Adobe has just released the latest versions of some of their major Creative Cloud apps including Premiere Pro CC 2017. In this article we’ll go through some of the new features such as team collaboration, improved Lumetri Color, updated captions and auto-aware VR.
Premiere Pro CC 2017 – Team Projects
First up, Adobe has implemented a team collaboration feature. It’s still in beta, but to get an idea in terms of functionality you can think of services like Frame.io or wipster.io. The built-in solution of Premiere Pro allows teams to collaborate on the same projects easily and sports features like version control or smart conflict resolution. The service is not only available in Premiere Pro but also in After Effects and Prelude.
One thing to mention, though: this service is only available in the Creative Cloud for Enterprise and Creative Cloud for Teams tiers. Whether this feature can compete with the already established solutions mentioned above is yet to be seen, but it looks promising.
The Lumetri color tab has been updated, too. New color pickers let you make immediate selections when working with HSL secondaries. HDR10 files are now supported and color space metadata workflow has been improved.
If you are into VR video, this next feature is for you. The latest update improves the workflow of how VR material is handled. Premiere Pro becomes auto-aware of the type of imported VR footage – such as monoscopic, stereoscopic left/right or stereoscopic over/under – and applies the appropriate settings automatically. You can apply a metadata flag on export, so streaming platforms like YouTube will automatically recognise the incoming video as 360°.
In addition, more formats are now supported natively within Premiere Pro, including QT DNxHD/DNxHR export and RED Helium.