Adobe today announced new updates to all the Creative Cloud video and audio applications. One of the updates will add support for Apple ProRes RAW to Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
This update pertains specifically to Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator, Media Encoder and Premiere Rush. In addition to ProRes RAW support for all apps, After Effects is receiving new creative tools, Character Animator is getting workflow refinements, and all the apps will see performance improvements.
Adobe Premiere Pro
The big news of the day is Premiere Pro now supports ProRes RAW. This is a huge feature that will likely have many jumping in their seats with joy. Now, ProRes RAW will allow Premiere Pro to be a cross-platform solution for Apple ProRes workflows.
Streamlined graphics workflows
Additionally, the Premiere Pro update will include an improved Pen tool with better support for Bezier curves. This should make it easier for you to achieve better precision when creating lines and shapes. Also, filter effects show attributes that only have keyframes or adjusted parameters allowing you to focus on the currently active effects.
According to Adobe, Auto Reframe in Premiere Pro is now faster. Powered by Adobe’ AI Sensei and machine learning tech, Auto Reframe automatically reformats and repositions video in different aspect ratios. Content creators can now more efficiently tailor content for social media and content platforms.
Audio files in Creative Cloud Libraries
Premiere Pro users can now save, organize and share frequently used audio assets from the CC Libraries panel.
Adobe After Effects
Just like Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects now supports Apple ProRes RAW from camera media through to delivery.
Tapered Shape Strokes
Tapered shape strokes in After Effects gives motion graphics artists more options when animating and designing. Users can now make tapered, wavy, pointed, or rounded strokes on shape layers.
Concentric Shape Repeater
The concentric shape repeater offers users new parameters in the Offset Paths shape effect. With the tool, users can now create copies of a path that radiate outward or inward.
Mask and Shape Cursor Indicators
These indicators show you which tool you’re using and to help avoid unnecessary undos when drawing shapes and masks.
Other notable updates
Improvements to Audio Triggers and Timeline filtering in Adobe Character Animator
Adobe claims this update increases the efficiency in animation workflows inside Character Animator. Additionally, a new collection of background puppets let users trigger animated elements within a scene behind their character.
Adobe Premiere Rush
Users can now automatically resize projects to the 4:5 aspect ratio, an aspect ratio used by Facebook and Instagram videos. Also, back camera switching is now supported. On an iOS device, you can capture within Premiere Rush from the selected back camera. Lastly, users can now import media from the Files app directly from the Premiere Rush media browser on iOS devices.
Automatic audio hardware switching
Automatic audio hardware switching is now available on macOS for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder, Audition, Character Animator, Prelude and Premiere Rush. The OS recognizes audio devices and the Adobe app automatically switches to the current hardware.
Hardware encoding on Windows for H.264 and H.265
Hardware encoding on Windows for H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) is now available for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.
You can learn more about all the new updates on the official Adobe blog.