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NAB 2014: Adobe's Steve Forde On After Effects' New Features

When we previously spoke to Adobe about their big upcoming release, Patrick Palmer was able to give us a more general overview of the many changes coming to Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps. We also spoke with Al Mooney, who showed us a more focused demonstration of the changes coming to Premiere Pro. This time around we spoke with Adobe’s Steve Forde for some similar insight into what the update will bring to After Effects.

Steve Forde explains that a big focus of this update to After Effects was on integrating it with Premiere Pro. However they’ve made sure to make it an elegant integration, as opposed to just “jamming features” from one app into another. Forde makes mention of the lower third manipulation being ported to After Effects (as well as tracking and masking being ported to Premiere) as an example of some of the cross over features, something Al Mooney was able to show us in his demo earlier. He also talks about the improved Advanced Spill Suppressor and Key Cleaner, which makes keying green screen easy and precise, as seen in his own demonstration below.

All of this, Forde explains, is a glimpse of where Adobe plans to take their dynamic link feature moving forward. They will be making a concerted effort to add this integration in a way that helps you edit more intuitively, while still keeping each app’s main functionality in tact.
Finally, Forde expresses the importance of customer feedback, citing some 20 features included in the upcoming update found came about from directly from customer feed back on the Adobe site.
For more information you can watch our interview and Steve Forde’s demonstration of some of the changes coming to After Effects above, as well as visit visit

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