Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video What's new in Premiere Pro CC? (June 2015), part of Premiere Pro CC 2015 Essential Training.
- In this movie, we're going to talk about the new features in the 9.0 version of Premiere Pro, this is the version recorded in June 2015. Now think of this sort of as a one-stop-shop for people already familiar with Premiere Pro, who just want a run-down of some of the major new features contained within the scope of this essential training. If you're brand new to Premiere, this movie will probably be a little bit too overwhelming, because we'll be breezing over a lot of information out of context. So watch it if you like, but you'll receive much more benefit by watching the rest of the course and the features we talk about here, will be integrated with context.
Alright, so the biggest announcement of this release, is definitely the new color workspace, which features the Lumetri color panel and the new Lumetri scopes. So what does this mean? Well, prior to this version, you were able to add the Lumetri Looks color-grading effects to your clips to achieve certain looks. I'm going to go into the 2014 version of Premiere Pro to show this to you. Alright, so, I'm going to go to Effects, and then down here at the bottom, we have Lumetri Looks, and then, if we applied any of these looks, ok, we have it applied, but then we go to Effect Controls, and there are no parameters that we can adjust.
At least not in Premiere. I can of course use Premiere's sister program SpeedGrade to edit my look, and while SpeedGrade is powerful and great, it's been a little frustrating to not be able to work entirely within Premiere, when you want to use one of these Lumetri Looks. So, back to the new version. Now when I apply a Lumetri Look, go to Effects and down to Lumetri Presets, and I'll go ahead and just apply this two-strip cinematic look here, alright. Now, when I go up to Effect Controls, here is before, and here's after, and now I have all of these parameters.
I'll press tilda to maximize my Effect Controls panel so that we can really dig into this. As you can see, I have a basic correction category with lots of different things in here, Creative, and Curves, alright? And Color Wheels, and Vignettes. Alright, so you can certainly work in the Effect Controls panel to modify this look, but there's actually a much better way to do this. I'll press tilda again to minimize, and instead, I'm going to come up to Window, and then Lumetri Color. Now this opens up this entire side panel.
And here again, we see Basic, Creative Curves, Color Wheels, and Vignette. So I can dial in and effect this however I like, ok, I'll just up the intensity and the vibrance and add a little vignette here, ok? So as you can see, you have total control here. Not only that, but let me come to this next clip here, but you don't actually even need to apply a Lumetri preset at all. You can go ahead and use the Lumetri color panel to correct raw video. Alright, so this does have a three-way color correction applied to it already, but I want to stylize it further, so I'm just going to start making adjustments.
I'll come into Curves, and brighten my upper midtones, and darken my lower midtones, and increase my saturation, and give it a vignette, why not? And so when I made these adjustments, you can see that a Lumetri color effect got added to this clip automatically. So hopefully you can see that this is a total game changer in the world of Premiere Pro color correction. To go with this, we have some new professional scopes. So I'll just open up Lumetri Scopes, and we have a new fleet of video scopes that are better in every way.
More information, more sensitive, more real-time performance, here from this little wrench we can display as many scopes as we need or don't need, you can see that we have lots of options within here to pull up exactly what we want. Alright, so big things in the world of color correction. I'm going to close some of these though, and go back to my Project pane, because next I want to discuss morph cut. Now, morph cut is a really handy transition effect that smooths out jump cuts and talking head interviews.
So as you can see here, we have two shots and here's the jump cut, let's take a look. - They are very surprised at how easy these guys are to acclimate to a family. - Alright, so if I didn't have the b-roll to cover this up, or if I simply didn't want to use b-roll, I could come into Effects and I'm going to type in morph, and here's morph cut, and I'm just going to drag this right on this transition. And by default, it's going to give me a 30 frame transition, and that's usually a little too long for morph cut, usually 8, 10, 12 frames is a little bit better, so I'm going to bring that in to about 10 frames.
And there's an analysis going on right now and it's performing face-tracking and frame interpolation and some additional magic to morph these two clips together. Now, if I play this, there's still going to be a little bit of a catch here. - Are to acclimate to a family. - So we have to render it, I'll place an in and an out around this area and then come up to Sequence, and then Render In to Out, alright, and I'm going to play over this again, and just look at her face and watch the morphing occur.
- At how easy these guys are to acclimate to a family. - Alright, so if you didn't know it was there, you would never notice that. Now the last thing that I want to mention is the time tuner feature, which lets us change the duration of your export by up to 10% either faster or slower while still maintaining quality. So, if I come to my Greyhound Promo sequence here, and I'm going to export this, I'll press Command M, and my Export Settings window pops up, and under Effects, down here at the bottom, I'm going to come all the way to the bottom of the list where I have time tuner.
Alright, so this promo is currently a minute and 26 seconds. But let's say I need to deliver it at a minute 20. I'll just check this box, and then type in minute 20, and it's going to change my duration. I'm changing it right now by about 7 1/5 %, I have up to 10% that it will work for, and the way that this works is that it automatically removes frames or adds them if I need to be longer, in areas of low activity. And this actually works wonders in getting your project to be precisely how long you need it to be while keeping the high quality.
So I can go ahead and export this, but I've actually already done it, so that we can take a look, so let's go to my desktop, and here it its, and you can see that it's exactly a minute 20 seconds, used to be a minute 26, as if by magic. Alright, so that was a blow by blow of some of the new things that came in the version 9.0 June 2015 version of Premiere Pro. Now we're ready to get started with the main part of the course.
- Editing in Premiere Pro: the fast-track approach
- 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
- Dynamic linking and round-tripping with other Creative Cloud apps
- Audio editing and mixing
- Recording voice-overs
- Applying transitions, effects, and filters
- Changing clip speed
- Color correction
- Creating titles
- Multicam editing techniques
- Exporting your final project
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: After loading a project from the exercise files for this course, the media appears "offline" and cannot be used. How do I fix this?
A: This issue occurs because the project was not created in your copy of Premiere Pro, so your copy does not know where to look for the asset files. To fix this, please see the video "Relinking offline media."
Q: Premiere Pro keeps saying, "Project contains a sequence that could not be opened. No sequence preview preset or codec could be associated with this sequence type." What do I do?
A: Please read this post, which addresses this issue, and then try the suggestion in the order provided: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/features-presets-missing-premiere-pro.html
Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2015. What changed?
A: We added 4 movies covering the fall 2015 updates to After Effects CC, including the new start screen, touch and gesture controls, drop zones, and Adobe Stock libraries.
Q: This course was updated on 06/21/2016. What changed?
A: We added two new tutorials to cover the June 2016 update to Premiere Pro CC.