Adobe unveils new video editing features for its Creative Cloud apps

Adobe to add VR creation, character animation to Creative Cloud video tools

Adobe has unveiled a new range of ‘next generation’ video editing features that it will be adding to its Creative Cloud apps later this year.

Among the new updates are selective colour grading, intelligent audio cleanup tools, VR 180 support, data-driven motion graphics templates and Sensei – Adobe’s AI engine – driven animation.

  • Explore new ways to animate — Mold layers into new, dynamic shapes with new Mesh Sculpting tools that twist, bend and scale under your creative control in After Effects. Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in Adobe Sensei, instantly create and animate unique, stylised puppets using a webcam and reference artwork with Character Animator’s new Characteriser.

  • Sound better — Instantly improve audio with intelligent clean up tools, DeNoise and DeReverb, in the Essential Sound panel in Adobe Audition. Dial down or remove background noise and reverb from a sound clip that’s been intelligently adjusted by adaptive algorithms.

  • Take control of colour — Take the guesswork out of curve adjustments and bring simplicity and precision to selective colour grading and colour management with new Lumetri Colour tools in Premiere Pro and After Effects.

  • Turn data into stories — Drag and drop spreadsheet files to Motion Graphics templates to generate visual representations of information within video projects using data-driven infographics in Premiere Pro.

  • Jump into immersive video — Add new support features for 180-degree immersive video in Premiere Pro and After Effects, including optimised ingest, effects and output in Google VR 180 for viewing on YouTube or other platforms.

  • Collaborate seamlessly — Invite groups and individual collaborators for Team Projects and easily access team members from your enterprise address book to choose collaborators and save groups.

  • Improve Adobe Stock workflows — Search and sort millions of curated, contemporary 4K and HD cinematic footage and professionally-designed Motion Graphics templates, right from the Essential Graphics panel in Premiere Pro and After Effects.

The new editing features will be added to Adobe’s Premiere Pro, After Effects and other CC apps.