Stop introducing new features until you fix the current versions of Premiere Pro.
Give up developing new features until you actually get the existing applications to work reliably. In particular Premiere Pro.
While I completely understand the sentiment, this forum is all about making one request at a time, whether it’s for a feature or a bug fix – otherwise it’s not actionable for the team.
Please come back and vote for the things that you’d like to see next or start a new conversation about a specific item that’s top if mind for you.
On a related note, we just released an update that’s all about addressing issues mentioned on User Voice and other forums, a full list of fixes can be found here:
Andreas Toth commented
I don't see how this is not actionable. It is an atomic request, i.e., stabilise Premiere Pro **before** starting to introduce new features. However, at the same time, I do see the need for new features to be implemented, but only features that enhance workflow and empower users, such as this one: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/34953352-ascii-project-files
Darren Manden commented
Hey there Patrick,
Thanks for posting here.
To be honest, more feedback from Adobe on the forum would go a long way. I know that a lot of our frustration here in the office stems from these issues cropping up, and Adobe not responding. Basically we're left wondering when things will be fixed, and how long we'll be pulling our hair out over certain bugs. Then when we see new features coming out, while core functionality is still dodgy, it becomes, well, frustrating, to say the least.
While we have you, could you give us any idea on when the audio effect resets will be addressed?
There are a few entries on the forum about that particularly aggravating issue, but nothing that I've yet seen from Adobe. This one is driving us here in the office crazy. Basically it’s really getting in the way of our work, and something that should be quick and simple becomes a tedious chore.
Also, it would be great to get some feedback on other issues, like the crashes during workspace changes (https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/33917251-switching-between-workspaces), etc.
As of now, the 12.1.2 update has been about as aggravating as 12.1, and 12.1.1, namely because it still has some of the more frustrating bugs (the aforementioned audio effect resets, and workspace crashes, to name two). This compounded with the fact that projects needed to be updated to 12.1 to work, meant that we couldn’t go back to a more stable version, which has made this cycle particularly painful.
It’s just extremely frustrating when the program is getting in the way of doing your work. Basically, more communication from Adobe here on the forum would be hugely helpful as a start.
Glass Eye commented
I'd really appreciate Adobe sharing a little information about their beta testing process.
Just so I know it does actually go through a rigorous testing phase before updates are publicly released to paying customers.
Mike Janowski commented
AMEN! Get your <<stuff>> together, Adobe!
I want to add one issue on Anonymous comment. that's incredibile that Premiere pro 2018 doesn't recognized video in some Mp4 files. adobe knows this prpblem from April and in new release ofJuly doesn't solved it...
Just adding another voice. YES! We need the industry standard features working rock solid before new features. Honestly I'd recommend Adobe put more into their core apps and let the random tiny apps like Prelude, Fuse, go. Company seems stretched too thin and into too many new products. I think every user would prefer to have all the bugs fixed for Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom, Audition, Encoder and have them all interoperate and pass files back and forth easily and quickly. Imagine being able to dynamic link between all of those apps reliably. In Premiere specifically right now subtitles are seriously buggy. Title tool also very clunky and unstable (the old title tool was actually more stable for us). Dynamic linking seems to break every update. Re-linking is tedious (relative file paths, recursive folder searching). We should have background rendering working. Why can none of these products work with a render farm either? That would be another huge advantage. I feel like we're getting the iMovie and Twitter style apps instead of the Avid and ProTools replacement tools we're dying for.
Leshaun Dalhouse commented
My videos are showing up green in premiere pro. How do i fix this
Please, also fix the bugged open caption feature. Don't include more, do your best to make it more stable. It is a wonderful program, hower it needs more stability more than anything else. Thx
Darren Manden commented
One of the truly frustrating things, is the radio silence from Adobe. No updates on what's happening, no timeline on when things might be fixed, nothing. C'mon, Adobe.
I could't agree more. please please please just fix all the bugs first and make a stable version. and actually test it extensively before releasing it. If it was only one or two minor bugs then fair enough, but it's not. There's tons. Google premiere pro and most of what you find is troubleshooting and workarounds for the numerous bugs. this is the most unstable program i've ever used
12.1.2 'bug fix version' installed today and it has THE SAME fundamental software defect as the previous version (requirement me to unsolo and solo a track when opening a project, to get it to even play. WTF.
I'm beginning to feel a bit sorry for the Premiere software developers and their direct management. It it is surely personally embarrassing and discouraging to only be able to produce code of such poor quality week after week, month after month, year after year (I say as a senior software developer of 27 years experience -- and a PP user who was stuck with the MXF red screen failures that literally hijacked my project for MONTHS.)
Test Driven Development --- get on it folks. Or AT LEAST start applying basic automated test suites. Your work has far too many defects and never improves.
Though it won't ever happen that a version is released without new features I still have to vote for this post to keep the demand for a realiable version of Premiere Pro alive.