WebM plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CC available from Fnord Software

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Open source plug-in supports open source movie format in leading video editor

Fnord Software (http://www.fnordware.com) has announced the release of a free plug-in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC supporting Google’s WebM video format. Adobe Premiere Pro CC is part of Adobe Creative Cloud®, which includes the software, tools, apps, and services that creative professionals need. Available for download from the Fnord website, the WebM plug-in also provides WebM support in other Adobe Creative Cloud applications, such as Adobe Media Encoder.

WebM is a free and open video format for the web, developed by Google and contributors working around the globe. The WebM Project distributes free, highly-optimized software libraries to provide easy-to-integrate tools for developers. The Fnord plug-in leverages these libraries and is also open sourced for the community, hosted on GitHub under the permissive BSD license.

"The WebM plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CC takes advantage of freely available video software representing years of work by hundreds of people," said Brendan Bolles of Fnord Software. "By bundling it up into a simple plug-in, editors can encode WebM movies directly from their Adobe Premiere Pro CC timelines."

The Chrome, Firefox, and Opera web browsers have had native WebM support for years. The WebM plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes Google’s new VP9 codec, a free and open next-generation video technology.

"At Google, we’re dedicated to helping content creators easily bring and share high-quality video onto the Web without sacrificing speed or the user experience," said Matt Frost, head of strategy and partnerships for the Chrome Web Media Team. "It’s great to see developers, like Fnord Software, build compelling tools that provides users with more options and capabilities for video editing and publishing."

Having a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro CC means that editors will no longer have to export to intermediate file formats and learn complex command line syntax to encode WebM.

"Our customers want to create compelling content, quickly and cost-effectively," said Simon Williams, senior director of business development at Adobe. "The integration of this plug-with Adobe Premiere Pro CC gives our customers more choices, and provides a seamless workflow to help the meet this goal."

About Adobe at NAB

At NAB 2015, Adobe is showcasing advances that radically improve how broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals create, collaborate, deliver and monetize content across multiple screens. Adobe will preview major updates to the video applications in Adobe Creative Cloud, including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, and unveil major enhancements to Adobe Primetime, the industry’s most advanced TV delivery and monetization platform, which will help broadcasters and pay TV providers scale video delivery across OTT and other devices. Adobe also announced important updates to Adobe Anywhere, the collaborative workflow platform that empowers users of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Prelude CC to work together using centralized media and shared projects. In addition, Adobe is unveiling Candy, a new mobile app that will reinvent the color workflow for editors and Adobe Character Animator, a new professional-quality animation tool that brings characters to life using a webcam, microphone and facial gestures. To learn more about Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe video tools, go to http://www.adobe.com/go/video. More information about Adobe at NAB can be found here: http://adobe.ly/1GPXwdB, or see Adobe at NAB in Booth SL5110.

About Fnord Software
Fnord Software creates plug-ins for Adobe products, often for free. Their ProEXR plug-ins are used by visual effects studios worldwide and ship with Adobe After Effects.

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