Adobe‘s biggest update of the year, their CC 2015 version, has hit the streets and it was worth the wait. Updates to the Lumetri color engine, shared asset libraries between applications, better camera support, and a healthy dose of Adobe’s magic combine for the most impressive Creative Cloud update yet. There are no two ways to look at this update: Adobe has been listening to editors and taking their suggestions to heart.
This update not only brings productivity improvements to an already-great application, but it introduces new features that will change and help professional and enthusiast workflows alike. Whether integrated stock image libraries will catch on or not, the core improvements of CC 2015 most certainly will.
No point in wasting time. Let’s check out the major updates to Premiere. For the rest of the applications in the CC suite, click here.
New in Premiere Pro:
Find the perfect image or graphic for your project
Save time finding, licensing and managing royalty-free stock images and graphics now that Premiere Pro CC integrates with the new Adobe Stock service. Once you save an image to your Creative Cloud Libraries, it’s immediately available for use in your videos and other creative projects.
Easily manipulate color in the Lumetri Color panel
Adjust color and light with integrated tools that combine SpeedGrade CC and Lightroom CC technologies. Apply everything from simple color corrections to complex Lumetri Looks using easy-to-access, intuitive sliders and controls, and send projects to SpeedGrade via Direct Link if you want to refine them further.
Smooth transitions between talking-head sound bites
Remove unsightly jump cuts between the sound bites in your talking head interviews. The Morph Cut transition uses face tracking and frame interpolation to create seamless transitions — no need to cut away to b-roll.
Your assets, available anywhere
Access your Looks and graphics, including Adobe Stock assets, via Creative Cloud Libraries that are available in Premiere Pro, After Effects and other Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps. Share assets between projects, among team members, and across Adobe applications — anywhere you are.
Take your Premiere Clip projects further
Easily convert and open the projects you create in the Premiere Clip mobile app. All edits, music cues, and Looks appear directly in the Premiere Pro Timeline.
Automatically adjust video duration
Easily adjust the length of your video for specific delivery requirements. Time Tuner in the included Adobe Media Encoder automatically adds or removes frames at scene changes, during quiet audio passages, and in sections with still images or low visual activity.
Save time with task-oriented workspaces
Toggle between workspaces that are optimized to help you manage toolsets for the task at hand — or create your own custom versions. Switch workspaces on touch-based devices with a tap of the finger.
Superior responsiveness on external displays
Improved Mercury Transmit performance boosts responsiveness and playback reliability on external, high-resolution displays.
Easily turn closed captions into subtitles
Burn in your closed captions as subtitles using the included Adobe Media Encoder.
Get support for more native formats
Get native support for Canon XF-AVC and Panasonic 4K_HS formats. Premiere Pro leads the industry in native format support.
A more touch-friendly editing experience
Editors with hybrid devices can now move clips in the Timeline, scrub the playhead, and manipulate color parameters directly by touching the screen.
Audio workflows made easier
Work more efficiently thanks to a faster voiceover recording configuration, easier audio channel mapping, improved multi-channel export, the ability to send video to Audition CC via Dynamic Link, and a more consistent hardware setup.
Also includes: A new composite preview you can access while trimming; simple shortcuts like the ability to adjust hot text values up or down with the arrow keys; new AAF video mix-down; significantly improved AAF export functionality; and more.