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    Benjamin Winter commented  · 

    Which stabilizing effect are you all using in Resolve? It's terrible compared to Warp Stabilizer. In fact Warp stabilizer is one of the only reasons I still open my Adobe software to use it. It works great on clips of all lengths and isn't slow at all on my machine (2019 Mac pro)

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    We hear your frustrations about color management and we are working on multiple improvements. 

    I recently posted a note on Alister Chapman's excellent xdcam-user.com forum, in response to a post he'd made about color management in Premiere Pro. 

    While my response doesn't go into details on our long term plans, it describes what we're doing in the short term to make handling of log footage easier. 

    Here's what I wrote:


    Hi all,

    I’m a product manager at Adobe, on the video team. I thought I’d chime in to provide some info on what we’re doing.

    Color management is not going away – quite the opposite. As HDR-capable cameras and displays are becoming the default, and shooting in log or raw is becoming the norm, color management is critical. Gone are the days of only Rec709, the one color space to rule them all.

    You might have seen reports about HDR…

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    All,


    first of all I wanted to thank everyone for making this a productive conversation over the last couple of days.


    As several people responded to my comment about keeping the tone civilised, I need to dwell on that for a minute. Please hear me out, this is important to everyone on my crew and I hope it will be to you.


    Saying that we shouldn't be surprised when things get heated is very problematic in my opinion. How do you expect a junior person on my team to respond to a technical question when it is combined with something that can easily be described as hate speech? How do you think we can actually come together on actual issues when there's already the assumption that we're a big faceless corporation, not even listening to our customers?


    People on my team have received threats. I've been there over the years,…

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    Benjamin Winter commented  · 

    I just experienced a bug where exporting from Media Encoder caused the position of an audio clip to shift. And these export bugs in ME occur randomly and unpredictably. ME is unreliable. So the advice "please consider incorporating Media Encoder" is useless, if Media Encoder can't be relied upon to faithfully export my timelines.

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    Benjamin Winter commented  · 

    Patrick et al,
    I wonder if your test base accurately represented the professional users who need to export iterations to send out for review to clients and agencies. The new export window seems woefully ill-equipped for that, and the filesystem naming snafu seems like a pretty obvious piece of evidence that Adobe wasn't thinking about us.

    For people who have to access this export process dozens of times a day to export versions that are only slightly different, we need a compact window with everything in the center of the screen and close together. Basically, how it was before. Surely you can understand how we don't need a giant window to watch our masterpiece again that we've already seen a million times. Surely you can understand how a window that takes up the entire screen with a giant preview monitor and buttons on either side seems bizarrely out of touch to us and a total miss?

    This new window seems designed for the users who edit and then export once—i.e., YouTubers, and the rest of us are feeling a bit left out.

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    Benjamin Winter commented  · 

    Patrick & co,
    Thanks for responding to my questions, it is appreciated.

    I can't speak for anyone but myself, but this change has galvanized me to learn Resolve and move away from Premiere as soon as possible. I just can't understand why this feature would be modified at all when there are much more pressing issues with Premiere that need to be fixed.

    It's 2022 and people are rendering entire 3D worlds in real-time. Why is Premiere's interface laggy on my $14,000 2019 Mac Pro workstation and 5K monitor but smooth on my M1 laptop?

    Why does the basic action of moving a clip break its rendered preview and I have to render it again?

    I filed a bug over a year ago where my UI slows down when audio waveforms are open in the source window. I confirmed the issue on multiple Intel Mac machines. The forum has a few PC users with this problem too. Kevin Monahan said "yep it's a bug. File it" So I did—but but no one has followed up; the bug is still unfixed, and it's a total productivity killer. Resolve, meanwhile, is as smooth as butter, and it's free.

    The new export window is an issue by itself, but I'm really struggling to understand why so much time and resources were invested into rearranging a window rather than devoting them to badly needed basic refinements and fixes under the hood.

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    Benjamin Winter commented  · 

    Hi Patrick, thanks for the response.

    First of all, I have been using Premiere for 15 years and not once was I presented with or was aware of the public beta. Nobody I have spoken with in my industry was aware of it either.

    "Reducing mouse mileage and reducing cognitive load was a primary target."

    Then why was the export button put by itself on the opposite side of my screen from the filename selector in the corner of a full-screen window that can't be resized? This is, quite frankly, madness. The mouse has no other reason to be on that side of the screen. Why not put the button next to everything else? On my 5K monitor, the amount of "mouse mileage" to export something now is comical and measured in feet. I had to write a script that aims the mouse at the export button in the lower right and tie it to a keyboard shortcut. This should be indication enough that this design choice is totally broken. It wouldn't be so bad if I could just hit Enter to start the encoding, but I'm aghast that that common-sense function is missing.

    There is no reason for a giant preview window in the export screen. The only reason you need to watch something fullscreen is for quality control which you should have done before you got to the export screen, or after it's been turned into a file. That is not what's important when selecting export options. It pushes all the important stuff (settings, filename, location, export button) to the edges of the screen away from my focus locus.

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    Benjamin Winter commented  · 

    You spent all this time making a new UI, but none at all fixing critical performance bugs.

    Try this, everyone: open a waveform in the preview monitor, then scale that preview monitor up so it's taking up most of your screen. Now try to edit and observe that Premiere's interface has now slowed to a crawl.

    All this futzing with new interfaces we don't need and you still haven't fixed this fundamental bug. Unbelievable.

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    Benjamin Winter commented  · 

    I am copy pasting this comment because I agree with it so much.

    "Perhaps the most annoying of the removals is the ability to quickly overwrite previous renders.

    For example, I used to be able to select a file (not a folder) as the render location, it would update the name of the file I was about to export, and it would ask me if I wanted to overwrite the file.

    Now, I need to manually overwrite a sequence's File Name on the Export screen, make sure it matches the file I'm trying to overwrite, and then click "Export".

    I'm fine with change but not when the software I'm using loses key features."

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    Benjamin Winter commented  · 

    I have a 5K LG screen. This new export screen takes up the whole window—why would you do that?

    Now all the critical information centers—filename, file path and the export button—have been pushed to the far edges of the screen.

    So to export a new file, I have to type in a filename in the upper left hand part of the screen—the browse for file feature is gone—then aim my mouse at a TINY Export button buried in the way lower right. Pressing Enter doesn't do anything!

    What used to be a painless and satisfying procedure is now torturous and I'm one typo away from messing up my exports.

    This is insanity. Are you guys playing a practical joke on us?

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    Benjamin Winter commented  · 

    Mac Pro 2019 on LG 5K Monitor, Premiere UI performance is absolutely dismal.

    I am using SwitchResX to achieve the true native resolution of the monitor.

    Adobe, please fix immediately, this is ridiculous. This is supposed to be professional software for professional machines.

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