Will Pre­miere Pro’s lat­est im­prove­ments ben­e­fit your work­flow? $28.50 PER MONTH | WWW.ADOBE.COM

APC Australia - - Contents - Steve Paris

A lot has hap­pened to Pre­miere Pro over the last year, with Adobe re­leas­ing three ma­jor up­dates to this long­stand­ing Mac and PC video edit­ing soft­ware in late 2017/2018.

If we were to cherry a pick new fea­tures the first would be the new Learn plat­form, which of­fers three in­ter­ac­tive tu­to­ri­als to quickly teach you how to best use the soft­ware.

The abil­ity to open mul­ti­ple projects seems like it should’ve been im­ple­mented a long time ago, but this omis­sion has now been rec­ti­fied. You can also see mul­ti­ple projects or­gan­ised in tabs and move me­dia and ed­its freely be­tween them by drag­ging and drop­ping.

The colour of Pre­miere Pro and the spe­cial ef­fects ex­trav­a­ganza, Af­ter Ef­fects, are also now con­sis­tent. If you go to Pref­er­ences > Gen­eral, you’ll see a new check­box called “en­able colour dis­play man­age­ment”. With this on, you’ll have a ded­i­cated colour pipe­line be­tween th­ese two pro­grams.

Af­ter Ef­fects tem­plates can now be used di­rectly from within Pre­miere Pro. This is a neat space sav­ing fea­ture con­sid­er­ing it once re­quired you to have the en­tire Af­ter Ef­fects suite in­stalled con­cur­rently.

The Es­sen­tial Graph­ics sec­tion has also added the abil­ity to move mul­ti­ple lay­ers at once by pin­ning a layer to an­other. When you high­light mul­ti­ple text lay­ers you can now al­ter the prop­er­ties of all of them at the same time — for say, track­ing or colour, for ex­am­ple.

If you’ve ever strug­gled to match the color be­tween shots, you’ll love the fact that Pre­miere Pro can now an­a­lyze the color of one clip and ap­ply it to an­other by sim­ply click­ing ‘Ap­ply Match’. There’s even a face de­tec­tion op­tion to make sure the skin tones are as con­sis­tent as pos­si­ble.

Pre­miere Pro CC has also tweaked the Lumetri ef­fects to now let you ap­ply mul­ti­ple lay­ers to any one clip, and set them up to af­fect only spe­cific parts of your image.

There’s plenty of new fea­tures that join Pre­miere Pro CC’s long list of ca­pa­bil­i­ties, a good in­di­ca­tion that Adobe is work­ing hard to im­prove the app and will con­tinue to do so.

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