“We’re focusing on stability, performance, and top usability of requested features,” says Francis Crossman from Adobe. A move away from flashy new features and a step toward making the programme more solid appears to be the direction that Adobe is taking Premiere Pro at the moment. DIYP wanted to find out more.
Playback performance, rendering performance, effects, graphics and titling features have been vastly improved and updated. New effects within titles will let you easily and quickly review text, export it and correct it. You also have new masking capabilities which open up a whole new world of cool text effects.
Another feature that is quite exciting and extremely useful in saving time is the new auto-ducking feature. This will automatically lower the audio levels of music when there is dialogue. Now you won’t have to do it all in the old laborious way of doing it by hand one at a time. This is especially good if you end up changing the edit after you’ve gone through and done all this work. This isn’t a particularly new feature, but now you can control where those fades are happening with more precision.
So what is coming next to Adobe Premiere Pro?
“A lot of really great performance improvements,” says Francis. “Two times faster-rendering speed for motion graphics templates that were authored in After Effects.” Francis continues, “what that means is that you can author a motion graphics template in After Effects, bring that .MOGRT into Premiere, customise it, and then now it’s going to render two times faster because we’re making use of multi-frame rendering that After Effects already brought into their products.”
It’s apparently currently in public beta, which is accessed in the Premiere Pro app, where you can download all the current beta tests.
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