Creative Cloud for video What’s New: Fall 2017
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Major video and audio updates to the Fall 2017 release of Creative Cloud give you the power to
do more, collaborate easily, and deliver faster with a complete, integrated toolset. Building on 25
years of proven Adobe technologies for video and audio, you get new and enhanced tools for
creating VR experiences, crafting animations, and polishing audio. Assemble and hone your work
to perfection - on your own or collaborating with your team – with tools that take you every step
of the way.
The Power to Create. Work faster and smarter, while taking your creative skills in new directions with new
and enhanced support for VR, Responsive Design features to Motion Graphics templates, and animation
capabilities in After Effects and Character Animator.
Seamless Collaboration—Team Projects for CCT and CCE users, built right into Premiere Pro and After
Effects, makes collaboration as easy as editing on your own. Just open up a shared project and work the way
you’re used to working—alongside your collaborators, wherever they are based. Work more efficiently in a
team environment—on premise or remotely—with new project locking in Premiere Pro and enhanced Team
Projects support in both Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Experience First. Get better organization, navigation, and performance throughout the applications including
the ability to simultaneously open multiple projects in Premiere Pro and better project organization in
What You Need, When You Need It. A new font menu in both After Effects and Premiere Pro gives previews
of your fonts and improved search options. Motion Graphics template availability in Adobe Stock gives you
immediate access to professional motion graphics.
Smarter with Sensei. Using machine learning, Auto-ducking in Audition automatically lowers soundtrack
volume during spoken dialog. Character Animator offers an improved lip-sync algorithm to accurately show
the right mouth shapes to correspond with spoken sounds.
New features in Premiere Pro offers Responsive Design features for creating motion graphics and a Font Menu that offers font previews,
favorites, and the ability to search TypeKit fonts.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Adobe Premiere Pro is a professional
video editing application.
Who uses Premiere Pro CC?
Editors and online content
creators can get straight to work
with nearly any format in Premiere
Pro, customizing preferences to
tailor their workflows, and helping
them deliver world-class work on
Make visually stunning videos with the industry-leading video editing software that offers powerful and
efficient workflows for color, audio and graphics. The Fall 2017 update to Premiere Pro introduces deep
collaboration features, immersive, end-to-end workflows for 360/VR, and Responsive Design time- and
position-based controls for working with motion graphics.
Powerful collaboration features
Premiere Pro is the only NLE on the market that allows editors to work with multiple open projects
concurrently while editing teams can work on a single project simultaneously over a closed or open network.
Filmmakers and production
companies count on the powerful
Premiere Pro toolset and deep
integration with the other Adobe
video applications to bring stories
to the screen collaboratively and
Corporate and event videographers
rely on Premiere Pro to edit events to
build and increase brand awareness.
Students and educators turn to
Premiere Pro and Creative Cloud for
state-of-the-art production tools so
they can learn the filmmaker’s craft,
and position themselves for success.
Work on multiple projects at the same time Open, access, and work on multiple projects simultaneously. Jump between
episodes or scenes organized as separate projects, edit and copy portions of one project into another, and more.
Multiple Open Projects
Work on episodic content without repeatedly having to open and close individual projects. With the ability to
open and work in multiple projects simultaneously, you can break up a large production into individual
projects per scene, eliminating the need to open and close multiple timelines by accessing individual scene
timelines via a tab-based structure. Freely edit and copy portions of one project into another with ease.
Project Locking
When working with multiple editors or assistants simultaneously on a single project, lock projects to alert
others when a project is currently being edited so other users cannot overwrite edits. Assign read-only access
to those that need it for viewing purposes only.
Cloud-based Collaboration with Adobe Team Projects
With Team Projects, users of Creative Cloud for teams and enterprise can work more effectively when
securing projects. Hosted in the cloud and integrated right into Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Prelude, store
source files locally or share lightweight proxies to make it easy for remote editors to collaborate.
