Premiere Pro 14.6 is now available for download from the Creative Cloud desktop app. This update includes new features, several bug fixes, and performance improvements. It is recommended for all users.
New features & enhancements
Quickly export your video right from within the header bar in Premiere Pro using popular or frequently used export settings.
Support for DNxHR 444 12-bit encode and decode
Added support for DNxHR 444 12-bit decode and encode.
Fixed in version 14.6
- Keyboard shortcuts and drag and drop functionality may not work if the panels are undocked, or if the workspace is split across multiple monitors.
- Inaccurate BPM values appear in the Essential Sound Panel for Stock Audio.
- H.264 export of High Quality 2160 4K preset does not work properly with 60 fps sources.
- In and Out duration in Source Monitor reflects changes when modifying timecode.
- Improved stability when disconnecting the internet while playing audio in Essential Sound Panel.
- Keyframes are written to sub-mix tracks during play or pause.
- Improved compatibility with specific files from other applications.
- Some DNxHR 8K files fail to import properly.
- Auto Reframe fails to analyze updated sequences.
Premiere Pro Community Digest
Hey there Premiere Pro Community! Here are your community highlights for October 2020.
Retrospective: Adobe MAX 2020: I hope that many of you were able to attend the very first virtual Adobe MAX held on October 20-22. It was super exciting to see the event fly so high in generating excitement and interest in audio and video workflows, products, and stories almost like in real life. Some of the best sessions were available for the whole world to watch. Like this one: Casey Neistat: How to Realize Your Creativity | Adobe MAX
- Along with other digital video and audio applications was the release of Premiere Pro 14.5, which includes GPU hardware decoding for H.264 plus the following new features.
- Announcements of Premiere Pro Beta features and roadmap that is includes speech to text and new captioning workflow.
- A ton of video and audio production workshops were available at MAX, in addition to other applications to make sure you're getting the most out of your Creative Cloud subscription. Over 350 in all! The good news? Most of those sessions are still available to view. So, feel free to watch all those sessions you didn't get a chance to the first time around here: MAX 2020 Sessions.
- Adobe Stock: announced that some Adobe Stock assets including digital video clips are being made available free to users.
- Blog Post: Adobe Stock is enabling creativity for all with new free assets and Artist Development Fund
- Link to free assets are here: stock.adobe.com/free
Premiere Pro Team Blog Posts: In October, there were some Premiere Pro Team blog posts you may have missed. Here are some links to the pertinent articles.
- Innovating to help modern creators meet the growing demand for content
New Features: Adobe Premiere Pro (14.5)
Beta Features: Adobe Premiere Pro Beta
Top Troubleshooting Threads
- FAQ: How to solve issues related to undocked panels in Premiere Pro v14.5? This is a bug that is affecting editors using custom layouts and are often using dual screens. The issue manifests itself in a number of ways, like keyboard shortcuts not working, the inability to drag files to bins from Explorer/Finder, Replace Edit from a bin, moving clips around the timeline, and even more unexpected behavior. Resetting the layout or using a stock window layout can help you work around this issue. It is fixed and being tested for an upcoming release.
- Premiere Pro not Opening Legacy Projects: See this thread for an example of the issue that's been reaching editors these past couple of versions, in particular. Trashing Preferences seems to fix this issue, as does importing the legacy project into a brand new project.
- FAQ: How to clear your cache in Premiere Pro 2020 :We know you've heard it before, but since we are seeing a new version on an average of once per month, this is your monthly reminder to clear media cache before beginning a new 14.x project. More importantly, if are updating a legacy project to this version. Make sure to do by first choosing File > All Projects Closed and then going into Preferences > Media Cache to finish the job. Our resident tech guru, Dave Helmly suggests you do this, as well. See Dave's article on the topic, too. Sorry to be such a nag.
- Accelerate Editing in Premiere Pro: The linked video below features Jason Levine, Matt Bach from Puget Systems and our own Caroline Sears! Not exactly troubleshooting, but good preventive measures are behind good performance, which prevents problems or unexpected behavior from occurring.
Cool New How-to Content
Here are some great new "How To" technique threads, videos, and other stuff you may find interesting. If you have a cool tutorial or technique to share with the community, please drop Kevin a message.
The Basics of Audio Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC Tutorial (How to Levels, Sync, Effects etc.)
