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Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud is a very powerful, cross-platform editing platform.

Since 2013, the Creative Cloud series (CC) offers the whole of the Adobe CS-series (Creative Suite) as cloud subscriptions services. Users pay a monthly subscription to gain access to 1 or more products to create their programme.

The Creative Cloud combines Premiere with a number of other professional software tools for creating and editing media content: After Effects, Illustrator, Audition and Photoshop.

Premiere has established itself as a professional editing system which offers extensive export options for TV, Film and online deliveries, as well as mastering. Premiere Pro includes basic audio editing, title design, on screen graphics (particularly for web video) as well as a colour correction functions. The new Open Captions feature introduced in 2016 is used heavily in the captioning of online videos.

Working with different codecs

In June 2015, Adobe significantly improved the native support for different codecs and formats within Premiere. It is now possible to work with broadcast media, high end cameras, RAW formats, video files from mobile devices, or DSLRs and Action Cameras, without transcoding the materials or re-wrapping. Different formats, resolutions and frame rates can be mixed and processed on the timeline. The conversion to the desired delivery format then happens at the end of the post process. Additional support for the Avid DNxHR standard is available with 4K resolutions supported.

Together with Nvidia, Adobe have developed the Mercury Playback Engine. In addition to CUDA support its software development makes the most of 64-bit architectures. Mercury allows for GPU support to accelerate some of the functions, such as: scaling or other heavy render effects, remapping and calculating interpolations for slow motion or speed ramps. A particularly important innovation is fast playback of 4K RED material. This is now possible without a RED ROCKET card.

Hardware Requirements

Adobe recommends a minimum system requirements for effective working. This is particularly important because Adobe’s post production products are often used on general media work laptops, as well as stand alone edit machines and on dedicated servers.
To gain the best performance processors should be a minimum of Intel Core2 Duo or AMD Phenom II with 64-bit support (Windows) or a multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support (Mac OS). 8GB of RAM as a minimum is recommended.
Significantly better performance can be achieved by using certified Adobe GPU cards with at least 1 GB of VRAM for GPU-accelerated performance. Adobe has released a list of recommended GPU cards online.

It is important to highlight that Adobe only offers its software via a subscription model. This has the consequence that an Internet connection is required for the registration, software activation, as well as regular subscription validation and updates.

The advantages of this are you can access new versions and features as soon as they become available, however the licence much be validated regularly to keep operating.

Exchange formats

By adopting AAF as an exchange format, Adobe projects can be exchanged into AVID systems, as well as other edit and post production tools.

Adobe has introduced the Dynamic Link feature, which makes it possible to hand over relevant assets from one Adobe application to another, and back, without requiring additional export rendering. This simplifies and speeds up processing steps across diverse applications and makes data management much clearer because no intermediate exports need to be created for each process.

Support for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC ; also known as H.265) and the HDR image file format OpenEXR add new benefits to the tool.

Another new feature is the introduction of Workspace tabs. The tabs are "Assembly", "Editing", Colour "Effects, and" Audio ". Working within the respective workspaces enables Premiere to call on some of the functions of other applications. For example, behind the "Colour" tab is the SpeedGrade colour correction engine. The "Lumetri-Color panel" user interface combines the functionality and performance of colour correction options with the usual settings from Lightroom.

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