The October 2017 Release of Premiere Pro (version 12.0) comes with a host of exciting new features.
With the Multiple Open Projects workflow, you can easily edit between multiple projects simultaneously. This release also introduces responsive design and improved end-to-end workflows for graphics, a complete end-to-end immersive editing experience for both video and audio when editing 360/VR content, and continues to expand on best-in-class support for industry standard formats and captioning requirements.
This release also includes a host of other exciting features including:
- Motion Graphics templates available in Adobe Stock.
- Immersive VR editing using head-mount display.
- Support for various new formats.
- Support for certain regional Closed Caption standards.
- Support for Team Projects 1.0 including auto-save history and experience improvements.
- Ability to use After Effects-created Motion Graphics templates without installing After Effects.
For a summary of features introduced in the previous release of Premiere Pro CC, see Feature summary | Premiere Pro CC | 2017 Release.
New features in Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro allows you to open, access, and work in multiple projects simultaneously. It also allows editors working on series or episodic content to jump between and across episodes without repeatedly opening and closing individual projects. When you are working on feature films, multiple open projects helps in the management of large productions - users can break-up a large production into individual projects per scene, instead of opening and closing multiple timelines by accessing individual scene timelines via a tab-based structure. You can also freely edit and copy portions of one project into another with ease.
To learn more, see Working with multiple open projects.
This feature helps an editing team in the same facility to work collaboratively on a single project simultaneously. Managed access throughout the project allows users to lock projects when they actively edit and provides read-only access to those who want to see their work but not allow them to make changes. Using shared projects, co-editors or editors and their assistants can access a single project simultaneously, thus enabling the ability to get more work done faster without concern for overwriting work.
To learn more, see Working with shared projects.
The Essential Graphics panel includes controls for Responsive Design for motion graphics creation. Responsive Design for Motion Graphics include time and position-based controls to make Motion Graphics respond intelligently to changes in duration, aspect ratio, and frame size.
With responsive design time-based controls, Motion Graphics users can define segments of their graphics that preserve intro and outro animations, even when the overall duration of the graphic changes. Your graphics can adapt as your creative vision develops. You can also preserve intro and outro animations for motion graphics even when changing the overall duration of the graphic.
To learn more, see Responsive Design - Time.
Position-based controls for Responsive Design allow users to define relationships between layers in a graphic with each other along with the video frame itself so that alterations to one automatically alters properties in the pinned layers/video frame.
Responsive Design position-based controls in Premiere Pro enable pinned graphic layers to automatically adapt to changes made to other layers or to the video frame itself – like changes to positioning or frame size. By applying specific Responsive Design designations for Position, your graphics automatically adapt when changing the length of your title or lower third, so nothing goes out of frame.
To learn more, see Responsive Design - Position.
Premiere Pro users can access professionally created Motion Graphics templates in Adobe Stock. Editors wanting to work with dynamic, professional graphics, or graphics packages such as titles, lower 3rds, bumpers and closing credits, can access Motion Graphics templates created by talented professionals right in Adobe Stock through the Libraries panel in Premiere Pro.
To learn more, see Motion Graphics Templates and Adobe Stock.
Create smooth transitions, titles, graphics, and effects and navigate your VR timeline in a headmount display while still incorporating keyboard driven editing like trimming or adding markers. This helps you edit in an immersive, head-mount display environment such as an HTC Vive, Google Daydream VR, or Oculus Rift. In addition, you can shuttle playback, change orientation, and add markers all while in a head-mount display environment. The viewing of Virtual Reality content is an immersive experience – and with immersive VR editing capabilities in Premiere Pro, now editing VR can be too. This set of features enables editors to experience the immersive qualities of the content they are editing, review, and mark places that need finessing, all while wearing the same VR head-mounts as their audiences.
Edit VR content using audio based on orientation, which increases the immersive quality of VR content exponentially. The new functionality that is added enables audio by your orientation / position to not only be edited but also exported as ambisonic audio for VR enabled platforms such as YouTube and Facebook. Much like VR video in Premiere Pro, the audio is an explorable 360 representation. Expanding on the foundational VR workflow components Premiere Pro now offers immersive ambisonic audio to take the VR experience to the next level with positionally aware audio represented within the spherical video.
Enhancements to the existing essential graphics panel include:
- Ability to directly manipulate multiple graphic layers simultaneously in the program monitor.
- Support for title rolls.
- A new font menu that gives font previews in the menu, allows users to select favorites, with filtering and improved search options. This gives users more intuitive functionality when working with the Essential Graphics panel.
To learn more, see Essential Graphics Panel.
New 360/VR transitions and effects in Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro offers a deeply integrated set of Mettle Skybox Suite of plug-ins for 360/VR including dynamic transitions, effects, and titling. Users working in 360/VR no longer have to go through installing third-party plug-ins to accomplish dynamic transitions, effects, and titling for immersive experiences.
Premiere Pro supports the latest formats including Sony X-OCN (RAW for Sony F55), and .WAV files more than 4 GB.
You can set metadata to sidecar .stl files so that the created sidecar file contains the wanted information.
To learn more, see Using EBU N19 Subtitles.
- Visibility into your auto-save history provides assurance that all changes were saved.
- Allows you to revert to an older team project, even when you haven’t already shared with collaborators.
- Access to prior auto-saves provides security if you run into issues with your current state.
- Better notification helps to minimize conflicts before they occur.
- Avoid inadvertently closing your Team Project without sharing your changes with collaborators.
- Easier access to version history.
To learn more, see New Features Summary.
To learn more, see Motion Graphics templates/Common Questions.