Premiere Pro is the redesigned successor to Adobe Premiere, and was launched in 2003. Premiere Pro refers to versions released in 2003 and later, whereas Premiere refers to the earlier releases. Premiere was one of the first computer-based NLEs (non-linear editing system), with its first release on Mac in 1991. Up until version Premiere Pro 2.0 (CS2), the software packaging featured a galloping horse, in a nod to Eadweard Muybridge's work, "Sallie Gardner at a Gallop".
|Version||Platform||Release date||Significant changes||Codename|
|Adobe Premiere 1.0||Mac||December 1991|
- First release of Premiere
- QuickTime multimedia and VideoSpigot format support
- PICT image support
- Supported up to 160 x 120 pixels movie creation
- Supported 8-bit audio
- Supported output to video tape
|Adobe Premiere 2.0||Mac||September 1992|
- QuickTime video and audio capture support
- Title creation
- Title, Sequence, and Construction windows
- Slow/fast motion support
- 5 audio and 41 movie/still-image filters
- 49 special effects
- 16-bit, 44 kHz audio support
- Filmstrip file format introduced
- Numbered PICT sequence support
- EDL support
- Illustrator text import
- SMPTE timecode support
|Adobe Premiere 3.0||Mac||August 1993|
- 99 stereo audio tracks
- 97 video tracks
- Video waveform monitor
- Sub-pixel motion and field rendering
- Batch digitizing
- Full framerate preview from disk
- Enhanced title window
|Adobe Premiere 1.0||Windows||September 1993|
- First release of Premiere application for Windows platform
- 24-bit AVI and QuickTime video format support
- Autodesk Animator file support
- AVI, AIFF, and WAV audio format support
- Still image support (Photoshop, BMP, DIB, PCX, PICT, PCX, and TIFF formats)
- Two video tracks, three audio tracks, and one transition and superimpose track
- No EDL, titling, and motion and device control available in then current Mac (v3.0) release
|Adobe Premiere 1.1||Windows||February 1994|
- AdobeCap video capture module
- Expanded graphics and audio file support
- TARGA and ADPCM file support
- Image sequence import support
|Adobe Premiere 4.0||Mac||July 1994|
- Support for 97 superimposition tracks plus two A/B tracks
- Trim window
- Dynamic previewing
- Custom filter and transition creation
- Time variable filters
- Batch capture
- Time-lapse capture
- NTSC 29.97 frame rate support
|Adobe Premiere 4.0||Windows||December 1994|
- Adobe moves Windows platform release of Premiere directly from v1.1 to v4.0
- Premiere 4.0 for Windows matches capabilities of Premiere 4.0 for Macintosh
|Adobe Premiere 4.2||Mac||October 1995|
- CD-ROM Movie Maker Plug-in
- Data rate analysis tool
- Power Macintosh-native Sound Manager 3.1
|Adobe Premiere 4.2||Windows||April 1996|
- 32-bit architecture
- Long File Names support
- Background compiling
- Batch movie maker
- 4K output support
- Right-mouse button support
- Uninstaller utility
|Adobe Premiere 4.2 for Silicon Graphics||UNIX/SGI||July 1997|
- SGI O2 platform exclusive release
- IRIX 6.3 integration
- OpenGL accelerated versions of transition and special effects plug-ins
- Platform-specific plug-ins by Silicon Graphics for combining 3D and video content
|Adobe Premiere 5.0||Windows and Mac||May 1998|
- Source/Program editing
- Title window editor
- Keyframeable audio and video filters
- Collapsible tracks
- Up to three hour project length support
|Adobe Premiere 5.0.1||Windows and Mac||Button Fly|
|Adobe Premiere 5.1||Windows and Mac||October 1998|
- QuickTime 3.0 support
- DPS Perception support
- Preview to RAM
- "Smart" Preview file Timeline export
- Multi-threaded, dual processor support
|Adobe Premiere 6.0||Windows and Mac||January 2001|
- Support for web video and DV formats
- OHCI support
- Title editor
- Audio mixer
- Timeline video track keyframes
|Adobe Premiere 6.5||Windows and Mac||August 2002|
- Real-time preview
- Adobe Title Designer
- Exporting to DVD as MPEG-2
|Adobe Premiere Pro 1.0|
(Adobe Premiere 7.0)
|Windows||August 21, 2003|
- Rewritten source code for the whole program
- Multiple nested timelines
- Color correction tools
- Sample-level audio editing
- Track-based audio effects
- 5.1 surround sound support
- VST audio filters and ASIO audio hardware support
- AAF export
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts
- Adobe Media Encoder
- First inclusion of SurCode for Dolby Digital® 5.1 Encoder for Adobe Premiere Pro bundle into Premiere Pro
|Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5||Windows||May 24, 2004|
- Project Manager
- Panasonic 24p support
- Effects favorites
- Project-ready Photoshop file creation
- Automatic loading of built-in After Effects plug-ins
- After Effects clipboard support
- One-click color correction
- AAF and EDL import and export
- New DeEsser and DeHummer audio filters
- New GPU effects
- Bézier keyframe controls
|Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5.1||Windows||March 1, 2005||Banacek|
|Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0||Windows||January 17, 2006|
