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74 CINEMONTAGE / FALL 2015 74 CINEMONTAGE / FALL 2015 TECH TIPS by Joseph Herman A dobe Creative Cloud 2015 was introduced in June and with it came new features to Premiere Pro (as well as enhancements to all its other applications). At IBC this September, Adobe revealed further enhancements to its increasingly popular editing application. I recently checked out the new features in Premiere Pro CC 2015, including the most recent announcements from IBC. It would be hard to find any studio or facility on the planet that doesn't rely on Adobe's creative tools each day, whether it's for creating motion graphics and compositing with After Effects, painting textures in Photoshop or editing video in Premiere Pro — an NLE which has dramatically grown over the past several years. Some may say that some of its recent popularity is due to the Final Cut Pro debacle and the void that opened in its wake. However, I think it has more to do with Adobe's focus on developing tools for creative professionals, which has resulted in the development and implementation of useful features that they appreciate. Of course, it also helps that all the applications in Adobe's Creative Cloud make one integrated family. And we all know that family, in general, is a good thing. Last year, Adobe shared the news that 20th Century Fox's Gone Girl, the feature directed by David Fincher, was edited with Premiere Pro. At IBC we learned that Fox's upcoming Deadpool is also being cut exclusively with Premiere Pro CC, an indication that Premiere Pro is being used not only on television commercials and independent films, but on blockbuster movies as well. THE LUMETRI COLOR PANEL Let's start by speaking about the new features in CC 2015. At the top and center of Premiere CC 2015's interface (just under the menus) are easily accessible shortcuts that allow you to quickly change the layout of the workspace. Called Task Oriented Workspaces, they're aptly named Assembly, Editing, Color, Effects and Audio. By clicking on one of these, depending on what you are doing, your workspace will change accordingly. For example, clicking on Audio calls up the audio mixers (in addition to the timeline and program windows), and so on. Clicking on Color brings up Premiere Pro's new color workspace, which includes the new Lumetri Color panel as well as scopes. To those who are serious about color work, scopes are important tools that not only provide valuable insights about your image, but really help in the grading process. Premiere Pro CC 2015's new collection of scopes includes vectorscopes, a histogram, RGB Parade and Waveform. While the addition of professional color scopes to Premiere Pro is something to cheer about, the The Adobe Mystique Above, Premiere Pro CC 2015 adds sophisticated color tools with the Lumetri Color Panel and real time scopes. Left, Figure 1: The Basic Correction section of the Lumetri Color Panel provides a fundamental toolset for color correction and allows you to apply an input LUT to your footage.

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