What's New in the Premiere Pro CC 2017 Plug-in SDK

What's New in CC 2017.1 (11.1)


Importers that support captions have a few API additions for better performance and proper placement in the frame.



Exporters can support color profiles, currently used for exports from After Effects through Media Encoder.



New 10-bit and 12-bit RGB HLG formats for expanded HDR support. Character Animator support. Transmitters can query whether ambisonics monitoring is enabled in the Sequence Settings.


Improved Sample Projects in release 2 of the SDK

Upgraded for Visual Studio 2015 and XCode 7.3.  Fixed CUDA build steps on Windows.  Importer fixes for larger files.

For further information, see the section "What's New in CC 2017.1" in chapter 1 of the Premiere_SDK_Guide.pdf.


What's New in CC 2017

VR Video Support

Transmit plug-ins can have the VR perspective in the desktop Monitor driven by the Head-Mounted Display, so when the person with the Head-Mounted Display looks in a different direction, the desktop Monitor shows that same perspective. To do this, the transmit plug-in can use the new Playmod Immersive Video Suite to indicate that it supports tracking.

Once Premiere sees the transmitter supports tracking, when the user activates the VR viewer, the new menu item, “Track Head-Mounted Display” will become active, and can be toggled to begin tracking. The transmitter should call NotifyDirection() as frequently it wants with updated info. Premiere will pick up the new position on the next frame draw.

For importers, imFileInfoRec8 has now been expanded so that if an importer detects that a clip contains VR video, it can inform Premiere.


New and Improved Sample Projects

This SDK includes a new render path for the ProcAmp sample for Metal. This sample requires Mac OS 10.11.4 and later. 

We’ve also added a sample GPU effect called Vignette, donated by Bart Walczak. This effect has OpenCL, CUDA, and software render paths. Software rendering in Premiere Pro includes 8-bit/32-bit RGB/YUV software render paths. Software rendering in After Effects includes 8-bit and 32-bit smart rendering. 

And lastly, the Control Surface sample is now cross-platform. 


New Panel/Scripting Capabilities

Scripting, the processing underlying HTML5 panels, is consistently being improved upon. In this release, we’ve added scripting functions to add/modify effect keyframes. See the sample panel code on GitHub: 


In particular, see the function onPlayWithKeyframes() in jsx/Premiere.jsx 



In Video Segment Render Suite, new versions of various calls have been added with an additional boolean value that allows renders to skip rendering of non-intrinsic effects.


What's New in CC 2015.4 (10.4)

Effects and Transitions

GPU-accelerated rendering using Metal is now supported for third-party effects and transitions.