Creative tools, ProRES RAW support rev up Premiere Pro and After Effects

Adobe opens up to FCP users, Character Animator rides timelines, while AE surfs the retrowave.

Final Cut Pro users might be intrigued by new changes to Creative Cloud Video, as updates are released today for Premiere Pro and After Effects.

The secret ingredient is the addition of ProRES RAW support, which will be useful for FCP users who either want to move to Premiere during workflow or just use After Effects with the Apple video editor of choice.

Adobe has been integrating for a while now with the Apple ecosystem through its Photoshop and Fresco for iPad releases, and the upcoming Illustrator for iPad looks set to further cement on today's developments (check out our hands-on review of that app here.)

More streamlined graphics workflows are also available in Premiere, including an improved Pen tool with better support for Bezier curves and greater precision creating lines and shapes.

Other creative tools of interest include After Effects's
Tapered Shape Strokes, giving motion graphics artists the chance to make tapered, wavy, pointed, or rounded strokes on shape layers, and then animate the strokes for stylised looks and motion designs.

AE's Concentric Shape Repeater meanwhile offers new parameters in the Offset Paths shape effect to create copies of a path that radiate outward or inward for a sort of 'retrowave' design effect.

It's not just Pro and AE getting all the updates, though, with improvements to Audio Triggers and Timeline filtering now on offer in Adobe Character Animator.

The software's new collection of background puppets like these little critters also let users trigger animated elements of the scene behind a character.

Video Remote!

Working remotely? Good news as Adobe is extending the availability of Adobe’s Team Projects video collaboration capabilities to Premiere Pro and After Effects users with a Creative Cloud for individual license. This offer will be available until August 17, 2020, at no additional cost. 

Team Projects is a cloud-hosted collaboration service that allows editors and motion graphics artists to work within Premiere Pro and After Effects. With Team Projects, colleagues can collaborate on video projects from anywhere by syncing changes through the cloud. All you need to do is connect to the Team Projects service and create a team project in Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects.

Related: How to animate a multi-layered Photoshop artwork in After Effects

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