July, 2013 Archives
In addition to all the great features in this week’s release, many bugs were also fixed in the July 10th update. Here is a summary:
- H.264 444 video files are incorrectly decoded as 422. One manifestation is green artifacts.
- Some XDCAM 422 QuickTime clips fail to import on Mac, and imports only audio on Windows.
- hang on quit if project contains SonyRaw Format clips imported via Media Browser
- Crash on dragging an empty bin from Media Browser to the Project panel, with error message “[..\..\Src\ProjectActions.cpp-2653]”
- Growing file sometimes becomes media offline while editing
- Growing file sometimes goes offline while editing
- When capture codec is set to DNxHD 145, clips captured at 1080i setting are created at 1080p.
- If Capture panel and Edit to Tape panel are open at the same time, Capture panel will fail to capture video.
- Capture Device in the capture window becomes Offline after closing the Edit to Tape panel
- Crash on batch capture with tape deck connected via SDI. Error message: [..\..\Src\ManualRecorderUtilities.cpp-348]
- [FCP XML Export] No audio with clip if track is muted at export with XML
- OMF Export does not trim audio properly if audio comes from multicamera sequences
- FCP XML’s sometimes lose the correct output assignment and panning information on import.
- Sequence previews are used during movie export regardless of the “Use Previews” Export Settings option being selected or not.
- Some muxed h264 CBR exports are longer than the original source material
- Duration of H264 encodes is shorter than the source by up to a second.
Smart Render: Media from some decks does not smart render properly
- Faders on control surface do not work with an adaptive clip in a multichannel sequence.
- Some control surface faders for Clip Mixer are not updated when switching between sequences for Clip Volume value of 0.0
- Toggle Control Surface Clip Mixer Mode button assignment provides no visual feedback.
- Mute Buttons do not update correctly for some control surface interfaces
Edit to Tape
- Edit to Tape Panel: after edit is complete, edit data remains stored in deck, and deck often remains in Insert or Assemble mode. Causes tape export failure on some decks.
- Edit to Tape panel: “Delay Movie Start by [x] frames” is not properly honored in some case
- Audio tracks in Edit to Tape panel do not default to A1 through A4 when switch from “Insert” to “assemble,” then back to Insert
- Export to Tape panel: when switching from Assemble to Insert, all audio channels are selected, even when the channels are unsupported.
Transmit: Occasional crash on toggling Transmit during timeline playback [Mac only]
- After external I/O device is disconnected, CTI sometimes fails to move
- after stopping playback, AVC-Intra and DVCPro HD files take 15 – 20 seconds to render frames for playback
- Some XDCAM QT MOV clips show Media Pending graphic for extended period and exhibit poor scrubbing and playback
- Various issues interfacing with audio drivers on Mac that could result in failed audio recording or playback, issues connecting to audio devices, audio issues upon the computer waking.
- Poor quality audio when using some USB microphones in conjunction with a capture card
- Audio distortion with audio enabled on some capture cards
- Adaptive clips exported to Audition lose audio when channels are remapped.
- Channel mapping of 5.1 clips exported to Audition is sometimes incorrect
- Only the first audio channel of SonyRaw plays clips play when loaded into the Source monitor from Media Browser
- Crash with error message “[..\..\Src\Content\AudioSequenceContent.cpp-903]”
- Timecode for some DPX clips is not handled properly
- Premiere does not read correct start timecode from .mp4 files from some cameras
Merged Clips: “Reveal in Project” does not work with Merged Clips
- Media not relink-able after converting a project from CS6 to CS7: Error message “Cannot Link Media: The selected file cannot be linked because it has 2 audio channels and the clip was created with 1 audio channels”
- “Log Note” in Clip Metadata is lost after relinking
Sequence Settings: New Sequence from Clip: Some stereo clips yield a sequence with audio set to 10 Channel Mono
- The Timeline panel does not redraw correctly after audio keyframes are deleted.
- Relevant menu options are unavailable when an empty timeline has focus.
- Record Voice Over does not work when an Out point is set in Timeline
- New audio tracks initialize at minimum track height in cases where they should be expanded
- Crash on undoing a razor edit with with multiple clips selected, with error message “../Src/Sequence/PersistentGroup.cpp-108” or “../Inc/Sequence/TrackItemGroup.h-215”
- Upon flattening a multicam sequence, transitions are applied on the wrong layers. Can lead to crash with error message […Src\Sequence\Action\SequenceAddTransitionAction.cpp-57".]
- “Extend Previous Edit”: command can result in incorrect media being used.
- Duplicate frame indicators are shown in Multicam edits where clips from different cameras have overlapping timecode
- When a given multicam sequence is already loaded in the Source monitor, the Match Frame command does not auto-select the correct camera
- Multicam project lost all multicamera source synchronization after re-recording cuts then save/reopen project
Sync by Audio
- When syncing by audio fails, user receives no notification
- If a track in the Timeline contains multiple copies of a source clip, then Synchronize by Audio can sync to wrong clip
- Syncing by audio can move audio track items that are on the same track in the Timeline but not selected
- When one of the selected track items is a nested sequence, Syncing by audio always moves other A/V clip.
