Feature Request: “Favorite Projects List” on Welcome Screen in Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro Welcome Screen

Every now and then I have a good idea – or at least one that I think is good. Adobe is one of those companies that lets you take your “good ideas” straight to the product teams with a publicly available Feature Request Form.

I probably spend more time in Premiere Pro (the new Creative Cloud version) these days than any other Adobe application, with Lightroom, Media Encoder and Photoshop being next in the list. Premiere Pro is one application that has a truly useful Welcome screen; however, I think it could be better. [Read more...]

Adobe Unleashes Several Updates for Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade and Other Video Apps

Creative Cloud

Adobe has updated Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC and Media Encoder CC. Notably, this is the fourth update to Premiere Pro CC since the application made its debut earlier this year. The new updates add several new features and bug fixes. [Read more...]

Twixtor v6 Released with GPU Acceleration for After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro

The popular slow-motion plug-in, Twixtor, has been updated to version 6, and now includes GPU acceleration for After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro (7 or X). The update provides speeds up to 5x faster than with the CPU-only.

Adobe users need CS5 or later for PP or AE, while FCP users need FCP 7 or FCP X 10.0.8 or higher. Additional GPU and system requirements can be found here on RE:Vision Effects’ website.

Twixtor Pro v6 runs $595, while the standard version is $329.95. Upgrades for Twixtor standard are $82.49 and Twixtor Pro are $149.95. More details here on Twixtor’s pricing page.

Premiere Pro CC Just Got Its First Update With Several New Features

Premiere Pro New Timeline

Anyone who said Adobe would rest on its laurels with updating its software now that it is subscription only may have a change of heart after seeing how Adobe has already updated Premiere Pro CC. The new update adds 25 new features – several of which I can see speeding up my own workflow.

The first one is a big helper: “create a unique title by duplicating a sequence title.”

Previously, when you alt-drag to copy (a feature introduced in CS6) a title clip in a sequence, it would just duplicate that instance of the title. And, if you made changes to the title, it affected the original clip as well (b/c it’s a duplication of that title clip). Now, if you alt-drag to copy a title clip in a sequence, you get a brand new title clip that you can edit independently of the clip you just copied.

It saves a few mouse clicks for each duplication. And those mouse clicks add up over the course of editing a sequence. I’m pretty happy about this one.

Dragging clips to the source monitor from Finder is another cool one.

The update is available through the Creative Cloud app manager.

Check out the full list of new features below. [Read more...]

Dashwood Editor Essentials for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects

Dashwood Editor Essentials

Dashwood Editor Essentials is a set of utility plugins for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Motion and After Effects. The plugins can repair footage or do tasks that would normally require a lot of time and effort. Check out the video below for a closer look at the various tools.

Dashwood Editor Essentials is available from Noise Industries for $49. More details here on Noise Industries website.

Adobe Creative Cloud 40% Off Deal Ends April 19

Creative Cloud

Adobe is offering Creative Cloud subscriptions at $29.99/mo (reg. $49.99/mo). The deal ends later this week on April 19.

So if you’ve been on the fence about moving to Creative Cloud (and getting access to all of the Adobe apps – e.g., Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, etc.), now is the time to lock in your discounted rate for a whole year. More details on Adobe’s website.

I’ve been a Creative Cloud member since day one and really like what I get for the money. The $29.99 intro price is a solid deal to take it for a spin for the first year.

Adobe Premiere Pro’s New Features Push It Closer to ‘Final Cut Pro 8′ Wish Lists

Premiere Pro New Timeline

Adobe is teasing some of its new Premiere Pro features just ahead of NAB 2013, which kicks off next week.

Over the past couple of years, Adobe has been doing a decent job of listening to customer feedback in adding features to Premiere Pro. In many instances, these added features were simply standard features picked up from Final Cut Pro 7 – things that those switching to Premiere Pro instantly missed. [Read more...]