Adobe Improves Performance, Adds Text-Based Editing to Fall Update of Premiere

With a slew of updates that boost performance and expand its capability, Adobe has announced the Fall update to Premiere Pro.

The update promises to be more reliable and up to five times faster, plus a new text-based editing feature to lead the way in terms of improvements.

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Adobe has added a new high-performance timeline drawing feature, which makes the editing timeline faster and more responsive. It gives the editor what Adobe terms as “buttery smooth editing and trimming.”

Adobe has also created a Save Projects as Templates feature, which enables editors to start a new project with bins and sequences already organized.

This means that templates can be applied for branding, color style, and assets across multiple projects, which will further streamline a post-production workflow from episode to episode.

Hardware Accelerated.

Premiere Pro now supports H/W decoding and encoding of H.265 HEVC files through Intel Discrete Graphics cards using Intel Arc. This support also promises to boost performance.

GPU Hardware decoding acceleration of RED’s R3D Raw format now works with Windows, and there is also support for Nvidia and AMD GPUs with 6GB or more of memory.

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Text-Based Editing.

Text-based editing also has a batch deletion feature, where multiple instances of text can be selected and deleted with a single click. Deleting the text will also trim the corresponding section of the video file for more control in the transcript view.

The transcript can also be reworded through multi-channel audio. Users can re-transcribe an audio file using a specific channel, or a mix of multiple channels.

Audio Auto-Tagging.

A new feature coming to Premiere is Audio Auto-Tagging. Through this powerful new tool, Adobe will automatically identify and tag audio files as either dialogue, music, SFX, or ambient sound, which can be adjusted through the Essential Sound Panel.

Once the tag is selected, all clips earmarked with that tag are selected and can be adjusted through the relevant Essential sound controls.

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Easier and More colorful.

In addition, Adobe has simplified color settings and improved tone mapping, making it easier to color-grade a project without complicated steps.

Within the Lumetri Color pane, Adobe has consolidated color settings into a single tab, to make it easier to make changes and view results.

The color tab incorporates Color Preferences, Project color settings, Sequence color settings, and overall color preferences into one solitary location, so users won’t have to drill down multiple menus to hone in on the set color palette for a project.

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Managed Effects Plugins.

Premiere Pro can also manage all third-party effects plugins from one menu tab called the Video Effects Manager.

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Recover and Keep Moving.

Should Premiere crash, editors don’t have to worry about losing any progress or redoing settings.

Recovery mode will automatically pop up upon reopening Premiere Pro, giving the user access to any projects lost during the app’s crashing. Select a file, then Reopen and all media assets and settings are right where they were left, in their previous state.

Previous project versions are also available through the File>Revert option.

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Other features.

Other features include retaining custom destinations for sharing and editing in Export mode, Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) for streaming video via UDP to various viewing clients, and there’s also integration of Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube publishing features.


The October 2023 update of Premiere Pro is available now through Creative Cloud.

[source: Adobe]

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