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Digital Video & Audio

Premiere Pro CC (7.0)

Today is a very exciting today for us here at Adobe, as we are revealing the next and greatest version of Premiere Pro, alongside brand new versions of our other professional video and audio applications. You can check out demos of the top features for all these next versions on our NAB Reveal page:

While these versions are not yet available, if you’re a Creative Cloud member, you’ll automatically be able to get these new versions as soon as they’re available as part of your membership. And if you’re not a member yet, now is a fantastic time to sign up, because we’re offering a special 40% discount until the 19th of April.

Designed to work the way editors think, the next version of Adobe Premiere Pro offers a slew of new features and refinements that let you move through your projects efficiently and intuitively, including Editing Finesse workflow enhancements, Link & Locate to help you find files faster, an expanded audio toolset, an even more responsive Mercury Playback Engine, and a powerful new closed captioning workflow.  We’ve also added the Lumetri Deep Color Engine to Premiere Pro, so you can apply .look files from Adobe SpeedGrade to your clips and cut with the aesthetic of the grade. A library of preset Lumetri looks is included, offering simple, beautiful looks without leaving the application.

There are so many new features in the next version of Premiere Pro it will take some time to go through them all, but in the meantime here’s a pretty comprehensive list:

Top new features in the next version of Premiere Pro

  • Editing finesse: multiple refined tools and workflows to help you work faster than ever
  • Redesigned Timeline: a cleaner look and feel for intuitive workflows
  • Customizable track headers with the option to save track header presets. Scrolling the mouse wheel or keyboard shortcuts can be used expand tracks.
  • Duplicate frame markers: see which frames have already been used
  • Paste attributes: paste the attributes of customized effects
  • Link & Locate: Allows for much faster and simpler clip relinking and media management
  • Lumetri Deep Color Engine: Apply rich color presets to clips from the new Lumetri Looks browser, or apply LUTs or .look files from Adobe SpeedGrade to clips
  • New Audio Clip Mixer for adjusting levels on individual clips
  • Audio control surface support
  • New audio Plug-ins including the TC Electronic Loudness meter
  • Support for VST3 and Audio Unit plugins (Mac OS only)
  • Adobe Anywhere for video integration. Just launched, Adobe Anywhere is a modern, collaborative workflow platform that empowers users of Adobe video tools to work together, using centralized media, across any network. Learn more here.
  • Industry-standard mezzanine codecs DNxHD (in MXF), and ProRes are built-in (ProRes encode requires Mac OS X 10.8.x)
  • Natively edit more formats including Sony XAVC and Panasonic AVC-Intra 200
  • Import, edit, repurpose, and export Closed Captions
  • OpenCL and CUDA support on Mac and Windows, and far more supported GPUs than ever before (plus the ability to enable an unsupported GPU)
  • AAF and XML import improvements to allow you to move projects and sequences from Avid and Final Cut Pro 7 (or earlier) systems

(Nearly) all new and changed features in the next version of Premiere Pro

Here is a virtually comprehensive list of changes, with detail beyond the summaries of the top items listed above. We’ll be posting a lot more detail over the coming weeks, and the outline below will be populated with links to in-depth articles and tutorials, so bookmark this page and check back.

User interface

▪ Adobe Story panel

▪ Adobe Exchange panel

▪ More icons and interface items created for HiDPI displays

▪ New audio effects plug-ins interface for clip and track effects

▪ Work Area Bar display set to off by default

▪ Action-safe & title-safe indicator in monitors for HD frame sizes

▪ Add or delete a track using context menu commands

▪ Command to enable or disable video preview through Mercury Transmit

▪ Double-click to expand or collapse tracks

▪ Timeline Track Height presets


Importing and sequence setup

▪ Improved AAF importer

▪ Support for Sony XAVC formats

▪ Display project bin structure in Media Browser for importing elements of a project editing

▪ Improved multicam editing

▪ Timesaving editing features

▪ Adobe Anywhere for video support

▪ Copy command enhanced to operate on a range in a sequence

▪ Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence from a bin or selection of clips

▪ Customizable number of Undo levels

▪ Dialog box for naming nested sequence when it is created

▪ Insert and Overwrite sequences as nests or individual clips

▪ Keyboard shortcuts for moving selected clips up or down to different tracks

▪ Multicam mode

▪ Navigate to and select next clip and previous clip

▪ Out-of-sync indicators for unlinked audio and video

▪ Preference to snap playhead when dragging it in the Timeline panel

▪ Subclips have the ability to access media beyond original limits

▪ Better, easier source patching/track targeting

▪ Through-edit indicators and Join Through Edits command

▪ Trimming to zero duration

▪ Option to show or hide clip markers effects and color

▪ Arrow keys for moving clip (modifying Position property)

▪ Automatically import an exported frame or movie into the project



▪Clip Name effect

▪ GPU-accelerated Wipe and Slide transitions

▪ Lumetri look presets and .look and LUT import

▪ Paste Attributes option dialog box

▪ Render Selection command to render selected clips

▪ Symmetrically trimming transitions

• Crop effect now has Edge Feather function



▪ Multiple GPU export support

▪ OpenCL processing on Windows



▪ Rectified audio waveforms

▪ Switch Source Monitor to Audio Waveforms by clicking Audio edit button

▪ Ability to switch waveforms in Source Monitor by clicking a button

▪ New audio effects plug-in window

▪ Audio Meter, Track Volume and Pan controls available in Timeline Track Headers

▪ Audio output mapping preferences for Mercury Transmit

▪ Audio waveform visible for nested sequence

▪ Ability to switch waveforms in Source Monitor by clicking  button

▪ Audio Clip Mixer

▪ Keyboard commands for increasing and decreasing clip volume

▪ Context menu command for showing audio time units

▪ Keyboard shortcuts to change pan values

▪ Modify—Audio Channels available for nested sequences

▪ Open an audio plug-in effect window from clips in a sequence

▪ Toggle Audio During Scrubbing


Exporting and Adobe Media Encoder

▪ Edit to Tape panel available for easier tape layback

▪ 16 bit DPX support

▪ Improvements to Smart Rendering

▪ QuickTime audio export with individual tracks



▪ Project and media management⁃ Importing individual clips, sequences, and other items from project files

▪ Import, repurpose, and export Closed Captions

▪ Audio Control surface support

▪ Custom location for Auto-save folder

▪ HiDPI user interface upgrades

▪ New Sequence dialog box suppressed when opening a new project

▪ Preference for loading most recent project when application starts, skipping Welcome Screen

▪ Preference to toggle tool tips on or off

▪ Search box in Marker panel

If you’re lucky/brave enough to be heading to Las Vegas next week for the NAB show, you’ll be able to see these new versions yourself. We hope you like what you see – we pride ourselves on listening to and engaging with the editing community, and this version brings many of the most requested features to the next version of Premiere Pro. If you want to ask questions about these new and changed features, come on over to the Premiere Pro user-to-user forum.

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