Adobe brings text-based editing to Premiere Pro
April 26, 2023

Adobe brings text-based editing to Premiere Pro

SAN JOSE, CA — Prior to the 2023 NAB Show, Adobe ( revealed a number of innovations across its family of video applications, including AI-powered text-based video editing and automated color tone-mapping capabilities in Premiere Pro. In addition, significant GPU acceleration and dozens of workflow enhancements help make Premiere Pro considerably faster than prior versions. 

Leveraging Adobe Sensei, Adobe’s machine learning and AI framework, Premiere Pro and After Effects now streamline video workflows and offer AI-powered editing that save production teams time while helping to reduce costs. Text-based editing within Premiere makes video editing as simple as copying and pasting text. Powered by Adobe Sensei, text-based editing automatically analyzes and transcribes clips so editors can simply copy and paste sentences into any order and instantly see them appear on the timeline. In addition, transcripts can be searched in the transcript window to identify exact words and phrases.

Premiere’s automatic tone mapping and log color detection features let editors mix and match HDR footage from different sources into the same SDR project and get consistent color. This means editors don’t need to use look-up tables or manually balance footage to get good-looking images. Premiere Pro also received significant under-the-hood improvements. In addition to enhanced performance, new features include background auto save, system reset options and an effects manager for plug-ins. GPU acceleration for AVC Intra and professional formats, such as Arri RAW, Red RAW, and Sony Venice V2, coupled with GPU accelerated video scopes, transitions and title templates, make the editing experience fast and responsive so editors can now work with 8K footage in the timeline.

In collaborative editing scenarios, a new sequence locking feature enables the active editor to lock a sequence so it becomes view-only for other editors. Presence indicators provide visibility on who is working in shared projects, and ‘work while offline’ allows editors to continue to work offline, then publish changes without overwriting others’ work when they return online. Adobe also announced new innovations and partnerships that expand’s video collaboration platform to photography and PDF documents.