Over the last 24 to 48 hours Adobe has quietly rolled out an Adobe Premiere Pro update to version 22.6. It’s not a huge update, and I don’t see any real must-have features unless you’re heavily into creating graphics with the Essential Graphics panel. I updated this morning and the update did not ask me to update the next project file I opened so this version doesn’t change the project structure.
As always this is the place to remind you that you should never update in the middle of a project but we know some folks will so if you do then do it right.
Here’s the bullet points for this update:
- Finer masking controls for titles
Apparently, there are new options for masking when you’re building out graphics in the Essential Graphics panel. I have to admit that I don’t do as much graphic designing in the Essential Graphics panel as I should. I often forget that you can multiple layers to any graphic clip created in the timeline.
And that includes importing images from a file.
This From File… option is not new but the ways you can mask with text, files and shapes is new.
I have to remember to explore this more.
- Context menu for text and shapes
It’s a small thing but it’ll be nice to be able to open the Essential Graphics panel right from a graphic in the Program window.
I’m all for making things easier and since PPro is a very panel-driven tool I’ll take this shortcut. Is it worthy of the second marketing point? 🤷♂️
- Export titles as text files from the Graphics tab
It is nice to be able to export titles into a document for proofreading, copy/pasting and backup.
I could have sworn this was already there and I did this just the other day. But that was in the Caption tab so maybe I’m mistaken.
- Adjustable Fades for Audio Ducking
Any kind of audio ducking where your NLE auto-magically lowers audio in part of your music clips (or any clips, doesn’t have to be music but it’s usually music) can be a time saver but 99% of the time I have to tweak the results manually. A new Fade Position slider might make that a bit less manual tweaking.
Combine that new Fade Position with Fade Duration and I think you should be able to dial it in pretty close. Now I just have to remember this is there and not just do it all manually by force of habit.
- GPU improvements
The Unsharp Mask and Posterzie Time effects are now GPU accelerated. There’s also a new progress bar that is this from the Adobe August 2022 release feature summary: “On the first launch after a new installation or driver update, Premiere Pro needs to initialize the GPU. A new progress bar shows when this is happening. ”
Well okay then.
It’s also very important to note some of the bug fixes and fixed issues in this update:
- Unexpected overlapping of Tool Tips in Import Mode.
- Improved Tab Navigation in Import Mode.
- Media Browser cannot open a sequence containing unlinked audio in Source Monitor.
- Productions allowed access to Interpret footage from the sequence project without opening the project where the master clip is stored.
- Export: Set Start Timecode checkbox does not enable on initial mouse click.
- Copy/Paste ignores clip on locked/targeted tracks.
- The shared project in Productions does not update when selecting Read-Write mode.
- Missing caption segments when SRT with lines with the only period is imported.
- Changing a source clip label in production can crash the application.
- Mac Only: AVCHD spanned clips with AC-3 audio have audio missing.
- Speech to Text incorrectly adding spaces to double-byte languages after transcription.
Of course people are already complaining about this update as people always complain about every Premiere update. This one takes the cake …
Dear Adobe Premiere Pro. I am frustrated by the changes in this update— and especially that I have to utterly redesign my editing class tutorials 🤯😭🤬
— jumpcutjen (@jumpcutjen) August 15, 2022
Perhaps that was supposed be a joke! 🤦♂️