Today Adobe released Premiere Pro 13.1.3. There aren’t any game-changing new features in this build but still, a few improvements that are nice to see and some bug fixes which hopefully will solve some stability issues for some of us.
Section for Graphics in Effects Control Panel
Second relevant update for all Premiere Pro users has to do with graphics layers.
We now have a new section in the Effects Control Panel dedicated to graphics. It’s displayed whenever a clip contains any graphics layers. Here we’ll find all layers from Essential Graphics Panel, any non-intrinsic effects applied on graphics as well as Vector Motion parameters.
Graphics layers will be displayed in layer order matching the one from Essential Graphics Panel (previously the order was opposite like with effects in the video section of Effects Control Panel.
They also added auto-scrolling in Essential Control Panel which means that when you select a layer in Essential Graphics Panel, it’ll be automatically scrolled into view in the Effects Control panel.
So a bunch of small improvements that make working with graphics layer better.
Warp Stabilizer: long expected update
Finally, Warp stabilizer will work on different resolution clips within a single sequence. We're all tired of nesting UHD clips in full HD timeline, right? Now we can use Warp Stabilizer on clips with different dimensions from the sequence without having to nest footage. However, mismatches on pixel aspect ratio still require nesting. So does time remapping on the clip.
So there’s still are for improvement but it’s nice to see this small long-awaited update 🙂
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Support for MKV files removed
Support for MKV file format has been removed from Premiere Pro, Rush, Prelude, Media Encoder, and After Effects.
Clip Gain Lockout Fixed
When Premiere Pro calculated normalization peak values, the OK button used to be grayed out when "Set gain to" and ”Adjust Gain by" options are selected. It’s no longer the case. However, for both normalization options, the OK button will remain greyed out until all peaks calculations are finished.
ProRes Encoding Performance Improved
We’ll see better ProRes performance in the new version, especially on Windows.
Export Options for .stl files
We have a new dialog box with export settings for STL caption files. To access it we need to select a caption clip in a project and go to Export > Captions.