Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video What's new in Premiere Pro CC v. 11.0? (November 2016), part of Premiere Pro CC 2015 Essential Training.
- [Narrator] In this movie we're going to talk about the November 2016 update for Premiere Pro version 11 also referred to as the 2017 release also code worded as Tanq. In this update movie, we'll really just be covering the updates that are applicable to features covered within this essential training course. So this movie is mostly for people who already have at least a basic knowledge of working in Premiere Pro, so maybe you've already taken some or all of the essential trainings course and just need a quick rundown of what's changed.
If you'd like an exhaustive rundown of all what's new features, you can check out Rich Harrington's Premiere Pro Creative Club Updates course in our library. And just so you're aware, for some of the bigger update topics that are applicable to this essential training, I'll be putting additional movies within the body of the course and you will be able to find those because they'll say version 11 in the title and they'll be labeled with the word New. And by the way, no specific exercise files for these update movies, but for the most part you'll be able to follow along by building content along with me.
Now, let's first talk about something that's front and center here which is a slightly revamped skin or user interface. The software got a slight facelift with a new flatter look and a new design for tab panels. Let me just show you a little before and after. Here is the software before and after. So again, a very subtle change but because the bulk of this course was recorded in the 2015 version of the software, I just want to point out a few visual changes. Okay, so just a few things here.
I'm going to head back over to the 2015 version and then first just want to talk about tab panels. Before when you access a tab within a window, there would be a blue outline that surrounds the tab that's in focus no matter what window. And in the 2017 version, it looks a little different instead of having a blue outline you just have a white underline. Okay, so that will look different. Also, in the 2015 version, all of my scroll bars, are rectangles, and right angles, and squares whereas in the 2017 version, everything is circles and rounded edges.
Our key frames also look different. If you take a look at the 2015 version, we've got white hollow diamonds for our key frames and in the updated version you've got solid blue sort of rounded diamond icons. There are also some tools that look different. This is how my selection tool for example looks in the 2015 version, just like a standard arrow. So, this along with several of the other onscreen tools have changed. I'll show you what it looks like now. Okay, so a different icon with no stem and again, some of the rest of these have changed as well.
But again, very, very subtly. Nothing that will be confusing as you continue through the course. The next thing I want to mention is a very cool feature that is going to be pretty revolutionary for many Premiere pro Editors and that is Team Projects. Which as of this recording is available to Creative Cloud for Teams users as well as Creative Cloud Enterprise users. Either for all Creative Cloud apps or for single licenses for Premiere Pro and After Effects. And real quick, here is the current pricing for the Teams license as compared to the individual license and learn more about Enterprise license you need to call for a consultation.
So right now if you're an individual Creative Cloud user and you want access to Team Projects, you'll just need to upgrade to Creative Cloud Teams or Enterprise to have access to those Team Projects, so just go to Adobe's website to learn more but let's talk about what Team Projects actually is and why it's such a great advancement in collaboration. It allows Editors and Motion Graphic Artists to work concurrently in a single team project within Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Prelude. Letting people share edits and get the most recent changes from collaborators.
It features some very cool features like, Smart conflict resolution, so you don't run the risk of messing up each others work and version history, so you can easily go back to any iteration of a particular team project. The way it works is that instead of creating individual projects in each software, people can work in the exact same team project which is hosted in the cloud. Media can be located on a shared network drive or duplicated so everyone has copies of the media on their own local storage or you can use a proxy workflow where collaborators work on low res proxy files that live in the cloud.
Now I'm going to give you a very high level overview of Team Projects right now but to go on a play by play of how to work with them, check out the, Using Team Projects in a Collaborative Workflow movie at the end of chapter six of this course. To create a team project in Premiere Pro, you can select new team project from the welcome screen. Name it and enter the names of the collaborators that you want to add by entering their Adobe ID's. Then each team member will have access to that team project.
