Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most popular and powerful video editing software in the market. It offers a range of features and tools to help you create stunning videos for various purposes. However, like any software, it also needs regular updates to fix bugs, optimize performance, and add new functionalities. In this article, we will review the latest update of Premiere Pro, version 23.3, which was released in April 2023.
Export Directly to Adobe Media Encoder
One of the most requested features by Premiere Pro users is the ability to export their sequences directly to Adobe Media Encoder, without going through the Export mode. This allows them to continue working in Premiere Pro while their exports are processed in the background. In the 23.3 update, Adobe has added a new menu command (File > Export > Send to Adobe Media Encoder) and a keyboard shortcut (Opt + Shift + M for macOS or Alt + Shift + M for Windows) to enable this feature. You can also use the keyboard shortcut to export your sequence to the Media Encoder queue from anywhere in Premiere Pro.
Easily Accessible Recently Used Presets in Export Mode
If you still prefer to use the Export mode, you will notice a new improvement in the Preset menu. The menu now shows the last three presets you have used for export, making it easier to quickly apply them to other sequences, clips, or projects. The recently used presets are featured higher in the menu for easier access.
Drag and Drop Project Items in Productions
Productions is a feature that allows you to organize your projects into a folder structure on a shared storage, making it easier for teams to collaborate on large-scale workflows. In the 23.3 update, you can now use drag and drop to move assets and sequences between projects within the same production. To copy an item, hold down Cmd (macOS) or Ctrl (Windows) while dragging and dropping.
Improved R3D Performance
For users who work with RED R3D footage, especially on Apple M1 and M2 Macs, you will be happy to know that Premiere Pro has significantly improved its performance for this format. You can expect faster playback, scrubbing, and rendering of R3D files on your Macs.
GPU Acceleration for Center Split, Non-Additive Dissolve, and Split Transitions
Premiere Pro also offers GPU acceleration for three transitions: Center Split, Non-Additive Dissolve, and Split. These transitions provide stylized effects for your videos, such as splitting the image into four quadrants that disappear or appear in the screen's corners (Center Split), mapping the luminance of the first clip to the second one without the burst of brightness (Non-Additive Dissolve), or moving the first clip off-screen to reveal the next one (Split). With GPU acceleration, these transitions will have improved playback performance and faster export times.
New Learn Panel
If you are new to Premiere Pro or want to learn more about its features, you can check out the new Learn panel that offers customized tutorials for different skill levels. You can create your own watchlist and complete your learning courses at your own pace. The Learn panel also provides links to other resources such as user guides, forums, and blogs.
Import MOGRTs More Easily
MOGRTs are Motion Graphics templates that allow you to create and customize animated graphics in Premiere Pro or After Effects. In the 23.3 update, when you import a MOGRT into a project, a new dialog will guide you through the process of adding it to your libraries in the Essential Graphics panel. This makes it easier to access and use your MOGRTs across different projects.
The 23.3 update of Premiere Pro is a major one that brings important fixes, optimizations, and user-requested improvements. It is recommended for all users who want to enhance their video editing experience and workflow. You can download the update from the Creative Cloud app or from Adobe's website. aa16f39245