The June 2022 (22.5) release of Premiere Pro introduces new Essentials and Vertical Video workspaces, improvements to proxy workflows, the ability to add gradients to strokes and shadows for titles and graphics, RED V-RAPTOR camera support, and various performance enhancements.
The new Essentials workspace offers a clean and simple layout and presents the panels in a logical left-to-right workflow, with a generous timeline across the bottom of the screen.
The new Vertical Video workspace offers a clean and simple layout, optimized for vertical content. Social media creators working in this format will find the Program Monitor on the right of this workspace, set up for viewing vertical 9:16 video.
Visual badges in the timeline and project panel now make it clear when you are viewing proxies or originals. During proxy creation, you have the option to add a watermark so you can easily identify your proxy files, and the default codec for creating proxy files has been set to ProRes.
When copying and pasting assets in a timeline, Premiere Pro now defaults to pasting items to the same track instead of always pasting according to track targeting. This new functionality can be accessed via four new assignable keyboard shortcuts.