September 22, 2014

Adobe Video: Fall CC 2014 preview [updated]

At IBC 2014, Adobe is previewing the latest features coming to Creative Cloud pro video apps (blog). Features are a bit light this time, except for some important new ones in Premiere, but these are updates not new version releases, like the ones in June noted in Creative Cloud 2014 June Release.

Adobe Video tools: Fall CC 2014 preview is an updated roundup of articles and video on the updates, and includes long overview videos from reTooled.net and Adobe by Jason Levine and Dave Helmly.

September 5, 2014

Comparing 3D type options for After Effects

 Pro Video CoalitionNot exactly news, but Ray-traced 3D is "dead"

While some may claim that the After Effects CS6-era Ray-traced 3D renderer is a minor feature that you can ignore, it's still a strong option for basic motion graphics with realistic reflections and refractions, and very fast if you have an Nvidia CUDA GPU. If you're not committed one way or another, you may want to check out an integrated in-depth resource from Eran Stern that compares major alternatives for creating 3D type.

Read Comparing 3D type options for After Effects at PVC...

Face replacement in After Effects [Flashback Friday]

Face replacement in After Effects collected tutorials and articles on face replacement from Mamoworld and other resources resources.

Even though updated, the pickings are a bit meager for After Effects, since processes have often required more serious tracking than found in AE previously, so big iron and big budgets dominate, but there are a variety of resources available.

September 2, 2014

Digital beauty treatments in After Effects and beyond

Digital beauty treatments and cosmetic fixes in post production often involve isolating skin with tracking and mattes for color correction and matching, skin smoothing, and blemish removal. Even skin matching isn't so easy, but there's some help along the way in basic and advanced tutorials on the wide variety of tools available.
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...read the rest at PVC in Cosmetic fixes, blemish removal, and skin retouching in post-production.
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If you're interested in this topic, there's a free webinar this week from Moviola, The Secret Art of Cosmetic Fixes Learning, to be held September 4, 2014 (details at link).

August 30, 2014

At PVC: Premiere Pro News Notes #09

There's another collection of news on tutorials, tips, and related tools assorted with Adobe Premiere Pro at PVC:

August 27, 2014

Always-on auto-kerning in After Effects

http://provideocoalition.com/ryoung/story/quicktip-optical-kerning-preference

There's a bug that sometimes pops up that prevents the Kern method preference from sticking, so you have to constantly change the setting each time you open After Effects, and in each version you have installed.

There an easy fix: edit the preference file. For details, see Quicktip: Optical Kerning preference in After Effects.

Image from hildgrim

August 19, 2014

MaskTracker+ extends features of Mask Tracker


MaskTracker+ is a new AE script from Mamoworld that expands features of the Mask Tracker in After Effects, opening up planar tracking capabilities that allow you to do much more than just moving masks.

Read more at Pro Video Coalition...