Welcome to the Premiere Pro Community Digest taking a look back at May 2023. We begin with the community news, and then we can get down to our usual features. I'll let you know about some new things happening with Premiere Pro Beta and the latest version of Premiere Pro, 23.4!
News from the Premiere Pro community!
Welcome back to the Premiere Pro community digest. New here? Then I should tell you that this is the monthly newsletter for the Premiere Pro community. Here are some of the events that happened in May 2023.
Adobe at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival
Adobe and Variety co-hosted a panel called "New Gen Voices in Filmmaking" at the American Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival on May 20.
The panel featured Amy White, the global head of corporate social responsibility at Adobe and executive director of the Adobe Foundation, along with Dr. Stacy Smith, founder of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Filmmakers Yupeng He, Katie Blair, Shafagh Abosaba, and Maryam Mahdye also joined the discussion.
The panel explored the impact of young, diverse filmmakers on the Cannes Film Festival, including how their heritage influences their projects and the challenges they face. The conversation also touched on the role of technology in film production and ways for individuals from disadvantaged communities to break into the industry.
A blog post about the By the way, you can check out cool images from the Cannes Film Festival from Adobe Stock here!
Adobe Video and Audio Community Mixers
In our continuing efforts to engage with the community, Team Adobe is doing a series of in-person meetups in several cities over the next month. The first Adobe Video and Audio Community Mixers were held in May in San Francisco, Seattle, and Atlanta. One was also held on June 1 in Nashville. These featured the talented Jason Levine, who demonstrates the latest versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects, Overall, the events so far were a great success.
Feedback for the first mixers was really positive and very clear: people were glad to get out of the house, meet others in the community, chat, talk shop, and share a drink and some tasty food.
Here are registration links to the upcoming events. Will keep you posted as we add more. Let me know if you have questions and thanks as always. Hope to see you on the road!
D.C. on June 26→ https://event.adobe.com/videodcmixer
Boston on June 28 → https://event.adobe.com/videobostonmixer
New York on June 29 → https://event.adobe.com/videonycmixer
Latest Release: Adobe Premiere Pro 23.4
The latest release has been out for a few weeks now. If you have not already done so, check out Adobe Premeire Pro 23.4. Here is the documentation summarizing the features. There is a community post about it here, as well.
Highlighted features of version 23.4 include the following:
Please have a look and let the community know how you like the new features.
Premiere Pro Team Blogs
There were a few blog posts by Team Adobe that may be of interest to editors and filmmakers in the Premiere Pro community. Here are links to those blog posts.
Shining the spotlight on inclusion: Adobe Foundation and USC Annenberg unveil first-of-its-kind study at the Cannes Film Festival
Here is the blog post I mentioned earlier in the section above, "Adobe at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival."
Related Adobe and Video and Audio Blog Posts include the following:
Premiere Pro Beta
Check out the latest Beta to discover what's next for Premiere Pro. More info about the Beta program is here.
Premiere Pro Beta includes new features this month. See the details in these posts.
View other recent discussions on the Premiere Beta forum. You can also upvote features or file bugs with a new feature in the Premiere Pro Beta forum.
Premiere Pro Beta documentation is here.
Top troubleshooting articles
Are there issues with any of your projects?
Check the list of known issues to see if the issue is known. Here are some of the current known issues.
Issue: When transcribed clips in a timeline are taken offline and relinked, clips shift and reset to the first frame. Effects, transitions, and speed changes can also be removed or impacted.
Workaround: If you get the media relinking dialog in 23.4 and have previously used transcription, close and don't save the project. Make a backup of your project file to be safe, and use one of these options:
Issue: Certain custom keyboard shortcuts reset to their default value on the first launch after updating to 23.4 or on the next launch after customization when using 23.4.
Workaround: We'll let you know when a fix is available. But if you're experiencing this issue, use one of these options:
If you need assistance addressing any of these known issues, please create a new post. The community will assist you.
NEW! Troubleshooting using "Safe Mode": You can now press any key on launch to perform key troubleshooting steps from the new Reset Options dialog box (sometimes referred to as "Safe Mode"), like resetting preferences, removing media cache, reset plug-in loading cache, and temporarily disabling third-party plug-ins. It's a great first step in triaging your own issues related to Premiere Pro.
Bug fixes in the release are listed here. Thanks to the team, who provided an extensive list of those issues that are fixed.
Our featured Adobe Community Expert this month is Mark Itskowitch. Mark has been assisting professional editors on the forum for years now (since 2002!) and has over 829 posts with a metric ton of solutions. He's also a prolific instructor for many Adobe applications and is the founder of headTrix, Inc. I asked him to share some info about him and here's what he wrote:
"I'm from New York City, and now live in Venice Beach. I have lots of hobbies. I play beach volleyball almost every weekend, I play guitar, and a bit of drums, I workout at Gold's gym 3-4 times a week (I'm a certified Personal Trainer and Certified Yoga Instructor) I love to cook, and love to travel (I've been to almost 50 countries. I really love to skateboard and even bring it with when I travel. I just took a comedy class and I'll be performing at the Hollywood Improv on June 10th! Wish me luck!
I have worked in graphic design, multimedia, eLearning, animation, video, social media, & the web for 20+ years, working with McGraw-Hill New Media, Jostens Learning, Sony Online, NBC Agency, and I have consulted, trained, and created project work for Adobe, Disney, Warner Bros., DDB Advertising, UCSD, and the NFL.
This diverse array of projects includes graphic design, eLearning applications, social media content, video editing & production, video & banner ads, character design & animation, animated GIFs, illustration, motion graphics, & Adobe Training.
I am an Adobe Certified Instructor, an Adobe Community Expert. I have taught for Adobe Authorized Training Centers, University of California, Learning Tree International, Platt College, Art Institute, Fox Studios, Universal Music, Warner Bros., Disney, US Army, & Intuit, to name a few. I was a speaker at multiple Adobe Learning Summits, Adobe eLearning World 2021, a guest expert speaker on the Adobe Exchange, Adobe Tech Tuesdays, and a teaching assistant since 2017 at Adobe MAX conferences."
Thank you so much for your contributions, Mark. If you have ever been helped by Mark, please send him a note of thanks on his profile page here.
Recommended how-to content
Here are some great "How To" technique threads, videos, and other tidbits you might find compelling. Please let me know if you have a handy tutorial or technique to share with the community.
For reference: The Premiere Pro Best Practices Guide for TV and Episodic Post-Production, a bible of sorts for pro editors, can be downloaded here: https://adobe.ly/PremiereProGuide.
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