Feature summary | Premiere Pro (March 2021 release)

Rollover to the 2021 Release

This release marks the launch of the 2021 versions of Premiere Pro and the Adobe video applications. 

All new Captions

Premiere Pro's all new Captions workflow transforms the process of stylizing and delivering captioned videos.

Media Replacement

You can now swap out specified media, such as logos and even videos, within Motion Graphics templates. 

Equitable Language

This release includes some terminology changes to better reflect core Adobe values of diversity and inclusion. 

Faster Warp Stabilizer

Reduce camera shake in your footage more easily. Optimizations make Warp Stabilizer up to 4x faster. 

Team Projects improvements

Access to the Search Bar and SmartBin content is now significantly faster than before. 

Copy and paste audio effects in Audio Track Mixer

You can now copy and paste complete audio effects racks between tracks.

Legacy audio effects removed

Obsolete audio effects, all replaced by more modern effects, have been removed from the 2021 release of Premiere Pro. 

Focused on the evolving needs of modern video creators, the 2021 release of Premiere Pro (version 15.0) helps editors and social storytellers create video content that stands out, and work faster, while giving you the flexibility to shape your workflows according to your needs. 

And there’s more: Creative Cloud connects you with a whole ecosystem of creative applications and resources, and a worldwide community of users and experts – expanding the power of Premiere Pro and supporting you on your creative journey.

Rollover to the 2021 Release

Premiere Pro (version 15.0) is the first release in the 2021 versions of the Creative Cloud video applications. The 2021 versions offer new support for graphics functionality and cross application workflows, enabling new features such as Captions in Premiere Pro and Media Replacement in Motion Graphics templates.

Within a major release, project files are forward and backward compatible: you can open and save any Premiere Pro v15.x project with any 15.x version of Premiere Pro – including Dynamic Link with After Effects 18.x versions. If you open a project from a previous version, Premiere Pro 15.x will save the original project and create a new 15.x project file.

Converting a project created in an earlier version of Premiere Pro
Converting a project created in an earlier version of Premiere Pro

 If you need to work with 2020 projects, you can run both versions of Premiere Pro side-by-side (v. 14.x and v. 15.x).

All new Captions

Captions and subtitles add value to video and drive viewer engagement and the new Captions workflow in Premiere Pro transforms the process of stylizing and delivering captioned videos. Captions are now integrated seamlessly into editorial, connecting text with the Timeline and the design tools in the Essential Graphics panel, so you can make better videos and do it faster. 

For more information, see The Captions workflow in Premiere Pro.

Media Replacement

Motion Graphics templates bring the power of After Effects onto the Premiere Pro timeline with customizable graphics and animations. With new Media Replacement, you can now swap out specified media within a template, such as logos and video clips. This gives you even more creative freedom to create work that stands out from the crowd. 

For more information, see Media Replacement in Motion Graphics templates.

Equitable Language

To better reflect core Adobe values of diversity and inclusion, we have replaced non-inclusive language and reference imagery in Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition.

For more information, see Terminology changes in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition.

Faster Warp Stabilizer

Faster warp stabilizer
Faster warp stabilizer

Dramatically improved the time it takes to analyze shaky footage while leaving the actual stabilization process unchanged.  The result is that the quality of the stabilization is as good as before – just way faster.

For more information on working with Warp Stabilizer, see Stabilize footage.

Team Projects improvements

Access to the Search Bar and SmartBin content is now significantly faster than before. No longer will the Search Bar in the Project Panel be disabled while indexing occurs – allowing immediate access to the metadata database query capability.

Copy and paste audio effects in Audio Track Mixer

Copy and paste audio track effects
Copy and paste audio track effects

Rather than copying individual audio effects between tracks, one by one,  you can now copy and paste complete audio effects racks between audio tracks.  Pasted audio effects racks include all of the effects and settings of the original track.  You can further adjust individual settings in the pasted track effects racks without affecting the other tracks.

For more information, see Apply effects to audio.

Selective Color Grading Improvement

For easier skin tone adjustments

Selective color grading improvement
Selective color grading improvement

Great skin tones are a hallmark of excellent color grading and beautiful videos in general. Regardless of skin color, skin tone adjustments are most applied across the red tones.

Since red color is important for skin tone adjustments, the red part of the color spectrum is now presented in the center of the Lumetri curve controls.

You can now scroll left or right for easy access to any part of the color spectrum, equivalent to choosing a part of a color wheel and dialing those color tones up or down. The beauty of the Selective Grading tools is that users can apply a different types of adjustments with the horizontal axis, such as changing the Saturation (intensity) on a Hue (color) scale, or refining the exact Hue within the same Hue scale, or adjusting the Luma (light) against the Saturation. The result is very fine controls for precision color and light within or across the whole image.

Legacy audio effects removed

Keeping Premiere Pro lean and efficient requires occasional house cleaning. Premiere Pro 15.0 removes several legacy audio effects, including Chorus, DeClicker, DeCrackler, DeEsser, DeHummer, DeNoiser, Dynamics, EQ, Flanger, Multiband Compressor, Phaser, Pitch Shifter, Reverb, and Spectral Noise Reduction. All of these have already been replaced by new or equivalent effects.  

 With this change, these legacy effects are no longer available to old projects which may have incorporated  them. For older projects use Premiere Pro 14.x or earlier or update the audio using the newer effects in the latest version. 

For a complete list of audio effects, see Audio effects and transitions.

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