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 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.

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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.


The website for the Ace Eddies has a series called Editors on Editing. They have just uploaded one of Kirk Baxter, two time Oscar winner, for Gone Girl.

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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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).