Ever since the Loupedeck+ (review here) was announced, offering compatibility with a wider range of software than just Lightroom, there’s been one feature I’ve hoped for. That feature is compatibility with video editing software. Today, Loupedeck has come through and announced that it’s happening, beginning with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
It seems that I wasn’t the only one waiting for this feature as Loupedeck writes in their press release that “the decision to include video editing functionalities is exclusively based on feedback from Loupedeck’s invested community”.
You just can’t beat when a company actually listens to user feedback and then acts on it. Some of the features included in the new Premiere Pro CC compatibility include…
- Faster and more intuitive video editing and colour correction. All basic tools for colour grading are simply labelled on the console
- Total flexibility with Premiere Pro CC, allowing editors to make their own configurations to fit their workflow
- Ability to export/import a editors’ personal Loupedeck configuration setups and easily transfer them to another computer
- Lumetri Color workspace compatibility for colour grading
- Ability to toggle between your favourite LUTs, serving as a significant time saver
- Flexible timeline navigation, content trimming and clip adjustment
- Option to customize console buttons to preferred Adobe Premiere shortcut demands or use preinstalled functions
Although initial video editing capabilities begin with native integration into Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Loupedeck says that this is just the beginning and additional video software integration will be announced later this year. So, Loupedeck, if you’re listening, DaVinci Resolve, please.
The release I was sent doesn’t explicitly say whether the Premiere Pro integration is available right now or if it’s coming soon. It does suggest that it’s available now, though. So, if you use Premiere Pro CC and own a Loupedeck+, I’d go check for updates if I were you.
Loupedeck has also said that for photographers, integration will be coming later in the year for Skylum Luminar. The current beta with Capture One will reach full integration soon, too. And more photo editing software integration is also to be announced later in the year.
Did I mention that I’d like DaVinci Resolve support, please?