Welcome to Premiere Pro 15.4!
Hello and welcome to July release of Premiere Pro! Premiere Pro 15.4 is now available for download from the Creative Cloud desktop app. Premiere Pro 15.4 introduces Speech to Text, the first integrated and automated workflow for adding and customizing captions for video. This release also adds native support for Apple M1 devices, new tools for stylizing titles and captions, and other workflow improvements that help you work faster and deliver content that connects with your audience.
This update is recommended for all users.
If you are experiencing any issues, please create a new post explaining your issue so we can help.
If you have a bug to report or any complaint, please do that on User Voice.
Speech to Text
The industry’s only integrated NLE solution for captioning videos, includes automated transcription, a dedicated Captions track on the Timeline, design tools for customizing captions, and a full range of export options.
Transcript editing tools
Review and edit transcripts easily, with tools like search and replace, insert pauses, the ability to distinguish between speakers, and an option to export text files from the Transcript panel.
Powered by Adobe Sensei, Speech to Text transforms transcripts into caption items on the timeline, matching the pacing of your dialog. If needed, you can apply broadcast captioning presets or create your own.
For macOS users, everything is faster on the Apple M1 - from launch times to export, and editing is buttery smooth. Premiere Pro allows you to take advantage of the latest hardware advances.
New titling and caption tools
Even more tools for stylizing text and captions, including multiple shadows for text, text background enhancements, and expanded font substitution for 28 different international alphabets.
Upgrade Legacy Titles to Source Graphics
Convert Legacy Titles into Source Graphics within your Premiere Pro projects. Source Graphics are displayed in the Project panel where you can track and sort them like any other project item.
Tetrahedral LUT interpolation in Premiere Pro offers more precise interpretation of color information for better consistency when grading footage with difficult lighting conditions, such as strong shadows and highlights in the same shot, and reducing the chances of introducing banding during post-production.
Faster Team Projects
Premiere Pro offers faster saving for Team Projects, thanks to a lean new project file structure. Now in public Beta, progressive project loading means you can start working faster after opening existing projects and improved media relinking makes it easier to keep local assets organized..
Label colors and clip names
Customize label colors and clip names on the timeline with the option of limiting the change to the current sequence, or applying the change to your source media – helpful for editors working on shared Productions.
Faster Scene Edit Detection
Scene Edit Detection, powered by Adobe Sensei, is up to 2x faster on macOS and Windows, and 3X faster on Apple M1 devices.
Automatic audio device switching
Premiere Pro on Windows now detects changes and switches automatically when you swap out audio devices, such as interfaces, microphones, or headphones.
Discontinued CUDA and OpenCL support on macOS
As macOS moves towards modern Metal-based graphics, we are discontinuing our support for CUDA and OpenCL graphics.
Premiere Pro Community Digest - July 2021
What's new Premiere Pro Community? July is here and summer is also well under way. I hope you're doing great and your projects are going smoothly wherever in the world you may be.
We had a really great Adobe Video Community Meetup on June 30 focusing on audio and audio production for video. Were you there? Sorry if you weren't but you can always watch the replay. The next one coming up is on July 28, and it's all about the new speech to text feature - so mark your calendars now.
Premiere Pro 15.2 is still the current release since I checked with you in the last community digest. Issues are the same, so scroll down to check those out. These links might help you or a friend out of a jam. Of course, if you have any issues on your own, create a new post. We've got your back!
Let's take a look back at June and ahead to the rest of July 2021.
For July, here are some dates you may want to be aware of.
- July 28 is the online Adobe Video Community Meetup. This month, the topic is: Premiere Pro: Unlock Creativity and efficiency. Link here for more info.
- Revisit this post for last minute events that might arise between now and then.
Premiere Pro Team Blog Posts: In July, there were some Premiere Pro Team blog posts that may have gotten past you. Here are some links to the articles related to Adobe Premiere Pro and some details about the Substance 3D tools. I hope you enjoy this small selection of Team Blog posts.
Latest Features: Adobe Premiere Pro (15.2)
Full documentation on the latest features here.
- Text Gradients: Link to more info here.
- Label Colors for Captions: Link to more info here.
- Improved Caption Trimming: Link to more info here.
- New Loudness Meter: Link to more info here.
- Support for DirectX display technology on Windows: Link to more info here.
- Canon XF HEVC performance improvements: Link to more info here.
Beta Features: Adobe Premiere Pro Beta
Discuss more here.
Top Troubleshooting threads
Issues with 15.2? Here are a few:
UI issues while editing: This can be due to audio in nested sequences. Remove the audio from nested sequences and your UI issues return to normal. You can also create a keyboard shortcut to turn off Audio Waveforms. See this thread for details.
- Recent releases of the BRAW plug-in and camera firmware released by Blackmagic Design only works in Premiere Pro Beta, currently. Don't update the plug-in or firmware for your camera for the current version.
- Screen tearing and freezing on playback: This can happen in certain laptops that contain a discrete GPU: for workarounds see this thread.
- M1 Mac and Black Screen issues: I have heard some complaints that the LUT popularized in this thread is no longer working on M1 Macs. You get a black screen. Change hardware acceleration, as indicated in this User Voice thread to work around the error for the Intel version. You cannot use the Beta version and the LUT at this time.
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.
Get Started in Premiere Pro with Mary Betsy
By Adobe Care
How to use the Project panel in Premiere Pro
By Adobe Care
Mask Options with Aidin Robbins
By Adobe Video & Motion
How to Speed Ramp Slow Motion Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
By Justin Odisho
Featured ACP - Richard M. Knight
Richard M. Knight has been a community member for going on 11 years now and has reached ACP status because of his high quality answers to questions from content creators, like you. Thanks so much, Richard! I asked Richard if he could give me a bit more background on his illustrious career and he told me the following:
I was lucky enough to start in TV sound when everybody did everything. I was a Fisher boom operator on Queen Victoria's death bed (TV drama Edward VII) and tape operator on many of the 1970s Muppet shows. In the 80's, I was sound director on ITV gameshows including Family Fortunes and The Price is Right. My career moved sideways in the 90s when I was the recordist and dubbing mixer on a number of film dramas. ITV closed the studios in Nottingham in the early 2000s and I then went from soundman to cameraman / editor mainly on a series of Cathedral Organ recital blurays. Since retiring I film local dance shows and school productions but Covid has stopped this for the time being. I'm very much more of an engineer than an artist and I love all things mechanical. I have been restoring a 1965 Porsche 911 for 35 years I might get it finished one day!
I'd really like to thank Richard for all the help he's given back to the community. Won't you join me in giving her a big round of applause for him? Thanks again, Richard. As they say, "Good show!"
That wraps up the Premiere Pro Community Digest for July 2021. Thanks for checking in and we'll see you next month.
Premiere Pro Community Digest — July 2021
Premiere Pro Team Blog Posts: Check out these blogs written by members of the Premiere Pro Team during the month of June.
The articles may be of interest to content creators. Let me know if like them.
Heads up, everyone! Changes to installation are coming.
Please reach out to Erin with any questions.