May 9, 2015

Take a Deeper Look at the Powerful New Features Coming to Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro 2015 Lumetri Color Workspace

Last month, Adobe unveiled the features that would be added in the forthcoming release of their Creative Cloud video apps. Alongside the intriguing Character Animator, which looks like the foundation for an affordable live motion-capture animation system, the most exciting part of the release was a massive update to Premiere Pro that focused heavily on incorporating powerful new color correction tools adapted from both SpeedGrade and Lightroom.

Josh over at reTooled.net put together a more in-depth look at the new features coming to Premiere Pro than we got at NAB (although an even more detailed video should be coming soon). So sit back, relax and take a gander at the new Premiere Pro.

Here's the list of features covered in the video:

  • New Workspace Bar
  • The New Color Workspace and the Lumetri Color Panel
  • Clip Markers are now visible even when a track is collapsed.
  • Track Output Assignments in the Timeline
  • New Frame Hold Option to use Source Timecode
  • Increase on Handles in Project Manager and Render and Replace to 999
  • Ability to Relocate the Anchor Point Like After Effects
  • Ability to Hide Items in your Project panel
  • Morph Cut

At this point, I can barely contain my excitement for the new color workspace in Premiere. As a long-time hater of color wheels, I can see myself becoming very friendly with the new sliders in the Lumetri panel, which were borrowed from Adobe's photo editing powerhouse Lightroom. The entire color correction workspace just feels very streamlined and powerful, not to mention intuitive, which should save plenty of time effort for editors who find themselves tasked with color correction and grading.

Also, despite the fact that the new Morph Cut transition stutters a bit in the above example with a moving camera, I'm still convinced that it's pure wizardry.

What new features are you excited about in the upcoming version of Premiere? What would you still like to see in future updates? Let us know down in the comments!     

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Still no option to match frame from subclips to clips. Bad Adobe.

May 9, 2015 at 7:06PM

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Andrei-Cristian Murgescu
Freelance Motion Graphics Designer / Director
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Right? It blows my mind that they put in some incredibly thoughtful and advanced editing finesse features and neglected basic things like this.

May 12, 2015 at 8:46PM

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Joshua Bowen
Editor
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Now if they could just drop their prices to a reasonable level......all would be good. All they are doing is connecting you to their cloud for christ sakes!

May 9, 2015 at 8:19PM

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Jerry Roe
Indie filmmaker
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subscription models are the future, whether we like it or not. i don't think Apple is making any money with FCP, probably because they simply don't have to. not directly anyways. but thats obviously not a business model a company like Adobe or AVID can keep up with.

$20 a month for PP is really not much for the one piece of software every editor needs. especially when you compare it to Media Composer at $70 a month. You can get the entire CC for less than that. I also hate the feeling not really"owning" it, but because of it we will see more frequent updates than in the buying-age-of-software.

May 10, 2015 at 9:05AM

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Paul-Louis Pietz Pröve
director / dop / editor
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Couldn't disagree more with some of thecomments about it being the future, but at this point we are both guessing.

Many hope for more alternatives in the marketplace.

That being said, some potentially great updates.

May 12, 2015 at 5:55AM

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If you can't afford $50 a month, then this isn't the software for you. $50 a month for your tools as an editor is nothing.

May 12, 2015 at 8:48PM

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Joshua Bowen
Editor
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Joshua.

It was a comment about the business model not sure how it ended up being migrated to affordability.

May 13, 2015 at 5:28PM, Edited May 13, 5:40PM

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It's as reasonable as any professional software is going to get. Considering you would have to subscribe to Creative Cloud for TEN YEARS for it to equal the amount it used to cost to buy the Adobe Master Suite (which would be obsolete every year or two) I'd say it's a pretty good deal. This way you get the new version every year for a fraction of the cost.

May 12, 2015 at 11:13PM

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Micah Taylor
Writer | Director | DP
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Does anyone know when these updates will be made available to the public?

May 9, 2015 at 8:53PM

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Nathaniel
Budding Cinematographer
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I hope it's more stable than CC 2014 has been. Seems like Adobe has been focused on adding new features every year rather than making their software rock solid.