By Justin Odisho
Text Reveal walk by effect in Premiere Pro 2020
By Vegard Heyerdahl
Animated Title Crawl / News Tickers in Premiere Pro
By Colin Smith at Video Revealed
Featured ACP - Ann Bens
I would like to give our Premiere Pro community superstar, Ann Bens, a special commendation. At nearly 40,000 posts, Ann Bens is the most prolific contributor on DVA forums. She is also has been an ACE for Premiere Pro CS2, CS6, and now for CC. Ann is so welcoming to our users, especially to those new to the community. Her answers are short and to the point, which most people really appreciate. As she says, she is “a non-professional with a hobby that has gone way out of hand.”
Thank you so much, Ann. You are appreciated!
Premiere Pro Community Digest
We used to have our video content spread out across a few different Twitter handles, but we've restructured with you in mind! By the end of this month, all Twitter conversations will be happening @AdobeVideo.
Join us there to stay up-to-date with changes to the application and opportunities to connect with other artists like you! We hold contests, share tutorials, and collect feedback for future improvements. By consolidating the Twitter handles, we're hoping creators of all types will share their work – we can all learn from each other!
With the release of Premiere Pro version 14.2, you can take advantage of dedicated H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) encoders provided by NVIDIA and AMD on Windows-based systems. These encoders can accelerate the encoding (export) performance when using H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) codecs in the export settings.
To enable Hardware Encoding, navigate to Export Settings and select H.264 or H.265 as Format.
Under the Video tab scroll down to Encoding Settings and set Performance to Hardware Encoding.
Also, enable Hardware accelerated encoding and decoding from Premiere Pro preferences.
For the Hardware Encoding to work, ensure that you have NVENC supporting NVIDIA GPU or AMD VCE/VCN supporting AMD GPU.
Refer to this link to check if your NVIDIA GPU supports H.264/H.265 encoding.
Please, note that a few of the Pascal, Maxwell and Kepler series NVIDIA GPUs don't support the H.264/H.265 encoding. NVIDIA GPU based Hardware Encoding won't be available on these GPUs.
Though, if you have an Intel CPU with Quick Sync support, then that can be used for Hardware Encoding (but it might not be as fast as NVIDIA based encoding).
To check for AMD GPUs that support H.264/H.265 encoding, please refer to this link.
Also, please ensure that you have the latest NVIDIA/AMD drivers installed on your system. If after installing the latest driver you are still not able to utilize Hardware Encoding, try doing a clean installation of GPU drivers. Here is how to do it.
Here are a few points to remember while using Hardware Encoder.
- If Premiere Pro noticed any problem with the GPU driver, then the Hardware Encoding option might get disabled. Try updating or doing a clean installation of the GPU driver.
- Premiere Pro will use only one GPU for Hardware Encoding.
- AME can use two cards if one is Intel and one is Nvidia in case of Parallel encoding.
- A higher CPU utilization might be observed during the Export if software decoder is used for the source files (like for MXF, R3D, ProRes) or if multiple non‐GPU accelerated effects are used.
- Hardware encoder performance may change as per CPU and GPU combination.
- Some features are not supported for Hardware Encoding like VBR 2 pass and 5k & 8K export for H.264.
If you are getting this error while selecting Hardware Encoding, try changing the above-mentioned export parameters.
- On macOS, Hardware Encoding is done through Video Toolbox. There is no change on macOS based systems with regards to Hardware Encoding in Premiere Pro 14.2.
(to be able to use Hardware Encoding on macOS, please ensure to have macOS 10.13.5 or later).
Hope it helps in answering your questions related to the new Hardware Encoding in Premiere Pro v14.2.
We have received several reports where some individuals in the community are posing as Adobe Employees. These individuals are falsely representing who they are to gain your trust, and possibly access to your computer or personal information by offering to help troubleshoot issues.
Here are 3 Easy ways you can identify Adobe Staff:
➊ All Adobe Staff have a RED ADOBE BADGE below their profile picture and an Adobe logo after their username. This staff badge is visible on Adobe Staff profile pages, original posts and reply threads.
➋ Genuine Adobe emails are always email@example.com
➌ Adobe Staff will never ask you to share your passwords or sensitive information in the Adobe Community. Adobe employees will always direct you to communicate through an official Adobe channel to set up support sessions.
Report abuse or suspicious behavior to: firstname.lastname@example.org