Working Remotely? Adobe Can Help

Content creator talking on the phone while working on a multimedia project using modern software for post production.

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by Jeff Pedersen

posted on 03-26-2020

As one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world, Adobe empowers everyone—from students, creative artists, and small businesses to government agencies and the world’s largest brands—to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people are having to adapt their normal lifestyles and routines. Companies are encouraging remote or adaptive workplaces to reduce the spread of disease. Adobe has joined in the effort, following CDC guidelines to help ensure the safety of our employees and our customers.

We thought it might be helpful to remind you how the tools and services included in your Creative Cloud subscription can minimize disruptions and make connecting with colleagues and clients a little easier during this difficult time.

Today, we want to take a closer look at Creative Cloud Video and Audio applications, as well as some key services in Creative Cloud. Over the coming weeks, we plan to release more guides covering the rest of our portfolio to help you collaborate and work effectively. Please visit our information HUB.

Team Projects: Collaborate in the cloud

If you are a Creative Cloud for teams or Creative Cloud for enterprise user, you have access to the collaboration tool Team Projects. With Team Projects, colleagues can collaborate on video projects from anywhere by syncing changes through the cloud. All you need to do is connect to the Team Projects service and create a Team Project in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, or Prelude.

Project files are stored and saved in Creative Cloud, so you can revert and sync project files across multiple workstations. All editing work happens with lightweight proxies, that are synced between machines using a file sharing service like Creative Cloud, Dropbox, or Box. Teams can see who’s online and resolve editing conflicts in real-time. It’s like working in the same editing room, from hundreds of miles away.

On April 14, 2020, Adobe announced that we’re offering Team Projects to Premiere Pro and After Effects Users with a Creative Cloud Individual License Through August 17, 2020. Download the Adobe Premiere Pro – Team Projects Guide to get started.

Here are some more helpful links to help you learn more about working with Team Projects to deliver world-class creative projects:

Shared Projects: Hollywood-tested collaboration

Team Projects is well-suited to remote collaboration, but for those of you who are collocated and using shared storage, the Shared Projects feature might be a better option. Shared Projects has been used successfully on many Hollywood productions, with features such as opening multiple projects and sharing on a network, project bin locking, copying clips between projects, and breaking a larger project into smaller ones like episodes or chapters.

Watch the videos below to learn more about working with Shared Projects:

Adobe Premiere Pro: All-in-one

When it comes to video editing, Premiere Pro has everything you need to be a creative force and it works seamlessly with other Creative Cloud apps and services. Add cinematic intros from After Effects, cut in stock footage from Adobe Stock, adjust sound through Adobe Audition, or integrate with hundreds of third-party extensions to produce outstanding content.

Premiere Pro is also great for people who want a simple, end-to-end workflow in one application. Maybe you’re an editor who normally works with a whole team: a graphic artist, audio engineer, and colorist. But due to changes to their daily routines, such as quarantine or adjusted work hours, they’re not available for your projects.

Premiere Pro has all of the essential tools that you need to finish a project. Open up the Essential Sound panel to take advantage of the embedded Audition sound engine. Use the Essential Color (Lumetri) panel to adjust color and grade your content. Create the motion graphics you need with the Essential Graphics panel. When the project is finished, you can export using Adobe Media Encoder or directly through Premiere Pro.

On Thursday, March 19th Jason Levine held a livestream on the Premiere Pro Facebook page to highlight Team Projects remote workflows.

On Friday, March 20th at 11 AM PST we will be delivering, Working Remotely? Adobe can help, hosted by Karl Soule. This in-depth, deeper dive webinar and Q&A will detail best practices for remote video workflows and collaboration in the enterprise. Register now. If you are unable to attend the live session, there will be a recoding available through the same link.

Motion Graphics templates: Create custom graphics with ease

From opening credits, to lower thirds, eye-catching motion graphics can help set the tone and communicate information effectively in a video. Many video teams work with professional designers for each motion graphic, but what happens when editors don’t have regular access to their graphic artists?

This is where using Motion Graphics templates can help. First, graphic artists create Motion Graphics templates in After Effects and use the Essential Graphics panel to build custom controls. Then, they hand the templates off to editors. Editors can use the simple controls in Premiere Pro to customize the Motion Graphics templates and create new titles and graphics.

If editors can’t connect with their artists, Premiere Pro comes with several sample Motion Graphics templates. Editors can also browse through thousands of Motion Graphics templates available through Adobe Stock directly from Premiere Pro.

Adobe Premiere Rush: Professional quality, on the go

Adobe Premiere Rush allows you to shoot pro-quality video, edit it, and share it all through your mobile device. It’s is more than just a mobile video app, it’s a professional quality capture app for iOS and Android that uses built-in camera functionality to record footage in resolutions as high as Ultra HD 4K. Premiere Rush works across platforms and devices (iOs, Android, Mac, PC) to help you keep content flowing even when you don’t have access to your normal equipment.

You can edit the video using the end-to-end workflow in Premiere Rush, including non-destructive color editing with Lumetri, an Audio panel, and a Titles panel with a variety of title styles. Add consistent branding to your video with Motion Graphics templates created in Premiere Pro, or choose from hundreds of free Motion Graphics templates inside the app.

