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Adobe Premiere Pro gets scene editing detection, broadcasts HDR options

Adobe has released an update for Premiere Pro that adds quite a few new features to the Mac-based video editing tool, including Scene Edit Detection, the ability to export using proxies, and a new HDR mode aimed at broadcasters.

Released on Tuesday, the version 14.4 update for Premiere Pro enables users to quickly add editing points to all footage imported into Premiere Pro, using scene editing detection. Once enabled, Premiere Pro will analyze the video, detect original editing points, and automatically add cuts and markers to each editing point in the file.

This will make it easier for editors who use already edited footage to insert scenes and clips into other productions, by simply extracting clips they need to use.

For high-resolution resolutions, proxies generally allow a lower-resolution video to be used during editing, which is then replaced by the high-resolution original at the time of export. A new alternative allows the proxies themselves to be exported, which will help professional video editors create versions of an edit quickly for clients, without having to wait for a full-quality rendering.

HDR for broadcasters provides access to the Red2100 color space, which can be used to produce more vivid content. As part of the add-on, support for Apple ProRes and Sony XAVC-I formats is now fully color-managed and GPU-accelerated through the HDR pipeline, while color space override is provided for files with errors or missing metadata.

Furthermore, scope can also be set explicitly to REC.2100 HLG, which enables display of 10-bit code values, nits or IRE.

Other improvements in Premiere Pro for this version include scanning VST 3 and Audio Unit plug-ins several times faster than before at launch. Exporting an AAF with Breakout to Mono not selected will also preserve audio channelization.

Adobe’s minimum specification for Premiere Pro is a Mac running macOS 10.13 or later with a 6th generation Intel processor or later, at least 8 GB of memory, a GPU with 2 GB of VRAM and at least 8 GB of hard disk space. Premiere Pro is included in several of Adobe’s subscription offerings.

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