Adobe Creative Cloud

April 19, 2017 /Product Update /

The Latest (and Greatest!) for Premiere Pro CC and Media Encoder

Today we’re super excited to be announcing and making available the very latest versions of Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Media Encoder CC, which are accompanied by brand new releases of After Effects, Character Animator, Audition, and Team Projects. Creative Cloud members and trial users will be able to download and install these applications TODAY using the Creative Cloud desktop application, or online from here.

Dive deeper into what’s new for all Creative Cloud video and audio tools here.

This release contains a host of extremely exciting features including a modern, intuitive way to create titles and motion graphics with Motion Graphics Templates, the new Type Tool and the Essential Graphics panel, the Essential Sound panel, Destination Publishing to Adobe Stock, Ambisonics audio for VR, HLG support for High Dynamic Range workflows, and a number of small but super useful improvements for your day to day work with Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder.

There’s also news for Team Projects, our hosted collaboration technology for Team and Enterprise customers – as well as being fully integrated with the new release, the update now supports Dynamic Link between After Effects and Premiere Pro – one of the most effective workflow features in collaborative workflows. In addition, Team Projects now supports Adobe Media Encoder. Adobe Media Encoder allows you to browse Team Projects in the Media Browser and encode media in a Team Project such as file media, Premiere Pro sequences and After Effects compositions, directly in Adobe Media Encoder.

We’ve also restructured the Help and Learn content for Premiere Pro, you can now find the best content for getting started with Premiere Pro by choosing the track for beginners, or look for tutorials on advanced subjects by choosing the track for experienced users. Following NAB, Jason Levine will kick off a 6-week series on best practices for creating stellar video content. Join him every Friday at 9am PT on the Creative Cloud Facebook page to learn start-to-finish video workflows for beginners and anyone who wants to bring their skills to the next level.

Please note that the newly released versions of Adobe Creative Cloud applications will overwrite prior installations by default. No parallel installs are possible as this is a patch release. Also, please be aware that projects saved in Premiere Pro 2017.1 cannot be opened with previous versions.

Here’s more info on some of the highlights, followed by a comprehensive list of what’s new with this release.

Type tool

The new Type tool in Premiere Pro makes it easy to add text directly onto your images in the Program monitor. Because it is based on the same framework for working with text familiar from Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects, getting started is easy. If you click on the new Graphics workspace, the new Essential Graphics Panel shows up to the right – much like the Lumetri Color Panel when you click on the Color workspace.

Once you start typing on the Program monitor, a new clip will be added to your sequence. You can add additional text, text boxes, shapes and graphics. Combine each element of your new title creation with effects such as fade in or blur from the Effects control panel; you can also add motion to breathe life into your titles.

Once you’re done, you can save your result as a Motion Graphics template for easy re-use or sharing with your team via Creative Cloud Libraries.

If you need to use the same style of title, like a lower third, numerous times throughout your sequence, create a master graphic from the graphics menu to keep everything in sync. Creating new graphics based on the master graphic lets you link iterations throughout your sequence. If you want to alter all iterations, like changing font, color or positioning, just make the change to the master graphic – changes to the master graphic ripple automatically through each iteration saving you time and effort.

Essential Graphics panel & Motion Graphics templates

The new Essential Graphics panel in Adobe Premiere Pro gives you all the tools you need for graphics in one place.

You can browse dozens of sample Motion Graphics templates we’ve included in Premiere Pro. They’re great as a starting point, and also give you a good idea of what’s possible for building your own. When creating your own templates in Premiere Pro, be sure to save them to your Creative Cloud Libraries, then they’re easy to access on all your machines and share with colleagues.You can also save Motion Graphics at the system level, just like any other file.

When you add a Motion Graphics template to your sequence, all the controls you need to customize it are revealed in the Essential Graphics panel. This is also where you can edit Motion Graphics templates designed in After Effects. The author of a Motion Graphics template in After Effects can make a whole range of properties available within the template, like the ability to make dynamic changes to text, color, size, layout, background image/video, position, and even sound. When the After Effects created Motion Graphics template is opened in Premiere Pro all those properties are revealed in the Essential Graphics panel, the editor can then adjust the content in Premiere Pro without time-consuming back-and-forth between the applications.

