Update: The updates should now appear in your Creative Cloud panel. The following article was written before that time, and reflects the information prior to release.
There is still some resistance from many on Adobe’s move to their Creative Cloud model. However one thing is still unmistakeable, and that’s the speed at which Adobe is able to bring new updates to their suite. Such is the case today, as just an hour ago we received an announcement that Adobe is rolling out new updates for or Adobe Premiere Pro CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, and Adobe Media Encoder CC, within the next 24 hours. An update to After Effects CC is promised for not long after.
The fourth update to Premiere Pro CC this year since the move to the Creative Cloud, Premiere will see the addition of “…Open CL performance enhancements, media management improvements like multiple Media Browser tabs, new editing enhancements for even greater workflow efficiency, and delivers more intuitive voiceover recording”. After Effects will receive “…customizable output of file name and path templates, improved snapping behavior, enhanced scripting options, and the ability to migrate user settings when updating to newer versions”. It’s also mentioned that this particular update was developed in just a few weeks, and made available for a quick turnaround.
Additionally, the updates to SpeedGrade, Prelude, Media Encoder, and Adobe Anywhere are as follows:
The December 2013 releases also includes updates to SpeedGrade CC , Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, and Adobe Anywhere for video. Along with performance enhancements, SpeedGrade also offers expanded camera format support in Direct Link mode. Prelude CC has added support for the latest Adobe Anywhere protocols. Adobe Media Encoder now includes Sony XAVC format support, and Adobe Anywhere introduces performance improvements and diagnostic tools for monitoring system status.
Through Adobe’s entire update announcement, a couple of points are driven home. One, Adobe’s Creative Cloud model allows them to develop updates fast, and distribute them even faster. And two, due to the quick turnaround, they are able to take user feedback and turn it into near instant results to deliver exactly what their customer want to see.
You can find out more about the updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, and After Effects CC on Adobe’s blog at blogs.adobe.com. And if you haven’t already, be sure to look into the Creative Cloud on Adobe’s 30 day trial: creative.adobe.com/plans