For the first time, Adobe is launching a public beta program for its audio and video apps, which will be rolled out over the coming months. Users will have the opportunity to try out new features and provide early feedback to the Adobe team. Initially, it will only be available to a small group of Adobe&s Creative Cloud subscribers, but the circle will gradually be expanded to include all users.
Adobe intends to use public beta releases of various programs to give users the opportunity to directly participate in and influence their development. Interested users will be able to test new features and bug fixes before the actual release and provide feedback to the Adobe development team. The program includes beta versions of Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator, and Media Encoder. Adobe is thus following the example of Blackmagic, which has been giving its users the opportunity to try out the numerous beta versions of the compositing/grading/editing and audio program DaVinci Resolve for themselves and to give the developers feedback on their functionality.
Adobe&s public beta version will gradually be expanded to include more and more users, who will be randomly selected to participate, at the end of the roll-out it will be available to all. Those who participate will be able to recognize this by the newly appearing "Beta Applications" tab in the Creative Cloud desktop app.
Beta builds are installed separately from release builds and have their own user settings. Conveniently, beta builds can be used in parallel to release builds, i.e. users don&t have to choose one (unlike DaVinci Resolve) and thus avoid potential problems with betas when doing important work on running projects. New beta builds should be released frequently, maybe even daily, but users have the choice when to install them - once, regularly or never.