Dave Helmly Head of Global Digital Audio/Video at Adobe Systems demos the top features coming in the next release for Adobe Creative Cloud in Premiere Pro.
Some of the things Dave shows us is the new Workflows including the new Proxies. He explains that it’s really helpful for all the newer high resolution workflows where the timeline gets longer it may make sense to switch to proxies. Also this will really help if you are on a lesser powered machine like a mobile laptop or one with a less capable graphics card this is for you.
Also Lumetri has been updated and HSL Secondaries have been added. Now it will be much easier to create a key and change specific colors like he demos on the gentleman’s jacket how easy it is now to turn it into whatever color you desire with very little effort thanks to this new addition. Another huge addition is control surface support. Now the Tangent panels like the wave, or the element will be supported. I am testing this now and have to say…this is so awesome..! Also a big announcement is the new Tangent Ripple which comes to market at a USD price of only $350 is incredible. I got to see Robbie Carman in the Adobe Booth at NABShow demoing the use of the Ripple controlling the Lumetri panel and as he said to the audience…watch me step away from the computer so you can see that I’m not using the mouse or keyboard to control the Lumetri panel.
Another cool company being shown for control surface support as well is a new company to me called Palette Gear. What is really unique about their product is that it’s modular. You can build up as few or as many lil I’ll call pod pieces from programmable knobs, buttons to sliders they can all be mapped to certain functions in your nle, audio application, or other various applications that can support Palette. I’d like to take a closer look at this in the future.
Captions gets a big improvement as well. Dave shows us how is and capable it is. Changing colors, various fonts supported, all very dynamic.
VR or 360 video is uber big all over NABShow this year. Nearly everywhere you looked you could find something to do with VR. Adobe also has some support for VR. Some of the new capabilities will allow you to bring in your 360 or VR video stitched and be able to change the views from 4:3 to wide views, zoom around, or put on glasses and really get immersed into the Virtual Reality. Also support for 3rd Party plugins like Mettle for example.
Lastly Dave shows us the new Media Encoder options for exports which also include a new VR option.
As you can see Adobe is always improving their already very capable nle with more professionals switching to Premiere and Big Hollywood movies like Gone Girl, Hail Caesar, and Deadpool all heavily used Adobe products to create those films it’s no wonder we are getting some really amazing updates.
Looking forward for you all to start enjoying the new features.
Here’s a video with Dave Helmly in the Adobe Booth at NABShow 2016..
A video on the Pallete Gear control surfaces that are now supported in Premiere and other Adobe apps..!
Below is a shot of the $350 Tangent Ripple that was on display in the Adobe NABShow Booth..!
VR and Premiere Pro with Mettle Skybox 360/VR Tools..!