Adobe Pushes Updates for Premiere Pro CC & Lightroom CC

As of this morning, Adobe has pushed out updates for Premiere Pro CC and Lightroom CC bringing new features and bug fixes. These updates are available now and free to download for any active Creative Cloud subscribers.

Premiere Pro CC 2015.2 Update

Premiere Pro is one of the most popular non-linear editing systems and has been vastly improved over the past few updates. This 2015.2 update seems to be more focused on improving stability of the system, but there is also a new “high-quality playback” playback option:

Alongside the fixes, which are listed below, a new High Quality Playback option has been added to the playback settings. In previous releases, Premiere’s playback settings only gave users fractional resolution choices, and playback was optimized for real time playback performance. At the default settings, frames typically have a slightly softer look during playback vs. pause, even when both are set to full resolution. Toggling on the new High Quality setting can provide a smoother viewing experience, where playback better matches the image quality of frames when paused. High Quality playback may result in dropped frames depending on the media and hardware configuration, and most users will find the default settings are still the best choice for real time playback.

Fixes in Premiere Pro CC 2015.2 address the following issues:

  • Adobe Stock and CC Libraries could not be used by users who connect to the internet using proxy servers.
  • Premiere Pro could not launch on Windows systems with AMD Phenom 2 processors.
  • Users of Wacom tablets could experience interface lag.
  • Multiple fixes with Adobe Stock support.
  • Dissolves displayed incorrectly on OS X El Capitan when working in CUDA mode.
  • Crashing issues when Warp Stabilizer re-analyzes.
  • DNxHD MXF import sometimes failed.
  • Titles could not be imported via the Import dialog on Mac.
  • Playback could stop when audio input was set to digital on Mac.
  • Synchronizing by audio waveform could give inaccurate results.
  • Double clicking a clip or sequence when the Project panel is in icon mode did not open the item.
  • Soft Subclips could appear with black thumbnails in the Project panel.
  • Rendered files sometimes did not maintain sequence start time.
  • A crash occurred with importing .wav files from Fostex DC-R 302 recorders.
  • Moving the info panel could cause a crash.
  • AVCi100 OP-Atom MXF files from Avid displayed incorrectly.
  • Audio drop-outs occurred on export.
  • The final frame of a nested sequence displayed incorrectly when using optical flow with GPU enabled.
  • Merged Clips could become corrupted when round-tripping via FCP XML.
  • PSD files caused Premiere Pro to stop responding when closing a project.
  • Live Text Templates with more then one parameter often lost render previews.
  • Sync Settings did not respect system proxy settings on Windows machines.
  • Specular highlights corrupted when exporting to non-PQ J2K files in HDR workflows.
  • Merged Clips dropped into a sequence were unlinked.
  • Premiere Pro project names incorrectly permitted the back and forward slash characters.
  • Render files did not travel with transition and analysis data.
  • Text layers in Live Text Templates displayed with jaggy edges.
  • XML files exported from FCP 7 could show as corrupt sequences.
  • Incorrect fonts were displayed when importing an XML from Annotation Edit software
  • Reverse playback could occasionally not work.
  • Panasonic 50i/60i .mp4 and .mov displayed incorrectly.
  • Premiere Pro crashed if the preferences folder was set to be read only on Mac
  • Exporting to QuickTime with MPEG-4 Enhanced Low Delay Audio could result in an Error Compiling Movie dialog.
  • GPU playback and rendering failed with sequences containing the Track Matte effect.
  • The About dialog showed an incorrect version number.
  • Crashing could occur with AJA 12-bit HDR output in software mode.
  • IMX 30 full-frame anamorphic exports were incorrectly exported as 4:3.
  • Several situations where crashes could occur have been resolved.

Adobe has confirmed that this upgrade will not require you to update any current or existing project files.

