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Adobe Premiere Pro CC (7.2), December 2013

Creative Cloud is always evolving, and ongoing updates are one of the most popular benefits for users. In a fast-changing industry, Creative Cloud members always have the latest versions of the Adobe professional video tools as soon as they are available, including feature enhancements and optimized performance.

Today we’re thrilled to release the fourth version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

You can install the update through the Creative Cloud desktop application, or you can check for new updates from within any Adobe application by choosing Help > Updates. Ideally, you should install the updates automatically through the Creative Cloud desktop application or by choosing Help > Updates, but you can also directly download the update packages from the download page for Windows or Mac OS. Note that if updates aren’t visible in the Creative Cloud app, quitting and relaunching may help.

This release brings multiple performance enhancements to Premiere Pro, and several new features. In addition, SpeedGrade, Prelude, Adobe Media Encoder and Adobe Anywhere are all releasing updates today as well, offering video pros an ever-improving integrated workflow. An update to After Effects is coming soon. For more on the December 2013 Creative Cloud pro video release visit the Creative Layer blog.

We hope you like what we’ve done. Below is a list of what’s new; more information is available here. And from all of the Premiere Pro team, we’d like to wish every one of our customers a wonderful festive period. See you next year!

  • Voice-over recording directly in the Timeline has been enhanced.
    • A pre-roll overlay in the Program Monitor counting down to the time when recording will start
    • The ability to pre-roll before the sequence start time
    • A new dedicated voice-over record button which can be added to the Audio Track header, and includes pre-roll functionality
    • A red record status indicator in the Program Monitor when recording is taking place, including a count-out to the end of a recording when an Out Point has been set
  • Multiple Media Browser panels can be open at once for browsing multiple projects or locations simultaneously
  • Clip selection overrides track targeting for multiple editing commands (such as Match Frame, Mark Clip, Lift/Extract, Add Edit, etc.)
  • Single camera multi-cam only shows single camera in the Source and Program Monitors
  • A sequence can be created by dragging media to an empty Timeline panel
  • The Ripple Delete command can be used with an In/Out range set in a sequence
  • Mercury Transmit can output a Dolby E stream for external hardware decoding
  • AVCi100 .mov files can be smart-rendered to MXF-wrapped AVCi100
  • OpenCL performance has been improved
  • The active source clip name is shown on multi-cam clips used in a sequence
  • With a sequence or sequences selected in the Project Panel, a new project can be created from just those sequences by using File > Export > Selection as Premiere Pro project
  • Markers can be exported from any asset or sequence to a document, as a .csv or .html file with thumbnails
  • Clip markers can be added to selected clips in the timeline without needing to load them into the Source Monitor
  • Multicam sequences can be created with a custom preset for switched audio
  • Playback performance with XAVC 60p 4K media using Matrox hardware has been improved
  • OP1a formats can be used for preview renders
  • Improved AVC-Ultra support
  • OMF export improvements, especially when working with adaptive audio tracks


1. “Clip markers can be added to selected clips in the timeline without needing to load them into the Source Monitor”
Wasn’t this already true prior to CC7.2? It works for me in CC7.1!

2. Being able to open more than one Media Browser is great, but please give us the ability to open several instances of the Effects window or open a Custom Bin in a separate window (just like we can open Project window bins in their own window)! Having one’s Custom bin of most used effects disappear from view every time a Search for an effect is done is extremely frustrating. Users need a way to keep their most used effects in constant view, regardless of doing searches for an effect. The best way to deal with this IMO is to allow users to open Custom Bins in their own window. Allowing these windows to display effects side by side, horizontally, and being able to sort the contents manually (vs a strictly alphabetical order) would also be very welcome since it would allow users to display a single row of their 5-10 most used effects directly above or under their Timeline, within easy reach while editing! In other words, Premiere Pro needs a feature similar to FCP7′s Timeline icon bar where users can store their most used filters and transitions within easy reach.

3. It’s nice to see more improvements made to Multicam Editing (although why would anyone ever do a multicam edit with just 1 camera angle?). However the most important feature is still missing IMO: the ability to resize, position and display the Camera Angles independently from the Program Monitor, and vice versa. The current setup, whereby both the Camera Angles and Program Monitor are locked into the same window robs users of far too many options, such as being able to do full screen Program Monitor playback on one monitor, while viewing Camera Angles and Timeline on another monitor, for example. This really needs to be fixed!

Thanks and keep up the great work!

I’m having major issues with Ultra Key. It applies fine and I can adjust the main settings within matte generation, but as soon as I try to adjust matte cleanup it cuts my image in half as if I had a matte on it and was hiding the top half of the image. As soon as I turn the matte cleanup settings off the image comes full screen again. So, in other words, I’m able to apply a key, but I can’t refine it. This is a major issue because I am working on a deadline with green screen footage. Is this a know issue and will it be fixed in short order, or can you tell me if there is a way to revert back to an older version of Premiere Pro CC?

OS 10.8.5
3.4 ghz Intel Core i7
16 gigs of ram
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX – 2048MB

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