Adobe updates video collaboration tools

Creative Cloud release will focus on Adobe Anywhere, as well as Premiere Pro, AfterEffects and Media Encoder.

Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro. Picture: Adobe

Ahead of IBC, Adobe, the creative software vendor, has announced plans for a significant update to its cloud-based collaboration tools for video production.

The update, which will be released free of charge to subscribers to the firm’s  Creative Cloud editions of its software, sees improved native support for advanced video formats, better integration between applications, and additional video features for Adobe Anywhere collaboration environment.

For individual editors and film makers, the key improvements top Premiere Pro CC are likely to include the native support for 4K video, RAW files, and higher frame rates without the need to transcode files first.

Other enhancements include improved multi-camera editing, audio monitoring and monitor overlays, as well as performance improvements through support for the OpenCL language for graphics cards. Colourists will also benefit from what Adobe calls a “direct pipeline” between Premiere Pro and Speedgrade.

Adobe Anywhere receives a boost with support for the Creative Cloud edition of AfterEffects, support for a larger range of file formats, and an upcoming iPad app.  Adobe will also release a LiveLogger iPad app, with support for external timecode devices, for shot logging.