Also you've (finally) got captioning / subtitling. I do a fair bit of work for the hearing-impaired, so it's great not to have to be paying my rent on EZTitler.
In the workflow enhancement section two standout things that are tiny but make a big difference. One is being able to go from clip to clip on the timeline via a keyboard shortcut selecting the next clip as you go. If you're going through the timeline clip to clip grading your pictures this is great: you don't have to take your hands off the keyboard to click on a clip to actively select it.. Using this in conjunction with an improved "paste attributes" dialogue which lets you choose which attributes you want to paste has made rough and ready shot matching and grading much faster for me. And speaking of grading there's a lovely new shot matching tool in Speedgrade which does a better job automatically than I can by eye.
Adobe aren't saying when it'll be released, or how much it'll cost, or if they're doing the same cheap Creative Cloud deals in the UK that they're doing in the USA. But Premiere Pro Next as well as AE, Speedgrade, Story, Audition Next are the versions that'll be on all the stands at NAB, so we can expect to hear a lot more about them over the coming few days.
What is the situation re: transitions automatically matching the overlap between two clips?
I'm not saying it's not possible, but that I don't know.
I will do some research....
My question was really asking if such an obviously superior feature had finally been restored. There has never been a satisfactory explanation as to why it was discarded in favour of default-length transitions which then need to be adjusted, a time-wasting process that seems to fly against the whole idea of using a computer to improve productivity.Auto-fitting transitions don't need A-B of course - they can work equally well with single-track. Just trim each clip, overlap them the required amount and drop the transition on to the overlap. The computer then ensures that the transition fills the overlap - obvious and elegant. Why the switch (in Premiere Pro) to a transition that doesn't fit and has to be adjusted manually? - it doesn't make sense.Ray
There are a lot more details of what's new and what's fixed in this next version of Premiere Pro in this blogpost here:
PS At least Premiere has always had Picons!