New to this release is the ability to view the personal auto-save history, bring an asset from a previous
auto-save into your current version, and create a new Team Project from an auto-save. Improved asset status
badges let you know when edits are made by collaborators even before they share their changes.
Collaborators also receive periodic reminders to share their changes and can access a more discoverable
version history. Team Projects also supports the new Multiple Open Projects feature in Premiere Pro.
Creative Cloud for video What’s New: Fall 2017
Responsive Design time- and position-based controls allow Motion Graphics templates to intelligently respond to duration and aspectratio changes.
Motion Graphics templates enhancements
In the Spring of 2017, Adobe introduced a modern, intuitive way to create titles and motion graphics with the
Essential Graphics panel and Motion Graphics templates. In this release, Premiere Pro introduces:
Responsive Design
The Essential Graphics panel in Premiere Pro now includes time- and position-based controls for building in
Responsive Design to your motion graphics so that your graphics respond intelligently to changes in duration,
aspect ratio, and frame size. For example, Responsive Design time-based controls give the ability to preserve
the integrity of keyframes (e.g. an intro and outro) so they are not affected by changes made to the overall clip
duration. Responsive Design position-based controls preserve the spatial relationship between layers and
video frames when adding animation, changing the character count in a tile, or moving between different
frame sizes or aspect ratios.
Manipulate multiple graphic layers
The graphics workflow in Premiere Pro also has been improved with the ability to select and manipulate
multiple graphic layers simultaneously in the program monitor and Essential Graphics panel. A new font
menu gives font previews and allows you to select favorites with filtering and improved search options.
Motion Graphics templates in Adobe Stock
Editors wanting to work with dynamic, professional graphics, or graphics packages created in After Effects
such as titles, lower thirds, bumpers and closing credits, can now access Motion Graphics templates created
by talented professionals in Adobe Stock. Access these templates through Creative Cloud Libraries right in
Premiere Pro.
And more…
Get new format support such as Sony X-OCN and WAV files greater than 4GB. An enhanced getting started
experience helps you be successful in Premiere Pro with new coach marks that walk you through a six-step
editing process on start-up. Performance is optimized to allow you to access and implement in-camera look
decisions directly from within the Lumetri Color panel. Eight additional color labels, as well as automatic gap
removal, help you organize, navigate and make changes to your timeline faster. Adobe Media Encoder
provides alerts for missing fonts, plug-ins and offline media.
Creative Cloud for video What’s New: Fall 2017
The most comprehensive immersive toolset Prepare and polish stitched spatial video in After Effects CC, do edits and transitions in
Adobe Premiere Pro CC with full VR viewing capabilities, add graphics and titling—including integration with Adobe Photoshop CC and
Adobe Illustrator CC—and render final output for 360/VR platforms. All of this, and more, is included with Adobe Creative Cloud.
Immersive: a new space for new kinds of storytelling in
Premiere Pro and After Effects
Put the viewer into the center of the action. Immersive content—from 180 storytelling to full 360/VR—opens
whole new worlds of storytelling for artists, designers, and filmmakers. Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the
tools to craft and refine immersive video, offering a new level of immediacy for the viewer and transforming
events, locations, and storytelling itself, into personal experiences.
The most comprehensive toolset for immersive content
Edit the way you’re used to with VR video mode in Adobe Premiere Pro and the new VR Comp Editor in After
Effects, which transforms equirectangular 360 footage into familiar, flat rectilinear images. The Adobe
Immersive Environment in Adobe Premiere Pro allows you to watch the way your audience will, via a
headmount display, and scrub and playback content freely.
Dynamic Link between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC makes it easy to refine or clean-up
complex shots, or add visual
elements. The new Extract Cubemap
in After Effects simplifies motion
tracking and object removal in 360
video. The VR Converter lets you
switch on-the-fly between different
immersive formats so you can
ensure your final content will play
well on any platform. Design
immersive motion graphics
experiences, using the new Create
VR Environment feature, including
VR Converter in After Effects Freely switch between formats on-the-fly to ensure your
camera positions - with or without
content will play back on any platform.
live-action footage.
