Premiere Pro 13.0 Released Today

Faster performance and smarter tools for professional video editing.

by Patrick Palmer

posted on 10-15-2018

The latest update for Adobe Premiere Pro CC is available today. Premiere Pro 13.0 offers improved performance, awesome new selective color grading, polished motion graphics workflows, intelligent audio cleanup, end-to-end support for VR 180, and more. The new features are listed below. You can read a full overview, including video demos, in our Premiere Pro post for IBC 2018.

And that’s not all. All-new Premiere Rush CC was also released today — an all-in-one, cross-device video app that extends your editing platform wherever you go. Capture, edit, and share online videos from your mobile device or desktop. Open native Rush projects in Premiere Pro for additional editing power.

Premiere Rush CC is available for download now at both Adobe.com_ and via the iOS app store (Google Play Store availability coming in 2019), and is offered across a series of plans including the Premiere Pro single-app plan. Learn more_ here.

Update: 13.0.1 released on November 1, 2018. See What’s New page for details.

Updating to Premiere Pro 13.0

The Premiere Pro update is available online or directly from your Creative Cloud application.

Auto updates: Creative Cloud now supports auto updates for the Creative Cloud apps. For the video and audio apps, we do not recommend enabling this feature.

**Before you update: **check your system specifications. Software is always evolving, and system requirements change with them. Premiere Pro 13.0 requires Windows 10 v. 1703 (or higher) or macOS 10.12 or higher (10.13 recommended for Apple Metal graphics acceleration).

Best practices for updating

As with all software, we recommend saving and backing up current projects before updating.

You can create a parallel installation of Premiere Pro 13.0 alongside existing installations.

Locate Premiere Pro under Apps in the Creative Cloud desktop application and click on Update. Click on “Advanced Options” in the popup dialog. Ensure that “Remove old versions” is deselected.

Note: projects created or saved in Premiere Pro 13.0 aren’t backwards-compatible with previous Premiere Pro versions (e.g., version 12 releases). If you work with other editors or teams, confirm they are on version 13.0 before starting projects in Premiere Pro 13.0.

New features in Premiere Pro 13.0

Feature notes

Updates to Motion Graphics workflows

Motion Graphics templates are, by their nature, flexible, and can include as many or as few parameters as needed. That’s why new features, such as font controls, data-driven infographics, and organized customization parameters require Motion Graphics templates (.MOGRTs) authored in After Effects which include these functions. Existing MOGRTs can be updated and re-saved in After Effects to add them.

Along with these specific features, the overall workflow for Motion Graphics has been refined and performance is noticeable faster in most cases.

NEW Display Color Management

With new Display Color Management turned on, you can leave your OS color settings set to the system default and your colors will be presented correctly on-screen while working in Premiere Pro. Color information of your source files is not modified and will export correctly.

Display Color Management works for any internal monitor and for any secondary computer monitor used as part of the OS desktop, including HDMI, Display Port, DVI, and Thunderbolt connected displays.

Display Color Management does not support external monitors connected through video I/O cards using Mercury Transmit. These need to be configured outside of Premiere Pro.

Enable Display Color Management by opening Preferences > General > and check “Enable Display Color Management.” The preference is off by default since not all systems have sufficient GPU horsepower to use the feature.

NEW Selective Color Grading

Selective Color Grading provides five new curve adjustment tools. The first one, Hue vs Saturation, replaces the radial “donut” and presents the same controls as a horizontal curve line.

Use the eyedropper to select a color range in your image, or manually add adjustment points as needed to manipulate the curve. A scroll bar at the bottom of the window makes it easy to work on any part of the line (essentially, dialing around the color wheel).

Hue vs. saturation

Select a hue range and adjust the saturation level. As you drag your selection up or down, a vertical line appears and displays the saturation levels available, giving you visual guidance as you adjust.

Hue vs. hue

Select a hue range and change it to another hue — modifying a specific color range, for example, to match it or distinguish it from other colors in the image. Again, the vertical adjustment line provides a visual guide as you make the adjustment.

Hue vs. luma

Select a hue (color) range and adjust the luma (light). You could use this, for example to darken a pale blue sky and add more contrast or drama to a shot.

Luma vs. saturation

Select a luma range and adjust the saturation, for example to roll off the saturation in the highlight of a sunset and minimize clipping in the center of the sun which is overexposed.

Saturation vs. saturation

This allows you to selectively adjust saturation for a specified saturation range. Use this for fine adjustments to your image or to ensure broadcast-legal saturation levels.

Bug fixes in Premiere Pro 13.0

Performance

Stability

Formats

Workspaces and panels

Editing

Captions

Audio

Export and render

Topics: Creativity, Adobe MAX, News, Video & Audio

Products: Premiere Pro, Creative Cloud