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Major Updates for Adobe CS4: After Effects, Premiere Pro and Media Encoder

Dave Helmly, North American DMO Technical Sales Manager at Adobe, emailed us about the new Adobe CS4 video updates: After Effects 9.02, Premiere Pro 4.1, Media Encoder 4.1

The new CS4 video updates will be available late tonight/Friday morning and contain several new updates and several critical fixes for After Effects.

Some of the new features are:

  • Major Speed improvements for Media Encoder (new support for RED)
  • New RED R3D workflow & Raw setting panel
  • Avid Import & Export (We are currently testing FCP Export)
  • DVD/VOB support (edit directly off the DVD !)
  • Faster/smooth AVCHD playback
  • Faster project loading
  • New Frame Export
  • And more……

Adobe also showed several things at NAB 2009 that they have cooking in the Adobe Labs and are planning to beta test a few of these new features this summer. The plan is to make these available on the Adobe Labs site.

  • AVCIntra
  • XDCAM Export
  • Finalcut Pro Export