New features and enhancements in the April 2019 release of After Effects (version 16.1.)
Top new features
April 2019 release (version 16.1)
Remove unwanted objects from footage, such as boom mics, distracting signs, and people. Powered by Adobe Sensei, Content Aware Fill for video makes it easier to cleanly remove unwanted elements, saving hours that used to be spent erasing or replacing objects, sometimes frame by frame.
The expression editor field in the Timeline panel now provides a full code editor interface. Navigate expressions visually with line numbers, matching brace highlighting and code folding. Customize your coding environment with syntax highlighting themes. Identify and fix problems with in-line error messages and matching brace highlighting.
Preview your work quickly with hardware-accelerated previews using Metal, OpenCL and CUDA. Experience faster rendering times when applying GPU effects such as Roughen Edges. When working with Team Projects, work faster when using multiple assets between team members.
You can now load and save guide setups for reuse in new projects and share with Premiere Pro editors who need it to set parameters for their sequence.
When you open a project in After Effects that contains a missing font, if the font is available from Adobe Fonts as part of your Creative Cloud subscription, Creative Cloud will automatically sync the font.
After Effects introduces RED and Sony camera raw format support improvements, and Hardware-accelerated HEVC decoding improvement for improved video and audio performance.
After Effects introduces new Home screen and Home button preferences. The existing preferences related to scripting and expressions have been moved from the General preferences pane to the new Scripting & Expressions panel.
When you enable or disable frame blending or motion blur for a layer, After Effects automatically enables or disables them in the Timeline panel.