Today Adobe released new May versions of Premiere Pro and Audition that bring the following improvements:
In Premiere Pro, text gradients are now available in the Title tools. In the Essential Graphics panel, gradients can be applied to text to add shine to letters or color effects to text and titles. There are also markup colors for subtitles, so items in the subtitle track now have the same options as other items in the Timeline. For improved subtitle trimming, subtitle elements are now linked to their associated video and audio clips, making it easier to fine-tune edits and ensure that everything in the Timeline is in sync.
In audio, a new volume meter transparently measures program volume for complete mixes, individual tracks, or busses and submixes. There is also support for DirectX display technology under Windows. DirectX now replaces OpenGL as the default display rendering technology for Premiere Pro and provides improved stability. DirectX also supports native High Dynamic Range (HDR) rendering for Premiere Pro with HDR10-capable monitors and a DirectX-compatible GPU.
Last but not least, there are said to be performance improvements when working with the Canon XF HEVC format for smoother playback and smoother scrubbing in the timeline, as well as faster search.
Audition now runs natively on Apple M1 systems and offers improved performance for recording and mixing audio content such as podcasts, broadcast, sound design, audio restoration, and more. As in Premiere Pro, you'll find a new volume meter that provides industry-standard ITU-based volume monitoring for broadcast, podcast, and streaming media content. Presets support common regional volume requirements such as EBU for Europe or ATSC for the Americas, while new presets ensure compatibility with online services such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Netflix, and YouTube.
The new Reduce Pause feature allows users to identify and remove silent or inactive areas in recorded clips without losing sync in multitrack audio. This feature is especially useful for regulating voice recordings, interviews, and when preparing multitrack edits such as podcasts or audio documentaries.