ReTooled.net’s Josh Weiss has a look at one of the features coming in After Effects CC 12.1 slated for an October 2013 release, showing how the new details preserving upscale works. Josh actually has a comparative look at using the detailed preserving scale versus the regular scale in After Effects.

In the late October release of After Effects, version 12.1 one of the new features is called Detail Preserving Upscale

The purpose of the feature would be to allow you to resize footage without taking a significant hit on image quality, specifically the softening that happens when footage is scaled up to far, in fact, you are able to scale SD footage to HD or even HD to larger HD formats.

If you missed that Adobe plans for a video feature release in October, After Effects has slated some interesting new features which include

  • mask tracker
  • Detail-preserving Upscale effect
  • improved performance for analysis phase for 3D Camera Tracker and Warp Stabilizer effects
  • property linking
  • HiDPI content viewers for Retina displays on Mac computers
  • improved snapping behavior, including snapping beyond layer boundaries and to internal wireframes
  • OptiX 3.0 library for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer
  • improved Cinema 4D integration
  • Adobe Anywhere integration and an early preview of the Media Browser panel

To learn more about what is new in After Effects CC 12.1 and find out more about the features in depth, take a look at Todd Kopriva’s post here: After Effects CC (12.1): what’s new and changed in this update due to be released October 2013.

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