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86 CINEMONTAGE / Q4 2017 TECH TIPS by Joseph Herman O ne of the nice things about Adobe's Creative Cloud is that when a major update is released, all it takes are a few simple clicks to upgrade everything. With a minimum of fuss, you'll be up and running with all the new features in your favorite Adobe programs such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator and on down the list. Recently, Adobe rolled out its 2018 Creative Cloud, bringing significant upgrades to all its applications. In this article, we'll focus on the new enhancements of the Creative Cloud's video applications, namely Premiere Pro and After Effects. PREMIERE PRO AND BEYOND Premiere Pro, Adobe's professional-level video editing application, has emerged over the last decade as a leading NLE in video editing suites throughout the land. To what level Premiere will continue to penetrate, or even conquer, Hollywood editing suites remains to be seen, as Avid continues to play a major role there. However, for many independent filmmakers, advertising agencies, commercial houses, corporate video departments and video designers, Premiere Pro has become the go-to video editing application. The release of Premiere Pro CC 2018 introduces important enhancements that include new collaboration features, 360/VR workflows, responsive design controls and more. One striking new feature is that you can now open multiple Premiere Pro projects at once — a tremendous time saver. Instead of having to save and close a project that you are working on just to open another one, you can have several projects open concurrently and do things like freely drag footage items, sequences or portions from one project to another. This is a handy feature to have, especially when working on episodic content. In fact, Premiere Pro is the only NLE currently on the market that allows editors to work with multiple open projects (see Figure 1). Head Immersed in the Creative Cloud Adobe Enhances Premiere Pro and After Effects Figure 1: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 now allows you to open multiple projects simultaneously, making it easier to move files and sequences between related projects.

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