Premiere Pro's Scene Edit Detection feature has officially moved out of beta along with other new updates including HDR for broadcasters and improved performance across Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition.
Scene Edit Detection uses Adobe Sensei technology to find the cuts in previously edited video. This can be a handy tool if you don't have access to the original project. Upon import, the feature will add markers to each cut so that editors can adjust the footage or apply new effects before rendering.
Adobe has also added HDR for broadcasters allowing users to create programming in Rec.2100 HLG HDR. According to Adobe, the available tools include an automatic color conversion, HDR scopes, color space overrides to update metadata and full color management for Apple ProRes and Sony XAVC Intra formats.
Some of the improved performance enhancements include multicam performance for Apple ProRes that allows Premiere Pro to support 2x more streams. With this latest version, you can stream up to 8 streams of Apple ProRes 422 UHD at 30fps using a Mac i9 with 32GB of RAM and a Radeon Pro 560x GPU. Adobe has also added a new Auto-Adjust Multi-Camera Playback Quality preference which enables automatic playback resolution adjustments for the ProRes codec for smoother video.
OpenEXR previews are now 3x faster in After Effects and users should see a big speed improvement when scanning for VST3 and Audio Unit (AU) plugins in Audition and Premiere Pro. Adobe is claiming effects scanning is up to 15x faster on macOS and 10x faster on Windows.
Adobe also opened the door on new beta features that are being tested. Quick Export will provide access to your most frequently used export setting directly in the header bar in Premiere Pro.
After Effects is trying out new ways to work in 3D including what Adobe is calling 3D Transform Gizmos. Creators will be able to "scale, position, and rotate layers using guides to show how far a layer or object has been moved and how many degrees it has been rotated." You'll also be able to "switch between gizmo modes to focus on a single task and make precision adjustments efficiently." Adobe is also beta testing camera navigation tools in After Effects to be more intuitive, allowing users to add multiple camera angles to a scene.
The latest version of each program can be download via the Creative Cloud desktop application as well as the public beta.