What’s New and Now in Premiere Pro CC

by Patrick Palmer

Posted on 10-18-2017

Earlier in September we revealed a number of the most exciting features coming to Premiere Pro CC, what we didn’t tell you is that this release includes over 170 new features across Premiere Pro and Media Encoder, not to mention new features for After Effects, Audition and Team Projects. And the best news is all these new features are available now! You can see a great overview of what’s coming for video and audio in Creative Cloud here.

Our Premiere Pro reveal blog included all the details on new features for collaboration, Responsive Design for motion graphics creation, end-to-end workflows for Immersive 360/VR content, updates for the Essential Graphics panel, Motion Graphics templates availability through Adobe Stock, and much, much more. We also wanted to make sure to highlight a few more of the new feature categories in this release.

First, let’s recap the exciting news we revealed in September…

Powerful workflow & collaboration features
Premiere Pro is the only NLE on the market that allows editors to work with multiple open projects concurrently while editing teams can work on a single project simultaneously over a closed or open network. With Multiple Open Projects you can work on episodic content without repeatedly having to open and close individual projects. With the ability to open and work in multiple projects simultaneously, you can break up a large production into individual projects per scene, eliminating the need to open and close multiple timelines by accessing individual scene timelines via a tab-based structure. Freely edit and copy portions of one project into another with ease. Shared Projects streamlines working with multiple editors or assistants simultaneously on a single project, lock projects to alert others when a project is currently being edited so other users cannot overwrite edits. Assign read-only access to those that need it for viewing purposes only.

LEARN how it works: here

With Team Projects, users of Creative Cloud for teams and enterprise can work more effectively when securing projects. Hosted in the cloud and integrated right into Premiere Pro store source files locally or share lightweight proxies to make it easy for remote editors to collaborate.
New to this release of Team Projects is the ability to view the personal auto-save history, bring an asset from a previous auto-save into your current version, and create a new Team Project from an auto-save. Improved asset status badges let you know when edits are made by collaborators even before they share their changes. Collaborators also receive periodic reminders to share their changes and can access a more discoverable version history. Team Projects also supports the new Multiple Open Projects workflow in Premiere Pro.

Enhancements for working with motion graphics
In the Spring of 2017, Adobe introduced a modern, intuitive way to create titles and motion graphics with the Essential Graphics panel (link to April EGP featurette) and Motion Graphics templates (add April featurette link). According to Pfeiffer Consulting research, which analysed 170 common workflow benchmarks, productivity was on average almost 350% higher when using Motion Graphics templates compared to more standard motion graphics workflows between Premiere Pro and After Effects. In this release, Premiere Pro introduces Responsive Design functionality with time- and position-based controls for your motion graphics. With Responsive Design, your graphics respond intelligently to changes in duration, aspect ratio, and frame size. For example, Responsive Design time-based controls have the ability to preserve the integrity of keyframes (for example an intro and outro) so they are not affected by changes made to the overall clip duration. Responsive Design position-
based controls preserve the spatial relationship between layers and video frames when adding animation, changing the character count in a tile, or moving between different frame sizes or aspect ratios.

The graphics workflow in Premiere Pro has been improved with the ability to select and manipulate multiple graphic layers simultaneously in the program monitor and Essential Graphics panel. A new font menu contains font previews and allows you to select favourites with filtering and improved search options.

Editors can easily add dynamic, professional graphics created in After Effects such as titles, lower thirds, bumpers and closing credits, by accessing Motion Graphics templates created by talented professionals in Adobe Stock. Access these templates through Creative Cloud Libraries right in Premiere Pro.

LEARN How it works: here

The most comprehensive toolset for 360/VR content

Premiere Pro is now the only NLE that offers end-to-end workflows for creating dynamic immersive experiences. Edit the way you’re used to with VR video mode in Adobe Premiere Pro or switch to the new Adobe Immersive Environment which allows you to review your edit and your timeline in an Occulus Rift or HTC Vive head-mount display. Scrub and playback content freely while retaining the ability to use keyboard driven editing capabilities like adding markers and dynamic trimming.
Edit Immersive content using orientation-based audio, which increases the immersive quality of VR content exponentially. New functionality will enable audio that is determined by your orientation or position to not only be edited but also exported as ambisonic audio for VR-enabled platforms such as YouTube and Facebook. Much like VR video in Premiere Pro, the audio will be an explorable 360 representation.

New VR effects including VR Blur, VR Glow, VR Sharpen, VR De-noise, and VR Chromatic Aberration, add artistry and refinement to immersive footage in both After Effects and Premiere Pro. Designed to work with spherical 360 imagery, the new effects deliver clean results across stitched content, including stereoscopic media, without artefacts or seamlines.

Powerful new VR transitions in Premiere Pro extend the editing toolkit for immersive content. VR Transitions help influence the viewers gaze and include VR Iris Wipes, with position and feathering controls, VR Mobius Zoom, which conveys a sense of movement from one setting to another, and VR Spherical Blur, which spin the viewer fluidly to the next scene. With VR Gradient Wipe, you can customise the transition using your own equirectangular images or videos, which can be anything from a simple gradient to a complex logo design. Use stylistic transitions, like VR Random Blocks for customisable block dissolves. Play with light using VR Light Rays, VR Light Leaks, and VR Chroma Leaks transitions to apply subtle touches or dramatic effects to immersive content.

DIVE In and learn how to use new Immersive effects and transitions: here

Improvements for Publishing to Social

New features in Adobe Media Encoder allow those posting content online to have much more control in how and where they are posting through Destination Publishing. With Destination Publishing you can now define the target destination for your content – when publishing to YouTube you can assign which playlist your video will be added to, on Vimeo you can define the channel target and on Facebook you can now target a specific page. In addition, when publishing to YouTube you can choose a custom thumbnail to upload along with your video. Finally, Media Encoder now enables users to export animated GIFs from your Premiere Pro content.

Improved usability

This release includes multiple usability improvements including new key commands for working with graphics, close gaps in your timeline with one click, and 8 new label colours along with label support for Search Bins.

Onboarding for new users

For those just getting started with Premiere Pro, new coach marks ease the process of getting started, helping in highlighting aspects of the interface by guiding the user through the process of creating their first sequence and helping them to be successful quickly.

Check out the full details of this release here, or just go download the update now and check them out for yourself!

Take Your Skills to the Next Level
As a follow-up to his outstanding 7-week series on How to Make Great Videos, on October 27th Jason Levine will launch three, 3-week mini-series focused on the key ways to make your fabulous videos even better: Motion Graphics, Audio & Colour. Join us live on Fridays at
5pm BST on the Creative Cloud Facebook channel. These sessions will be available on-demand on both Facebook and YouTube.
Motion Graphics // Oct 27 – November 10, 2017
Audio // Dec 1 – Dec 15, 2017
Colour // Jan 12 – Jan 26, 2018

For more on what we’re sharing with the creative community at Adobe MAX this year, watch the Adobe MAX keynotes or learn more on Adobe.com/uk.

Topics: Creativity, Audiovisual, Adobe, Adobe CC, Adobe Max, UK, UK Exclusive, Creative EMEA

Products: Creative Cloud, Premiere Pro