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Adobe Releases Updates for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Audition

The update for After Effects offers new format support and memory improvements, Photoshop gets selections improvements and advanced support for Windows high-density monitors.  Audition introduces more than 50 usability, performance, and stability improvements, and Premiere Pro gets some exciting new enhancements.

updates for after effectsWhat’s new in Adobe After Effects (Jan 2018)?

The latest update to Adobe After Effects CC includes more than fifty bug fixes, as well as new format support and memory improvements for VR workflows. It is a recommended update for all users.

New Format Support

This update includes support for three new formats across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Adobe Media Encoder:

  • Variable frame rate video with audio sync
    Footage recorded with a variable frame rate, such as from screen capture software or video shot on mobile phones, now maintains audio sync when played back or exported.
  • ARRI ALEXA Mini MXF/ARRIRAW
    Footage captured by the ARRI ALEXA Mini camera in MXF/ARRIRAW format (ARRIRAW codec in an MXF container file) can now be imported.
  • HEVC (H.265) QuickTime
    HEVC (also known as H.265) codec footage in a QuickTime (.MOV) container, such as produced by an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11 or a DJI Phantom 4 drone, can now be imported into After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Adobe Media Encoder.

VR Improvements

Work with higher-resolution VR footage with lower GPU memory requirements through more efficient cubemap layout. The Create VR Environment and Extract Cubemap tools now generate the intermediate cubemap in 3:2 format instead of 4:3 format, enabling 6K VR (monoscopic) workflows at medium quality on GPUs with only 4GB of memory.

Key Bug Fixes

  • After Effects no longer crashes when you copy shape layer data from mocha AE CC or mocha Pro.
  • Parameter values no longer overlap in the Timeline panel on Windows when display scaling is set to 150 percent.
  • Context menus now work in undocked panels on a secondary monitor on mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra).
  • Keyboard shortcuts assigned to commands generated by plug-ins now work on Windows.
  • The recent fonts list at the top of the font menu in the Character panel is no longer missing.
  • The sourceData and sourceText expression attributes now correctly decode Unicode characters in JSON files.
  • Expression-heavy compositions no longer render more slowly than After Effects 14.2.1.
  • DNxHD and DNxHR codec QuickTime files exported with alpha no longer have a dark halo in the alpha channel.
  • QuickTime or AVI files exported via the render queue will no longer be missing the last frame if you have selected a codec that is not native to After Effects and the project is set to Mercury GPU Acceleration.
  • XML project files (.aepx) saved in a previous version of After Effects no longer open with all effect names removed and all masks renamed to “Mask”.
  • If the Media Cache location is set to the root directory of a drive, Premiere Pro 12.0.1 no longer fails to load a Motion Graphics template created by After Effects or shows a warning that After Effects needs to be installed.

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premiere proWhat’s new in Premiere Pro (12.0.1)?

The January 2018 release of Premiere Pro has some exciting new enhancements.

  • Updates to Add media cache expiration policies
  • Variable Frame Rate (VFR) support
    • Detection of VFR footage
    • Improved audio sync with VFR footage
  • Toggle multi-cam in source monitor for active camera to fill screen
  • Support for more video footage formats
  • Option to keep clips vertically aligned as you move them across tracks
  • Improved options to solo audio track in source monitor
  • Ability to make existing project into a shared project alias
  • Preview VR360 clips on HMD
  • Option to match frame sets in point
  • Sub-sequence improvements

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adobe photoshopWhat’s new in Photoshop (19.1)?

Photoshop releases version 19.1 with selections improvements, advanced support for Windows high-density monitors and more.

Select Subject

Select the prominent objects in your images in just one click with the new Select Subject feature. Then refine your choice further with selection tools or in the Select and Mask workspace.

Improved support for high-res monitors

Photoshop now scales for each of your high-resolution monitors individually. And there are more options to set UI scaling just right. Windows Creator’s edition and later only.

Select and Mask improvements

A slider in the Decontaminate Colors option now allows you to easily adjust the amount of decontamination applied to your images.

Better integration with Microsoft Dial

Easily change brush parameters including size, opacity, and other brush settings — right as you paint using Microsoft Dial.

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adobe auditionWhat’s new in Audition (11.0.1)?

The January 2018 update of Audition (version 11.0.1) introduces more than 50 usability, performance, and stability improvements.  This update is available now through the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application, or by selecting Help > Updates… in the Audition menu bar.  Please save and close any sessions and files and ensure Audition is closed before updating.

