Learning something new from scratch can be an overwhelming experience. You simply don’t know where to start and you may feel utterly confused. If you’ve wanted to learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro but still find it intimidating, Jason Boone of No Film School has prepared a fantastic tutorial. It’s made for absolute beginners, and it will teach you the basics of Premiere Pro in only 15 minutes.
The latest Creative Cloud update from Adobe brought with it a lot of new features, changes and fixes for the whole suite. Three of the biggest are content-aware fill for video in After Effects, Freeform view for Premiere Pro and some pretty massive GPU performance upgrades. DIYP spoke with Adobe at NAB 2019 about these new updates and what they mean for users.
Nvidia unveiled their new Creator Ready Drivers (CRD) for the Titan, RTX 20, GTX 10 and GTX 16 series graphics cards at GTC 2019 last week and now they’re ready to download.
Nvidia claims they offer increased performance while offering greater stability with the apps that many photographers, video editors and other creatives use on a daily basis. Applications like Adobe Photoshop CC and Premiere Pro CC, both of which, Nvidia says see up to a 9% performance increase.
Lookup Tables (LUTs) are a wonderful feature of most video editing software. They’re sort of like presets that allow you to get a consistent look across multiple clips that when edited together form a sequence. They allow you to remap one set of colours and brightnesses to another.
Generally, there are two different types of LUTs. Corrective LUTs and creative ones. This particular video from Nathaniel Dodson is more about creative LUTs. Looks that you can give to your videos for artistic effect. He shows us two ways to create them using the Infinite Color Panel, as well as manually with adjustment layers.
Earlier this month, the news that Premiere Pro was blowing speakers in MacBook Pro computers, to the tune of a $600 Apple repair (what?!?) escaped the Adobe forums and became common knowledge. The bug would cause users to suddenly hear loud or distorted audio, often while working on a video’s audio tracks. But this wasn’t just a “reload Premiere Pro and it’s fine again” problem. It caused permanent damage.
Adobe was aware of the problem and the initial solution was to simply disable the microphone input in Premiere Pro. But now, they have now released a fix, with a new 13.0.3 update to Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
It seems that there’s something a little off with the latest release of Premiere Pro for users running on a MacBook Pro. After a user posted to the Adobe Forums that Premiere Pro seemed to have blown the speakers on his 2-month-old 2018 MacBook Pro, other users responded with similar reports.
Andripeetso claims that while working on a project in Premiere Pro with the volume set to about half, he suddenly heard a loud screeching noise, and when it stopped the speakers were very quiet. Upon restarting, he says they were clearly blown.
Windows users thought this day would never come, but finally, Adobe Premiere Pro can now export Apple ProRes files on Windows. Yes, you heard that right. Apple ProRes export. On Windows.
It comes as part of the new 13.0.2 update for Premiere Pro CC, along with HEIF import for files created on iOS devices and ProRes HDR import. It also offers improved performance with Canon Cinema RAW Light on multicore processors.
As a video editing application, despite all its flaws and regular crashes, Premiere Pro is one of the most feature-packed editors out there. There are so many things it allows us to do, especially now that it’s started incorporating a few of After Effects’ tricks. But a lot of the techniques filmmakers use aren’t quite so obvious a process to implement.
In this video, Jordy from Cinecom shows us 10 great tips to help add a little extra to your edit. He calls them “Advanced” tips, but they’re not really that complicated. They’re just things you haven’t learned yet. And they’re things you might be doing already, just in a not very efficient way.
A freelance videographer by the name of Dave Cooper is suing Adobe for the deletion of around 100,000 digital video clips totalling around 500 hours. After upgrading to Premiere Pro 2017 v11.1.0 in April of last year, he claims that a bug caused the deletion of video clips that cost him around $250,000 to create.
He says that the bug exists in the “clean cache” feature which deletes temporary files and backups created during the editing process. And Adobe has actually acknowledged this bug, but I can’t help but feel there’s quite a bit of user error here.
Insta360 has now released a new 180° 3D VR workflow for the Insta360 Pro and Insta360 Pro 2 cameras. Insta360 says that these are the first-ever pro-level VR cameras to offer support for both 180° and 360° footage.
The upgrade will come as a free software update for both the Insta360 Stitcher software as well as Insta360’s integrated editing extension for Adobe Premiere Pro CC.