Creative Editorial with Faster Workflows – What’s Next for Premiere Pro CC

by Adobe UK Team

Posted on 09-03-2018

Premiere Pro gives you a creative editing environment that lets you work fast and empowers you to deliver world-class content for film, TV, and video. Building on new hardware acceleration from the Premiere Pro 12.1.2 update, the next release will offer new performance improvements, streamlined workflows for motion graphics, selective colour grading, intelligent audio cleanup tools, end-to-end 180 VR production, and more.

The next Premiere Pro release will be available this fall. Here’s what’s coming.
Upgraded motion graphics workflows

The first thing you’ll notice with Motion Graphics templates? The whole workflow is just faster, smoother, and more polished. New** authoring tools** in After Effects allow creators to build Motion Graphics templates with customisation parameters organised into groups, each with twirl-down menu headings so you can show and hide each section as you work. Besides de-cluttering your template, this gives you structured order of operations in editorial.

Existing Motion Graphics templates can be re-authored to take advantage of these organising tools, as well as a few other new features…

New Font Controls let you change typefaces, font size, and even faux styles such as All Caps, providing greater flexibility with typography.

With Responsive Design — Time, editors can now re-time Motion Graphics templates in Premiere Pro simply, without altering protected portions of the template, such as intros and outros, or branding elements.

Data-driven infographics: Turn numbers into stories with data-driven infographics in Premiere Pro. Drag and drop spreadsheet files to Motion Graphics templates to generate visual representations of your information within your video projects. No more manual wrangling of data: updates to the spreadsheet are reflected in the infographic automatically.

Motion Graphics templates make sophisticated motion graphics available and easily customisable in Premiere Pro. Advanced MOGRTs (the name comes from the .mogrt file format) are usually created in After Effects, but you can make and save basic templates in Premiere Pro, or browse for new designs on Adobe Stock, right from the Essential Graphics panel.

New Selective Colour Grading tools

More and more Premiere Pro users are choosing the Lumetri tools and making colour a part of their editorial workflow. The next release offers faster Lumetri performance, making it easier to work with multiple adjustment layers.

We’re really excited about new Selective Colour Grading, the first meaningful advance in curve adjustment tools since … almost forever. Where the Hue Saturation “doughnut” used to be in the Lumetri Colour panel, you will now find five new tools, each offering paired values for precision adjustments.

The colour wheel is laid flat, with a scroll bar below each of the tools. No more fiddling at the edge of the curve box, now you can put position any part of the colour spectrum front and centre while you work on it.

The new tools include Hue vs. Saturation (mentioned above in its doughnut incarnation), Hue vs. Hue, Hue vs. Luma, Luma vs. Saturation, and Saturation vs. Saturation. If this sounds complicated, it’s not: as soon as you start dragging a point on the curve, a vertical line appears showing you exactly where you are and how far you can take that adjustment.

Use Selective Colour Grading to draw attention to your subject, or to tone-down distracting elements. By taking the guesswork out of curve adjustments, Selective Colour grading makes it easy to emphasise or subdue specific colour ranges, create better background separation, create stronger contrast between similar colours, and generally balance your image the way you want it.

Display Colour Management

Display Colour Management automatically detects rec709, P3, and rec2020 displays and applies the correct colour space for viewing your media. Unless you are using a third-party calibration solution, this feature is recommended for any modern workstations, such as MacBook Pros, iMac Pros, and professional-class Windows machines with Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) displays.

To turn on Display Colour Management, choose Preferences > General and check Enable Display Colour Management.” This feature requires GPU acceleration.

Intelligent audio cleanup

Capturing perfect audio every time is something that only the very few can achieve. For the rest of us, there will be times when we have to fix what you’ve got as best we can. New Intelligent Audio Cleanup tools will make that a lot easier.

Use the new Reduce Reverb and the totally revamped Reduce Noise sliders in the Essential Sound panel to dial down background noise and reverb. Adaptive algorithms apply real-time adjustments based on the specific characteristics of sound clips so you can get the best possible results, almost instantly.

End-to-end workflows for VR 180

VR 180 makes the jump into immersive storytelling more manageable – and Premiere Pro can help with new support for VR 180, including optimised ingest, editorial, effects, and output in the Google VR180 format for YouTube or other platforms.

As with existing support for 360 immersive, you can work with monoscopic and stereoscopic content. View your 180 media on-screen as flat equirectangular images, mouse around rectilinear VR view (also on screen) or using VR headsets in the enhanced Adobe Immersive Environment.

New **Spatial Markers **let you review 180 and 360 footage more efficiently in the Adobe Immersive Environment. Place spatial markers on your media while in your headset for reference when you return to the desktop Timeline.

Theatre Mode in Adobe Immersive Environment gives you a new portable reference monitor within the Adobe Immersive Environment: a virtual screening room for collaborating with your director or producer, whether for 2D or immersive content, or a combination of both.

Performance and format support

Hardware-based encoding and decoding for H264 and HEVC provide better performance and faster rendering. Improved image processing provides more responsive playback, rendering, and Lumetri Colour performance.

New native format support now includes ARRI Alexa LF (Large Format), Sony Venice v2, and the HEIF (HEIC) capture format used by iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Improved visibility for QuickTime 32 files makes it easier to identify legacy media in your projects.

And more …

The new release will also include Timecode shortcut entry, support for the Australian Closed Captioning Standard, language support for keyboard shortcuts, and more.

When can I get it?

The next releases of the Adobe video and audio tools will be available this Autumn and is included as part of your Creative Cloud membership. At that time we will post release notes with more detailed information.

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