This document provides information about the latest updates and the new features in the June 2014 release of Prelude CC. Read on for a complete list of updates and the new Rough Cut (Edit Anywhere) and the new Tag panel and Templates features.
Tag templates and the Tag panel
The new Tag Panel simplifies and adds flexibility to your logging and tagging workflows. Using the Tag Panel, you can create Comment Markers along with a Tag Name and Description. You can also create customized templates and share the templates via the Adobe Creative Cloud.
For more information, see the Tag Panel and Templates article.
Mouse-based trimming for rough cuts
The latest version of Prelude CC now provides basic trimming of assets in a Rough Cut. Position your cursor over any cut point and you can see the different trimming operation available. As you perform your trim, the Monitor display shows a 2-up view of the trim operation. In the Timeline, a tool tip shows the amount of adjustment being made to the trimmed edge.
For more information, see the Rough cuts article.
Along with the mouse-based trimming, you can now use the new keyboard shortcuts to take finer control over your trimming. Some keyboard shortcuts operate on the selected clip in the Rough Cut while others perform on the clip under the current playhead (CTI).
|Trim In Point of Selected Clip to CTI||Q||Operates on selected clip in the rough cut. The playhead , Current Time Indicator (CTI), must be placed within the selected clip.|
|Trim Out Point of Selected Clip to CTI||W||Operates on selected clip in the Rough Cut. The playhead, Current Time Indicator (CTI), must be placed within the selected clip.|
|Insert clip at the previous edit point||,(comma)||This operation is based on the CTI point, not the selected clip in the Rough Cut. The clip that is inserted is selected in the Project Panel|
|Insert clip at the next edit point||. (period)||This operation is based on the CTI point, not the selected clip in the Rough Cut. The clip that is inserted is selected in the Project Panel|
|Select clip at Playhead||D|
|Move selected clips in Rough Cut left||[(left angle bracket)|
|Move selected clips in Rough Cut right||](right angle bracket)|
A complete listing of the shortcuts is available in the keyboard shortcuts section.
View only subclips
Subclip items are added to your Adobe Prelude projects for each subclip marker that is created. If you are working with many projects, you might end up having to work through many clips.
The new Subclip Only View in the Project Panel helps to organize your Adobe Prelude projects better. When the Subclip Only View is enabled, only the subclip project items are visible. This feature works for both List and Thumbnail Views.
Combine the View Only Subclips feature with the new ability to drag‑and-drop project items to the New Rough Cut or the New BIN buttons in the Project Panel. This will help you to get a more streamlined workflow when working with your subclips.
In the latest version of Prelude, you can rename ingested assets and specify the starting number for the renamed file through the new Custom Auto-increment option. Prelude now also remembers the last auto-incremented value and during the next Ingest, filenames are incremented from the last auto-incremented value.
Rough Cut and Edit Anywhere (EA)
The June 2014 release of Prelude CC allows you to create and edit a rough cut in Edit Anywhere (EA) production and share your rough cuts with other users. Previously, you could only open the clip and add markers and metadata to organize and search subclips.
The EA Rough Cut feature also enables you to share your rough cuts with other Adobe applications such as Premiere Pro and After Effects.
For more information, see the Rough Cut and Edit Anywhere article.
There are two new keyboard shortcuts to open the next and previous clip which will enable you to go through all the clips in the Project Panel quickly.
- The Selected Marker Count and Duration in displayed in the Marker List Panel.
- Duration of each clip is shown in the Ingest Dialog Thumbnail View. You can thus know the total size of the clips before initiating the transfer.
- The total duration, file size, and number of clips (Clip Count) of all selected clips in the Ingest Dialog box is displayed. Thus the size of all selected items before ingesting the items is known.
- The column width of the Create Cloud Dialog when downloading Unassociated Metadata and Tagging Template is remembered.
- Multiple XMPs can now be sent to Unassociated Metadata Panel from the Project Panel. This is useful when logging proxies. After logging proxies, you can send all marker metadata to the Unassociated Metadata Panel and then apply it to the high resolution clips once ingested.
- Previous versions of Prelude remembered the last state of the Transcode option in the Ingest dialog. This sometime lad to unwanted transcodes on subsequent ingests. In the latest version of Prelude CC, there is a new preference under Edit > Preferences > Ingest, that enables you to choose whether the Transcode Checkbox state is sticky or not between Prelude launches.
- Previous versions of Prelude applied metadata to the primary destination and ignored all additional destinations. Now, the minimum metadata is applied to all destinations during ingestion. This especially helps users who have taken advantage of Prelude’s API’s around Ingesting to create customized workflows and metadata setting.