Streaming Media by Troy Dreier
Premiere Pro, After Effects, and more are getting an upgrade; Adobe shows new features just in time for the NAB conference.
With the NAB conference approaching fast, Adobe has revealed details about its next generation of professional creative applications. Adobe has announced new features for Premiere Pro, After Effects, Story, SpeedGrade, Prelude, and Audition, as well as a new collaboration platform called Anywhere.
This is a sneak peek, and many details are still missing. Adobe gives no indication of when a new version of Creative Suite will come out, what it will be called, or what it will include. Adobe also isn't talking about other pro products, such as Photoshop or Flash. We gather that more details will emerge at the Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles, May 4th through 8th. For now, Adobe says it's focusing on its core video creation products. They should be easy to spot at NAB: Adobe says partners in nearly 100 booths will be running preview versions.
Adobe Premiere Pro
The last year has been good for Premiere Pro, says Adobe, and some of that is due to the release of Apple Final Cut Pro X. Final Cut users saw it as a new platform, rather than an upgrade, so many chose to look around and perhaps try something new.
To keep new and old customers happy, Adobe is making Premiere Pro easier to use with a variety of small interface improvements that reveal information at a glance. Adobe is also adding many new keyboard controls, so that seasoned editors can do more without a mouse. According to an Adobe rep, the most requested user feature was a keyboard control to nudge a clip up or down to a different track in the timeline. It's coming. read more...