Adobe is rolling out a number of updates to Premiere Pro and After Effects.
The scene detection feature in Premiere Pro has officially been removed from beta, along with other new updates including HDR for broadcasters and improved performance in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition.
Scene editing detection uses Adobe Sensei technology to find the cuts in previously edited videos. This can be a useful tool when you don't have access to the original project. When importing, the function adds markings to each edit so that editors can adjust the footage or apply new effects before rendering.
Adobe has also added HDR for Broadcasters, which allows users to create programs in Rec.2100 HLG HDR. According to Adobe, the tools available include automatic color conversion, HDR ranges, color space overrides to update metadata, and full color management for Apple ProRes and Sony XAVC Intra formats.
Improved performance improvements include multicam performance for Apple ProRes, which allows Premiere Pro to support two additional streams. With version 14.3.2 you can use a Mac i9 with 32 GB RAM and a Radeon Pro 560x GPU to stream up to 8 streams from Apple ProRes 422 UHD at 30 fps. Adobe has also added a new multi-camera auto playback quality setting that allows automatic adjustments to the playback resolution for the ProRes codec for smoother video.
OpenEXR previews are now three times faster in After Effects, and users should see a significant speed improvement when scanning for VST3 and Audio Unit (AU) plugins in Audition and Premiere Pro. Adobe claims that scanning effects is up to 15 times faster on macOS and 10 times faster on Windows.
Adobe also opened the door for new beta features to be tested. Quick Export gives you access to your most frequently used export settings right in the Premiere Pro header.
After Effects is exploring new ways to work in 3D, including what Adobe called 3D Transform Gizmos. Creators can "use guides to scale, position, and rotate layers to show how far a layer or object has moved and how many degrees has been rotated." You can also "switch between gizmo modes to focus on a single task and make precision adjustments efficiently". Adobe is also testing the camera navigation tools in After Effects to make them more intuitive and allow users to add multiple camera angles to a scene.
The latest version of each program can be downloaded from both the Creative Cloud desktop application and the public beta.