Master Text Styles in Premiere Pro CC

Software:
Premiere Pro CC 2018

Create a Master Text Style and apply it to multiple text objects:

  1. Open the Essential Graphics panel:
    Window > Essential Graphics
    And in the panel, click the Edit tab.
  2. Select the text from which you want to create the Master Style in the Program Monitor Window.
  3. In the Essential Graphics panel, in the Edit tab, Under Master Styles,
    Open the drop down menu, choose Create New Master Text Style, and give it a name in the dialog box.
    * The new text master style now appears in the project window
  4. Drag the Master Text Style from the project window on text clips in the timeline to apply the style to them.

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Media Encoder – 8K video & 8K 360 VR video for YouTube

Software:
Adobe Media Encoder CC 2018

Recently YouTube added support for uploading HEVC H.265 video encoding.
That’s great news for anyone wanting to upload 8K video from Adobe Premiere Pro CC, or After Effects CC, because there’s no need to use inconvenient third party workarounds and plugins like WebM, DNxHD etc.
Abobe Media Encoder doesn’t allow encoding H.264 at higher than 4K resolutions*, but has native support for HEVC H.265 that does allow 8K encoding.
* There’s a commercial plugin that encodes H.264 at 8K.

Another convenient & time saving feature in the Adobe Media Encoder H.265 output module is the option to add panoramic VR video meta-data to the file eliminating the need to use meta-data “injection” utilities,
So uploading 8K stereo 360 VR video to YouTube became completely hassle-free 🙂

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Premiere – ‘Composite in Linear Color’ breaks dissolve transitions?..

Software:
Premiere Pro CC 2018

I was baffled,
Not understanding why my dissolve transitions in a new Premiere project are not linear, and too lift too fast,
I validated this in the Lumetri Scopes window.
In an older project, at 50 percent transition duration, white color is at 50 percent intensity like you’d expect from a linear transition.
But in my new project, at 50 percent transition duration, white color is at about 75 + percent intensity as if it’s gamma corrected.

Solution:
After some web research in discussion groups, I found that the option that doe’s that is:
Sequence Settings > Composite in Linear Color
And unchecking it solves the problem.

It’s still weird to me that Composite in Linear Color breaks the linearity of the dissolve transition,
But at least there is a solution.

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Premiere Audio Track Mixer vs Audio Clip Mixer

Software:
Premiere Pro CC 2018

It turns out that even with many years experience in video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, I wasn’t aware of the Audio Clip Mixer panel.
I did a lot of work with the Audio Track Mixer, but for individual clips I would set the volume and pan in the Effect Controls panel.

It’s pretty simple to explain the difference between the two panels,
The Audio Track Mixer lets you design the audio mix of a whole audio track, while the Audio Clip Mixer lets you set the mix between individual audio clips in an audio track.

It just so happens, that in Premiere Pro CC 2018, the Audio Clip Mixer is the one that’s open by default, so thinking by mistake it was the Audio Track Mixer, I started using it to set the mix, only to be surprised that the volume I set is changing as I scrub the timeline..
First I thought that maybe automation is on from some reason, and key-frames are being created, but the the key-frame display for the Audio track didn’t show any changes.
I was quite baffled for a couple of minutes, until I realized that the mixing panel I’m working with is actually titled Audio Clip Mixer, and opened the Audio Track Mixer to work as I’m used to.
* One of the reasons it’s confusing is that the Audio Clip Mixer panel displays volume controls per audio track (which makes sense, it just affects the individual clip within the track at the point in the editing timeline)

The Audio Track Mixer:
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The Audio Clip Mixer:
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Creating a 360 VR video sequence in Premiere

Software:
Premiere Pro CC 2018

  1. Right click the Project Window and choose New Item > Sequence to create a new Sequence.
  2. In the new sequence settings, in the VR Tab, set the VR settings.
  3. Use the Toggle VR Video Display in the Program monitor to switch to panoramic display.
    * if the Toggle VR Video Display button doesn’t appear in the toolbar, use the Button Editor to add it.

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