Premiere Pro gets full ProRes Raw support

ProRes RAW one year on

A lot of ProRes Raw news lately and this one comes from Adobe as they just released new updates to the family of Creative Cloud applications. Adobe wants to push out more new features and updates on a more frequent schedule and feels confident in doing so since they have expanded the beta group and are working out the bugs faster.

I personally feel Adobe and Premiere Pro, in particular, have always been somewhat unstable. It is getting better. I use version 13.1.5 on a daily basis and it has been for the most part reliable. I also avoid updating to the most current version as it generally has been a bug fest. I don’t enjoy losing work and dealing with crashes in the name of progress, however, this new release does have essential new features that I would like to try. See how it is?

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I hope Adobe is getting the updates to be more stable as we all can take advantage of features that will make our jobs easier and more creative. Just don’t crash while doing it.

Improve efficiency in video production

ProRes RAW support in Premiere Pro and After Effects provides a comprehensive, cross-platform solution for Apple ProRes workflows from camera media through to delivery.

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More streamlined graphics workflows in Premiere Pro include an improved Pen tool with better support for Bezier curves, enabling greater precision for creating lines and shapes. Filter effects show attributes that only have keyframes or adjusted parameters so you can focus on the currently active effects.

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Auto Reframe in Premiere Pro is now fasterPowered by Adobe Sensei, the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology, Auto Reframe automatically reformats and repositions video within different aspect ratios, such as square and vertical video, accelerating workflows for social media and content platforms, such as Quibi.

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Hardware encoding on Windows for H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) is available for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, providing consistently faster exports for these widely used formats with Premiere Pro and Media Encoder.

Support for audio files in Creative Cloud Libraries enables Premiere Pro users to save, organize and share frequently used audio assets for easy access right from the CC Libraries panel.

Tapered Shape Strokes in After Effects give motion graphics artists new creative options for animation and design. Make tapered, wavy, pointed, or rounded strokes on shape layers. Animate the strokes for stylized looks and motion designs.Concentric Shape Repeater in After Effects offers new parameters in the Offset Paths shape effect to create copies of a path that radiate outward or inward for funky designs with a cool retro vibe.

Mask and Shape Cursor Indicators in After Effects show which tool you’re using and to help avoid unnecessary un-dos when drawing shapes and masks.

Improvements to Audio Triggers and Timeline filtering
Emmy-winning Character Animator increase efficiency in animation workflows. A new collection of background puppets let users trigger animated elements within a scene behind their character.

Automatic audio hardware switching is now available on macOS for After Effects, Media Encoder, Audition, Character Animator, Prelude, Premiere Pro, and Premiere Rush. When changing audio devices, or simply plugging in headphones, the OS recognizes the hardware and the Adobe application automatically switches to the current hardware.

Premiere Rush users can now automatically resize projects to the 4:5 aspect ratio to match formats for Facebook and Instagram videos. Also, back camera switching on an iOS device (requires iOS 13 and a current iPhone) enables capture within Premiere Rush from the selected back camera (ultra-wide, wide, or telephoto). Lastly, users can now import media from the Files app directly from the Premiere Rush media browser on iOS devices, simplifying access to files stored on device or different cloud services.

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