In spring of 2018, Adobe updated Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018. Like with all updates to software, there is added functionality to this new version of Premiere Pro. What do you need to know? In this video, instructor Richard Harrington walks you through how to use frame comparison view in Premiere Pro.
- Sometimes as you are working on a shot, you don't want to compare it to another shot. You just want to reference where you started, and this could be quite useful particularly if you are working a supervised session with a client or a producer who'd like to see the progress or really judge the before and after. Now, in the past as we work with a shot we can always see what was happening. For example here, let's say I'd got this individual shot and I want to start to make adjustments. Well I can always do that, and then simply turn the effect on or off.
But the client or even yourself, if it's been a long day, might have a hard time judging. What you can do now is go into the comparison view and instead of seeing a shot comparison view, come over here and click the shot or frame comparison button. This will toggle the view and let you see what you are doing. So, for example, let's start to modify the shot a little bit. I'm going to lift up the exposure and start to cool it down. Now what we can see here, as we're working, let's turn that effect back on, is you see the side by side.
Now let me reset that, and what I'll do here is just adjust and lift the exposure maybe recover the highlights and lift the shadows and put a little contrast into the shot while cooling down the color temperature. Now what I have is a nice split screen affect, so I can judge the before and after. Now as I work with this, this can be quite useful so people can see what's happening. For example I like where this is going. Let me just put a little more vibrancy into that shot.
And I like this new direction. That's a little cooler with rich color. But as I'm working here, I can also see that it's gone a bit far. Remember you do have the ability here to swap so you can change which side is the before and the after. So looking at this, I see that I've gone a little too bright. So I'm going to take that exposure back down, so it's a small lift and instead lift the shadows a little bit more, and I like where that's going. I think that that's a better overall exposure, but pulling through is quite useful.
You'll notice that the scope updates as well. This can come in handy as you want to show the client what you're doing. Notice you could also go with the top down split or the side by side split, so you can see the before and the after. Remember this can be swapped, so if you prefer to see one on one side versus the other, that works. For example, I generally like to see the after view closer to my scopes as I'm working. This way I can better judge what's happening, and take a look at the changes there on the scope without having to look back and forth quite as much.
All in all this is tremendously useful, and the key here is 2 buttons. The comparison view which will take you in and out of comparison mode, and the ability to decide if you want to compare a shot, one shot to another, or a frame. The current frame versus the original frame, and this makes it very simple to toggle between the 2 states. Do keep in mind that if you toggle in or out, the before frame is set when you first invoke the shot.
So now as I start to adjust, it's still showing me the previously corrected version. If you want to see the original before color correction frame here, be sure you toggle this off, exit the frame comparison view, then go back in and enable your effect. Now what you'll see is the original shot before and the new one that you're working with. Again the before state is set when you first invoke the comparison mode, so if there's a particular instance or a look that you're going for, make sure that you've enabled your filter controls or toggle them on or off to snapshot the before state into it's desired position.
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