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April 8, 2015 /Product Focus /

Revealing the next release of Premiere Pro: Creativity just got a lot more colorful.

With Creative Cloud, your creative toolset is constantly evolving. Today, we’ve very excited to be able to reveal all-new versions of our digital video and audio desktop apps, coming soon, including Prelude, After Effects, Audition, Adobe Media Encoder, SpeedGrade, and of course Premiere Pro, alongside the introduction of a brand new animation app, Adobe Character Animator, that brings 2D characters to life, and new mobile technology codenamed Project Candy, to create Looks on your phone. Learn more about the other video and audio releases coming to Creative Cloud here.


Watch the overview video, introducing key video features in the next releases:


Adobe will present a special webcast on April 16 showcasing all the upcoming features. Shot right on the NAB show floor, the webcast will provide a chance to see highlights of the release and chat in real-time with presenter Jason Levine and #TeamAdobe. Register now to join us online.

Premiere Pro features a new color workspace featuring the Lumetri Color Panel, which allows editors to manipulate color and light in new and innovative ways, at any point in the editing process, without leaving the application. Combining new color technology based on SpeedGrade with familiar Lightroom-style controls, applying simple looks and manipulating parameters to achieve the perfect aesthetic has never been easier, and you’ll see beautiful results in just a click or two. You can take it further with curves and hue/saturation controls, and the new Lumetri 3-way color corrector. And if you want to do more, you can use Direct Link to take your project into SpeedGrade for additional refinements.

Unsightly jump-cuts in talking head interview footage might just be a thing of the past with the addition of Morph Cut, which uses face tracking, frame interpolation, and some Adobe magic to create seamless transitions that previously would have seemed impossible.

The introduction of CC Libraries to Premiere Pro (shown in After Effects in the link) allows you to access and use looks and graphics wherever you are. Use the amazing Project Candy mobile technology to capture the look of a location or picture, jump into Premiere Pro’s Libraries panel and see the look sync’ed via Creative Cloud, and just drag it to a clip to apply. You can easily share looks and graphics from Photoshop and elsewhere between projects, team members, and across other Adobe applications for seamless access and collaboration.

An improved workflow to bring your video projects that you created on your phone from Premiere Clip, Adobe’s editing app for iOS devices, means you’re only two clicks from bringing your project into Premiere Pro to use professional editing tools.

You can now easily toggle between new task-oriented workspaces, optimized for the task at hand (whether it be editing, color work, and more), using the new workspace switcher.

As you’ve come to expect from Premiere Pro, you can work at any resolution without needing to transcode, and a host of newly supported native formats, including new support for Canon XF-AVC, and Panasonic 4K_HS, streamlining your path to getting creative.

And the features don’t stop there. Editors who work with Closed Captions will now be able to burn them into video on export, and a number of editing refinements like the new composite preview during trim, simpler keyboard-based numerical input, Source Settings now showing as Master Clip Effects, and improved AAF exports help you focus on simply making beautiful content. You’ll also find audio routing is easier thanks to improved audio routing UI, and an improved Audition workflow featuring Dynamic Link means moving between Premiere Pro and Audition is easier and faster than ever. Users of Windows-based touch devices will benefit from the first steps being taken towards a more touch-friendly editing experience, allowing editors to perform tasks like moving clips in the timeline and scrubbing the play-head by directly touching the screen. And editors who work with third-party I/O devices will experience significant Mercury Transmit performance enhancements.

One final piece of Adobe magic allows you to alter the duration of an export by up to 10% in either direction while maintaining quality. Time Tuner lets you target the precise duration of your required output without needing to perform time-consuming micro editing, by automatically adding or removing frames in areas of low activity, providing results of the highest possible quality for broadcast and elsewhere.

Stay tuned for more information on when these releases will be available, and if you’re lucky enough to be attending the NAB show in Las Vegas, stop by the booth for a preview of these exciting new features and releases!



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  • By editor - 10:12 AM on April 9, 2015  

    “Users of Windows-based touch devices will benefit from the first steps being taken towards a more touch-friendly editing experience, allowing editors to perform tasks like moving clips in the timeline and scrubbing the play-head by directly touching the screen.”

    Finally!!!:-D the future of editing belongs to touch-based editing and I really hope Adobe will be the first to make it possible! we`ve been waiting for that news for ages guys, so keep it coming!:-)

  • By Geoff - 7:44 PM on April 9, 2015  

    Thank you for adding dynamic link to Audition, that is a greatly needed feature!

    Looking forward to further details at NAB, still hoping for H265 support.

  • By Nathan Lawrence - 11:40 AM on April 13, 2015  

    You guys seem to have answered every conceivable question about this stuff except for the one we all want to know: when?

    • By Meagan Keane - 10:02 AM on April 15, 2015  

      We haven’t announced a release date yet – stay tuned!

  • By thomas - 2:45 AM on April 14, 2015  

    Great new features. I am very content with switching to premiere. But please please make the system more stable. Me and other eitors complaing about the stability especialy of large projects. We have to trust the software… Than all those features are great but onley then…

    Kind regards.

  • By Daniel Remer - 7:31 AM on April 15, 2015  

    When will this new update be available????

    • By Meagan Keane - 10:02 AM on April 15, 2015  

      We haven’t announced a release date yet – all we can say is “soon”! Stay tuned!!

  • By Craig - 11:47 PM on April 15, 2015  

    Loving the look of the new features. +1 for stability though, being having heaps of crashes recently on premiere with CUDA

  • By Eddie Carranza - 11:37 AM on April 17, 2015  

    Will the update be available in Q2 or late this year?

    • By Meagan Keane - 8:16 AM on April 21, 2015  

      Hi Eddie,

      Unfortunately we can give any specifics about release date but we’ll be sure to provide updates to release timing as soon as we’re able. Stay tuned to our social channels – @AdobePremiere on Twitter and /premierepro on Facebook.


  • By Bryan - 9:25 AM on April 22, 2015  

    Looks great!! Morph cut in particular looks amazing—although I’m a bit skeptical about how well it actually works. Was kind of hoping for some more changes to surround sound editing… but as long as the current workarounds work… I guess I can’t complain.

    I really hope that Adobe releases a “Video Editing” package of Creative Cloud for us hobbyists/YouTube-editors. Really enjoy the software but hard for me to justify $50 a month for something that is essentially a hobby. If they offered a package that ditched InDesign, Flash, Muse, Dreamweaver, etc. that was $25-$35 a month… I would get it in a heartbeat.

    But until then, guess I’ll have to continue to share an account with my 5 other buddies.

    Then again… with AVID offering a free version Media Composer & Pro Tools, might be able to get by without CC.

    • By Meagan Keane - 9:57 AM on April 22, 2015  

      Hi Bryan,

      There is a promotion right now for Full Creative Cloud for $29.99 a month for the first year if you’re switching from Avid/Final Cut – if you don’t feel like the value is there when the promotional pricing ends after a year you can cancel, no problem. Find out more here (scroll down to the icon that says “Switch to Creative Cloud”: