Adobe today unveiled updates to its Creative Cloud applications, including a DNxHR 444 12-bit encode and decode (fast export) for the Premiere Pro video-editing program version 14.6, support for DNxHR 444 12-bit material de- and encoding, and optimizations for AMD APUs.
The After Effects beta also includes improvements to Content Aware Fill function. In the mobile editing app Premiere Rush, thumbnails for each audio track in the integrated library of royalty-free sounds are added, and language support is expanded to include several new languages. Also new is a first beta version of Photoshop for Apple&s new M1 MacBooks and Mac minis.
The new quick export in Premiere Pro
The Quick Export for Adobe Premiere Pro allows editors to work faster by providing direct access to frequently used export settings directly from the Adobe Premiere Pro header. Users can choose from the standard HQ H.264 output with customized source settings or from a short list of H.264 presets to reduce the size of their export files.
Optimizations for AMD-APUs provide up to 4 times faster display and smoother playback of 4K sequences thanks to improved memory usage. Users running Creative Cloud Video applications on systems with AMD Ryzen mobile and desktop processors with Radeon should see immediate improvements with this release.
The feature updates in Premiere Rush include thumbnails for each audio track in the built-in library of royalty-free sounds. These provide better visual cues and simplify the workflow. New language support includes Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, and Traditional Chinese.
The Replace Media in Motion Graphics Templates provides new options for graphics workflows in After Effects (beta) and Premiere Pro (beta). Motion Graphics templates can contain text, shapes, graphics files, and video. The new media replacement feature allows users to replace media in the template. After Effects users who create Motion Graphics templates can mark media within the templates as interchangeable. Adobe Premiere Pro users can drag and drop new graphics, such as a company logo or a new video, into the template for instant customization.
The content-based fill (aka Content Aware Fill) in After Effects (beta) is said to be better and faster, because when objects are removed from a scene, changes in lighting can be detected and adjusted more accurately. With fewer clean-ups and faster results, users can work more efficiently by removing distractions or unwanted visual elements, such as branding, from their shots. In addition, output file sizes are greatly reduced, requiring less space on the hard drive.
Quick export to Adobe Premiere Pro, optimizations for AMD APUs, and expanded language support in Adobe Premiere Rush are now available in the latest updates. Media replacement in motion graphics templates is included in the After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro betas and must be enabled by the user. The improved Content-Aware Fill is included in the beta of After Effects.
Photoshop beta for Apple M1
Since this week the first Apple computers are delivered with the new M1 chip - Adobe has therefore provided an first beta version of Photoshop, which supports the new chip. Some functions are still missing, but the most important ones work. Also new is the beta version for Windows ARM systems such as Microsoft&s Surface X.