Lightroom CC 2015.4 Update

Moving to the preferred image software of choice for many professional photographers, Lightroom CC received a significant update today which similar to Premiere Pro focuses on stability and performance increases as well as adding support for newly released cameras and lenses.  Most notably, Adobe finally has added dedicated lens profiles for the popular line of Rokinon/Samyang lens models which have been used by many budget-conscious photographers for the past few years due to their affordably pricing.

Adobe also added a brand new Boundary Warp tool into Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw:

Introducing Boundary Warp

Stitched panoramas often have non-rectangular boundaries. There are several ways to handle irregular boundaries. The most common approach is to apply a rectangular crop. This is straightforward, but important image details near the boundary may be lost due to cropping. Another approach is to use Content Aware Fill (in Photoshop) to fill in the transparent areas outside the boundary. This can be effective, but may require multiple attempts to obtain a satisfying (smooth, artifact-free) result. It can also be expensive and requires rendering out the panorama to an output-referred(non-raw) format. Boundary Warp is a feature that provides another approach to handling the irregular boundary of panoramas. The feature analyzes the boundary and warps the image so that its edges fit a rectangular frame.  Here’s a visual example of the feature:

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.4 / 6.4

  • Fujifilm X70
  • Fujifilm X-E2S
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • Leica M (Typ 262)
  • Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • Panasonic DMC-ZS60 (DMC-TZ80, DMC-TZ81, DMC-TZ85)
  • Phase One IQ150
  • Sony ILCA-68 (A68)

Additional Updates in Lightroom CC 2015.4 / 6.4

  • Nikon 1 J4 Camera Matching Profile added
  • The panorama merging process should complete roughly twice as fast as Lightroom 6.3
  • Improved quality when applying Auto Straighten and Upright “Level” mode
  • A preference was added to the Mac to prevent accidental “speed swiping”
  • Metadata is added to merged panoramas to support Photoshop’s Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Customers can now set the location of where photos are stored when downloaded from Lightroom mobile or Lightroom web in the preference panel or contextually in the folder panel
  • Thumbnails update much quicker when copying and pasting settings in the grid view
  • Images load faster in the Library module when you are zoomed in and navigating images
  • Tethered support added for the Nikon D5500 and Nikon D7200

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.4 / 6.4

Mount Name
Canon EF Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Canon EF Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon EF-M Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Canon EF-M Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Canon EF-M Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Canon EF-M Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Canon EF-M Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Canon EF-M Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Canon EF-M Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Fujifilm X Bower 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Fujifilm X Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Fujifilm X Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Fujifilm X Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Fujifilm X Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Fujifilm X Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Fujifilm X Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Fujifilm X Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Fujifilm X Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Fujifilm X Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Fujifilm X Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Fujifilm X Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Fujifilm X Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Leica M MS Optical Perar 28mm f/4 Super Triplet
Leica M MS Optical Sonnetar 50mm f/1.1 MC
Nikon F Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon F Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
Nikon F Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Nikon F Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon F Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Nikon F Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Nikon F Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Nikon F Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Olympus Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Olympus Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Olympus Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Olympus Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Olympus Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Olympus Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Olympus Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Olympus Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Olympus Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Panasonic Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Panasonic Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Panasonic Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Panasonic Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Panasonic Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Panasonic Samyang 35mm f1.4 AS IF UMC
Panasonic Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Panasonic Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Pentax K Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Pentax K Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Pentax K Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Pentax K Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Pentax K Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Pentax K Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Pentax K smc PENTAX-DA 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 ED SM
Pentax 645 HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm F3.5 AL [IF]
Samsung NX Bower 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Samsung NX Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Samsung NX Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Samsung NX Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Samsung NX Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Samsung NX Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Samsung NX Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Samsung NX Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Samsung NX Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sony A Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Bower 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Sony A Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Bower 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Bower 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Sony A Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Sony A Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Sony A Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS
Sony A Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony A Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony E Bower 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Sony E Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Sony E Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Sony E Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Sony E Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Sony E Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
Sony E Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye II
Sony E Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS
Sony E Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Sony FE Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Sony FE Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony FE Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony FE Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Sony FE Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fisheye
Sony FE Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Sony FE Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Sony FE Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC

Fixed Bugs

Source: Lightroom CC, Premiere Pro CC

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