A few days ago, Adobe released the Creative Cloud 2014 video applications, an update that included a few extremely welcomed new features throughout the entire range of video tools. Most notably, Premiere Pro and After Effects are becoming even more tightly integrated than they were previously, with new features in Premiere like masking and tracking of effects and Live Text Templates. These templates allow editors to manipulate text assets in multi-layer After Effects compositions without ever leaving Premiere Pro, something which should end the practice of incessant round-tripping between the two programs in order to make small adjustments. In a brand new Lynda tutorial, Chris Meyer shows us how exactly Live Text Templates work, and how to incorporate this exciting new feature into your editing workflow.
Here's the tutorial from Chris, which is a short excerpt from his Lynda course After Effects: Creative Cloud Updates:
Honestly, this is probably my favorite new feature in Premiere Pro 2014, especially considering the tremendous time-saving potential that it presents. Live Text Templates not only cater to editors who take on graphic design and visual effects for their productions, but also to editors with little or no GFX experience, but who need to make simple changes to lower thirds or complex title sequences without ever leaving Premiere Pro.
What do you guys think of live text templates? How would you incorporate this feature into your post-production workflow? Let us know down in the comments!