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Adobe has announced major updates to Premiere Pro CC and its other video apps, with VR workflows spearheading a new focus on immersive VR and 360 video experiences.

Set for an "early summer" release, the CC platform updates bring new VR capabilities to Adobe's flagship video editor, in the form of a "field of view" mode that allows editors to work with imported spherical stitched video and see what a viewer would see when looking in a given direction.

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The new mode will allow users to dynamically switch between monoscopic, stereoscopic and anaglyph frame layouts, freely reposition the viewing angle across 360 degrees while editing, and export video with VR tags so that video players like YouTube automatically recognize it.

Adobe also announced a new workflow that enables editors to begin editing during "ingest" while importing video and audio in the background, as well as new proxy workflows for working with high resolution formats including 8K, HDR and HFR media.

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Additionally, Adobe is expanding Premier Pro's Lumetri color correction toolkit, which should give editors finer control when isolating and adjusting specific colors using HSL secondaries. New navigational keyboard shortcuts, an added Twitter export option, and extra captioning and titling features are also part of the forthcoming update.

Many other apps in Adobe's Creative Cloud suite are also set to benefit from the new release. Other feature highlights coming to Adobe CC include:

Media Encoder: A clearer media browser panel is coming to Adobe's standalone encoding app, as well as support for Audition and Character Animator apps.

After Effects CC: The motion graphics and special effects editor is being given a new audio and video preview engine for smoother playback for cached frames, new GPU-accelerated Gaussian Blur and Lumetri Color effects for faster rendering, and new 3D media export options.

Audition CC: A new Essential Sound panel boasts simpler sound mixing and preset saving, while a quick export option lets editors send video projects with finished audio directly to Adobe Media Encoder.

Character Animator CC: A new puppet tag panel enables users to apply multiple motion trigger behaviors to video, track puppets in the field of view and quickly switch between facial profiles.

Adobe Stock CC: Tighter integration with Adobe's suite of apps and a new filtered and tagged search system for quick access to over 50 million images and video clips from within Premiere Pro and After Effects.

The new features were announced by Adobe ahead of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show next week, where it will be previewing the updates to Creative Cloud, which are expected to be made available to subscribers in the coming months.

Adobe offers subscriptions to Creative Cloud for $49.99 a month, while non-subscribers have the option of a free 30-day trial. More information about Adobe video apps and Creative Cloud is available on Adobe's website.

Article Link: Immersive VR and 360 Video Editing Tools Coming to Adobe CC for Mac This Summer
 

Candlelight

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Glad to hear, but I wish Apple would jump on the wagon at some point. They're dragging about 18 months behind Samsung and Microsoft at this stage.

But no doubt when they release something "it'll be innovative".
 
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BillyBobBongo

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Glad to hear, but I wish Apple would jump on the wagon at some point. They're dragging about 18 months behind Samsung and Microsoft at this stage.

But no doubt when they release something "it'll be innovative".

Nonsense!

You try asking your Adobe software about Game of Thrones trivia and see what you get in return. Now that's innovation! ;)
 
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Chupa Chupa

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I wonder if Apple will make a similar upgrade with Final Cut Pro X, either as standard or an add-on. Combined with a dual camera iPhone 7(+?) and updated Skylake/USB-C/TB3 Macs would give a lot of video hobbyist (like me) an excuse to upgrade a lot of new hardware.
 

Lemon Mac

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I'm with you, but am hoping to transition from 10.6.8 to 10.11.x. Are you running CS5.5 on El Cap and if so what is your experience been?

I am running Yosemite, CS5.5 Works fine, have to tweak System Preferences/General and tick the Use Dark Menu Bar And Dock button. This resolves an issue in AI with displaying font menus.

Yes we (my studio of 6 iMacs) hope to upgrade to El Capitan (is that an oxymoron?), but I have heard that CS5.5 doesnt behave well.
 
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Michael Scrip

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That day is long gone - you're either in with the subscription or you're out.
Exactly. Adobe has gone all-in on subscription software. They're not going back.

It doesn't bother me though. $50 a month means easy budgeting... and constant updates are great too.

Premiere Pro alone has received 10 updates like this since I became a Creative Cloud subscriber in 2012.

The old way was paying thousands of dollars to start... and then hundreds of dollars for updates. But if you skip an update or two... you're back to paying tons of money for the next version.

I know some people hate the idea of "renting software forever" but I've embraced it. It works for me.

And it obviously works for the other 7 million Creative Cloud subscribers too :)
 

RickInHouston

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I wonder if Apple will make a similar upgrade with Final Cut Pro X, either as standard or an add-on. Combined with a dual camera iPhone 7(+?) and updated Skylake/USB-C/TB3 Macs would give a lot of video hobbyist (like me) an excuse to upgrade a lot of new hardware.

Skylake isn't ALL that. You are not going to find a big jump in CPU performance from now on. That's why Intel is dropping the tick / tock releases. Those were the days.
 

rawweb

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I'm sure this update, like many others before it, will cripple projects and break things.

Adobe, always cramming in new features without fixing the ones before it.
 

FieldingMellish

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So far, I've saved $2,100.00 using my older Adobe software and getting things done. I can take a break now and then and not have Adobe's hand in my pocket the entire time. I don't know which unanticipated consequence of the internet is worse — proselytizing by ISIS, or Adobe's ability to pursue a subscription model.
 
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