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.
In the Essentials workspace, all core Premiere Pro functions are easily accessible without requiring you to switch workspaces, and it is optimized for using Premiere Pro on a laptop or a single screen.
New Proxy badges in the Project panel and timeline enable you to easily distinguish between proxy and source media while editing. For absolute certainty when working with proxies, you also have the option to burn-in proxy watermarks.
In addition, proxy files now default to ProRes format, which is a better format to use when working with proxies.
Add visual impact to characters and graphics, with the ability to add gradients to strokes and shadows. Use gradients to create a sheen or other colorful effects. Gradients can be linear or radial, based on opacity, color, or a combination of color and opacity.
Design elements like these are widely used for decorating Asian characters, such as Japanese and Korean video content, and provide additional parameters for users who are upgrading legacy titles in Premiere Pro.
For more information, see Applying gradients.
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.
In addition to this more useful default behavior, Premiere Pro includes the following functions:
Paste to Same Track
This new keyboard shortcut always pastes items in the Sequence to the same track the item was copied from.
Paste Insert to Same Track
Similar to Paste to Same Track, this keyboard shortcut can be used to perform a ripple (insert) paste operation.
Paste to Target Track
This new keyboard shortcut provides the same behavior as legacy copy and paste operations. The Paste to Target Track command pastes according to the lowest targeted track(s).
Paste Insert to Target Track.
This new keyboard shortcut can be used to create an additional keyboard shortcut that provides the same behavior as legacy copy and paste insert operations. The Paste Insert to Target Track command performs a ripple paste (insert) operation according to the lowest targeted track(s).
You can assign all four of these functions to keyboard shortcuts providing the ability to paste to the same track or according to track targeting. These shortcuts override the legacy application-wide default copy-paste keyboard shortcuts when the Timeline panel is active and can be accessed from the Timeline Panel shortcuts in the Keyboard Shortcut Editor.