Scott Simmons over at PVCScott Simons over at ProVideo Coalition is a professional editor and writes about Avid, FCP and Adobe. In this insightful article he goes into 4 key features that he feels would put Adobe Premirre Pro CC over the top and allow it to gain even greater traction with broadcast, post houses and film makers. A very good article. Make no mistake about it, Adobe is gaining traction in these marjets with every update, but if they listen to Scott, I have no doubt they will make even greater strides.
PVC by Scott Simmons
4 things that will take Adobe Premiere Pro to the next level
Premiere currently has a very fast and very deep feature-set but addressing these issues will take Premiere into the future
At this point in time we are well into the life cycle of the “new” Adobe Premiere Pro. This “new” version is long past the early years of an odd interface, the period where Premiere left the Mac, the rebirth as the CS (Creative Suite), the conversion to CC (Creative Cloud) and the move to a subscription. I’m not sure of Premiere’s actual market penetration but if you keep your eye on the post-production industry these days you know it has made great in-roads in the last few years. But there’s still a few big things that need attention before Premiere Pro can penetrate some of those markets that are still a stronghold for Avid Media Composer.
While the Premiere Pro toolset is strong with many great features built into and around the NLE there’s a few core things that still need addressing to take PPro to that “next level.” I can’t imagine that all of these things aren’t deep in the planning and/or engineering stages at some form. These aren’t the small features that editors often tweet about wishing that Adobe would add but rather a discussion of changes that would be more deeply integrated tools way beyond a JDI feature. I believe these could take Premiere Pro to that “next level.”
Stability is perhaps the biggest feature request of all, from every user, in Adobe Premiere Pro or another other NLE. If your editor isn’t stable then it can quickly lead to frustrations, lost work and moving to another platform. Stability is tough as everyone uses their NLE in different ways, on different systems with many different configurations. Yet the NLEs continue to run, often in the weirdest installations. Of all the big 3 NLEs I think it’s safe to say that Adobe Premiere Pro is the least stable. I have incredibly good luck on both of my PPro systems (and most of the client systems I work on) with very few crashes, but it does crash. Compared to both Avid and FCPX, Premiere Pro does crash more often. There are some who say that PPro is unusable in that it crashes so much but I believe those are outlier cases with bad media or a messed up system. read more...