Adobe Premiere Pro Version 14.4 Update - Scene Detection and New Features
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Adobe just released an update to its nonlinear editing software: Adobe Premiere Pro version 14.4. This update contains numerous improvements and new functions, including the new tool for recognizing scene edits, HDR Rec. 2100 HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support and the ability to export with proxies. Let's take a closer look!

Adobe Premiere Pro version 14.4 – Scene editing detection

The latest update to Adobe Premiere Pro version 14.4 has a new feature called Scene Edit Detection that lets you add edit points to any footage imported into Premiere Pro. The software will analyze your video and try to determine the original edit points. You can then automatically add cuts or markings at any edit point in the file.

I have to admit that Adobe is late for the party with this feature as DaVinci Resolve has had a similar tool for recognizing scene cuts for years. As I said, it's better late than never.

This Adobe Scene Editing Detection feature can be useful when you work with multiple editors and talent and do not want to use the Productions panel or team projects already available in Premiere.

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Improved HDR support

Adobe Premiere Pro now supports Rec. 2100 HLG color space. You currently have the choice between Rec. 709, Rec. 2020 and Rec. 2100 HLG color space.

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Apple ProRes and Sony XAVC Intra codecs are both fully color managed, and the GPU is accelerated in Premiere Pro throughout the HDR pipeline. Please see Adobe's HDR workflow page for more information.

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Export with proxies

If you want to speed up your render times, e.g. For example, for versions in progress, the latest Adobe Premiere Pro allows you to use proxies for export.

Of course, do not use this feature for maximum quality exports when using your original material in full resolution.

Other improvements

Last but not least, this update contains two other small improvements:

  • Premiere Pro now scans VST 3 (third-party) plugins and AU (Audio Unit) plugins many times faster (depending on your system setup). These plugins are automatically scanned by Premiere Pro when you first start the app.
  • Export an AAF with Breakout after mono When deselected, the audio channeling is retained.

Price and availability

The latest version 14.4 of Adobe Premiere Pro was announced during the Adobe Video World virtual conference and is now available for download.

This is a free update for all Creative Cloud users. New users get access to Adobe Premiere Pro for $ 20.99 per month, or $ 52.99 per month for access to all of the Creative Cloud apps.

What do you think of this Adobe Premiere Pro update? Are you using Premiere Pro as the primary NLE? What features would you like to see next? Don't hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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