Archive for December, 2014

A look back at the 2014 releases of Premiere Pro CC

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2014 is coming to an end, and I would be remiss to not post a recap of the Premiere Pro CC releases that went out this year.

As I sit down to list the features, I’m again blown away by the incredible number of features and enhancements that were packed into the Premiere Pro CC releases this year  – all of it making video editing easier, faster, and that much more integrated with Adobe’s other pro video apps.

 

 

The features that stand out for me are the new masking and tracking features and Live Text templates, providing tighter integration with After Effects; the powerful Master Clip effects; cross-platform support for the GoPro CineForm codec; powerful search enhancements including advanced Timeline search; a noticeably cleaner and modernized user interface; and several features that enhance everyday editing tasks.

I know it’s hard to pick a handful of features when there’s so much goodness packed into each release. So, I’m listing top features from each release and pointing you to resources that give you complete information.

 

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For more information, see the detailed New Features Summary (Oct-Dec 2014)

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For more information, see the detailed New Features Summary (June-July 2014).

 

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Adobe Video Apps Updated – What’s New and Changed

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A quick post before the year ends about the latest update to Adobe’s Digital Video apps. Read on for a quick overview of the top features in the 2014.2 update with links to resources offering more information.

 


Adobe Premiere Pro CC

  • GoPro CineForm codec support enhancements
  • Support for ARRI Open Gate media
  • Improved scrubbing and shuttling in long GOP MXF files
  • Ability to set transitions and still image default durations in seconds or frames
  • A large number of bug fixes

For more information, see this blog post.

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Adobe After Effects CC

  • Scripting improvements for text layers
  • New keyframe icons
  • Expression access to dynamic layer bounds, including text layers
  • Several bug fixes

For more information, see this blog post.

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Adobe Media Encoder CC

  • Destination Publishing to YouTube and Vimeo
  • Updated Vimeo presets
  • Updated GoPro CineForm presets
  • Ability to abort an encode if a decode error is detected
  • Export channels as separate WAV files
  • Important bug fixes

For more information, see this blog post.

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Adobe SpeedGrade CC

  • Improved usability of Color Wheels
  • Master Clip remains selected when the Playhead moves onto a new clip
  • Warning that alerts users when a GPU with insufficient capacity (1GB of VRAM or less) is used for high resolution footage
  • Several bug fixes

For more information, see this blog post.

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Adobe Audition CC

  • Several bug fixes
  • Fixes for several potential crash scenarios

For more information, see this blog post.

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Adobe Prelude CC

  • Features enhancements and a number of fixes

For more information, see this blog post.

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Adobe Story CC Plus

  • Template customizations
  • Critical bug fixes

For more information, see this Help article.