- Docking Workspaces
- Multicam editing
- Adobe Clip Notes
- Dynamic Link with After Effects projects
- DVD authoring from the timeline
- Native HDV editing
- Native SD and HD support
- Enhanced color-correction tools
- 10-bit and 16-bit color resolution support
- 32-bit internal color processing
- GPU-accelerated rendering
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS3||Windows and Mac OS X||July 2, 2007|
- Output to DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and Flash
- High-quality slow motion with time remapping
- Direct-to-disc recording and professional on-set monitoring
- Publish Adobe Encore projects to the web
- Multiple project panels with smart file search
- Improved editing efficiency
- Output for mobile devices
- Help documentation available online
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 v3.0.1||Windows and Mac OS X||Willow|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 v3.1.0||Windows and Mac OS X||October 18, 2007||Xander|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 v3.1.1||Windows and Mac OS X||Spike|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 v3.2.0||Windows and Mac OS X||April 14, 2008||Drusilla|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS4||Windows and Mac OS X||September 23, 2008|
- Speech Search
- Batch encoding using Adobe Media Encoder
- Over 50 enhancements to editing efficiency (apply filters/transitions to multiple clips, sync lock, smart zoom)
- Media Browser panel to efficiently browse file-based recording media (e.g. Panasonic P2 and XDCAM)
- Project intelligence with new XMP metadata support
- Blending modes
- Sequence-level settings
- Dynamic Link to open Premiere Pro sequences directly in Adobe Encore
- Enhanced Photoshop file import
- Mac support for OnLocation
- AVCHD support (not available in the trial version)
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 v4.0.1||Windows and Mac OS X||November 20, 2008||Whitfield|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 v4.0.2||Windows and Mac OS X||Sanger|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 v4.1.0||Windows and Mac OS X||May 29, 2009|
- Additional support for REDCODE
- Performance improvements to project load time
- Improvements to AVCHD support
- Performance enhancements for DV/HDV playback
- Support for Avid-captured DV or IMX footage
- New 16 channel audio tracks for playout
- Export media to a still format now bypasses the AME render queue
- Enabled .VOB extension support
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 v4.2.0||Windows and Mac OS X||November 10, 2009|
- Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra support (including new sequence presets)
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 v4.2.1||Windows and Mac OS X||December 8, 2009|
- Fixed memory issue that occurred when importing large numbers of AVC-Intra files into Adobe Premiere Pro
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS5||Windows and Mac OS X||April 30, 2010|
- 64-bit native application (32-bit OS no longer supported)
- Mercury Playback Engine, which supports GPU-accelerated rendering using qualified nVidia CUDA graphics cards
- Ultra keyer for chroma keying
- Final Cut Pro XML export
- DPX format import and export
- Metadata integration with Adobe Story and Adobe OnLocation
- Face detection and improved speech-to-text
- Direct export option, bypassing Adobe Media Encoder
- Fractional resolution options
- Audio capture metering
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 v5.0.1||Windows and Mac OS X||May 26, 2010|
- Mercury Playback Engine supports additional layers on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 GPU card
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 v5.0.2||Windows and Mac OS X||September 1, 2010|
- Windows-based Mercury Playback Engine support for new NVIDIA cards (GTX 470, Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000)
- Import and export of RED RMD files to and from REDCINE-X software
- XD-CAM HD export
- Source timecode in XDCAM 4:2:2 footage
- Support QuickTime files from JVC solid-state cameras
- RED Rocket cards support
- Broadcast Wave audio file format support
- Broadcast Wave in OMF export support
- 10-bit DisplayPort support for NVIDIA Quadro cards (Windows only)
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 v5.0.3||Windows and Mac OS X||December 7, 2010|
- Mercury Playback Engine support for the NVIDIA Quadro 5000m card (Windows) and the NVIDIA Quadro 4000 card (Mac)
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 v5.0.4||Windows and Mac OS X||Pendrell|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5||Windows and Mac OS X||May 3, 2011|
- Mercury Playback Engine support for more NVIDIA cards (Geforce GTX 570, 580, Quadro FX 3700M, FX 3800M, 2000, 2000D, 2000M, 3000M, 4000M, 5010M, 6000)
- MPE acceleration of more video effects
- Merge clips for dual system audio
