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Today the Adobe pro video team kicks of our presence at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. NAB is the biggest North American tradeshow of the year for us and we’ve been looking forward to this for months.
The product teams have been working tirelessly on all the new features that were revealed last week and we can’t wait to show them to you. If you’re coming to NAB, be sure to stop by and say hello at the Adobe booth (SL3910 – in the Lower South hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center). Check out all the new updates at the demo pods and ask questions. We have a packed schedule on our main stage too, where you can get presentations on what’s coming next to Creative Cloud for video and see some of the fantastic things other filmmakers, post houses, and broadcasters are doing with the Creative Cloud tools (hint: if you want to see AMC’s Walking Dead zombies, come by to see Sam Nicholson from Stargate Studios).
Speaking of customers, Meagan Keane was lucky enough to moderate a really engaging keynote panel “Breaking the Rules: The Next-Gen Content Creator” at the Post Production World last weekend where customers Ryan Connolly [Film Riot/Triune Films], Kanen Flowers [That Post Show/That Studio] and Peter Salvia [YouTube Nation] talked about the next generation of media creation and bypassing traditional broadcast outlets. Stay tuned for more on the keynote and a highlight video coming soon.
In addition to the Adobe booth at NAB – where attendees can see all the goodness coming soon to Adobe Creative Cloud for video – they can also find Adobe Creative Cloud and specifically Adobe Premiere Pro being demoed in over 130 partner booths across the NAB show floor. The partner ecosystem is an integral part of bringing the fastest, most powerful, most streamlined workflows to Premiere Pro customers so its an incredibly big point of focus for the Adobe pro video team.
And there’s so much more to come! The one and only Al Mooney will be presenting at the Las Vegas Supermeet later this week, and we’ll be interviewing product team members and customers. If you’re not in Vegas, we’ll bring Vegas to you – all week long. Be sure to stay tuned to the “NAB 2014” Channel on Adobe TV for all the latest from the show!
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to NAB: we haven’t forgotten you… We’re presenting a special Ask a Video Pro session on Thursday, April 10 at 10 am PT demoing the latest innovations coming to the Creative Cloud video apps like Premiere Pro and After Effects. Register for free for “What’s coming next in Creative Cloud for video” a one-hour overview with Q&A presented by Jason Levine.
And short demo videos of the top new features coming soon can be found here:
Today we are releasing an update to Premiere Pro CC. This version (Premiere Pro CC 7.2.2) contains a number of important bug fixes and is recommended for all users. Please note that this release does NOT contain the extensive new features recently revealed as forthcoming; more information on when Adobe Creative Cloud members can expect to see that major update will be coming soon.
Users can install this update directly from the Creative Cloud desktop application.
A list of notable issues resolved in this release appears below.
- Audio could drop out during playback.
- Red frames were sometimes seen on export, particularly with XDCAM HD 422 smart rendered exports.
- Older AMD GPUs were showing performance degradation, sometimes significant.
- Erratic playhead behavior was observed when scrubbing in the Timeline in Mac OS X 10.9.x.
- Rendering a sequence could cause red frames to be generated with XDCAM HD 50 clips with Preview Rendering Setting of XDCAM HD 50 NTSC 1920×1080.
- XDCAM HD 422 QT files were sometimes not decoding properly.
- Performance issues were seen when working with growing files.
- The Locate Media dialog could not open with the correct location even though the “Path:” field started with a valid initial guess for location.
- Transitions on speed-changed multicam clips were removed when flattening.
- Multi-camera previewing could go black in Program Monitor when the selected camera did not extend to the current playhead position.
- Timeline clips’ FX badge popup menu (Motion, Opacity, Time Remapping) could be difficult to open.
- Multicam Sequences could move in the timeline when flattened if they had speed changes applied.
- Source settings were not accessible from a Merged clip created from a R3D / RED video clip.
- Smart rendering Canon XF files could result in stalls during the export
- Transitions were erased from multi-camera sequences after flattening.