From there you can work normally within your project and everything you do remains hidden until you're ready to share. When you are ready to share, you click on the share my changes button. You enter a description of your changes and then click share. Your collaborators get latest changes button will light up and then they'll be able to see what changes you've made. If two users try to edit the same sequence, then Premiere Pro will provide a conflict resolution screen where you can work out how the conflict will be handled, that is rather your version is kept, whether the shared version should be taken, or whether your copy should be renamed and both versions should be kept.
There are also some really handy media management features to allow collaborators to work effectively on local storage and there's a great edition of a history slider which allows users to roll back to any previous shared state of the team project. Again, we'll go into a play by play of all of these features in the explore team projects at the end of chapter six. Next, one of the most anticipated improvements is the visual keyword layout which makes it a lot easier to see which keys have already been mapped with shortcuts and which are available to map.
So if we go to my Premiere Pro menu and keyboard shortcuts, you can see that I have a map of the keyboard and under this preset menu, you can choose various NLEs but I'm going to go to custom which gives me the base for the current version of the Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud and then I'm able to map my own commands from here. Now let's take a look at what we're actually looking at as far as color coding. We've got purple, green, and gray color coding. Purple represents the commands for the application at large.
If I want to look at commands that become active when a particular panel is in focus, then I can specifically come into this commands menu and take a look at the capture panel for example. Now these green keys show men what these buttons do when the capture panel is in focus. Or the timeline panel, for example. Okay, so some keys do double duty. Most of the time you are just going to look at this in application mode and you can see that it sort of splits the purple and the green color coding when keys are doing multiple things.
Now, of course, there are a lot of modifier keys that you can add to each keyboard command in order to get access to hundreds of different shortcuts. So, I'll hold down the command key on the keyboard and now this keyboard represents what happens when I hold down command and activate particular keys. And here I'm holding down shift and it exposes a whole other set of commands and you can also hold down multiple modifiers. So, here I'm holding down command and shift. You can also use the onscreen keyboard to do that as well. So I can click on command and here is my keyboard with command held down.
And I'll click that again. Now to check out the commands associated with any key, you can hover over it and a tool tip appears or you can just select it and then come down here to take a look at all iterations of that command with various modifier keys. All right, so if I hold down no modifier keys, most of the time T activates trim edit, however when the title window is in focus then it's the type tool. If I hold down command and T, I create a new title. If I hold down control and T I tell them my trim type and so on and again this is not available in previous versions of the software so this alone is very useful.
Now over here is my big list of keyboard shortcuts and this was available in previous versions of the software. This is where I can search for commands, see what they're currently mapped to and like also remap them to new keys. So let's say for example that I want to create a shortcut to open up my sequence settings. As you can see under sequence, sequence settings, there's no keyboard shortcut associated with that. So, I can just type in here, sequence settings and then I just click right in here and I can type a new shortcut.
Now previous to this version I had to sort of guess to see what might be available. You know, if I wanted to link it to the S key, I would maybe type in command S. And then usually it would say something like this, Hey, this is already in use by another application command and then I would undo and then search for another one. But the good thing about this is that now I have a visual layout to see exactly what is available, so I'll click on S and it looks like control S is available, so I'm just going to type control S and now you can see that it has been remapped.
I have control S on sequence settings. I can also drag and drop. So I'll just undo that. And then I'll just activate control and then drag and drop that right on the S key and now you can see that control S activates my sequence settings. Whenever I'm finished mapping my keyboard, I would just need to save it, and then, as long as I have my sync settings chosen with keyboard shortcuts checked.
Every time I access my settings, I have my keyboard shortcuts. And the next thing I want to go over are the new improvements in captions in Premiere Pro. Most specifically, open captions. As you're probably aware, videos are captioned all the time these days. Subtitles are added to videos to make them watchable in multiple languages and captions can also be added for the hearing impaired. And many times, those types of captions are closed captions which can be turned on and off by the viewer. Increasingly, in today's social media marketplace, however, you'll see captions accompany those silent autoplay videos on Facebook and other websites and those are often accomplished using open captions which are captions which are viewable all the time.
