Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 in Vines

6-Second Looks at What's New in Premiere Pro CC 2015.3

Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 introduced huge improvements to editing, color, and 360/VR workflows. This post captures each of the major new features in 6-second Vines. WARNING: This post contains Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 spoilers.

NOTE: The following Vines are best viewed in the Vine app.

 

Practice Safe Updating

Are you like me? When the Creative Cloud desktop app turns blue, it's like the release of the next season of you favorite Netflix show — call in sick, block off the calendar, lock the door — it's time for some Adobe and chill. 

When a new release of Premiere Pro CC comes out, beware of the updater finger...  

Here are 5 quick tips for updating Premiere Pro CC:

  1. Versions of Premiere Pro CC can coexist on the same system. Just make sure you deselect the Remove Old Versions under the Advanced update settings. Mike Schreurs of Rocket Pencil Productions shows how.
  2. Do not update your current project files to a new version of Premiere Pro CC. Should you decide to do so, Scott Simmons shows how to update them safely.
  3. Always update Premiere Pro CC at your own risk.
  4. Always update Premiere Pro CC at your own risk.
  5. Always update Premiere Pro CC at your own risk.

Click here to learn more about what's new in Premiere Pro CC 2015.3.

 

Proxy Workflows

According to a Premiere Bro Twitter poll, the new proxy workflow features are the favorite in Premiere Pro CC 2015.3. (See the full Twitter poll results in the Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 User Review.) Working with proxies can maximize system performance and playback and Premiere Pro CC makes it easy to generate or attach proxies whenever you want. In fact, the proxy workflow in Premiere Pro CC is so seamless, it can be difficult to know when you are working with proxies. Adding a simple watermark to proxy files will help you visually distinguish them from your source media. In short, a watermark is an Image Overlay that can be enabled under the Effects tab when creating a new encoding preset in Adobe Media Encoder. Follow along with Dave Helmly as he shows how to create a custom watermark for proxy files

My proxy watermark is kick@$$!

Click here to learn more about proxy workflows in Premiere Pro CC.

 

HSL Secondary Lumetri Color Tools

I can still hear the exclamations from NAB Show 2016 when Jason Levine dropped the curtain on the new HSL Secondary tools onstage at the Adobe booth theater. It was beautiful!

The addition of the new HSL Secondary tools makes the Lumetri Color panel a much more complete color solution. With these tools editors can make specific hue, saturation and luminance selections and adjustments. But these colorful benefits did not come without a loss. There is now an Obsolete effects bin (think Island of Misfit Toys but for effects) which is the new home for the Three-Way Color Corrector. As an editor who attempted to keep all color work natively inside Premiere Pro, the Three-Way Color Corrector was an essential staple. It wasn't pretty to look at it, but it was a faithful workhorse. It is very sad to see it being phased out.

I will always remember you, dear Three-Way Color Corrector. We will always have Show Tonal Range...

Click here to learn more about HSL Secondaries in Premiere Pro CC.

 

VR Workflows

360/VR video is everywhere! (Get it? Cause it's 360 degrees!) In fact, 360/VR was a major theme at NAB Show 2016, at least for the one person you can hear in this vine...

Regardless of whether or not you think 360/VR is legit, Adobe has made sure editors have the necessary tools to work with 360/VR natively inside Premiere Pro CC. Now, it's true there is some confusing language surrounding the new VR workflows. Suffice it to say, Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 introduces initial support for 360/VR video. Basically, users can now preview 360 video natively Premiere Pro CC, as well as export 360 video with the required metadata for 360 playback on YouTube and other supported players. Forgive me if I sound like I am minimizing these features. The initial support for 360/VR in Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 is no small thing, especially when you compare it to the rest of the NLE landscape!

I don't know about you, but now I just need to get my hands on a 360 camera...

Click here to learn more about VR support in Premiere Pro CC.

 

In-App Adobe Stock Licensing

Premiere Pro CC editors can now license Adobe Stock footage and images inside the Project window. Click the new shopping cart icon displayed next to each stock asset.

"If you getting money just throw it in the..."

Click here to learn more about purchasing stock assets in Premiere Pro CC.


Thanks for reading/watching! What Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 features are you enjoying? I challenge you to reply with your own Vines. Please share links in the comments below!