How about focusing on making this the most rock solid editing platform
Stop finding new gimmicks that hardly anyone uses, yes they are a bit of fun but before you make those, focus on making Premiere the most rock solid editing platform the world has ever seen. Please do this before everyone including myself, start to migrate to resolve. I really don't want to learn another editing package but I need stability in my life. I'm giving it another 12 months.
Sergiu Mihalache commented
They have actually made is so rock solid lately that any version above 14.5 crashes seconds after launch on my computer. And the support staff has no clue why, even after I gave them full control of my PC and they tried to solve it.
Should we maybe request Adobe to make the software as buggy and unusable as possible, maybe then they will make it right, just to spite us?
dale dimassi commented
I can't believe how terribly buggy and prone to crashing Premiere 2020 has been, and even worse is Adobe's non-response. I imagine that between Resolve and FCP X, they must be bleeding customers due to how buggy Premiere has become.
Too bad they don't just focus on reliability, and create a beta pipeline for those who want to try their gimmicky new features.
Scott Bush commented
Haha you guys must be new. They don't care how stable it is, only how many new suckers they can attract. This has been the case since they went monthly subscription, and it won't change now.
Jack Banatoni commented
I lead a team of 30 editors. The last few updates have our team looking into other post-production options. I've been a big fan of Premiere since CS1.5, but the recent bugs are bringing team productivity to a halt. Importing H264 only works about half of the time now, rendering timeline previews is completely broken, keyframes are glitchy, and 4K editing is still not up to par to other programs on the same workstation. Would like to stay with Adobe, but stability is quickly becoming a major concern.
...there are some sensible comments in this thread Adobe Premiere Pro team - so if you have been doing some work behind the scenes to improve stability, then it would be worth your time outlining what improvements you are making to your customers.
This is after al, not a one way User Voice Forum is it ?
Darren Manden commented
Can I also add to this: Regularly respond to UserVoice posts on bugs.
More often than not, bugs are posted, and there is absolutely zero communication from Adobe. If we're lucky enough to have someone chime in, it's typically once with some non-committal response, and that's it. Gone for literally years.
Good support is ludicrously important, which makes it genuinely baffling as to how the Premiere Pro support can be this terrible.
In PP 14.x releases their introduced more bugs than ever i guess. Lots of new features i like to try but in the end i always fight against basic problems with features again and again. How do all those hollywood editors can work with this buggy software ? i wonder how their able to ship/get stuff done when constantly fighting with such bad quality. Do Adobe write unit tests so that their get evidence that things no break in large code bases ?
Tim Rahman commented
Finding PrPro 2020 very stable with multiple clients, it has come leaps and bounds from PrPro 2019.
Professional grade machines with professional grade specifications.
Stringent software, OS & driver versioning and you’ll be fine.
Well done Adobe.
Jason Decker commented
THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS
Bobbi Hansel commented
Here here Joel, spot on. It's beyond frustrating to have to step around these new "features" that pander to the influencer market over professional video editors. Aren't there enough gimmick video editing packages out there? Or is that where that big consumer dollar lies...
At the end of the day, if each release was an enhancement, not a terrifying 6 months of wait-and-see, then I could see the benefit of the perpetual licence. But right now, I'm wondering what my subscription pays for if only to live in a version a couple of years old to ensure stability...
Ben Stuijvenberg commented
AND STILL NOBODY CARES....
ADOBE! WAKE THE **** UP!
Sergiu Mihalache commented
It takes tens of seconds to just start Premiere Pro off a Samsung 960 Evo SSD (which functions correctly, read speeds are over 3 GB/s) with a 16-core CPU and 32 GB of 3200 CL14 RAM (no other programs running). What does it do all this time, mine cryptocurrency or something??
David Willis commented
Andy Adkins says it well. PRIORITIZE STABILITY and everyone will spread the word. You'll have more subscribers than you know what to do with.
Andy Adkins commented
I'm killing time waiting for a project to "load" - ie, mysteriously access my (very fast) drives and horde my (very fast) cpu for several minutes while locking me out of doing any actual work. I think I've got a few more minutes, so I'll chime in.
I've already started migrating work I would normally do in Premiere to Resolve. It's going ok but I'd rather Premiere just work. Every update I see a lot of bug fixes that I'm sure other people are happy about, but they never address these foundational usability and scalability issues. It's become a very painful platform to use professionally for large projects, and I'm sad about that. Sometimes I get mad, today I'm just sad.
So...Adobe, PRIORITIZE STABILITY. Yes, we know that's vague, but there are so many stability/performance problems it feels futile for us users to wack-a-mole each one here on uservoice. The wack-a-moling is kinda your job cause they're your stupid moles. It seems obvious to most of us that you have some systemic stability problems and that is what we are saying we're getting really tired of. There are basic problems that have been reported for years, and if anybody there was testing the software rigorously they'd have know about it. We throw good money at this every month and you have people you pay good money every month to test the software and make the software more stable. From the customers point of view something isn't adding up about that arrangement.
Barry Ford commented
This has been suggested before, and they closed it. Clearly Adobe seems to not prioritize stability over new fancy features. They seem fixated on these new features while Premiere is a mess of bugs and instability. The IT department where I work has given up, they cannot figure out why Premiere crashes so often. They have changed computers, reinstalled Windows, tweaked system settings endlessly, and Premiere and After Effects just keep on crashing.
I think the code base for such a program encompassing all those funmctional blocks could be a bit difficult to manage. I think the focus on this post is trying to improve QA process on Premiere Pro releases - please.
With Premiere Pro it is ensuring the basic foundation is strong across a selection of MAC/PC Windows environments (wherever possible - not easy I accept that)
But I don't want my house painted a fancy colour if the foundations are going to crumble
Andrew Patterson commented
I would like to see Premiere Pro get scrapped. I would like to see them make one program that has Premiere, Audition, After Effects and Prelude all in one program. The could call it Adobe Cinema 1.0.
Also agree - QA process of Premiere releases appears to be becoming non existent and they rely on the user base to debug fundamental errors. Makes you wonder if the code is a Patch work quilt !!!.
Also agree - to stop releasing features that are not priority - Adobe are just releasing these to add to their Marketing glossy brochure. Forget those and focus on making an application work and stable please.
Steven Probets commented
Agreed! Things like auto framing are just gimmicky features. I just want a solid Premeire and give us features we actually want like improved Project Manager, ability to render and replace clips with effects and nested clips, ProRes RAW, seamless dynamic linking (at the moment it isn't seamless and after effects sequences go offline if you switch programs) etc etc
And make it stable and bug free