Please note: In order to work with After Effects-created Motion Graphics templates in Premiere Pro, you must have a current license or trial version of After Effects installed. Even after a trial expires the feature will continue to work as long as the expired trial remains installed on your machine. For more info visit

Essential Sound panel

As video production schedules get shorter and budgets get smaller, editors often need to achieve professional-quality sound on their own. In addition to new powerful interchange capabilities between Premiere Pro and Audition, the Essential Sound panel is now available in both products. This panel provides an intuitive, powerful audio editing experience focused on creative intent, without requiring audio engineering expertise. Guided workflows for mixing and refining specific types of audio content cover Dialogue, Music, Sound FX, and Ambience.

To use the Essential Sound panel, start by defining the audio types for your sound clip or group of clips. This reveals the effect options and presets specific to working with each respective sound type, to help you achieve a professional-sounding audio mix fast.

Leveraging the power of Adobe Sensei, you can set loudness to the desirable level for all four audio types, making it easy to achieve a balanced mix and to ensure dialog has presence. Premiere Pro analyses each clip and automatically reveals critical tools like settings for loudness or changes in dynamics when necessary.

Once you have the sound you want, you can save it with your project, or send to Adobe Audition for additional finessing. Any adjustments applied in the Essential Sound panel in Premiere Pro transfer to Audition without any loss as soft effects so you can continue to make changes and retain the highest audio fidelity.

Integration improvements with Adobe Stock

When searching for Adobe Stock assets to incorporate into your project you can now preview video clips with Hover Scrub of Adobe Stock in the Libraries panel.

Editors looking to monetize their work and reach millions of creative buyers can now submit video content directly to Adobe Stock via Premiere Pro or Adobe Media Encoder. Contributing to Adobe Stock gives users the opportunity to earn royalties and gain added exposure for their creative work. When a submission is accepted, contributors can track sales in real time via the Adobe Stock dashboard. The Destination Publishing feature in Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder has added new destinations over the last few release cycles, now covering a wide range of targets including Behance, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube– all in one optimized and automated process, and now you can now submit work to Adobe Stock directly from Premiere Pro through Destination Publishing.

Adobe Stock is a great place to sell your video footage and the Destination Publishing pipeline lets you connect directly to your Stock Contributor account fast. Once you’ve set up your Stock Contributor account on the Stock website, simply login once with your Adobe ID through Premiere Pro and you’re good to go for all future uploads.

If you want to upload multiple videos in one go, you can simply queue your uploads via Adobe Media Encoder.

Once the upload is finished, you’ll get a link to your personal Stock Contributor website, where the footage will automatically appear. Once on the Stock Contributor site metadata tagging fields will be automatically populated related to your video, you can edit those fields to better market your content and finesse titling before submitting your work to the Stock team for review.

Ambisonic audio for VR

Expanding on its best-in-class native support for VR, Premiere Pro now supports ambisonic audio export, enriching the VR experience with positionally-aware audio for VR enabled platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

Additional New Features at a glance:

Color Workflows: Lumetri Tonal Controls are adjusted to work with overbrights

if you’re working with sources using IRE values beyond 100 IRE, you can now bring them down using controls such as Exposure or Highlights or Whites.

Output Workflows: Preference to not pause AME queue during playback. If this is enabled, you can make sure creating output is the top priority, but there’s still opportunity to do further work in Premiere Pro.

And lots more:

* Improved Playback Performance for XAVC 4K 60p

* In and Out Points can be used for partial ingest

* Three Axis rotation for VR Workflows

* Batch edit function for captions

* MacBook TouchBar support – with great options to customize

* Microsoft Dial support

* AME as a Windows Service

* AME auto relink of assets

* AME support for Team Projects

* Support for Dynamic Link with Team Projects

* Media cache expiration policies

* New audio effects & improved integration with Audition

* Match frame from subclip

* Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for HDR workflows with output to XAV

* New formats (including Avid XDCAM OP-Atom, ProRes MXF, Panasonic LT, AVC-Ultra LongG export)

Stay tuned to the Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Creative Cloud Video & Audio Facebook channels for live streams from the NAB show floor. Watch replays, interviews, and overviews on our YouTube playlist.

On April 21st at 10amPT, Jason Levine will walk through the top features of this release LIVE on YouTube. Subscribe to the Creative Cloud YouTube channel to get a reminder for this event.

Learn more about what’s new in the latest release of Creative Cloud video and audio tools, Premiere Pro and Media Encoder, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator, and Adobe Stock.

Dive deeper into what’s new for all Creative Cloud video and audio tools.

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