Join Todd Kopriva for an in-depth discussion in this video Miscellaneous new and removed features, part of Premiere Pro CS6 New Features Overview.
This video covers a few new and changed features in Premiere Pro CS6 not covered elsewhere in this video training series. A very powerful new feature in Premiere Pro CS6, that is difficult to show in video training such as this, is Mercury Transmit. Mercury Transmit is a new interface for use by third-party hardware manufacturers. For previous versions of Premiere Pro, if someone wanted to create hardware to do something, such as, broadcast monitoring, they would have to write very specialized software that would examine the sequences in Premiere Pro and use that information to send video out. This meant that you had to use a specialized sequence within Premiere Pro to use this hardware.
With Mercury Transmit, Premiere Pro hands off rendered frames to these interfaces, meaning, that they don't have to go into the sequences themselves. And this makes writing the software much easier for these third-party hardware manufacturers. This makes it faster and easier for them to do their jobs, and it makes the result more stable and more functional. What a user of Premiere Pro will notice, is that, you no longer have to use a specialized sequence. So, you can setup your sequences as you would normally, and then, send any video information out to a broadcast monitor or other hardware.
Another new feature in Premiere Pro CS6, is the ability to choose which clip to take time code from, when using merged clips. If I select these clips in the timeline, then right-click or Ctrl+click on Mac OS, and choose merge clips, I can choose to use audio time code. Meaning, that I'm using time code from the master audio track. This is useful, for example, when you're shooting with DSLR because the video does not contain time code, but your master audio very likely does.
I'll click Cancel. Another handy feature is that it's now very easy to duplicate a clip in the timeline panel, simply by Alt+dragging. I'll hold down the Alt key and drag to duplicate that clip. Another handy feature that I can't demonstrate here because I'm not using a computer with a trackpad, is that on Mac OS, certain gesture controls including pinching and swiping, are supported. So, if you have a Mac with a trackpad, try the gesture controls of pinching and swiping to navigate and zoom.
A few features have been removed from Premiere Pro. Device Central is no longer included in the Suite. So, you can no longer send your movies to Device Central for previewing on mobile devices. Also discontinued is the CS Review Service. So, if you need to send a movie out for review and comment, you'll need to use a different service. And finally, video layers in Photoshop DSD files are no longer rendered as video. If you need to use the video from a PSD file, render the video out of Photoshop into a Quicktime or AVI file, and bring that video file into Premiere Pro.
And that's it for the miscellaneous features not covered elsewhere in this video training series.
- User interface improvements
- Importing and sequence setup improvements
- Editing improvements
- Effect improvements
- Performance improvements
- Audio improvements
- Exporting improvements
- Miscellaneous new and removed features