Here is the Premiere Pro Adobe Creative Cloud Press Release announcing a slew of camera and media support updates including native RED Dragon 6k:
After Effects got a little upgrade too.
As part of Creative Cloud, we are able to bring exciting new features to Adobe Premiere Pro far quicker and more regularly than ever before to help you stay a step ahead. Less than 4 months after the CC releases shipped, Creative Cloud will be adding over 150 new features that greatly improve video workflows, with significant new updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, Adobe Story and previewing a brand-new iPad app, Prelude Live Logger. We’ll be demoing these new features at the IBC tradeshow this week, and they will be available to all Creative Cloud members soon.
Our forthcoming October 2013 release of Premiere Pro CC brings a slew of new features to allow editors to work faster than ever, at higher fidelity, with previously unimagined access to rich color grading and processing tools.
Color is becoming increasingly important throughout an entire production workflow, and the addition of the Lumetri Deep Color Engine in the June 2013 Premiere Pro CC release gave editors the ability to work with beautiful SpeedGrade grades right inside the application. With this release, SpeedGrade has fully implemented the Mercury Playback Engine from Premiere Pro, and a brand new workflow between the two applications is being introduced, namely Direct Link. With Direct Link, editors can save a project in Premiere Pro and then open the sequence they were working on directly in SpeedGrade, with no need to deal with interchange formats or any kind of conversion. SpeedGrade then opens the sequence in a familiar timeline that more closely matches how you work in Premiere Pro. You can access all the clip edit points, transitions, and layers, using the same track layout as Premiere Pro. From there, create your grades, and then reopen the same project in Premiere Pro with all your color work fully intact. This workflow uses no interchange formats and no importing or exporting – it’s just the same Premiere Pro project moving between the two applications.
Responding to rapid changes in the industry with the move to Ultra High Definition 4K formats and beyond, Premiere Pro’s outstanding native media support has been given a major boost this release. New native file format support for Cinema DNG, Sony RAW, Phantom Cine, improved MJPG from Canon 1DC, Sony XAVC Long GOP, Panasonic AVC Ultra (Long GOP), 64 bit ProRes decoding (Mac OS X 10.8 or higher only), and support for exporting XAVC up to 4K and AVCi200 is included, and Cinema DNG can be debayered on a supported GPU for even better performance. For the highest resolution, RED Dragon 6K is also natively supported, with full RED color science built in. And if a high-powered system isn’t available, improved capabilities for relinking from proxy media back to full resolution, combined with brand new editable sequence settings, make this kind of work much easier.
A host of new editing features are included in this release designed to speed up the creative process. The new Monitor Overlays feature allows for critical information to be superimposed in both Source and Program Monitors. Designed to be flexible and customizable, editors can select which metadata is displayed and where, so important information such as clip timecode, edit point indicators and marker comments can be seen at a glance and in context. Other new editing features like single-click frame hold, rippling of sequence markers, faster maximum JKL speeds (up to 32x), leaner trim icons, drag-drop support for After Effects transitions from popular third-parties like GenArts, new slimmer trim cursors, all add up to this being an essential release for modern editors.
Multicam workflows have been further enhanced, with easy control over the ordering of angles, and the ability to switch angles on and off, making working with large numbers of camera angles simple. Working with multicam source sequences is also improved, with Premiere Pro now displaying a composite view during the edit, so the multicam view matches the final output, and displays any applied scaling or effects.
We continue to strive to bring regular, feature-rich releases to Adobe Creative Cloud, and the October 2013 release is a great example of how passionate we are about bringing editors the features and workflows they need to work fast and as creatively as possible in the world of modern production.
Other new features in this October 2013 release of Premiere Pro CC include:
Back button added to Media Browser
Sequences have thumbnails that Hover Scrub in Icon view in the Project Panel
The Add Edit command overrides track targeting, favoring instead the selected clips under the playhead
The Edit To Tape dialog supports JKL shortcuts
Negative speeds can be set in the Clip Speed/Duration dialog for reverse playback
Audio channel layouts can be selected during QuickTime export
The Clip Name effect provides three naming options (Sequence Item Name, Project Item Name, File Name)
The Timecode effect automatically matches the Time Display parameter (or timebase) to the source clip
Transitions can be pasted to multiple edit points
All Effect parameters have individual reset buttons
Support for reading captions from MXF files (SMPTE 436M ancillary data track) as well as writing captions to the MXF OP1a format
Support for decoding and re-encoding CEA-708 captions.
Captions in QuickTime movies can be read regardless of the video codec
Caption files with a *.dfxp filename extension can be imported
Camera angles in Multicam source sequences can display camera angles as track names or clip names
New preference to allow the trim type of a previously selected point with the cursor
Improved, GPU accelerated Direct Manipulation
Multiple clips and sequences can be sent to Adobe Media Encoder at once