Adobe Rolls out Creative Cloud 2015

Users of Adobe's popular subscription service, Creative Cloud, will be pleased to access the awesome new updates that come with the software giant's 2015 release. So what does this update mean for users of Premiere Pro CC 2015? Will their experience be enhanced?

In a word, yep. In two words, oh yes.

While past updates have brought some amazing advancements to the powerful suite, CC 2015 promises more than past updates. The updates, which range from enhanced color control to greater codec optimization, speak to one overarching theme: Adobe was listening.

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The lineup of updates reads like a editor's wish list – with a few fun add-ins, like an integrated stock imagery library. Other cool updates include shared assets via Creative Cloud Libraries, and some new power out of Adobe Media Encoder.

Following, is Adobe's list of updates to Premiere Pro CC 2015:

Find the perfect image or graphic for your project
Save time finding, licensing and managing royalty-free stock images and graphics now that Premiere Pro CC integrates with the new Adobe Stock service. Once you save an image to your Creative Cloud Libraries, it's immediately available for use in your videos and other creative projects.

Easily manipulate color in the Lumetri Color panel
Adjust color and light with integrated tools that combine SpeedGrade CC and Lightroom CC technologies. Apply everything from simple color corrections to complex Lumetri Looks using easy-to-access, intuitive sliders and controls, and send projects to SpeedGrade via Direct Link if you want to refine them further.

Smooth transitions between talking-head sound bites
Remove unsightly jump cuts between the sound bites in your talking head interviews. The Morph Cut transition uses face tracking and frame interpolation to create seamless transitions — no need to cut away to b-roll.

Your assets, available anywhere
Access your Looks and graphics, including Adobe Stock assets, via Creative Cloud Libraries that are available in Premiere Pro, After Effects and other Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps. Share assets between projects, among team members, and across Adobe applications — anywhere you are.

Take your Premiere Clip projects further
Easily convert and open the projects you create in the Premiere Clip mobile app. All edits, music cues, and Looks appear directly in the Premiere Pro Timeline.

Automatically adjust video duration
Easily adjust the length of your video for specific delivery requirements. Time Tuner in the included Adobe Media Encoder automatically adds or removes frames at scene changes, during quiet audio passages, and in sections with still images or low visual activity.

Save time with task-oriented workspaces
Toggle between workspaces that are optimized to help you manage toolsets for the task at hand — or create your own custom versions. Switch workspaces on touch-based devices with a tap of the finger.

Superior responsiveness on external displays
Improved Mercury Transmit performance boosts responsiveness and playback reliability on external, high-resolution displays.

Easily turn closed captions into subtitles
Burn in your closed captions as subtitles using the included Adobe Media Encoder.

Get support for more native formats
Get native support for Canon XF-AVC and Panasonic 4K_HS formats. Premiere Pro leads the industry in native format support.

A more touch-friendly editing experience
Editors with hybrid devices can now move clips in the Timeline, scrub the playhead, and manipulate color parameters directly by touching the screen.

Audio workflows made easier
Work more efficiently thanks to a faster voiceover recording configuration, easier audio channel mapping, improved multi-channel export, the ability to send video to Audition CC via Dynamic Link, and a more consistent hardware setup.

Also includes: A new composite preview you can access while trimming; simple shortcuts like the ability to adjust hot text values up or down with the arrow keys; new AAF video mix-down; significantly improved AAF export functionality; and more.

For more on Adobe's CC 2015 release, please visit http://www.adobe.com/ca/products/premiere/features.html

Russ Fairley is a producer, editor and motion graphic designer who enjoys writing for Videomaker. He has also written for About.com (Lifewire.com), RedShark News, Modern Drummer Magazine, and others. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Community Leader, and co-founder of After Effects Toronto, Canada's largest motion graphic user group. Fairley is the creator and editor of ProductionWorld.net, a popular production news website.