- Closed captioning playout to firewire and third-party hardware
- Adobe Audition CS5.5 integration
- Improved speech-to-text using Adobe Story scripts
- Canon XF metadata support
- New Film Dissolve effect, Subtract and Divide blend modes
- Create new sequences based on clip properties
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5.1||Windows and Mac OS X||September 12, 2011|
- Bug fixes, including some for Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion) compatibility
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5.2||Windows and Mac OS X||November 1, 2011|
- nVidia Maximus functionality and bug fixes
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS6||Windows and Mac OS X||May 7, 2012|
- Redesigned Interface, including customizable Monitor panels, larger thumbnails with Resizing and Hover Scrubbing
- Over 50 new editing enhancements
- Improved Mercury Playback Engine, including OpenCL support for specific GPU cards
- Uninterrupted playback while editing
- Unlimited Multicam tracks
- Adjustment layers
- Warp Stabilizer effect
- Rolling Shutter Repair effect
- Updated Three-Way Color Corrector
- New Export Preset Browser
- 16-channel audio export
- Adobe Prelude CS6 integration
- Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 integration
- Adobe Encore CS6 integration
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.0.1||Windows and Mac OS X||May 25, 2012|
- Bug fixes and improved OpenCL performance
|Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.0.2||Windows and Mac OS X||September 6, 2012|
- HiDPI for Retina Display, bug fixes, and new supported GPUs
|Adobe Premiere Pro CC7.0.0||Windows and Mac OS X||June 17, 2013|
- Creative Cloud application (Creative Suite discontinued)
- Sync workspace and keyboard shortcuts over the Creative Cloud
- Integration with Behance
- Redesigned timeline interface
- Lumetri Deep Color Engine
- Mezzanine codecs built in
- Native support for Apple Prores and Avid DNxHD codecs
- Advanced Link and Locate
- Updated Close Captioning tool
- Updated Avid and Final Cut Pro project importer and exporter
|Adobe Premiere Pro CC7.0.1||Windows and Mac OS X||July, 2013|
- Create a unique title by duplicating a sequence title
- Enhancements to "Lift or Extract" feature
- Copy, Cut, Clear works on In/Out points
- Enable/disable clips using Enable Clip command
- Frame matching using clip selection
- Relink all the media used in a specific sequence without having to relink all the media in the project
- Enhanced EDL Export dialog
- Reveal in Project from Source Monitor
- Linked Selection toggle button available from Timeline
- Reveal in Finder from Timeline
- Default start timecode preference
- Drag and drop files directly from Explorer/Finder into the Source Monitor
- Match Frame enhancements
- Offline clips in the timeline are now always red
- New Bars and Tone creation dialog
- Source Settings (RAW/REDRAW) dialog accessible from Timeline
- Auto-save improvements
- Improved timelapse support when adding clips to a sequence
- Updated keyboard shortcuts
|Adobe Premiere Pro CC7.0.2||Windows and Mac OS X||Get Reel|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CC 7.1||Windows and Mac OS X||October, 2013|
- Back button added to Media Browser
- Sequences have thumbnails that Hover Scrub in Icon view in the Project Panel
- The Add Edit command overrides track targeting, favoring instead the selected clips under the playhead
- The Edit To Tape dialog supports JKL shortcuts
- Negative speeds can be set in the Clip Speed/Duration dialog for reverse playback
- Audio channel layouts can be selected during QuickTime export
- The Clip Name effect provides three naming options (Sequence Item Name, Project Item Name, File Name)
- The Timecode effect automatically matches the Time Display parameter (or timebase) to the source clip
- Transitions can be pasted to multiple edit points
- All Effect parameters have individual reset buttons
- Support for reading captions from MXF files (SMPTE 436M ancillary data track) as well as writing captions to the MXF OP1a format
- Support for decoding and re-encoding CEA-708 captions.
- Captions in QuickTime movies can be read regardless of the video codec
- Caption files with a *.dfxp filename extension can be imported
- Camera angles in Multicam source sequences can display camera angles as track names or clip names
- New preference to allow the trim type of a previously selected point with the cursor
- Improved, GPU accelerated Direct Manipulation
- Multiple clips and sequences can be sent to Adobe Media Encoder at once
|Adobe Premiere Pro CC 7.2||Windows and Mac OS X||December, 2013|
- Voice-over recording directly in the Timeline has been enhanced.
- Multiple Media Browser panels can be open at once for browsing multiple projects or locations simultaneously
- Clip selection overrides track targeting for multiple editing commands (such as Match Frame, Mark Clip, Lift/Extract, Add Edit, etc.)
