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Following Adobe's January 2021 feature updates, Premiere Pro users now have further timecode support for the display and use of non-standard frame rate timecodes in material such as 120fps, 240fps or VFR clips.

The default working colour space and Gamma curve has been modified for all RED files. The former Rec 709, used with BT.1886 Gamma curve, is now changed to RedWideGamutRGB colour space with Log3G10. Performance improvements have also been made to H.264/HEVC encoding for Intel TigerLake processors, which are the 11th generation Intel Core mobile processors.

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Lighting Correction in Content-Aware Fill

In After Effects, Lighting Correction is now part of the Content-Aware Fill functionality to help handle lighting shifts in video, cleanly removing objects from footage where harsh lighting changes occur through the footage and achieving more realistic results in the fill without distracting artefacts. Without lighting correction, Content-Aware Fill will simply stay true to the reference frame and fail to take lighting changes into consideration.  

Lighting Correction has three modes – subtle, to use when the lighting changes look natural and are not dramatic; moderate, for lighting changes that are moderately dynamic; and strong, used when the footage has very pronounced lighting changes.

Content Aware Fill without Lighting Correction copies only local information from each image and then finds some global adjustments to fit this information into the target frame. As a result, it consistently matches the reference frame and is best used on material with consistent lighting.

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Without Lighting Correction

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With Lighting Correction

When you use lighting correction on footage that contains lighting shifts such as shadows, highlights, lens flares and auto exposure changes that are not correctly read, the colour of the pixels copied into the hole are not the correct colour, and the results do not look clean. To compensate, you can choose to correct fill lighting inside of Content-Aware Fill, in the same way as the actual fill layer that is generated.

When lighting correction is enabled, Content-Aware Fill returns a fill layer that is integrated with the rest of the footage. This layer is lighter, but of the same quality. This eliminates the need to generate several fill layers in order to correct it and is helpful for lighting and colour changes.

Enabling lighting correction does not affect the speed or performance of the software. The overall workflow is faster when working with footage with variable lighting because you don't need to take additional steps to clean up the results.

The same modifications made in Premiere to the colour space and Gamma curve for RED files, have been made to After Effects.