier to transfer multitrack timelines between the programs, preserving track layouts, adjustment layers, dissolves and effects. Meanwhile, SpeedGrade now supports multiple masks, allowing easier creation of complex looks. Linked Mask Layers allow users to use one mask for multiple grading layers, and newly integrated SpeedLooks from LookLabs for quick cinematic looks.
Premiere Pro has native support for new UltraHD, 4K, and raw formats — as well as Red Dragon 6K footage — and multicam and closed-captioning tools have been improved. Dynamic monitor overlays can be created to provide important information at a glance.
Adobe After Effects CC. Click to see screenshots at full resolution.
And Prelude now gets the ability to export individual clips and subclips from the project panel, and to print lists of markers (via HTML or CSV export) for crew members who need a hard copy. Prelude has also been updated with support for GoPro footage and metadata.
For a better product-by-product look at some of the new features in action, check out some of the videos indexed on Adobe TV's IBC 2013 preview page.