Immersive display
Editors can now experience the immersive qualities of the content they are editing, review their timeline and
use keyboard driven editing all while wearing the same VR head-mounts as their audiences. Navigate the
timeline and shuttle playback while using Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and use the keyboard for actions like
trimming and adding markers in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Creative Cloud for video What’s New: Fall 2017
Audio Editing
Edit VR content using orientation-based audio, which increases the immersive quality of VR content
exponentially. New functionality will enable audio that is determined by your orientation or position to not
only be edited but also exported as ambisonic audio for VR-enabled platforms such as YouTube and
Facebook. Much like VR video in Premiere Pro, the audio will be an explorable 360 representation.
Immersive Effects
New effects include VR Blur, VR Glow, VR Sharpen, VR De-noise, and VR Chromatic Aberration and add
artistry and refinement to immersive footage in both After Effects and Premiere Pro. Designed to work with
spherical 360 imagery, the new effects deliver clean results across stitched content, including stereoscopic
media, without artifacts or seamlines. After Effects also offers new VR Color Gradients, VR Digital Glitch, and
VR Fractal Noise effects.
Immersive Effects Designed to work with 360 footage that does not leave artifacts and seamlines, new Immersive Effects apply evenly
across the sphere of the equirectangular image, including the back “seam” where the left and right sides of the image connect.
Immersive Video Transitions
Powerful new VR transitions in Premiere Pro extend the editing toolkit for immersive content. VR Transitions
help influence the viewers gaze and include VR Iris Wipes, with position and feathering controls, VR Mobius
Zoom, which conveys a sense of movement from one setting to another, and VR Spherical Blur, which spin
the viewer fluidly to the next scene. With VR Gradient Wipe, you can customize the transition using your own
equirectangular images or videos, which can be anything from a simple gradient to a complex logo design.
Use stylistic transitions, like VR Random Blocks for customizable block dissolves. Play with light using VR
Light Rays, VR Light Leaks, and VR Chroma Leaks transitions to apply subtle touches or dramatic effects to
immersive content.
Immersive Video Transitions Designed to help editors and storytellers by providing concepts, and a core toolset, for effects scene shifts
within the immersive environment.
Creative Cloud for video What’s New: Fall 2017
Adobe After Effects CC
Adobe After Effects is the
industry-leading motion graphics
and visual effects application.
Who uses After Effects CC?
Motion graphics designers and
visual effects artists use After
Effects to produce intricately
designed short-form content such
as TV commercials, broadcast
graphics, and film titles, and to
create a wide range of visual effects
Deliver cinematic visual effects and sophisticated motion graphics with industry-standard animation and
compositing tools. The Fall 2017 release of After Effects improves the efficiency of motion graphics creation by
streamlining your ability to create data-driven graphics and deliver high-quality VR and 3D results. And it does it
all faster with GPU performance enhancements.
New ways to animate content
Data Driven Animations
Build show promos, communicate schedule changes, present motion capture data, or generate the same
graphic but deliver it in multiple languages with new Data Driven Animations. Import two types of JSON data
files to develop automatic charts and graphs. Like traditional JSON files, the new Motion Graphics JSON
format can be imported as footage in the project window and added to a composition as a new data layer
type. Twirl open the new data group and use After Effect’s pick-whip to quickly link parameters in your comp
to the data stream values in the file. Interpolation is done automatically.
Video editors and postproduction professionals use After
Effects together with Premiere Pro
to deliver stunning content with
high-production value.
Designers love the flexible tools
in After Effects that help them
easily prepare dynamic media
for interactive projects or to
prototype motion and effects in
user interfaces for digital products
and services.
Data-driven animation Animate motion graphics, such as charts and graphs, using imported data. With custom schemas, third-party
partners can write data that can be used by others to generate motion graphics.