Effects and Transitions
- Color at edges of crisp mattes is inverted (GPU acceleration only)
- Effects Panel: the Accelerated Effects badges are not displayed (Windows only)
- Error in the way dissolves are rendered with Composite in Linear Color is enabled
- Three-Way Color Corrector does not handle Levels correctly in GPU playback mode
- Clipping occurs with some color correction plugins at values greater that 1
Insert Sequence as Clips: If a sequence contains a layered PSD, App crashes upon inserting it into another sequence as clips [KEM roll]
Metadata: Crash during metadata refresh
- On tabbing with an uncommitted edit in the Markers panel, the Text Edit Control sometimes loses focus
- When playhead is on a clip marker, Clear Current Marker can instead delete a sequence marker
- Quicktime exports with embedded captions can have frame size problems when viewed in QT player 7 and Premiere
- if the project contains captions, project file size grows with each save.
Creative Cloud: CC Authentication is not remembered in some cases.
Today, the Adobe Premiere Pro CC (7.0.1) update was released.
You can check for new updates and install them by choosing Help > Updates.
If you’re checking for updates in the Creative Cloud desktop application, and the updates don’t appear, restarting the application can force it to check for recent updates. In general, updates will appear in the Creative Cloud desktop application within 24 hours of being made available.
If you are not able to install the updates automatically by choosing Help > Updates, you can also directly download the update packages from the download page for Mac OS or Windows by choosing the “Adobe Premiere Pro CC Update” under the “7.0.1” heading for your operating system.
For information about updates for other Adobe professional video applications, see this page.
One of the best things about Creative Cloud is that we’re able to develop and release features in cadence with the demands of this rapidly growing and evolving industry. The Premiere Pro CC July 2013 update, available now, is the first example of that, and we’re thrilled to be able to give you multiple new editing features so soon after the first CC release – less than a month after we shipped CC. These features are focused in the areas of timeline editing, viewing, navigation and media management, and are direct responses to customer feedback we’ve been closely listening to. The release also includes a number of bug fixes, including a documented critical bug with multicam workflows, and is recommended for all users.
The Premiere Pro team puts great importance on engaging with customers at every level. The new features added to this update are based on the incredible amount of feedback we get from our user base, and are designed around making those small things you do thousands of times a day easier and faster to achieve, keeping you creative, productive, and hopefully, happy. We hope you enjoy them, and we look forward to bringing our Creative Cloud members more great new releases in the future.
Adobe also announced today that Adobe Anywhere for video, which was initially previewed in April 2013 at the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow (NAB), is now available and shipping. With Adobe Anywhere, the biggest headaches in video production — massive file transfers, duplicate media, and proxy files – are a thing of the past. Adobe Anywhere brings virtual teams of talent together, enabling them to efficiently log, edit, share and finish video productions using standard networks and hardware. Today’s release of Adobe Anywhere supports the latest versions of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Prelude CC. Support for Adobe After Effects CC is expected later in 2013.
See this page for a list of bugs fixed in this update.
The complete list of newly added features in this Premiere Pro CC update is below:
1. Anywhere for video support
2. Duplicating a title in a sequence creates a new, unique title, which can be independently edited from the original.
3. Lift and Extract can be used when only an In or Out point is set (if only an In is set, Lift/Extract will use the end of the sequence as the Out point; if only an Out is set, the beginning of the sequence will be used for the In point).
4. Copy, Cut, and Clear commands work between In and Out points on targeted tracks when no clips are selected.
5. When a sequence is loaded in the Source Monitor, keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate to edit points (Up/Down keys by default).
6. Keyboard shortcuts can be used to clear In/Out points on clips in the Project Panel.
7. The Enable Clip command now works as a toggle when multiple clips are selected, such that any disabled clips become enabled and vice versa.
8. The Match Frame command will prioritize a selected clip over a targeted track.
9. The Relink command can now be used on a sequence containing offline media.
10. The Export EDL dialog now contains the option to include or exclude Transitions and the Key Track.
11. The Reveal In Project command now works from the Source Monitor.
12. A preference has been added to select whether or not playback jumps to the beginning of the Timeline or a Clip once the end has been reached.
13. A button has been added to the Timeline Panel to globally Link or Unlink all clips in the sequence.
14. An assignable keyboard shortcut has been added to enable toggling between the Source and Program Monitors.
15. The Reveal In Finder command can now be used on clips in a sequence..
16. A default start timecode value for all new sequences can be set in the Timeline panel.
17. Clips can now be dragged from the Finder or Explorer directly into the Source Monitor.
18. The Match Frame command now works on Nested or Multi-Camera Source Sequences, first matching to the source sequence, then stepping back further to the original master clip used in that source sequence.
19. Offline audio clips are now displayed in red, matching offline video clips.
20. The Source Settings dialog can be accessed by right-clicking on Clips within the Timeline Panel.
21. A preference has been added to allow the Timeline Panel to be automatically focused after an Insert or Overwrite edit is performed.
22. The Auto-Save dialog is suppressed during editing, and auto saves will not occur if no changes have been made to the project.
23. The Tone Settings dialog allows users to set the amplitude and frequency of the Bars and Tone synthetic clip.
24. Closed Captions are displayed on thumbnails in the Captions panel.
25. Options have been added to the Automate To Sequence dialog for Still Clip Duration, giving control over whether still clips use the In/Out range or a specified number of frames per clip (for timelapse workflows).
More information is available in the ‘What’s New’ document.
Our commitment to customers includes those who haven’t yet subscribed to Creative Cloud or who rely on CS6, and we plan to release an update to Premiere Pro CS6 in the coming weeks that will address an AVCHD clip spanning issue. For more information in video production and Adobe Creative Cloud, go here.