Adobe has announced tools for virtual reality, improved editing and collaboration with its latest CC update

The latest Adobe CC update has been unveiled for videographers at this year’s International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.

The update has delivered virtual reality innovations alongside a variety of other filmmaking tools. We have a look at what’s new in the update and what it means for videographers.

Adobe is looking to rival Hollywood favourite Avid Media Composer as the editing model of choice for filmmakers with the updates. Check them out and let us know what you think in the comments.

Adobe CC update: Collaboration

This update introduces Team Projects, which is set to help with collaborative workflows when you’re working with other videographers on the same project. Adobe claims that the update allows users to lock projects and provide read-only access to take away the panic that things may get moved around when sharing the project with others.

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Adobe CC update: Virtual reality

We’ve seen the growth of virtual reality across filmmaking from technology to industry recently so it’s great to see editing software stepping up to the plate to help out on this.

The whole idea of this addition is to allow videographers to edit while wearing VR head-mounts to allow you to see what your audience sees.This is bound to take some getting used to even for the most skilled videographers but it’s useful for those starting to work in the growing field.

Adobe also promises audio will be able to be determined by position you’re looking in on VR platforms, like YouTube and Facebook.

Adobe CC update: Animation

For the animators among you, this update should be welcome news. Adobe seems to be trying to give you more control in their Character Animator 1.0 by improving lip-sync capability by matching mouth shape and sounds, alongside new puppet controls.

This should help with the fiddly work that animation sometimes requires.

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The update has also added content to Adobe Stock, claiming that the update allows users to have access to over 4 million HD and 4K videos alongside motion graphics.

If you want to learn more about the feature Adobe are offering a live presentation on Facebook at 17.00 GMT/09.00 PT on September 14 or look on their website.

The updates are available soon and you can buy CC with all of the apps available for £49.94 a month and £73.93 a month with Adobe Stock included.