Learn about new features and enhancements in the January 2021 (version 17.6) release of After Effects.
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More accurate Content-Aware Fill

Handle lighting shifts in footage better with improved Content-Aware Fill. It helps you cleanly remove objects from footage where harsh lighting changes occur throughout the footage.

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Color Space and Gamma Changes

The default working space and Gamma curve is modified for all RED files.

More accurate Content-Aware Fill

Work with a wider range of video clips, including ones where lighting changes over time with the new Lighting Correction in Content-Aware Fill. This update to Content-Aware Fill removes objects that are moving through different lighting intensities. In the previous releases, Content-Aware Fill stays true to the reference frame and does not take into consideration lighting changes which can cause artifacts. When you enable lighting correction, you get results that look more realistic and do not contain distracting artifacts.

For more information, see Lighting Correction in Content-Aware Fill.

Color Space and Gamma Changes

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Color space and Gamma changes

The default working color space and Gamma curve has been modified for all RED files.

File type Default working space in older versions of After Effects Default working space in After Effects version 17.6 and later
Red files
  • Color space- Rec 709
  • Gamma curve- BT.1886
  • Color space- RedWideGamutRGB
  • Gamma curve- Log3G10
Komodo files
  • Color space- Rec 709
  • Gamma curve- Log3G10
  • Color space- RedWideGamutRGB
  • Gamma curve- Log3G10

Note:

All old projects continue to have the previous settings and are not impacted by this change. You can choose to change the colour space and Gamma space as per your requirements.