Animate with path points using
Control your graphics like never before
using powerful new expression access
to Bezier path points on masks, shape
layers, and paint brush strokes. Link the
path points to effects or layers so that
they follow the motion, or go the other
way and let the path points drive the
action. You can even skip writing the
expressions yourself by letting the new
Create Nulls from Paths script build a
framework of nulls for you. A new world
of possibilities opens up by linking path
points with the new data-driven
animation functionality.
Expression access to mask and shape points Link masks and shape points to other
masks, shapes, or layers with expressions without animating frame by frame. Work with
one or multiple points and control handles, and apply new data-driven features.
Enhanced 3D pipeline with Cinema 4D
Work with 3D elements faster with Cinema 4D Lite R19, now included with After Effects. Get viewport
improvements with enhanced OpenGL and the Cinema 4D Take System. Get support for Parallax Shader,
Vertex Color, BodyPaint OpenGL, as well the ability to import of FBX2017 and Alembic 1.6 files.
Creative Cloud for video What’s New: Fall 2017
Motion Graphics templates in Adobe Stock and working with Premiere Pro
Motion graphic artists who create titles, lower thirds, bumpers, and closing credits in After Effects can now sell
Motion Graphic templates for Premiere Pro through Adobe Stock. These Motion Graphics templates can be
used without After Effects installed on the same computer as Premiere Pro, but they must use the Classic 3D
renderer, use only Typekit fonts, and not use third party plug-ins in the composition. Artists interested in
creating Motion Graphics templates for sale on Adobe Stock can get information by emailing amograph@
Performance & navigation enhancements
Since the Spring of 2015, the After Effects team has been committed to making After Effects faster and more
intuitive. Building on this trajectory of innovation, the team has focused on user feedback and are deploying
the following improvements for After Effects.
Render layer transformations and motion Blur on the GPU
Render layer transforms, motion blur and more effects on the GPU when the option is set to Mercury GPU
Visual Shortcut Editor
Discover, create, and customize keyboard shortcuts that enable you to edit comps faster than ever before.
Keyboard Shortcut Mapping
Quickly find, adjust, and customize keyboard shortcuts using a visual map like the one used in Premiere Pro
and Audition. See which keys have been assigned and which are available for assignment while a tool tip
reveals the full command name when you hover over a key in the Keyboard layout. Assign shortcuts by
dragging a command onto the keyboard layout or onto a modifier combination for the currently selected key
displayed in the Key Modifer List. After Effects will automatically detect the keyboard hardware and display
the appropriate keyboard layout. Assign application-wide or panel-specific shortcuts with warnings to indicate
conflicts when they appear.
Helpful start screen and composition settings
Navigate After Effects quickly by knowing where to start
just after opening the application. A new start screen
offers easy access to tutorials online. For getting started
quickly, an updated import composition from footage and
create new composition dialog screen greets you when
you open the application—enabling you to get to work in
fewer steps. If multiple footage items are selected, they
are imported into the same composition and placed on
your timeline in the order they are imported.
Updated font menu with live previews
A new font menu, like those found in Photoshop and
Illustrator, allow you to set fonts as favorites or filter to see
which are available via TypeKit. Easily select the style for
the font family including Regular, Italic, and Bold.
And more…
Font Menu Get font previews and select your favorites with
filtering and search options.
Mac users can easily export an animated GIF to Adobe Media Encoder to use for social media. Language
support is extended with improvements to bidirectional text and per-character animation for MENA and Indic
Creative Cloud for video What’s New: Fall 2017
Adobe Character Animator CC
Adobe Character Animator is an
innovative, accessible, and powerful 2D
character animation application.
Who uses Character Animator?
Animators who work in Illustrator,
Photoshop, and After Effects have
an easy and efficient way to animate
their characters.
Designers and artists can bring life
to their illustration work and extend
their creative toolkit.
Students and educators have a new
way to bring narrated presentations
or other communications to life.
Working directly with experienced and aspiring animators coupled with extensive research and development
Adobe has created a new approach to animation. Character Animator, now officially out of Beta, is a unique
and powerful application for intuitive 2D character animation. Create characters in Adobe Photoshop CC and
Illustrator CC and bring them to life by acting out your movements and recording your voice using your
webcam and microphone. Character Animator will track your facial expressions and motions in real time.
