Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video What's new in Premiere Pro CC 2014.1: Interface, organization, and structure changes, part of Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2014).
- In October 2014 Adobe released a new version of Premiere Pro Creative Cloud. It got a pretty nice makeover, so in this movie I want to take you through some of the visual, organizational, and structural changes that you'll see in this new release. Now, just a note: If you are brand new to Premiere Pro this update movie and the next one really aren't for you to start learning with. This is more for people who already know Premiere Pro and want to see what's changed. Now keep in mind, the bulk of this course was recorded in the June 2014 version, so what you'll see in this update movie is different from what you'll see through most of the movies in this course.
Also, we won't be going into every single change, but just the ones that fit within the context of the essential training. If you want to learn about absolutely all of the changes, then check out the Premiere Pro Creative Cloud updates course on lynda.com. All right, so first of all, let's just talk about the interface itself. As you can see, Premiere Pro received a new look and feel, or a new "skin" as they call it. Actually all of the Creative Cloud video applications got this facelift. Let's just take a little look at the before and after here. Here is the interface before the update and here it is now.
As you can see, the default interface has a somewhat cleaner, simpler, flatter look. We've got a darker background color with starker blue accents. Now if you're interested to return to the look of the lighter gray from before, you can. You you just go up to Premiere Pro, Preferences, Appearance, and you can ride this slider like so. I'll leave it on darker for now. What else can we look at? Well, one thing that got a huge update is Premiere's searching features. We're going to be taking a look at how this has changed in search bins and within the timeline.
First, search bins. You can either right click in your project pane and choose New Search Bin or you can actually just click right up here and create a new search bin. This opens up and you can search through all meta data or you can choose something a little bit more specific. So for our purposes, I'll just type in "Susie" here and say "OK" and you'll notice that I have the search bin up here at the top above my other bins. It has a little magnifying glass here. And as I twirl this down, you can see that everything inside of it is related to Susie.
Now I can modify this if I want. If I right click and choose "Edit Search Bin" Let's say that I just want my interview clips, which I know that I labeled with a capital I-N-T, and I'll say "OK". Now notice that my search bin only contains my Susie interview clips, not my Susie B roll. Now the really cool thing about this is that search bins actually update dynamically as you add new content to the project. So as assets continue to come in, everything adjusts accordingly according to the filters that you set.
If you don't need a search bin anymore, you just click on it, press "Delete", and now the search is gone, but don't worry, your assets are still there. In addition to searching bins, searching through your timeline just got a whole lot easier as well. Let me just load a sequence here. And now I'm just going to type CMD-F, or CTRL-F on a PC for Find, and you can see here "Find in Timeline" and again you have the option to modify exactly what you're looking for. I do want to search for a clip name, though, so I'm just going to say "Name Contains" and I want to look for the shot of Susie blowing into the pipe.
So I'm just going to type in "pipe" and "Find" and you can see that it pops here to the clip on the very first frame and it also selects it. Now, if there were more clips of Susie with the blow pipe, then I could have chosen "Find All". So again, I'm going to go back to the beginning here and deselect and CMD-F for Find and this time I'm going to choose "Find All" and you can see that it selects both of the clips that meet that criteria. Now let's talk a bit about the new multi-project workflow.
Basically, this lets editors bring all of the materials that they need from multiple projects into one space. So if I wanted to I could go into my media browser panel and easily access another project, which I'll do right now. Let's go ahead and find my media browser panel, there it is. I'll move this back over all the way to the left because that's where it traditionally is. All right, so I'll select my media browser panel and I'm just going to navigate where I know I have another project that I want to work with. I'm just going to go to my media drive E and post tips, and post tip projects, and let's just increase the size here so I have a little bit more space.
And I'm going to come down and find my project. So here it is, post tips weekly. I'll double click. You can see that I can begin climbing into the project. So if I click on "Assets" and I"ll just go into one of these. You can see that I have access to this footage, I can Hover Scrub, I can load this into the source monitor, I'll just double click. When I do that, it imports it into the project and I can just simply set in and out points and edit this right in. Now I can also have multiple media browser tabs open.
So I'll just right click on my media browser tab and say "New Media Browser Panel" and it gets put at the end here. I'll go ahead and move this back over. Now, let's go ahead and do the same thing. So this time I"ll go into another project. Mac hard drive, Users, and go to my Desktop here. and here's the exercise files. Let's just go into my Creative Letterpress project, which is right here. Again it populates it here. Now I have three projects essentially open. I can just press the tilde key here to give myself a little bit more room.
And here I have my Creative Letterpress project and go in and see all of the various assets inside of this project. I have my Castles project right here. Not too much in that one. and I have my High Class project. So it's very easy to go back and forth between these. Now, I'm going to press tilde again to minimize because I want to take a look at how we can actually use sequences in this matter. Let me go back, and let's go back again, and I'm going to go into Assets and Final Materials and here is an actual sequence.
So how can we work with a sequence? This is pretty cool. If I double click here, you can see that it loads the entire sequence into the source monitor. You can see that it also puts it into the timeline. And you can see that it puts "Source Monitor" in parentheses here. Now I can't edit this. If I zoom in here, plus, plus, and try to edit this, you can see that it tells me "no can do." "Sequence must be imported into the project "to make changes." So I can do that, of course. I can right click and choose "Import" and bring it into my project.
But one thing I can do, is copy and paste, which is kind of nice. So if I wanted to get these clips here... Let me go ahead and give myself a little bit more room here. I'm going to drag this down so I have two timelines open. This is my Hot Glass and this is my Letterpress. Let's say that I want to grab a couple of clips from my Letterpress, like so, and I'm just going to drag and drop. You'll notice that now the sequence has those new clips. So as you can see, you can drag and drop quite easily from one sequence to another even when the first sequence is a read-only sequence.
Let's bring this back up and tab it and bring this down and I'm going to close my Letterpress sequence. All right, so those are a few of the new features that effect organization and structure in Premiere Pro. In the next "What's New" movie, we're going to take a look at some of the changes in Effects.
- Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
- Setting up a project and a sequence
- Importing and organizing media
- Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
- Performing insert, overwrite, and replace edits
- Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
- Performing intermediate editing and trimming techniques
- Customizing your workspace and using creative tools
- A brief look at Creative Suite integration
- Making audio level adjustments and mixing audio
- Recording voice-overs
- Applying transitions, effects, and filters
- Changing clip speed
- Color correction techniques
- Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
- Multicam editing techniques
- Exporting your final project