A Look at Premiere Pro 13.1 (April 2019) New Features

Earlier today Adobe introduced its first 2019 update to many of its Creative Cloud updates including Premiere Pro (ver. 13.1), After Effects (ver. 16.1) and Audition (ver. 12.1). We grouped the main features of this software in this article including several videos to help you better understand what it is all about.

There is a very long list of new features in the new Premiere Pro release (you can find a list on Adobe’s site with explanations here) these are just some of the highlights:

  • Freeform view in the Project panel
  • New Rulers and Guides
  • Auto Ducking for ambient sounds
  • Faster mask tracking
  • Graphic and text enhancements
  • Group shapes and apply masks
  • Font improvements
  • Stroke styles available in the Essential Graphics Panel
  • Drag and drop install of Motion Graphics templates
  • New View menu
  • Audio enhancements
  • Performance improvements
  • Frame Replacement for Decode Errors
  • New caption export options
  • Shortcut support for non-English keyboards
  • Tool to identify system compatibility issues
  • Image scaling options
  • New file format support

Adobe also announced it fixed no less than 103 different bugs reported on Premiere Pro – that is nice but we will have to wait and see how stable this release will be (Premiere has been lagging behind in this department for a long time now).

Maybe the most interesting feature announced today by Adobe has nothing to do with Premiere (sadly) but only with After Effects which now for the first time gained an interesting (although still not exactly one-click type of thing) content aware feature which allows users you remove objects from video. This is still pretty much the first generation of this technology but it can be pretty useful in some situations as it is evident from the demonstrations in the video below (the last one).

An extensive look (by “Cut To The Point”) covering all the 28 different updates to Premiere Pro CC (2019 April edition)

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Justin Odisho made a short video demonstrating some of the new features in Premiere Pro CC (2019 April edition)

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A demo of the content aware fill in the April 2019 version of Adobe After Effects

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You can find more Premiere Pro related video on this link here on LensaVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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