Adobe has released version 32.1 of the popular video editing application Premiere Pro. The new version comes with a bunch of new features, but topping the list are stylised animated graphics created from captions (including speech-to-text captions) and an update to Premiere Pro’s collaborative features, with sequence locking and easy sharing. Other features include improved masking tools and expanded XAVC HDR support, along with improved and new support for ARRIRAW and RED V-Raptor XL support.
Upgrade captions to graphic
Upgrade Captions to Graphic is a new feature that allows you to select text from your captions and convert them into graphics that can then have effects applied to them. You can add transitions and animate the words on-screen using regular keyframes to adjust the timings of transitions and animations for precise control over the results. You’re still able to go back and edit your original text, and the graphics will automatically update to match.
This lets you more easily get control over the look and feel of your captions to provide a custom and cleaner look for social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube Stories. But, you can also use it in horizontal content just to give your videos or specific scenes in a larger production a little more stylistic flare.
Collaborative editing features
The latest Premiere Pro CC update adds a number of collaborative workflow tools, including the ability to add collaborators right from the header bar within Premiere Pro itself. You can see who’s currently working on a team and who is currently active.
You also get sequence locking, which shows you when somebody’s working on the project and automatically locks the sequence they’re working on. This prevents multiple people from accidentally making changes to the same timeline at once – this is similar to how DaVinci Resolve’s collaboration tools work. You’re also now able to easily share your changes with collaborators to unlock sequences and free them back up for anybody else to work on a bit.
Improved masking tools
Masking objects down to fine amounts of detail is now easier than ever, thanks to an improved masking tool. You’re able to add multiple points along a path without the usual scale and rotation options getting in the way and screwing up your selection. You can also zoom in on the Program Monitor all the way to 800% and 1600% zoom levels for super fine control to make sure your rotoscoping always goes off without a hitch – even if it still takes forever!
Other features include the ability to more easily select toggle switches for multiple tracks when trying to target specific tracks for adding content. Want to bring your b-roll into a specific track? Want to copy+paste from one track to another without having to drag stuff out of the way on the track you didn’t want it on? Well, now, that’s easier than it used to be.
The new update also sees support for the RED V-Raptor XL including GPU-deBayering support for smooth playback of 8K RED RAW – obviously this will still depend on the hardware inside your computer – as well as improved support for ARRIWRAW with GPU-deBayering. XAVC Rec.2100 PQ HDR support for both intra and long GOP encoding has also been implemented.