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.
Timelapse is one of those rabbit holes you can dive down for days. The amount of different styles and techniques out there today is just mindblowing, as is the massive amount of actual timelapse content out there to be inspired by. But while there are a lot of amazing timelapses on the web, not all timelapse creators start out as experts from the first day. Even once you’ve got your shooting technique down, there’s still work that can be done in the edit to make it more interesting.
That’s what Matthew Vandeputte looks at in this video – five different ways to improve your timelapses and take them to the next level when editing within Premiere Pro. Now, his video does specifically mention Premiere Pro, but you can do these techniques in just about any editor. It might just be called something a little different or be accessed a different way, but you should be able to follow these in most editors.
Adobe has released a new guide, titled *deep breath* Adobe Premiere Pro Best Practices and Workflow Guide for Long Form and Episodic Post Production. And, yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. The company says they’ve drawn on insights from longtime Creative Cloud users as well as early testers such as David Fincher, Kick Baxter, The Coen Brothers and the American Cinema Editors (ACE) in order to create it.
The guide has been in the making for three years and dives deep into many areas of post-production, with an obvious heavy lean towards Premiere Pro, covering topics such as working with remote and cloud-based workflows to multi-camera editing and a ton of stuff in between.
If you’re an Apple Silicon user that uses Adobe After Effects, you’ve probably Googled “when the hell will After Effects get M1 support?” at least a handful of times over the last couple of years. Even before writing this post, I did a quick search and found a bunch of Reddit and social media posts complaining about its absence. A beta version was released last October, but as with all betas, you can’t rely on it for actual production work for paying clients.
Well, today, you can finally relax and celebrate as Adobe has announced that Adobe After Effects for Apple M1 is now out of beta and has been officially released. It boasts up to 2x faster performance on M1 and 3x M1 Ultra systems compared to previous generation macs. Sensei machine learning features like Roto Brush 2 are also much faster as is ProRes decoding and rendering.
Whether you’re editing a narrative story, a vlog or an actual music video, editing videos to the beat is a common technique to make the video feel cohesive to the viewer. Fast editing to the beat of tense music can cause excitement and anticipation while switching slowly to softer music can create a more peaceful and tranquil setting. The traditional way to edit music to the beat in Premiere Pro is to simply drag in your clips and adjust their length manually to match the music, but this can take forever.
In this video, Kelsey the Premiere Gal shows us a couple of handy addons for Adobe Premiere Pro to make the task go quickly and easily. Both essentially work in the same way, by analysing your music and adding markers along the timeline which Premiere Pro then uses to automatically insert and align all your clips in one fell swoop, but there are some subtle differences between the two.
Adobe has released a new July 2021 update to Adobe Premiere Pro with two big headline features. The first is that Premiere Pro can now natively transcribe the speech in your videos to text in order to text documents for closed-caption subtitles. Previously, you’d need to purchase separate AI transcription tools like Simon Says, but now it can all be done natively within Premiere Pro itself.
The other big news from the Adobe camp is that Premiere Pro’s native Apple M1 version has now been officially released in its final form. Apple M1 support was launched as a beta in December 2020, but after seven months of testing, it’s now ready for prime time, with Adobe claiming speeds almost 80% faster than comparable Intel-based Macs.
Adobe has announced a new import and exposure interface for Adobe Premiere Pro. And while I described it as a “facelift” in the title, it’s more like major reconstructive surgery. Like John Travolta & Nick Cage levels of different. It’s currently in public beta, so you can all go and have a play with it, but it comes with a whole new streamlined way of importing your media and exporting your final results.
One thing that should be made clear is that this change doesn’t take away anything you’ve already got. If you prefer to do things the old fashioned way, you can still do that. The new enhancements are simply extra options that add to your overall experience. And, I have to say, they look pretty awesome for speeding up your project workflow – at least the very beginning and end of it.
Aside from trying to stay on the bleeding edge of gaming, one thing that’s sure to chew up every resource your PC has to offer, it’s video editing. And anybody who’s used Premiere Pro for video editing has been there at some point where it just refuses to give you the performance that you need.
Well, in this video, Olufemii shows us one hundred ways to speed up Adobe Premiere Pro to make our editing workflow go more smoothly. These tips are primarily geared towards Windows users, although some of them will be useful for Mac users, too.
NVIDIA has today announced their new hotly-anticipated RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti mobile GPUs for RTX Studio laptops. Designed for both gamers and creatives, the new GPU comes with a host of new laptops coming from the usual suspects like Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.
The RTX 3050 takes advantage of many of the new GPU-accelerated AI features out there like Smart Portrait and Super Resolution in Photoshop, Scene Edit Detection in Premiere Pro and the Magic Mask feature in DaVinci Resolve 17, offering some significant performance gains over the previous generation NVIDIA RTX and GTX-based laptops.
Adobe has launched new beta versions of Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush and Audition designed specifically for the Apple M1 ARM-based chipsets. Remember, they are beta versions, so not everything is fully working yet, but the new Adobe updates are designed to take advantage of the improved performance and energy efficiency that Apple’s new M1 systems offer.
As with Photoshop, these are large applications that are going to take a lot of re-writing to be able to take full advantage of the M1 chipset. But Adobe doesn’t seem to be hanging about with M1 support, having also recently released the first final version of Lightroom for the M1.