Having captured the hearts of not only animators who wish to go live with their characters, as seen on the
Late Show or The Simpsons, Character Animator also offers designers a simple way to animate their dormant
characters. The latest update to Character Animator further simplifies the animation process while giving
artists the flexibility they need to deliver expressive, high-quality animations.
Animation Features & Improvements
Like After Effects for Motion Graphics and Photoshop for Design, Character Animator is revolutionizing and
democratizing animation enabling users of all levels to not only create beautiful animation fast and easy but
for the first time in history also deliver live animated characters.
Triggers Behavior & Panel
Trigger artwork with easier setup of custom-named triggers that can reference layers in different groups. These
named triggers are listed in the Triggers panel, where you can assign a key to a trigger, view the list of layers
controlled by a trigger, and even associate a MIDI note to trigger artwork using a connected MIDI device.
Individual triggers hide layers by default, but show them when a key is pressed or MIDI note/controller is
invoked, such as pressing H to show a hat on a character. A swap set of triggers shows only one of a set of
triggers at a time, such as for different hand gestures, and is usually associated with a group of layers within a
puppet. Each trigger in the set has its own trigger key or MIDI note, and one of the triggers can be a default.
Controls Panel Perform easier and more visually by displaying triggers and puppet properties as buttons and sliders, so you no longer have
to remember a key command to trigger movement or swap layers. The Controls panel automatically generates button designs from your
artwork, is saved with your character, and can be shared with others.
Controls panel
The new Controls panel helps you pose and animate your characters like never before. Expand beyond the
limitation of the keyboard by assigning graphical buttons for triggers, and sliders and knobs for numeric
behavior parameters, and laying them out in a customizable, visual interface. You can also assign these
controls to buttons, sliders, and knobs on a MIDI device. The customized layout of controls is associated with
each puppet so you can share visual trigger and parameter controls with other people.
Eye & Eyebrow Improvements
Tracked pupil movement for a puppet now darts to nine common positions (up, down, left, right, four corners,
and straight ahead) by default and you can control eye darting with the Arrow keys or by dragging on a
touch-enabled display. Eyebrows can tilt as you raise or lower them for more expressiveness, such as tilting
inward at the low point to accentuate a scowl, or tilting outward at the high point to enhance a surprised look.
Creative Cloud for video What’s New: Fall 2017
Pose-to-Pose Animation
Automatically create stylized animation with a pose-to-pose look from your live performances. Characters
can smoothly transition from one held position to another, giving a hand-animated look to both live and
recorded performances.
New Behaviors: Collision Physics, Layer Picker, and Fader Behaviors
In Character Animator, control a puppet through the behaviors that are applied to it. Face tracking is an
example of a behavior, and so is the automatic wiggling of vectored artwork. Each puppet automatically gets
the following behaviors by default: Physics (which includes Dangle and Collision), Eye Gaze, Face, Keyboard
Triggers, Lip Sync, and Transform. You can add and remove behaviors as needed and each behavior has
adjustment parameters to fit your needs.
Fader Behavior Fader lets you hide or show specific parts of your puppet.
Collide Enable your puppet to run into and bounce
against environmental elements or another puppet.
The Layer Picker behavior triggers a specific layer in a puppet or group. Choose the layer by index number,
percentage, microphone, keyboard, mouse, touch-enabled display, or a combination of any of these. Each
layer can have Cycle Layers applied for more complex triggering of layers. The Fader behavior allows you to
show or hide a specific part of a puppet by fading the opacity of that part over time. The part will fade in and
out when triggered. Collisions, as part of the new Physics behavior, allows scene layers to bounce, collide,
and interact with each other or with your puppet. For example, if a puppet is holding an open umbrella
above its head, raindrops would fall along each side of the umbrella instead getting your puppet wet.