And in this Premiere Pro update, open captions got a fairly major upgrade which I'll go over briefly now. You can check out the end of my titles chapter to learn a lot more about both closed and open captions. So, to create a caption, I come to create new item and choose captions and then these are my video settings that match my sequence so I'll say okay. And then here I have to choose my standard. Now these three are closed caption options, so I'm going to choose open captions and okay.
And here I have a caption added in my project pane and I'm just going to drag this to the four above my sequence and I want to extend this over the entire sequence. I also want to open up my caption window. So, we'll go to windows and captions. Okay, and here it is. And I just need to select my caption clip and here is my first caption block and that corresponds to this block right here onscreen. So, you can do a couple of things here.
Obviously, we want the caption to start where our subject starts to talk so I can just drag this over to that location here. You can also use your in and out point on time code. You can either type in an exact value or you can use this like a value shuttle. I can click and just drag to the right and you can see that my caption block grows as I adjust my outpoint. So I'm going to go ahead and actually just play the first part of what she says here so that we can determine exactly where we want this caption block to be. - Many people who start looking at greyhounds or who come to the meet and greets and they've never seen a greyhound before, they are-- - [Narrator] All right, let's just have the very first part, many people who start looking at greyhounds.
So I'm going to make my captioN text end at that point. - [Woman On Video] Many people who start looking at greyhounds or-- - [Narrator] And I'll move that back like this and I'll come in here and I'll type in my caption text. Okay, so, I can see it onscreen and this is what it looks like by default, but with open captions, I now have a lot more flexibility on how this looks. With closed captions you do not have a lot of flexibility but you can really make this look however you like with open captions. So, then I drag this over a little bit so that we can see.
Now here are my alignment controls. I can bold, italicize or underline this. I can add musical notes. I can change my background color so right now I have white text on a black background. So, if I wanted to change that, I could select background color and then change my color by opening up this color picker or I can use my opacity slider here to make this transparent for example. So, I'll just slide this back to zero, okay, and now we have white text on our video background. It's kind of hard to see but let's improve that.
Cause now I can come to my text color and choose a color so I can use my color picker here and get a nice yellow-gold color, like so. And then, this is new. My edge color allows me to put an edge around my letters. So I can choose that and then come in here and give it a black edge. And then come up here and increase the size of my edge. So let's first increase the size of the letters, which again you cannot do this with closed captioning so this is nice. I'll go ahead and just drag this up, like so, and then come over to my edge and increase that as well.
And maybe I want to come into my font and change that too. Okay, and again, font is another thing that you cannot change with closed captions. And then down here I can choose where I want this to be positioned by using this little grid. So, once you have this customized, then every caption block that you add after this will be customized in this style, so make sure to do the work on the first caption and then when you press the plus sign, everything will look like this. So I'll come to my next one. And I'll press plus and I'm going to listen to this.
- [Woman On Video] Or who come to the meet and greets and they've never seen a greyhound before-- - [Narrator] Okay and I'm just going to drag this caption block over to there. And I'm going to type in what she says here and I actually already have this written out so you can copy and paste as well. So, I'll just take this next line, command C, and paste that in there, command V. As you can see, the style is the same as the first one. And I just want to make sure to put a line break in there so I can see all the text onscreen at once. So, I'll just go after meet and greets and press enter, all right and I can continue going on down the line.
I have a finished one right here. All right, so I have my caption clip on top and I have all of my caption blocks spread out appropriately as each of my subjects is talking. So, again,t here are several more features included in this release of Premiere Pro but nothing that really fits within the context of an essential training so we'll leave it there for now. Again, for an exhaustive demo of all that's new features, you can check out the Creative Cloud Updates course. For now though, let's get on with the essential training.
- 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?
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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.