IBC 2014: Adobe is set to release a raft of updates for its Creative Cloud desktop apps and its collaborative platform Adobe Anywhere for video, including new project management tools for Premiere Pro CC.

A new user-interface will also be rolled out across Adobe’s apps and the company has promised “more streamlined production workflows empowering video professionals to edit more efficiently”.

The upgrades to Adobe’s desktop apps, which will be previewed at IBC this week, include the addition of AJA RAW native file support.

Performance enhancements include accelerated masking and tracking and new GPU-optimised playback that the company said would deliver better performance when viewing high resolution 4K and UltraHD footage from Phantom Cine, Canon RAW and Red R3D files.

A refreshed user-interface across all the video applications supports HiDPI displays for Mac Retina Displays and Windows 8.1, which is designed to provide a cleaner appearance.

Adobe senior director of professional video product management Bill Roberts: “With Creative Cloud, we have accelerated the rate at which we deliver the features our customers need to create compelling new experiences and transform the video industry with high-quality productions.”

New media and project management features include Consolidate & Transcode; Search Bins; and Multiproject workflows.

Adobe Media Encoder now includes Destination publishing with preset options so users can render, deliver and share projects to multiple locations such as FTP sites and their Creative Cloud folder.

Extended Match Source support now includes added support for the QuickTime and DNxHD formats to simplify the workflow for users who are transcoding or rendering content.

Updates to the company’s Adobe Anywhere platform include “enhanced support” for After Effects and new options in the Adobe Anywhere app for iPad to allow users to scrub and review video footage faster.

Adobe said the updates would ship in the “coming weeks”.

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