Premiere Rush also benefits from all of the other Creative Cloud Services (Creative Cloud Libraries, Assets, Syncing) as well as 24/7 tech support. You can even open a Premiere Rush project in Premiere Pro to take advantage of the full range of advanced Premiere Pro functionality. Check out the User Guide and get started today.

Adobe Audition: Collaborate on podcasts and shows

Just because you can’t get into the studio together doesn’t mean you can’t continue to collaborate on podcasts and radio shows. Sites like Cleanfeed.net or Zencastr.com make it easy to record remote conversations, but import high-quality audio tracks from each participant into Audition.

Click on the links below to learn more about getting started with Audition:

Getting to know Audition

How to create a podcast

Dynamically link your audition edits with Premiere Pro

Connecting with partners

Adobe’s strong partner eco-system offers many integrated solutions that help remote workers connect. Many of these solutions are showcased on Adobe’s Video & Audio Partner Finder. We’re highlighting just a few of the many unique partner offers below.

Looking for cloud or hybrid storage?

Reliable media and file-sharing is a must.

Keep downtime to a minimum with some of our Media Asset Management partners.

Integrated review and approval solutions are a critical part of remote workflows. Partners Frame.io, Wipster and Lookat.io have easy to use solutions for Adobe’s creative products.

Streaming solutions from AJA and Telestream can help organizations and educational institutions get up and running with stable streaming from multiple sources.

While you’re in a working from home mode, many of our plug-in partners offer online tutorials where creatives can enhance and develop their skills. MAXON’s Cineversity, BorisFX and RedGiant’s online Training and Tutorial Series offer full webinars and shortcuts to boost your creative skills.

Adobe Stock: Set the tone with beautiful assets

With many people restricted to working from home, it’s changing the way that we create content. It’s no longer easy for creators to travel around the globe or even across the city to capture the right landscape, location, or profile to support a marketing campaign, commercial, website, or product launch.

Adobe Stock provides millions of royalty-free videos and images to support your next creative project. Whether you’re looking for Aerial Shots, Motion Graphics templates, or Video Loops, Adobe Stock has all of the high-quality assets you need. That includes video in both HD and 4K resolutions. As mentioned, you can add Adobe Stock images or video to Creative Cloud Libraries for greater collaboration and sharing of stock content.

If you’re a Creative Cloud for enterprise customer, here’s what Adobe Stock means for you:

Want to get started with Adobe Stock? You can read more below.

Creative Cloud Libraries: Sharing in one place

With so many teams working from home, it’s more important than ever to have a reliable way to share, track, and manage your assets. Creative Cloud Libraries provide a fast and easy way to collect and find colors, text styles, materials, brushes, images, videos, and other assets across desktop and mobile apps—even across computers and devices. You can even access these assets when you’re offline.

Adding assets to a library is simple—just drag and drop. You can even save Adobe Stock files to libraries with a single click. Keep track of which images have already been licensed and encourage reuse of licensed images.

Once you’ve created a library, you can share it with the team. With one central location for each brand or project, team members won’t need to waste time recreating assets or asking around for the latest versions. This will help the team stay on the same page, no matter where they’re working.

Creative Cloud Assets: Sync across devices

Whether you’re working at home or away from home, Creative Cloud Assets provides a way for you to store, manage, and share content through a web browser. You can manage creations made with mobile apps, preview the layers of a Photoshop or Illustrator file, browse through Creative Cloud Libraries, or navigate XD prototypes. You can even use Creative Cloud Assets to access Creative Cloud Files, files synced over the cloud, or cloud documents, as well as cloud-native files available for certain apps. With so many ways to share, view, and use files through the cloud, you are sure to find a workflow to support your remote workflow.

Adobe Connect: Taking your classrooms and conferences online

Adobe Connect is playing a vital role for enterprises looking to continue business operations despite travel restrictions, cancelled conferences and delayed projects. Its virtual business environments let employees join meetings, virtual conferences and trainings from their homes, where they can continue to be productive and socially engaged.

Several schools and universities are using Adobe Connect to allow students to learn remotely, in larger than ever numbers, and keeping curriculum on track by moving their instructor-led classes to Adobe Connect virtual classrooms, for this semester.

Starting this week, we are providing free 90-day access for Adobe Connect, until July 1st, 2020. Individuals and business who aren’t customers can now use Adobe Connect rooms with up-to 25 participants for free for up to 90 days if they sign-up for a trial license between now and July 1st.

Adobe Exchange Marketplace

Don’t forget to check out third party integrations in the Adobe Exchange Marketplace. These integrations can help you work smarter and faster, even when you’re working away from your team, such as: Jira, Workfront, Wrike, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Frame.io, PageProof, and Hightail.

Training: Advice from the experts

Before we sign off, one final tip. When you’re working remotely, you might find it harder to connect with the rest of your creative team for those common questions and queries. Don’t hesitate to access the Adobe Help Center to learn more about Creative Cloud apps.

From all of us at Adobe, we hope that you stay safe and stay connected.

Topics: Video & Audio, Media & Entertainment, News

Products: After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Creative Cloud