Following Abobe’s recent announcement that it is switching its Creative Suite of applications to a subscription model, the company has confirmed that its Premiere Pro video editor has is now available as part of Creative Cloud.
Adobe’s Creative Cloud replaces a “perpetual licence” for its flagship software – which means users pay a one-off fee — with a monthly subscription for one, or more, applications.
Adobe then supports this with a number of online services for collaboration and file-sharing, as well as tools that run only in the cloud.
The update from Adobe’s CS6 version of Premiere Pro goes beyond the change in pricing and licensing.
Chief among these is a new, simplified timeline which Adobe claims, will help editors complete projects more quickly and efficiently. The timeline is clearer, and includes technology to spot duplicated frames, as well as the ability to add effects from the timeline, and to paste attributes on to clips.
There is improved support for keyboard shortcuts, and Premiere Pro now also has better multicam editing, including the ability to sync video using the audio wave form. This brings this part of the application into line with features in Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.
Audio itself has been improved, with Premiere Pro adding support for external control surfaces, such as those from Mackie, up to 32 output channels and third party audio plug ins such as VST.
Grading is also accommodated within the application, through Adobe’s Speedgrade.
The updated application also offers a number of other advantages, according to Adobe, especially the ability for editors and producers to store all their personal settings for Premiere online, and then call them up on any machine they need to use. Creative Cloud users also receive 20GB of online storage.
Adobe Creative Cloud costs from £17.58 or $19.99 a month, for the suite (for CS6 customers), or £8.78 or $9.99 for anyone with CS3 or later.