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Work directly with native camera formats

Learn how to take advantage of high-resolution formats from the latest cameras to achieve the best possible picture quality in Premiere Pro. (10 min)

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Work directly with native camera formats

10 min

Adobe Premiere Pro CC offers thorough native media support, meaning you can edit virtually all of the major video, image, and audio formats natively without waiting.

See for yourself

In this demo, you can see me working with several formats within one Premiere Pro project: ARRI AMIRA, Canon EOS C300 and EOS-1D C, GoPro Hero 3, LongG on a Panasonic, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, RED media, and Sony F55. I can pretty much disregard the format I'm working with when cutting with Premiere Pro CC.

Browse media (0:55); Use GPU acceleration (4:50); Set clip to frame size (6:10); Output to files (7:55)

Enhanced format support

The 2014 release of Premiere Pro CC enables you to work with the vast majority of formats natively — including 4K, 5K and 6K RED media, XAVC, ProRes, and DNxHD — without transcoding or file rewrapping. Premiere Pro recently added support for Sony SStP and Canon RAW, and significantly expanded support for CinemaDNG formats.

That means you can mix formats on a single timeline and still expect the best-quality performance on a well-configured system — that is, a multicore CPU and modern GPU with a minimum 1 GB of video RAM and high disk throughput.

Enhanced graphics performance

The Mercury Playback Engine takes full advantage of supported GPUs so you get smoother playback without rendering. With new support for the Intel Iris architecture found in current Apple MacBook Pro machines as well as Microsoft Windows configurations, the Mercury Playback Engine is now available to more editors.

Debayering with supported GPUs

GPU-based debayering for CinemaDNG and RED media is also supported, providing significant performance enhancements when you work with those formats and a supported GPU.

ARRI AMIRA workflow

If you work with footage from the new ARRI AMIRA camera, you can take advantage of a powerful new workflow where LUTs created in-camera are automatically applied as Master Clip effects on ingest.

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Maxim Jago

Maxim is a media trainer, presenter, award-winning writer, film director, and Adobe Master Trainer who has trained a variety of audiences around the world. Visit his website at