May 10, 2015 at 12:33AM

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Derek Doublin
Director, Cinematographer, Large Scale Artist
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i would a more stable product.

May 10, 2015 at 11:41PM

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Sam P
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I'm very enthusiastic about these new features, but when are they releasing it?

May 10, 2015 at 7:49AM

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Jeroen Rommelaars
Animator - Videographer - Motion Tracking
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I could not find a release date too! Not even in Adobe blogs. Why they wait? Any idea when? Great features with color grading. Love it. Morph cut extremly helpful too

May 10, 2015 at 1:54PM

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Pedro Hofmann
my own boss
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The past two years Adobe's Creative side has made some major releases in June, so we'll see!

May 11, 2015 at 10:37PM

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Nick
Director/Editor/Compositer
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although a few features are slowly dragging me to FCP, Premiere Pro is still my go to NLE. that being said, i feel like its getting a lot of attention here lately. i believe this is the third arcticle about Premiere Pro containing pretty much the same info as the other two. deja vu.

is there a sponsoring reason for that? or do you just love PP so much? no offense intended here, just interested.

May 10, 2015 at 8:49AM

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Paul-Louis Pietz Pröve
director / dop / editor
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I'd like to see Timewarp moved from After Effects to Premiere Pro. Even with Dynamic Link it's incredibly combersome to import and export--and because it effects, by its very nature, the Timeline, Timewarp is essentially an editing feature hidden in a grading app.

May 10, 2015 at 1:07PM

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J Robbins
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Not that I disagree about wanting / needing Timewarp within Premiere, since the tools within Premiere are terrible, but since when is After Effects considered a "grading" app? It's a vfx and motion graphics app. Resolve is a grading app.

May 10, 2015 at 8:03PM

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Jeff Dwyer
Director / Editor
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I was being lazy. I should have said there are some effects that you can wait for the project to be locked to mess around with and some that effect the editing choices and require a lot of back and forth alterations on the timeline. When that's the case any outside program like Resolve etc really slows down the process.

May 11, 2015 at 6:49PM

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J Robbins
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Just FYI, color grading is only performed after you have obtained a picture lock of your video. If you are going back and forth, you are not following industry standard post prouduction. i.e You should not move to divinci until you are completely don't editing. This is why you are having trouble loading.

May 12, 2015 at 8:12AM

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Yep

May 12, 2015 at 10:37AM

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I'm going to really like the markers showing without expanding the tracks. I quickly run out of work space when several tracks are expanded. Plus, of course, the morph transition. Dissolves are not a fix to a jump cut.

May 10, 2015 at 4:58PM, Edited May 10, 4:58PM

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Most looking forward to the Hue Saturation Circle / Curve

May 10, 2015 at 7:41PM

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Sawyer Thurston
Fashion Filmmaker
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CC 2014 is the Windows Vista of Adobe Premiere

May 11, 2015 at 12:24PM

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Yeah: having the fucking titling tool seemingly destroy the original of a duplicated title was, at one point, fixed. Now it's been back for a few releases.

May 13, 2015 at 5:28PM

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Looks great! Morph-Cut will have it's uses. The colour stuff is incredible though - can't wait to test it out properly.

May 12, 2015 at 10:41AM

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Filmboy
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Nice, but they keep forgetting to update an essential bit: when you try to click through a clip or a sequence on the playbar in your viewers there is no continuous playback. You have to hit the space bar to get the clip playing again. A small detail that slows you down in your tracks and doesn't allow you to get a flow going when you're cutting. It's increasing the number of key stokes ten fold. I just don't get why there is no option for this, every other video software (and not just NLEs) allow you to do this. Heck even youtube continues to play when you click through the playbar, even Preview in Finder does this! Anyone found a workaround? I chatted with Creative Cloud support and they said it is not possible to do. So much for being professional and speeding up your edit time...

May 12, 2015 at 11:12AM, Edited May 12, 11:12AM

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Does anyone know the release date for this?

May 12, 2015 at 2:13PM

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Connor Norvell
Cinematographer, Writer, Director
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