- Some growing XDCAM files could play back with unwanted artifacts.
- The order of effects applied to a multi-camera source sequence could reverse after flattening.
- The display could go to energy saving mode during long periods of playback.
- Spanned CanonXF media on an XSAN could import incorrectly.
- Duplicate bins were created for each sequence imported from a single project.
- Project import could take a long time if the project being imported contained offline media.
- Occasional hangs occurred when adjusting volume in the Clip Mixer.
- Marque selection in the Project Panel sometimes selected items in the incorrect order.
- Double-clicking in the Project Panel when in list view could invoke the Import dialog unexpectedly.
- Audio from P2 media could import incorrectly.
- Export To Tape could exhibit issues if a file was growing at the same time.
- Red Rocket failures could sometimes occur with 16:9 media.
As video production workflows and requirements are constantly changing and evolving, so is Creative Cloud, with regular feature-rich releases which allow creative people to stay at the very cutting edge. Today, we are extremely excited to be able to reveal the next major update of Premiere Pro CC, which accompanies reveals of all other Adobe video and audio products, including Prelude, After Effects, Speedgrade, Media Encoder, and Audition. The update will be available to Creative Cloud subscribers in the coming months.
The next release of Premiere Pro CC brings multiple features and performance enhancements designed to allow editors to work fluidly with the highest resolution media, achieving brilliant results faster than ever before, without leaving their editing environment.
Live Text Templates allow Premiere editors to work with After Effects comps containing text (such as lower thirds) making changes to the text without ever having to leave Premiere Pro. All animation and effects from After Effects remain in place, with only unlocked text fields being edited.
Also, editors increasingly need to be able to create masks and track them, often so that they can easily blur out a moving portion of a frame, like a face or license plate. This release brings full feathered Masking and Tracking capabilities to all effects in Premiere Pro, allowing editors to quickly place an effect mask over a portion of a frame, track it, and feather it. When more finesse is required, simply jump into After Effects for greater control.
Premiere Pro’s rich support for workflows in 5K and beyond is further enhanced, with new native support for CanonRAW and Sony SStP media. Enhanced CinemaDNG support (including Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Convergent Design Odyssey7Q, and CinemaDNG source settings), and a powerful new workflow for the ARRI AMIRA camera, where appropriate LUTs are applied on ingest at the master clip level are also available. Editors working with RED media will benefit greatly from the ability to debayer on a supported GPU, providing amazing playback performance up to full-resolution real-time playback on a workstation-class system.
The all-new Master Clip Effects feature provides a brand new, extremely powerful effects workflow. Any effect can now be added to a Master Clip, and any adjustments made at the Master Clip level will ripple down through to all clip instances used within sequences, allowing rapid changes to entire scenes.
The Premiere Pro team continues to pride itself on engaging with the editing community and solving modern workflow problems in powerful new ways. We’re thrilled to be able bring you these amazing new features soon.
Check out these videos to see the all the top new features in the Creative Cloud video apps in action:
All the other new features in this release are listed below – we can’t wait to let you get your hands on it.
- Intel Iris architectures are supported for Mercury OpenCL.
- Full support for browsing After Effects projects in the Media Browser has been added, and effects compositions within an AEP can be previewed.
- Users can specify a number of frames for the step forward/back command.
- Media Browser project browse has been significantly improved for multi-project workflows.
- A new progress bar appears over the Premiere Pro icon on the Mac OS X dock or Windows taskbar displaying render progress.
- A new Track Select Backwards tool has been added.
- An option to show transparent/alpha elements of a frame as a gray and white grid has been added.
- A preference has been added to maintain audio pitch on scrub and shuttle.
- The Cross-Dissolve transition is now preset capable.
- Lens Distortion Removal presets have been added for Go Pro and DJI cameras, and the Lens Distortion Removal effect has been ported to Mac.
- Multiple transitions can be selected at once and their durations altered simultaneously.
