by Adam Plowden | 7th July 2016
The Adobe 2015.3 Update recently released includes a plethora of new features, adding proxy media creation, new colour features and camera support to Premiere Pro, and many more CC applications. New updates to editing and media applications are always exciting, and Adobe have added some killer features to the arsenal of tools we use on a day-to-day basis with their Adobe 2015.3 Update. Premiere Pro sees expanded features with proxies, new colour features and much more. Edit While Ingesting and Transcoding Proxies For those unfamiliar with proxies, it’s the process of creating a low-res version of your footage for editing, which can then be linked and replaced with your original footage on export. This saves lots of time when editing with high resolution or data rate footage such as ProRes 422/HQ files in 4K and above for example. You can choose to transcode and create proxies in the ‘Ingest Settings’, where drop down menus guide you to select appropriate formats and codecs for the proxies. You can also create your own proxy file presets for specific workflows. The magic of this workflow is that you can edit while the footage and proxies are being ingested and transcoded, as they are being processed by Media Encoder in the background. VR and 360 Degree Video Previews VR and 360 video is BIG, but previewing and editing the footage after it has been stitched together can be difficult. A new tool, accessible through the button editor, allows the preview and playback of 360 video as it would be on a device. After adjusting the VR settings in the playback window, you can click and drag through your 360 degree scene to see the whole environment. Not only that, you can also edit the clip while the VR preview is applied, to get that immersive experience that your viewer or audience will experience as the sequence is built. Enhanced Colour Control Premiere Pro now has secondary HSL and colour adjustments built into Lumetri, allowing you to isolate and adjust either a range of colours or specific colours. The demo example of this makes it look very easy to do, and I’m keen on trying this tool out. Open Captioning The addition of open captioning is fantastic for expanding the content access for viewers that are deaf, and for audiences speaking different languages. Open captions are burnt in to the video file and are unable to be turned off (for specific language regions), and closed captions are now offered as part of the tool line up so viewers can switch off the subtitles if they are not needed. New captions can be created and edited very easily, with flexible options for changing the font, size, colour and positioning. There are many more new features in Premiere Pro and Media Encoder that are available with the Adobe 2015.3 Update, including: Control interface support (for the Tangent Ripple or Palette V2 for example). Edit in native formats with high resolution footage from the Red Raven and Weapon 6K. Publish videos directly online from Media Encoder CC. More here. New browser display in Media Encoder CC. The Adobe 2015.3 Update is certainly exciting, and bursting with new features. Remember that, by default, a Premiere update will remove your older version. If you are interested in keeping the existing version, go to “Update”>”Advanced options” and un-tick the box “Remove old version”. For a more in-depth look at the new and updated features in the Adobe 2015.3 Update, check out the following links: Premiere Pro CC Media Encoder CC After Effects CCRead more
by Adam Plowden | 11th March 2016
It’s great to have some stock material in the library, and preset titles can save lots of time, especially if animation is not your thing. Save yourself with some free Premiere Pro titles from Cinecom! You can download them here. You get 10 free titles in the package, all of which open as sequences in Premiere (CS6, CC 2013, 2014, 2016) The collection of titles are sequences in a PP project, which once extracted you can import into your working project very easily and just like you would ordinary footage. When prompted you can choose to either import the entire project or a particular sequence; in the screenshot below I’ve chosen sequences as an example. After that, just drop in the title sequence you’d like to use. When it comes to changing the text, open up the title editor and put your text in. If you choose to use different fonts, be aware that you may have to re-position them so they fit in with the graphics, but apart from that, they are ready to go! If you want to use multiple titles, remember to duplicate the ‘title’ files in the project window for each new piece of text you need, otherwise the text in the timeline will all be the same. These are some really nifty simple titles that can be used in so many different kinds of videos. If you’re feeling brave, you could always add some simple additional animation for example a company or brand logo in After Effects, and the titles become more diverse and unique to your needs.Read more
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