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Adobe's video apps will soon support HiDPI displays

Adobe's Creative Cloud video apps will soon offer proper support for the high resolution HiDPI displays available on modern Windows laptops like the Dell XPS 15. The apps have been stuck in low-res mode for what seems like an eternity (even if the Retina laptops are really just a few years old at this point), and so soon users of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Prelude CC, and the rest of the Adobe video suite will soon be enjoying true Retina quality to their work.

Additionally, Adobe's desktop video apps will be getting support for AJA RAW files and "GPU-optimized playback that delivers better performance when viewing extremely high resolution 4K and UltraHD footage from Phantom Cine, Canon RAW, and RED R3D files."

New media and project management features are also incoming: including Consolidate and Transcode, Search Bins, and multi-project workflows. Destination publishing is coming to Media Encoder, including support for multiple locations such as FTP sites and Creative Cloud folders.

It's good to see the Adobe apps getting some high resolution love, but we know there's more they can do — what do you want to see?

Source: Adobe

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

21 Comments
  • How about my CS6?
  • Are they even updating CS6? I think they're all Creative Cloud now.
  • Since CC is so cheap (and you get a discount the first year for being an old CS customer), I don't think you would see an update for cs6 (it's been almost 2 years since last AE CS6, to expect an update), it's not a secret they want you to move to CC, so maybe this HiDPI would be one more reason for you to upgrade, and if you don't want to upgrade, well I don't think Adobe will feel so bad about. also it has taken them long to bring it to CC2014 that it's like impossible to imagine they doing it for old CS6.
  • No, CC is not cheap! 20$ per month for a single app and you call that "so cheap"? Maybe 20$ is cheap in US but it's not in another country, especially third world. That's why so many people pirated Adobe products. Adobe products are never cheap! In Vietnam, MS Office 365 Home is only 8$ per month (normally it's 10$) and that's what I called cheap!
  • Please don't lump creative cloud with office 365. They are two totally different things.
  • True, they are - but you can compare them since they are two suites.
  • That's like comparing a bus ticket to the price of an airplane flight.
  • I can get Photoshop and Lightroom for $10 a month.
  • Good
  • Whats a retina laptop?
  • Exactly. Stop it it with the lame Apple expressions. "High DPI" is clear and explaining.
  • Seriously, everytime someone uses the term "retina" I die a little inside.
  • Little Happy birthday
  • "enjoying true Retina quality to their work." But my PC has a higher resolution than a retina display :(
  • I wish my Lenovo Yoga 2 pro didn't have a pentile display. I hate how it looks. I would gladly take a standard lower res display over the super hi-rez pentile display they have. It would also solve the hi-dpi app issue. Although on my desktop with a 27" 1440p monitor most programs aren't a problem including photoshop CS2, photoshop CC before the hi-dpi support was horrible to use.
  • I have had the opposite frustration. Back in 2002, I bought a 15" Dell laptop with a 1600x1200 display. It had been all downhill from there, but I've refused to ever use anything with fewer than 1050 vertical pixels -- if I can't fit a simple Word document page on the screen without having to scroll, I might as well be working on a smartphone. I'm SO, SO glad that screen resolutions have increased. Also, even with "Full HD" 1920x1080 displays at native resolution, unless you set an enormous font size and recreate the problem where nothing fits on the screen (my perception, I realize others feel differently), the characters are highly pixelated. Windows 8+ finally addresses this at the OS level by providing reasonable support for supper high DPI displays with higher DPI setting for all supporting software. Ideally, this should make all of us happy -- those who like huge text can set that by just moving the slider (and have it look better to due to the higher DPI of the screen) and those of us who like to fit as much as possible on the screen can do that. We all win... provided the software doesn't fight it. Adobe has been part of the problem. I'm very glad this is finally changing. I hope with Adobe now on board, the era of pixel-limiting software is over and all those damn 1366x768 displays go away forever. Now even at the cheapest end of the spectrum, hopefully we'll see nothing below 1920x1080 ever again.
  • All desktop program makers should do this. Would make life on my Surface machines easier.
  • The latest versions of PhotoShop CC and Lightroom 5 still suck on the Surface Pro 3 display. PhotoShop doesn't respect your display scaling settings so you need a magnifying glass to see the menu text. And if you enable the experimental features for high density displays it blows everything up way too large.
  • Yeah, they did a crappy job so far on the experimental features in Photoshop.  I'd like to see them fix that first before bringing similar half-***ed support to other programs.
  • Finally! It's the only reason we weren't switching to the nice Dell XPS's yet
  • What does this mean "soon"?  Soon as in a month or two, Soon within a year.  Soon as in within my lifetime?  There are many versions of soon.