- Red Giant Pluraleyes workflows have been improved.
- Several issues with AAF export have been resolved.
- A Reverse Match Frame command has been added.
- Significant improvements have been made to effects and transitions parity between Windows and Mac.
- ‘Favorites’ can now be created and navigated to in the Media Browser.
- Double-clicking a track item in a sequence will automatically perform a match frame to the playhead position when it is parked on a frame within that item.
- Typekit support has been added to Premiere Pro, allowing quick access to the Typekit website from the Title menu.
- A preference has been added to allow a user’s most recent autosave file to be automatically backed up to Creative Cloud.
- Comment names are displayed in the Marker panel.
- All video and/or all audio tracks can be locked or unlocked with an assigned keyboard shortcut.
- An Export command has been added to the contextual menu for items in the Project Panel.
- Sequences in the Timeline or Project Panel can be made offline with a right-click.
- A keyboard shortcut can be assigned for the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog.
- Sound roll/Sound timecode can be used in an EDL export.
- Audio clip volume keyframing can be nudged up and down with assignable keyboard shortcuts.
- Scratch-disk workflows have been improved, both when moving between platforms and when the previous scratch disk is offline.
- Searching and sorting in the Project Panel has been made dramatically faster.
- A new Set To Frame Size command has been added, preserving the full resolution of media without rasterizing (as with Scale To Frame Size).
- A new popup has been added to audio track headers to allow fast Voice Over recording configuration.
- Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus (stereo only) can be encoded on export.
- The fx badges on track items have been moved to the left of the name, and can now be disabled.
- More than one keyboard shortcut can be assigned to a single command.
- Improvements have been made to AVCi growing files performance.
- An option has been added to not consolidate duplicates on import.
- Manual sync offsets can be committed to a new Project item.
- SCC or MCC caption files can be created without needing to create accompanying media.
- Effects are preserved when using the Flatten Multicam command.
- An option has been added to create a new folder when a sequence or XML is imported.
- The Mosaic effect has been GPU optimized.
- Assignable keyboard shortcuts have been added for toggling audio and video track outputs.
- A preference has been added to disable automatic import of embedded closed caption streams.
- Users can export to AS11 content packages.
- Users can export to certain types of Quvis Wraptor DCP packages.
Join us on April 10th for a special online event to see all these new features in action,
To see a big sneak peek of all of the new and exciting things coming in Adobe’s professional video and audio applications and services, go here.
Because we’re just revealing these features now, you won’t yet have access to them through Creative Cloud, but you can make sure that you get them as soon as they’re available by subscribing now. If you join Creative Cloud before 30May2014, you can take advantage of our special promotional offer. See this page for details.
Well, it’s that time of year again when we are excited to come out from behind closed doors and show you what our team has been heads-down working on for the past several months – the next major update of Prelude CC. It has been a great year for Prelude, with it really coming into its own as a product. We have seen a real upswing in the adoption of Prelude as the Ingest, Logging, and Rough Cut solution in the post-production world. This has been especially true among news and sports productions, and we expect our new features to continue to add to this momentum. We are also continuing to look at ways of increasing Prelude’s appeal to a broader market with optimized workflows, features, and utilities, like Adobe Prelude Live Logger . Our goal with this release was to improve the efficiency and intuitiveness of key workflows within the application. So let’s take a look at the new features!
Dramatically speed up shot logging by using the new Tag panel to create customized tags you can add with a single click as you review your footage. Enrich your media with metadata without typing—or typos. Save Tag templates for sharing between machines and users, or to re-use on new projects.
Each Tag applied appears as a comment marker in on the Timeline, populated with a Tag Name and Description specified by the Tag Template button selected. All tags are fully searchable across Prelude (Project Panel, Timeline, Marker List Panel) and will also be fully searchable in the Adobe Premiere Pro CC Project Panel.
