Adobe has launched Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and if you are curious about those new features that comes with it. here they are:
Transferring from Avid or Final Cut
For a video editor who has been using Avid or Final Cut, I know they were used to in pressing those keyboard shortcuts in those video editing softwares. The good thing with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is that it understands those situations so it provides the user interface using those keyboard shortcuts used in Avid and Final Cut. If you were a former user of those softwares then you can just switch to the keyboard shortcuts user interface provided for them in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and you are good to go.
RED Source Settings
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is keep on improving its compatibility and settings features with the latest video formats like RED. You can import a native RED footage inside Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and tweak the settings too. You can adjust the settings such as ISO and white balance inside Premiere Pro CS5.5.
Custom Sequence Preset
Another new features added to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is the ability to make your own custom sequence preset. You can make your own sequence and put your settings such as video resolution, frame rate and what not and then name it to whatever you wanted to call it. This is also a great time saver since you can just right click a video from your files inside Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and then select new sequence from clip. That video clip then will be conformed to the settings you just made in your custom sequence while it will be placed to your custom sequence automatically as well.
Multiple Audio and Video Unlink
Before Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, we can unlink audio and video in Premiere but we have to do it individually. Now in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, we can choose multiple video clips and then right click and choose unlink. You can then clear those multiple audio and then change it to any background music you like.
Adding Keyframes Directly in the Timeline
Adding keyframes was formerly done in the effects panel in Premiere. In Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, you can now add keyframes directly in a clip in the timeline. You can do this by right-clicking the clip and then choose show clip keyframes. You can then add keyframes for motion, scale, rotation, and others. You can do this by adding effects and placing some keyframes too.
Merging Audio and Video Clips
Shooting video with DSLR is common nowadays but the audio capture in doing this is not so good. Videographers then use an external mic in recording the sound separately. So in editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, you can just sink those audio and video and then merge them altogether. You can even do up to 16 audio tracks and then merge them too. You can then place that merged clip into a new sequence and they will go together.
Exporting Audio Sequence into Audition
What we can do in older versions is that we can export audio from Premiere to Soundbooth for audio editing but we can only do that only for a single clip. Now in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, we can choose the whole sequence in the timeline and then export them into Adobe Audition and do the sound editing. We can then export again the edited audio in Premiere and sink it in the timeline.
Well, video editing is really going more online through CS live. What CS review does is that you can export your edited video from Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 to CS review and then send it to your producer or any “boss” who needs to review your edited video. Note that you both must have an account in CS live to do this. The reviewer then can add some comments and direct you exactly where that comments needs to be corrected exactly in the timeline. You can then go back to your timeline and do the corrections according to those comments.
You can also add closed captions into Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5. You can import the transcribed captions in scc format into Premiere and work with those captions with the host speaking for example.
More Enhaned Adobe Media Encoder
I know we are getting more online and mobile by watching videos in Youtube and in iPhones. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is aware of that so it now has added more video encoding formats in Adobe Media Encoder export. We can now choose video formats that is good for Yotube uploading, iPhone compatibility, blu Ray format, etc. We can even do a multiple format export at the same time for a single sequence.
Truly Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 raised the bar in greatly improving the video editing workflow. I don’t know if how many times did I say that Adobe Premiere Pro is the best professional video editing software. Now I’m even more proud to say that with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 version.
You can do one of the three ways to grab Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5. You can buy the full version, upgrade from your lower version, and now Adobe is also offering monthly and yearly subscription. Choose then how want to have this greatest video editing software from the following ways: