5 of the most useful new features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

5 of the most useful new features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

We recently had Nottingham Trent media student Max Shore completing a placement at Jigsaw24. While he was here, we asked him to take a look at the new features of Premiere Pro CC, and pick out his favourites…

Among the host of updates Adobe have made to the Creative Cloud video applications, the ones for Adobe Premiere Pro deserve some special attention. Here are five that we have found to be very useful for accelerating your workflow and increasing productivity.

1. Task oriented workspaces

Adobe have added to Workspaces, allowing you to view, access and organise the tools you want, how and when you want them. The update allows you to toggle between preset and custom workspace layouts that configure interface panels and tools for the different parts of your workflow, including editing, colour, audio and effects.

Editing (default). Editing is the default workspace and gives a much bigger source monitor that allows more easy access to effect controls, the audio clip mixer and metadata for examining your media.

Assembly. The assembly workspace focuses more on your media content, allowing you to manage content more efficiently and build a basic outline edit. The project panel is larger, and many other panels are hidden.

Colour. The colour workspace gives you easy access to the Lumetri colour panel, and Lumetri ccopes panel, giving you greater control over the look of your video.

Effects. The effects workspace has a larger effects control panel, with direct access to the effects panel. Source monitor is still available but hidden behind the effects pannel.

Audio. The audio workspace allows you ready access to audio tools, like the audio clip mixer and audio track mixer

Metalogging. The metalogging workspace is hidden by default and can be accessed by pressing the two arrows pointing right, next to the ‘audio’ workspace button. This workspace gives you access to the metadata panel and a larger project panel.

2. Lumetri colour panel

Adobe have also added some very impressive colour grading power into Premiere Pro. This update allows editors to manipulate colour and light in ways previously impossible without leaving Premiere Pro. The Lumetri colour panel combines the 32-bit floating point colour science of SpeedGrade CC with Lightroom functionality and ease of use.

With this, we can make simple colour corrections or create and save Adobe ‘Looks’ (exported as a .look file) using familiar sliders and controls. This update, much like many of the other updates for Creative Cloud, is aiming to accelerate workflows and increase productivity.

3. Adobe Stock

Adobe Stock hooks directly into Creative Cloud Libraries. Rather than having to download each individual image to your machine then import into your project, you can simply pick out your images on Adobe Stock and they’ll show up in the library window within the app. Using the new CreativeSync technology, you can edit the image in low-res before buying, then as soon as you purchase the full version, your edits will all be automatically applied – something that’ll help smooth your design workflow and save time.

4. Revert trim session

Revert trim session will undo all trimming done in a trim session. The new ‘revert trim session’ button must be added using the button editor. You can start a new trim session by placing the sequence play head in-between two clips and pressing the T button. This will bring up the multi-camera view and a new row of buttons that allow you to add a default transition between clips as well as trim your clips by one or five frames either way, by default. These buttons can all be customised to suit your editing style. This feature makes experimenting with your project more accessible.

5. Live trimming in trim mode

Find and add the loop button using the button editor, and use I and O to set clip in and out points during loop playback in Trim mode. Similar to multicam editing, this feature gives you the power of adjusting an edit point on the fly without stopping playback. To enter ‘trim mode’, select an edit point using your sequence play head and press T.

Press the spacebar and playback will begin looping on the edit point. Looping is based on the pre-roll and post roll in preferences under the playback tab. The maximum for both pre-roll and post-roll is 60 seconds, but is set at four seconds by default. Once you set a new in or out point, looping playback will reset on the new edit point. If you’re not happy with your trimming, you can use the revert trim session button.

Want to know more? Give us a call on 03332 409 251 or email adobe@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and reviews, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook

Save 23% on an Avid Artist DNxIO when you trade in your old interface!

Save 23% on an Avid Artist DNxIO when you trade in your old interface!

For a limited time, save £600 off the purchase price of a standalone Artist | DNxIO when you trade in a selected open IO from AJA, Blackmagic Design, Matrox or MOTU.

Avid Artist | DNxIO is a powerful, professional video I/O interface designed to simplify and accelerate your entire HD, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K workflow. Available as standalone hardware or bundled with industry-standard Media Composer software, Artist | DNxIO enables you to capture, monitor, and output media quickly – in the highest quality possible. And because the interface, which includes hardware by Blackmagic Design, is designed to be open and flexible, you can use it with Avid and other creative tools too.

Why move to DNxIO?

– Capture and play back stunning high-resolution video through advanced 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, and HDMI 2.0 connections.

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– Work with SD, HD, 2K, 4K, 2D, 3D, and other media, with up to 12-bit, 60fps support use your favourite video, audio, and graphic tools, including Media Composer (8.4.1 or higher), Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Fusion, and more.

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The small print

– Trade-ins must be purchased before September 30, 2015.

– Offer only applies to trade-in Artist | DNxIO standalone units. Standalone units do not include Media Composer software or client connectivity kits (Thunderbolt cable or PCIe cable and card); both must be purchased separately.

– This offer cannot be combined with other special offers.

– This offer cannot be combined with Q3 DNxIO Channel rebate.

– Open I/O hardware must be returned within 30 days after receiving Artist | DNxIO or purchaser will be invoiced the difference for a full-priced standalone DNxIO.

For a complete list of the Open I/O hardware eligible for trade-in, visit the DNxIO Trade-in page.

 

Avid Artist | DNxIO – Open IO Trade in Offer

 

At Jigsaw24, we are very proud to be a fully authorised Avid Elite Reseller, with all Artist Series Controllers available to test drive at our Soho-based ‘Steampunk‘ demo studios.

Want to find out more about Avid trade-ins? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Video on Twitter or Like’ us on Facebook.


Now available! Multi-year subscriptions for Media Composer

Now available! Multi-year subscriptions for Media Composer

Avid have just announced the availability of multi-year Subscriptions for Media Composer. Now you can purchase a 2 or 3 year subscription and receive a discount off the normal annual price!

How do they work?

Multi-year subscriptions work just like an annual subscription, but with the added benefit of an automatic renewal in the second and third years – all for a lower price than standard annual subscription renewals.

Activation for multi-year subscription, as well as what’s included (applications, support and special bundling offers), is the same as current annual subscriptions. After the full term of the subscription is complete, you can choose to renew either annually or with another multi-year subscription.

Don’t have a subscription? Why not?

An Avid subscription allows you to get access to the latest Media Composer tools in the most cost effective ways, whilst expanding your capabilities with additional Avid and third-party-software included. You’ll never be left behind, with instant access to every software update and upgrade as soon as they’re available. You will also be able to scale client count up or down as the project demands and budget dictates. Any additional purchases you make can now be easily managed through your ‘My Avid’ account.

As well as this, you’ll receive professional help and advice wherever you are, whenever you need it, with Avid Support. The support feature includes billing and admin cases, software updates and upgrades, troubleshooting via the web, email and phone, and an array of self help; video libraries, knowledge bases and forums.

Where can I get them?

Avid’s multi-year subscription packages are available now from our website.

 

Want to know more about Avid subscriptions? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Video on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.