- Single camera multi-cam only shows single camera in the Source and Program Monitors
- A sequence can be created by dragging media to an empty Timeline panel
- The Ripple Delete command can be used with an In/Out range set in a sequence
- Mercury Transmit can output a Dolby E stream for external hardware decoding
- AVCi100 .mov files can be smart-rendered to MXF-wrapped AVCi100
- OpenCL performance has been improved
- The active source clip name is shown on multi-cam clips used in a sequence
- With a sequence or sequences selected in the Project Panel, a new project can be created from just those sequences by using File > Export > Selection as Premiere Pro project
- Markers can be exported from any asset or sequence to a document, as a .csv or .html file with thumbnails
- Clip markers can be added to selected clips in the timeline without needing to load them into the Source Monitor
- Multicam sequences can be created with a custom preset for switched audio
- Playback performance with XAVC 60p 4K media using Matrox hardware has been improved
- OP1a formats can be used for preview renders
- Improved AVC-Ultra support
- OMF export improvements, especially when working with adaptive audio tracks
- Added support for: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (Windows and Mac), NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M (Windows) AMD Radeon HD FirePro D300, D500 and D700 (Mac)
|Adobe Premiere Pro CC 7.2.1||Windows and Mac OS X||December, 2013|
- Bug fixes and AMD Radeon R9 290 Series has been added to the OpenCL supported card list
|Adobe Premiere Pro CC 7.2.2||Windows and Mac OS X||April, 2014|
|Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014.0||Windows and Mac OS X||June 18, 2014|
- Masking And Tracking
- Live Text Templates
- Sony SStP
- Enhanced CinemaDNG support (including Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Convergent Design Odyssey7Q, and CinemaDNG source settings)
- ARRI AMIRA camera LUT workflow
- RED GPU Debayer
- Intel Iris architectures are supported for Mercury OpenCL.
- Full support for browsing After Effects projects in the Media Browser has been added, and effects compositions within an AEP can be previewed.
- Users can specify a number of frames for the step forward/back command.
- Media Browser project browse has been significantly improved for multi-project workflows.
- A new progress bar appears over the Premiere Pro icon on the Mac OS X dock or Windows taskbar displaying render progress.
- A new Track Select Backwards tool has been added.
- An option to show transparent/alpha elements of a frame as a gray and white grid has been added.
- A preference has been added to maintain audio pitch on scrub and shuttle.
- The Cross-Dissolve transition is now preset capable.
- Lens Distortion Removal presets have been added for Go Pro and DJI cameras, and the Lens Distortion Removal effect has been ported to Mac.
- Multiple transitions can be selected at once and their durations altered simultaneously.
- Red Giant Pluraleyes workflows have been improved.
- Several issues with AAF export have been resolved.
- A Reverse Match Frame command has been added.
- Significant improvements have been made to effects and transitions parity between Windows and Mac.
- Favorites’ can now be created and navigated to in the Media Browser.
- Double-clicking a track item in a sequence will automatically perform a match frame to the playhead position when it is parked on a frame within that item.
- Typekit support has been added to Premiere Pro, allowing quick access to the Typekit website from the Title menu.
- A preference has been added to allow a user’s most recent autosave file to be automatically backed up to Creative Cloud.
- Comment names are displayed in the Marker panel.
- All video and/or all audio tracks can be locked or unlocked with an assigned keyboard shortcut.
- An Export command has been added to the contextual menu for items in the Project Panel.
- Sequences in the Timeline or Project Panel can be made offline with a right-click.
- A keyboard shortcut can be assigned for the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog.
- Sound roll/Sound timecode can be used in an EDL export.
- Audio clip volume keyframing can be nudged up and down with assignable keyboard shortcuts.
- Scratch-disk workflows have been improved, both when moving between platforms and when the previous scratch disk is offline.
- Searching and sorting in the Project Panel has been made dramatically faster.
- A new Set To Frame Size command has been added, preserving the full resolution of media without rasterizing (as with Scale To Frame Size).
- A new popup has been added to audio track headers to allow fast Voice Over recording configuration.
- Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus (stereo only) can be encoded on export.
- The fx badges on track items have been moved to the left of the name, and can now be disabled.
- More than one keyboard shortcut can be assigned to a single command.
- Improvements have been made to AVCi growing files performance.
- An option has been added to not consolidate duplicates on import.
- Manual sync offsets can be committed to a new Project item.
- SCC or MCC caption files can be created without needing to create accompanying media.
- Effects are preserved when using the Flatten Multicam command.
- An option has been added to create a new folder when a sequence or XML is imported.
- The Mosaic effect has been GPU optimized.
- Assignable keyboard shortcuts have been added for toggling audio and video track outputs.
- A preference has been added to disable automatic import of embedded closed caption streams.
- Users can export to AS11 content packages.
- Users can export to certain types of Quvis Wraptor DCP packages.