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September 7, 2014 /

Adobe Prelude CC 2014 Update

Announcing the next release of Adobe Prelude CC 2014

Since the release of Creative Cloud it’s been non-stop innovation across Adobe – and the story is no different for the Prelude team.  We are proud to be announcing great new features across the Adobe Pro Video software family including market leading Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Audition, and Adobe Media Encoder.  For an overview of all the top features coming with the newest release of Creative Cloud for Pro Video visit the Creative Cloud blog  and for more details check out our data sheet.

The fall release of Adobe Prelude CC 2014 is a continued reflection of customer feedback on the features that will make a Prelude an even more powerful Ingest, Logging , and Rough Cut tool in their Adobe toolset.  The biggest emphasis for this release was improving the capabilities of the rough cut functionality to meet the needs of producers, journalists, and field teams that need a simple but robust assemble tool for fast turnaround edits. That said, we did not forget about Ingest and Logging, and we made sure to continue our commitment to add value to all of the key functionalities of Prelude.

Prelude rough cuts are now even more suitable for quick turnaround to air when there is no time for craft editing.  In and Out Point Support for clips in the Project panel thumbnail view offers a faster way to assemble to a rough cut.  Once the rough cut is assembled, quickly add one of the basic Video Transitions and Audio Transitions across clips with the new Add Transitions button.  Then use the Additional Audio Tracks feature to add background sounds, voice over, music, and any other audio files that enhance the finished feel of the rough cut.  In addition to these track enhancements, Prelude now allows the user to set the Start Timecode for the rough cut timeline.  This value can be based on a custom timecode value or the start timecode of the first clip in the timeline.  Prelude is there for you when you need a workhorse rough cutter for quick, easy, and basic assembly.

Make your media easier to manage without the pain of long transcodes. Prelude has worked with the Adobe Media Encoder (AME) team to enable Rewrap to OP1A MXF.  Media and clips can now ingest and export faster by avoiding transcoding and/or rendering whenever possible.  Using the Match Source preset under the transcode option in the Ingest dialog, AME will extract media from folder based formats, like XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, AVC-Intra, XAVC, and DNX HD, into one simple MXF file.  Using the Match Source preset when exporting a rough cut sequence will rewrap any matching clip rather than rendering or transcoding.  Our goal is to save you time, while making your asset management easier.

For this next release the Prelude team also wanted to improve the workflows around the new Tag Templates introduced in the June release.  Start by assigningKeyboard shortcuts for Tagging in tag templates for faster and more efficient keyboard driven logging.  Then, more easily identify tagged markers on the Timeline because they are now the same color as the Tag button used to create them.

In addition, all of the Adobe video and audio applications feature a refined user interface, with new support for HiDPI displays on the Windows platform, accompanying the existing support for Apple retina displays.

The film, video and broadcast industries are evolving at a rapid pace and Adobe continues to develop the tools you need to stay creative while keeping up with the latest industry trends. The Adobe Pro Video team has been working hard to bring you a powerful toolset for all your production and post production needs. We’re very excited for what’s to come – and we hope you are too.  Stay tuned for more information!



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  • By Alex - 12:39 PM on September 16, 2014  

    Dear Adobe,

    I’m about to start logging & editing a long form documentary that was shot over the course of two years.

    I have multiple image sources, including 5DmkII h.264 and Canon C300, XF200 & Sony F5 .MXF-files.
    Audio has been captured on a separate multitrack recorder (24-bit WAV, up to 6 channels).

    What I would LOVE this update of Prelude to do:

    1. Sync my external multitrack audio to the original video clips using timecode (or in some instances: audio analysis)
    2. Also leave the original camera audio as one of the multitracks
    2. Leave the timecode of the original video intact, so I can still see the time of day it was shot in Premiere.
    3. Add extensive metadata (keywords, descriptions, comments etc) to the clip, that can be easily searched and sorted in Premiere.
    3. REWRAP the original video and add synced multitrack audio in a new, renamed MXF.

    If this is possible with the new update, that would be HUGE.


    • By Meagan Keane - 5:59 PM on September 23, 2014  

      Hi Alex,

      The very best way to get new features considered by the product team is to submit formal feature requests. Here is the link to do that:

      The management team reads and considers EVERY feature request submitted so be sure to let us know what you’re thinking there!