A streamlined rough-cut workflow now lets you generate assembly edits with drag and drop ease, and new trimming with mouse and keyboard shortcuts automatically applys ripple trims directly in the Prelude timeline for basic editing.
- Trim In Point of Selected Clip to CTI (Q)
- Trim Out Point of Selected Clip to CTI (W)
- INSERT Clip(s) at the PREVIOUS edit point ( , )
- INSERT Clip(s) at the NEXT edit point ( . )
- SELECT CLIP at Playhead ( D )
- MOVE CLIP(S) LEFT ( [ )
- MOVE CLIP(S) RIGHT ( ] )
Ingest panel enhancements give you more control when copying your media. Set custom values for auto increment renaming on ingest, and preview the transcoding duration and resulting file size of any shots you select for transferring and copying.
Apply File Metadata to All Destinations during ingest.
Project panel enhancements enable faster handling and organization of project items. New sorting options make it easier to stay on top of large projects. Use the Subclip Only view to quickly filter the Project panel down to the essentials.
Cycle through clips quickly for review and logging using keyboard shortcuts, Alt + P (Open Next Clip) and Alt + O (Open Previous Clip). Drag and Drop clips to the New BIN icon to create a new bin with the selected items automatically added.
We are excited to introduce these new features and enhancements for our next release. Many of them are in direct response to customer feedback and feature requests, so thank you for helping us make Adobe Prelude a better product!
There has been a lot of confusion and misinformation recently about how well Premiere Pro CC runs on Apple’s latest professional desktop machine, the new Mac Pro. I’m happy to say that, due to the meant-to-be combination of the Mercury Playback Engine and the immense power of the hardware, you can expect absolutely phenomenal performance. In this video, our man Dave Helmly takes you through just what it can do (and there’s even a surprise at the end, so if you ever work with RED media, I suggest you watch the whole thing).
The Mercury Playback Engine is built to leverage modern system resources as much as possible, and working with a supported GPU gives the ultimate performance. With the latest release of Premiere Pro CC (December 2013), several new GPUs have been added to the supported list. This includes the AMD GPUs found in the new Mac Pro from Apple (note that dual GPUs are supported for export, and one is used when playing back). EDIT: please note that dual GPU support for export is not limited to the Mac Pro, but any system with multiple GPUs).
Below is the list of newly supported GPUs. Full information about the December 2013 release can be found here.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
AMD Radeon R9 290
Mac OS CUDA:
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Mac OS OpenCL:
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
AMD Radeon HD FirePro D300
AMD Radeon HD FirePro D500
AMD Radeon HD FirePro D700
Today we have released an update to the December 2013 Premiere Pro CC release, with several important bug fixes. This update is recommended for all users. 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.
issues fixed with this release:
- Intermittent Buzzing could occur on audio playback where audio transitions were present
- Reveal in project sometimes did not work in imported sequence when clips were present in the project
- Premiere Pro could occasionally crash on playback of certain multi cam assets
- Using matte cleanup tools in Ultra keyer could sometimes cause the top half of the image to disappear when paused in Open CL mode
- Autosave could sometimes interrupt playback.
- The AMD Radeon R9 290 Series has been added to the OpenCL supported card list
- Inserting a merged clip with in/out points via menu or command would insert the entire merged clip, not the in/out range
- Playing with preroll could sometime crash Premiere Pro
- When editing in Anywhere mode, adding synthetics would sometimes show a 10 digit number under the progress panel’s Name column
We have become aware of an issue in the recently released December 2013 Update of Premiere Pro CC. If you are user who frequently imports from other projects, or via XMLs, we recommend that you do not install this update. We are working hard to fix this and hope to have a patch available within 7-10 days. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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
UPDATE: We are aware that a small number of users are encountering stability issues after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.9. We are currently investigating these cases.
Apple today released the latest version of their operating system, Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). We’re happy to say that both Premiere Pro CC and Premiere Pro CS6 are supported with this OS, and we do not foresee any issues for users who wish to upgrade.