first_imgThe Right2Water group in West Donegal are holding a roadside protest at the junction of the N56 with the ‘back of Errigal road’ at Termon on Friday 27th at 5pm.The protest is in support of those water charges protesters who have been jailed for contempt of court.Right2Water see this as an unnecessary and provocative decision brought about by an unfair water charge that has already been rejected and cannot work. “It is important to remember that these jailings are not as a result of any crime committed, but for a’ technical’ contempt issue“These jailings will not stop the campaign to defeat water charges.“The ultimate responsibility for these jailings lie with the Government who have made a political choice to impose water charges on communities across Ireland . The protesters should be released without delay,” said spokesman Philip McFadden.  DONEGAL PROTEST TO SUPPORT JAILED WATER PROTESTORS was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalRight2Waterlast_img read more

Adobe Unveils Auto Reframe and Other Video Editing Updates

first_imgAuto Reframe, Character Animator 3.0, and Premiere Rush app updates headline the latest Cloud updates announced at Adobe Max.Adobe Max, the company’s annual conference for all things in the vast Adobe Creative Cloud, is in full swing, and the announcements for new updates for Premiere Pro, After Effects, and the smartphone app Premiere Rush are already making headlines.The long-rumored Auto Reframe is perhaps the biggest feature in this batch of updates (which promises to be a powerful Premiere Pro tool that intelligently optimizes video for different formats, including vertical, horizontal, and 16:9). However, some major and minor updates for Character Animator; Premiere Rush’s TikTok uploading capabilities; and workflow updates for Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition should give Adobe’s video and audio editing apps a great tune-up. Let’s take a look at all the news coming out of Adobe Max.Auto Reframe in Premiere ProUsing the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning technology — Adobe Sensei — the Auto Reframe functionality is finally available  in Premiere Pro. The innovative feature helps video editors and content producers seamlessly reformat videos for different platforms and uses, like square (for Instagram), vertical (for stories), and 16:9 — or any other custom aspect ratio you might need.While this has been a work-in-progress for some time, the Auto Reframe should absolutely save time with individual clips or entire sequences, as it will analyze footage and intelligently apply panning and cropping even in the most jerky of shots or sequences. Increased Performance and SpeedPremiere Pro and After Effects both received performance boosts.For video editors and all-purpose filmmakers, Adobe has improved the overall performance, speed, and functionality of Premiere Pro and After Effects. Some of the highlights include a retooling in Premiere Pro that allows for improved playback for a variety of formats, including H264, HEVC, and Apple ProRes (with ProRes HDR running up to 10x faster). Premiere Pro will also see its Time Remapping functionality extended to 20,000% for a more robust degree of control for speed changes and ramping. Similarly, After Effects features updates and improvements for real-time playback for cached previews for faster iteration on motion graphics and with different motion graphic templates. After Effects VFX enhancements will include support for multiplayer EXR files for effects on individual layers of images for stylized and photo-real looks.Character Animator 3.0The Character Animator features new scene cameras, animation moves, keyframing tools, and more.One of the more innovative features released by Adobe in recent years, Character Animator has been a great app for combining motion-capture and multi-track recording with custom designed characters and 2D “puppet” creatures from Illustrator or Photoshop. With version 3.0, Character Animator promises to add even more rhythm and dynamic capture to all of your fun storytelling projects.The update will include new scene cameras, moves for animation, keyframing tools, audio triggers, motion lines, a “save version” feature, and other elements for better animation and enhanced dialogue.Premiere Rush UpdatesPremiere Rush CC users can now share videos directly to TikTok.While some in the film and video industry might be hesitant to adopt any manner of smartphone-based video editing (much less hear anything about it), in many ways, it’s the future, and Premiere Rush has proven to be one of the better options. So, for anyone in content creation for millennial- (or younger) focused companies or brands, you’ll be happy to know that Premiere Rush will be the first short-form mobile video app to allow sharing videos directly to TikTok.Other Video and Audio Editing UpdatesHere is a full list of the announced updates for this latest release.Premiere Pro:Auto ReframeImproved Layers workflowsFaster ProRes HDRTime remapping to 20,000%Audio gain to +15dBHDR 10 metadata export controlsAfter Effects:Real-time playback of cached previewsEXR productivity and performanceFaster shapesEnhanced ExpressionsFaster Content-Aware Fill for VideoBetter controls for Motion GraphicsCharacter Animator:Scene CamerasKeyframing toolsAudio triggersMotion linesSave VersionAudition:Improved multichannel audio effects workflowsPremiere Rush:Share videos directly to TikTok How to Download and UpdateIf you’re already part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, the updates should be available in the desktop application to download and update directly. However if you subscribe to individual apps, you can find the updates on the product pages below:Premiere ProAfter EffectsAuditionCharacter Animator Premiere Rush(Note: Adobe strongly recommends that all projects are saved and the apps are closed before updating.)All images via Adobe.For more video editing news, tips and resources, check out some of these articles below.7 Tutorials About Editing Audio in Your Film and Video ProjectsThe Best Video Editing Programs: Final Cut Pro vs. Premiere Pro215 Free Motion Graphics, Sound Textures, Social Designs, and MorePre-Visualizing Your Scene: The Pros and Cons of Set.a.lightFinding Perfect Music Is Easier and Faster with PremiumBeatlast_img read more