Technicolor Color Assist 1.5 adds support for Adobe After Effects

Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, announced the latest version of Technicolor Color Assist, its video colour correction and grading software package. Key improvements of version 1.5 include compatibility with Adobe After Effects and support for AVCHD video and still images.

Color Assist 1.5 draws on Technicolor’s deep heritage in colour science to bring powerful studio colour grading and colour correction to users who want professional-quality results. Adobe After Effects is the preeminent visual effects and motion graphics software, and AVCHD is one of the most popular prosumer video formats.

The professional post-production tools Adobe offers enables prosumers and pros to create high-quality productions. Color Assist 1.5 builds on its existing support for Adobe Premiere Pro by adding compatibility with Adobe After Effects, therefore giving the post-production community more choices in the tools they use in their workflow. It certainly is easier to use than Adobe’s high-end colour grading solution, SpeedGrade.

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According to Alejandro Guerrero, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Technicolor CineStyle, the new version has features that customers asked for: “Over the past five months we’ve listened intently to our customers and responded with a plethora of enhancements – like our Pixelmeter, improved bin and browser navigation, and workspace customisation — that improve efficiency and expand creative options.”

Color Assist 1.5 is currently available for both Mac and PC users and supports a growing list of video production suites, including Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and higher, and now Adobe After Effects. The company is committed to making Color Assist available to an even broader user base, and is working closely with its partners to ensure that Color Assist will support the most popular video editing platforms as they continue to evolve on the desktop and in the Cloud.