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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.