Everything You Need to Know About the April 2019 Releases
Refining the workflows for video and audio production.
The new Freeform Project panel in Premiere Pro.
by Anita Engelman
posted on 04-02-2019
The Spring 2019 release of the Adobe video and audio tools offers improved performance, more polished workflows, and the power of Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence to accelerate post-production. Watch our livestream with Jason Levine, recorded on April 4 at 9 a.m. PT to see what’s new in Premiere Pro (13.1), After Effects (16.1), Audition (12.1), and Character Animator (2.1) or try out some of the features yourself using free footage from Adobe Stock.
Follow the links below for everything you need to know about the latest releases.
What’s new in Adobe video and audio
Remove objects from your video with Content-Aware Fill in After Effects, powered by Adobe Sensei. Organize and storyboard your media in the Freeform Project panel in Premiere Pro. Design titles and graphics with precision and consistency using Rulers and Guides in Premiere Pro. Polish long-form recordings with Punch and Roll in Audition. Generate audio mixes with Auto Ducking for Ambience, in Audition and Premiere Pro. Work faster in Character Animator with better puppet rigging.
Try the new features yourself
Explore Content-Aware Fill in After Effects with free footage from Adobe Stock and instructions if you want to try it yourself.
Explore the Freeform Project panel in Premiere Pro with examples, guided instructions, and a whole collection of free footage from Adobe Stock so you try it out yourself.
Explore the Premiere Pro titling tools with new Rulers and Guides. Try it yourself with free footage from Adobe Stock.
Adobe at NAB 2019
Watch the livestream with Jason Levine, recorded on April 4 to see the new releases in action.
**Panel Discussion: Editing for YouTube: Keeping Pace with Rapid Change
**Join Meagan Keane from Adobe with panelists Nico Pueringer & Sam Gorski, co-founders, Corridor Digital; Peter McKinnon, filmmaker and YouTube creator; Jessica Neistadt, content creator
Panel Discussion: VFX in After Effects: An Artists Panel
Join Victoria Nece, After Effect product manager, and panelists Andrew Kramer, founder, Video Copilot; Jayse Hansen, VFX artist; and Mary Poplin, VFX artist
Panel Discussion: The Audio Landscape: On Air, On-Demand, and Beyond
Join Adobe’s Nakiesha Koss and panelists Mark Leombruni, VICE Media; Rebecca Lavoie, Partners in Crime Media; James Cridland, managing editor at PodNews.net
**A New Cinematic Language: The Editing of “Searching”
**Will Merrick and Nick Johnson created the screens for “Searching” in Adobe Illustrator and animated them in Adobe After Effects before adding their shots to the Timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro. “Searching” premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the NEXT Audience Award and the Alfred P. Sloan Prize.
**Inside Look at the “Atlanta” Editing Crash Pad
**Kyle Reiter and Ernie Gilbert talk about their editing work on “Atlanta,” Donald Glover’s award-winning series on FX, and how the Adobe video tools allow their team to execute ideas, produce seamless visual effects, and deliver a better show.
**3D Compositing Tricks for After Effects
**Andrew Kramer, well-known After Effects expert, creator of the Element 3D & Optical Flares plug-ins, and designer of title sequences for TV’s “Fringe” and the “Star Trek” films, shares tips and tricks for “thinking 3D” in After Effects.
**VICE News Tonight: Optimizing Post Finishing Workflows for Large-Scale Media
**Mark Leombruni, Head of News Audio at VICE Media, explains the all-Premiere Pro audio post workflow for the Emmy Award-winning “VICE News Tonight” on HBO and “VICE Live,” the network’s most recent show.
**We Got A Billion Views and Made it Look Like an Accident
**Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer of Corridor Digital is a Los Angeles explain how they worked their way to 1 billion views on YouTube, producing over 250 pieces of content a year using the Adobe video tools.
**FOX Sports: Simplifying Motion Graphics for Editorial
**Sergei Prokhnevskiy, Motion Graphics Designer and After Effects expert, talks about his work with FOX Sports and how efficient Motion Graphics workflows with the Adobe video tools help power their broadcast production workflow.
**Documentaries and Dragons: Integrating Audio and Video Workflows
**Filmmakers and D&D enthusiasts Kelley Slagle and Seth Polansky discuss the integrated workflow they used to edit the audio and video for “EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons.”
Download our What’s New in Adobe video & audio, April 2019 – 8-page overview (PDF)
Download our April 2019 data sheet – 2-page highlights (PDF)
Check out our YouTube playlist for NAB 2019
Visit our Spark page for Content-Aware Fill for video in After Effects
Read about Adobe technology partners at NAB 2019
Explore new Content-Aware Fill in After Effects with free footage from Adobe Stock.
Topics: News, Video & Audio
Products: After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Creative Cloud