Audio Waveforms and roundtrip support with Adobe Audition
Get a visual representation of audio amplitude with a new audio waveform display. Waveforms now appear
on audio tracks to help adjust the timing of a puppet’s entrance on a scene as well as the takes and the
visemes. Edit your audio with the full power of Audition and immediately see the changes in Character
Animator after saving.
Lip Syncing improvements
A new lip-sync algorithm powered by Adobe Sensei more accurately picks the right mouth shapes to
correspond with spoken sounds. Automatic lip sync data created in Character Animator can now be copied &
pasted into After Effects (and other applications) as keyframes.
Rigging and UI enhancements
Rigging a puppet with independent parts is now streamlined with automatic attachment of these
independent groups to their parents (e.g., arms, legs, or other parts that overlap a torso). For newly imported
artwork, position the group’s origin to where you expect it to attach—no more manual stapling or extra
staple handles. New visualizations in the Puppet panel show how independent groups attach to their parent
group’s mesh, which now includes a yellow outline to indicates the selected layer in the Puppet panel.
Clipping masks let you use the content of a layer to mask the layers above it.
And more…
The Walk behavior now can roll or bend each foot at the toes as the heel rises from the ground, and visemes
can now be edited using keyboard shortcuts.
Creative Cloud for video What’s New: Fall 2017
Adobe Audition CC
Adobe Audition is a professional
audio editing application.
Adobe Audition is a digital audio workstation (DAW) provides a comprehensive end-to-end audio production
environment, along with deep Creative Cloud integration, to post-production and online content
professionals. The Fall update to Audition CC introduces features for professional audio post-production
workflows. Editing and performance enhancements; new flexible workflows and organization options; and
expanding support for hardware, formats, and displays make Audition more powerful and customizable than
ever before.
Who uses Adobe Audition CC?
Auto-Ducking in the Essential Sound panel
Video editors and filmmakers rely
on the roundtrip workflow between
Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe
Audition to enhance the production
value of their work with clean,
impactful audio.
Automatically lower the volume of music when dialogue and other sounds are audible. Leveraging the
advanced algorithms of Adobe Sensei, Audition will measure content loudness and generate dynamic
volume envelopes so your dialogue or sound effect stand out above the background music, even as you
make additional edits and changes to your timeline. Adjustments for sensitivity and fade responsiveness
provide additional control over the results, and an option to fine-tune the results by manually adjusting the
generated keyframes means the perfect mix is always within reach.
Broadcasters and podcasters count
on Adobe Audition to edit audio
efficiently and deliver pristine audio
content for the airwaves or the
Audio pros use Adobe Audition for
accurate analysis, precision restoration,
and to build captivating soundscapes
for games or any other projects that
demand great sound.
Auto-Ducking: Reduce the audio levels of music, sound effects, ambience, or dialogue automatically.
Editing and performance improvements
Improvements to performance and editing empower you to work faster with power and flexibility. Mixdowns
are up to 400% faster than the last release, and more editing operations can now be performed without
interrupting fluid playback. Enhancements to surround panning ensure better positioning and accuracy, and
new time selection commands support quickly marking time ranges around selected clips. Advanced
crossfade capabilities ensure smooth blending of stacked clips, and new modifier controls support
symmetrical, mirrored fades and locked fade shape or duration.
Smart Input Monitoring allows talent to hear the most relevant audio source at the most appropriate
moments, such as when matching cadence and delivery of existing recordings when adding changes using
punch-in recording. And modification of audio file Channel Labels supports new device formats and
destination settings that all editors face.
Maintain full-screen video preview between sessions or when switching between applications, and see
precisely where you are in a project with the new Timecode Overlay display which supports custom sizing,
position and timecode sources. Support for the Mackie HUI protocol gives Audition users access to modern
control surfaces and consoles, including support for HUI-enabled timecode display and control devices. And
when working with large audio recordings, RF64 WAV files now support XMP Metadata.
These updates fulfill professional audio-for-video feature requests and offer important hardware and
workflow compatibility for those coming to Audition from competitive DAWs.
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Creative Cloud for video What’s New: Fall 2017