Adobe has announced some nice upgrades for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro as part of a major Creative Cloud video tools update. Premiere Pro sees new workflow and performance increases, along with support for Rec2100 HDR editing. After Effects gets new 3D Transform Gizmos and camera navigation tools.
If you’re new to video editing, it can be difficult to start figuring out a good workflow. How do you manage and organise all those huge files? How should you arrange them in your editing software? And is there some trick to editing to make things more efficient?
It can be a tricky process if you’re just trying to muddle through it by yourself, and you’ll likely make mistakes along the way. This video series from Ben Gill at Oxenfree Film & Motion is designed to help ease you through the process.
Taran Van Hemert is one of the editors at Linus Tech Tips. With the number of videos he pumps out every week, it’s a pretty safe bet to say he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to Adobe Premiere Pro. He’s even posted a 4+ hour tutorial going through his entire workflow. Taran doesn’t put out videos on his own channel very often, but when he does, they’re filled with some fantastic knowledge.
In this video, he discusses the topic of spill suppression and fuzzy edges when working with green screen footage. Unlike the previously mentioned Premiere Pro workflow video, this one’s only a couple of minutes long. So, it’s quick and easy to digest. And the technique can be applied in other editing applications, too.
It was only six weeks ago that Apple released a beta plugin to allow Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Rush and Media Encoder to read video files recorded in ProRes RAW. Now, it seems that plugin is no longer necessary as Adobe has just announced native ProRes RAW support for both Premiere Pro and After Effects in the latest update.
As well as ProRes RAW support, Premiere Pro also gets an improved pen tool and finally sees GPU acceleration on Windows for h.264 and h.265 (HEVC) files with both Nvidia and AMD GPUs – which should massively speed up those renders. After Effects gets a new “tapered shape stroke” feature, as well as concentric shape repeaters.
With much of the world working from home, or just staying at home, even if they’re not working, a lot more people have taken to online collaboration videos in order to help stave off the boredom and be creative. And it seems to be happening quite a lot with musicians lately. Even Berton and Prescott from The Knack got together for one to make a parody of their own song My Sharona.
When you’ve got larger productions, with lots and lots of people involved, each playing different parts of a song live, editing them together can be a little tricky. In this video, Austin Kruczek shows us how to sync, move and edit together a bunch of different videos from performers in a “virtual big band” to get a very effective final result.
Back in January, Adobe announced Productions – a new tool which allows Premiere Pro CC users to more easily collaborate in post-production and editing. They say that it improves the workflow for feature films, broadcast and web-based content while working in teams in various locations, but also when working on your own, too. Now, Productions and Team Projects are available for Premiere Pro and After Effects CC users, the latter of which is free until August 2020.
ProRes RAW was lauded as a high-end raw video codec for high-end video shooters and editors. But it had one fatal flaw; You could only edit it with a Mac. Well, now that appears to be changing as Apple has released a beta of Apple ProRes RAW for Windows which adds ProRes RAW support to some of the applications in the Adobe CC suite including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Rush and Media Encoder.
Premiere Pro is about to make it easier to manage and organize your projects and share them with the members of your team. Productions a new feature set coming soon to Premiere Pro. Productions provides new tools for managing projects, sharing assets between them, aimed both at your solo projects and those on which you work with a team.
Premiere Pro is one of the most popular video editing applications out there, largely due to the fact that it’s very easy to set it up in a way that lets you work quite quickly, especially if you’re only doing basic edits. But it is a very powerful tool if you delve a little deeper. In this video, Jordy from Cinecom walks us through five not so well known features in Premiere Pro that we can use to help make our lives a little easier.
This is an effect that seems to be becoming popular lately, particularly with music videos. I’ve seen it in movies before, often to suggest some kind of mental haze the protagonist in the story might be feeling at any given time. It’s an interesting effect, and the principle is quite simple, although it can take some practice to pull it off effectively.
Essentially, it’s a timelapse, but with the camera moving in a way you’d expect it to move for video. Not along a slider or something. In this video, Justin Odisho explains the basics of how to shoot this kind of footage, and then how to edit it in Premiere Pro with a few ways to integrate it into your realtime footage.