Adobe: Premiere Touch is for professionals too

As well as a bug fix update for Adobe Premiere Pro CC today, Adobe have reported what will be in the next version.

With this next release, Premiere Pro expands on its exceptional support for UltraHD, 4K and beyond workflows with new, native support for HEVC (h.265), DNxHR, and OpenEXR media, for both encode and decode, allowing editors to edit and deliver any format they need to.

When I’ve made mockups of Final Cut Pro X running on an iPad Pro people have asked why pros would want to edit on an iPad.

Interestingly for Microsoft Surface and iPad Pro fans, Adobe doesn’t consider a touch interface a sign of software for non-professionals:

Premiere Pro will let you build up your edit in new and tactile ways, by providing touch support for Windows hybrid touch devices like the Microsoft Surface Pro, and improved gestural support using Apple Force Touch track pads. Use multi-touch in the Assembly workspace for pinch to zoom to make your media clips big and easy to work with, then easily reorder them for storyboarding, play back and scrub right on the icons with your finger, tap to mark in and out points and drag straight to a sequence. Or, drag to the Program Monitor, where a new overlay will appear to allow you to drop into different zones to perform various standard kinds of edit. And on Apple Force Touch track pads, get haptic feedback when snapping and trimming in the timeline.

iPad Pro demo?

I thought that iMovie 4K would be a great demo application for the iPad Pro at tomorrow’s Apple event. Perhaps third-party developers would be more inspired by Adobe software running on the new device. That was the right thing to do at the WWDC earlier this year. Maybe Adobe will be on stage tomorrow…

For screenshots and more information go over to the Premiere Pro blog.

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