The improvements and bug fixes include:

  • Smart Input monitoring no longer enabled by default (to prevent issues with certain audio device configurations)
  • Potential crash when adding Essential Sound effect during playback
  • Prevent level change, corrected channelization issues, when applying Sound Remover effect
  • Improved Auto-Ducking stability
  • Correct behavior when using Channel Mixer effect on Master track
  • Clip Z-Order intelligence improved when pasting clips to new tracks
  • Silent clips during mixdown in some circumstances fixed
  • Full Reverb effect processing and meter improvements
  • Playhead position returns after playback of a selection when toggled
  • Improvements to Center-Scrolling behaviors – smoother scrolling, no more jumping
  • Fixed Loudness Radar meter stability on certain operating system configurations
  • Improved playhead synchronization with ARRIRAW MXF video files
  • Corrected behavior of volume automation envelope in certain circumstances
  • Fixed long-standing waveform zoom issue when recording into a new file on macOS
  • Improved clip crossfade UI behavior
  • and much more…

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All four of these products are available individually or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.  Learn More

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After Effects Plug-ins

Red Giant Trapcode Suite 14 is Now Available

Red Giant Trapcode Suite 14 is a set of 11 tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects.

WHAT’S NEW IN TRAPCODE SUITE 14

Trapcode Suite 14 includes eleven products, two of which are new: Trapcode Particular 3 and Trapcode Form 3. Trapcode Tao 1.2 has also been updated. The suite also includes Trapcode Mir 2.1, Trapcode Shine 2, Trapcode Lux 1.4, Trapcode 3D Stroke 2.6, Trapcode Starglow 1.7, Trapcode Soundkeys 1.4, Trapcode Horizon 1.1 and Trapcode Echospace 1.1.

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trapcode particularTRAPCODE PARTICULAR 3.0

Create organic 3D particle effects, complex motion graphics elements and more.

What’s New in Particular

  • GPU-Accelerated
  • Updated Designer for building effects visually
  • Multiple particle systems in the same 3D Space
  • OBJs as Emitters
  • Library of over 60 3D Objects/Models
  • Expanded Library of over 270 Sprites
  • Updated, keyframeable Aux System
  • 175 new presets (Over 300, in total)

 

trapcode suite 14 formTRAPCODE FORM 3.0

3D Particle Grids and Objects

What’s New in Form

  • Designer for building effects visually
  • Expanded library of over 60 3D Objects/Models
  • 270 New Sprites and Polygons
  • Powerful parameter graphing keyframeable system
  • Over 70 Presets for fast motion graphics creation

 

 

trapcode taoTRAPCODE TAO 1.2

3D geometries animated along a path

What’s New in Tao

  • A new depth-of-field tool makes it easy to create camera-realistic blurs for your Tao objects, based on their distance from the After Effects 3D camera.

Learn More | Purchase Trapcode Suite 14 at Toolfarm.com

PRICING:

MSRP: $999  Toolfarm Price: $949.05
Upgrade: (from previous versions of Trapcode Suite) $199

COMPATIBILITY:

  • Host-App: All of the tools work in Adobe After Effects. Trapcode Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke also work in Premiere Pro.
  • OS: All tools work on both Windows and Mac.
  • Check the individual product pages for specific host-app and OS compatibility.
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After Effects Premiere Pro

Update for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro

Adobe has released a critical update (11.1.2) for Premiere Pro that contains important bug fixes and performance enhancements. This update is highly recommended for all users. There is also an update for AE that adds faster motion graphics templates and Illustrator file import.

Premiere Pro 11.1.2 – Critical Update, Highly Recommended

The 11.1.2 update contains important bug fixes as well as performance improvements. It also adds support for the 10 bit formats of the Panasonic GH-5. This is a critical update which is highly recommended for all users.

You can install the update through the Creative Cloud desktop application, or you can check for new updates from within any Creative Cloud application by choosing Help > Updates…

New Media Cache Management

The most important change with 11.1.2 is addressing issues introduced with the Media Cache management feature (added in 11.1 and already updated with 11.1.1). While 11.1.1 restricted cache management preference to be applied to files within the Media Cache folder structure, 11.1.2 will only apply the preference to media cache files of a known file type (such as *.pek, *.ims and *.cfa). Only those files will be deleted according to the cache management preference. The folders they are in will remain on the system. Additionally, the Media Cache management will be off by default.

Learn more about what’s new in Premiere Pro CC 2017 (v11.1.2)

 

After Effects 14.2.1 – Faster Motion Graphics templates and Illustrator file import

This update, version 14.2.1, includes significant performance enhancements as well as bug fixes, and is recommended for all users.

Motion Graphics templates now render up to 4x faster, and Adobe Illustrator and PDF file import are much faster as well, especially for complex vector graphics. 14.2.1 also fixes several key issues, including “2 or more frames to play back” memory errors, Camera-Shake Deblur effect rendering above 8bpc, and copy-paste of Premiere Pro graphics objects into After Effects.

You can install the update through the Creative Cloud desktop application, or you can check for new updates from within any Creative Cloud application by choosing Help > Updates.

Learn more about what’s new in Adobe After Effects CC 2017 (v14.2.1)