Adobe has announced the immediate availability of updated creative suite apps. Premiere Pro now enables you to work on low resolution proxies that are created on import. This is designed to allow working with high end formats or low powered devices. After Effects has many behind-the-scenes improvements, including a new preview system based on the Mercury Engine that is used by Premiere Pro. Also of note the Lumeti Color correction and Gaussian Blur effects are now GPU accelerated. Photoshop includes Content Aware Cropping, previewed earlier in the year, and a new Face Aware Liquify tool alongside font recognition technology and selection and masking improvements. Click on the links above to see a full list of improvements or view videos of these highlight plus new features from other apps in the collection on Adobe's website.
Blackmagic Design has released Fusion 8.1 that adds Fusion Connect for Avid to the free version of the software and the OSX edition. Fusion enables users to round trip clips, sequences, or stacks of layers from Media Composer to Fusion for further editing. Also of note, this release adds compatibility with the latest Avid Artist DNxIO video interface. Find out more on Blackmagic Design's website.
Peter Quinn has updated his After Effects tool, PQ FUI Toys to version 2.0. PQ FUI Toys 2 brings even more pre-animated, looping, and editable Fake User Interface assets to After Effects via a new script UI panel. You can find out more about PQ FUI Toys 2 on the AEscripts website.
(Updated) Mocha 5 has been released. More on Imagineer Systems' website.
Imagineer Systems has made available a number of preview videos of the upcoming v5 of its planar tracking, masking, object removal and image stabilization software. New features in v5 include: (more...)
Layer Storage is a script for After Effects that allows for easy and straight forward organization of layers in your composites. To find out more about Layer Storage and to download a free trial, you can visit the aescripts website.
A simple but handy free script by Mandegar Design that allows you to copy and paste camera and object position and animations from 3DS Max to After Effects with options for full 3d or 2d screen space tracking. Read more on ScriptSpot.
Skin Retouch is a free extension by Mamoworld that uses frequency separation to allow for skin smoothing while preserving details. It can also be used for removing wrinkles and doing other beauty retouch work. More on Mamoworld's website.