Adobe has released the latest update to its Premiere Pro video editing software. Premiere Pro version 23.2 includes several important fixes, optimizations and user-requested improvements. One of the new headlining features is automatic tone mapping for HDR media.
Automatic tone mapping
Automatic tone mapping makes it easy to work with different types of footage and different color spaces in the same sequence. This means you can retain consistent colors even when mixing Log footage, iPhone HLG and other HDR formats in Rec709 standard dynamic range sequences. Premiere Pro also automatically adjusts wide color gamuts to display accurately in your sequence without blown-out highlights. Tone mapping is enabled by default, so iPhone or HDR footage will display correctly. However, you can turn it off if you prefer.
Sequence locking for offline editing
Another new feature is sequence locking for offline editing. This is great if you are working on a team project but can’t access the internet. Premiere Pro will save your edits locally as a copy of the sequence. You can then check in your changes when you are back online using the Publish button. If two people edit the sequence offline, the first person back online can upload their edits. The second person will then get a warning of the conflict when they reconnect to the internet. The second person will then get an option to publish their changes as a new sequence.
Other new features
The Speech to Text function in Premiere Pro now supports more languages when captioning your videos. The newly supported languages include Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish. Altogether this means that Speech to Text in Premiere Pro is now available in 16 languages. In addition, Adobe has added a new “reset options at launch” feature in Premiere Pro. This is great if you want to do regular maintenance and clean up of your system before updating to a new version of the app. It is also useful when you need to diagnose and troubleshoot app issues.
What we think
Adobe continues to improve Premiere Pro with each update. It’s great to see that the company is responding to user requests and adding the features that the video community has asked for. The automatic tone mapping function will save a lot of time if you work with footage from different sources and cameras. If you use Premiere Pro, you should update your software as soon as possible to take advantage of the new features and help ensure the app’s stability.
Adobe Premiere Pro version 23.2 is available for download now.