Adobe Premiere Pro

A studio-caliber suite of tools for editing, producing, and publishing professional videos

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Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the leading platforms for video editing and productions. It packs in almost all of the tools a video professional will need in a single sleek package, but Premiere Pro's integration into the larger Adobe Creative Cloud platform provides it with even greater versatility in a creative professional environment that's already bought into the Adobe ecosystem.

The "Pro" in the name Adobe Premiere Pro is as much a warning as it is an advertisement. Premiere Pro is rich with tools and features, and the general user interface is relatively accessible to just about everyone — but there's a distinct learning curve involved to use the software in any meaningful way. That's a simple consequence of Adobe Premiere Pro offering so many opportunities, but Adobe hasn't left amateurs completely adrift. A dedicated Learning workspace helps you cut your teeth on the fundamentals, but you'll undoubtedly end up having to search online to really acquaint yourself with the full scope of what you can do.

That Learning workspace is also the best way to discover how workspaces work, and these workspaces are one of the biggest advantages of using Premiere Pro. Workspaces are essentially separate tabs under the software that categorize your tools and UI according to categories like effects, audio, and editing. It's a sensible way to categorize the intimidating amount of options that's included in video editing tools out of necessity, but it really shines in how flexible it is. You can access these sections by clicking on the appropriate tabs, but you can also resize, adjust, and otherwise edit them to your heart's content. They function great out of the gate, but they can also be painstakingly adjusted to meet even the most particular of needs.

Adobe Premiere Pro is stuffed with features, so it might come as a surprise that there isn't that much in the way of effects. Adobe has included less than 50 transition options, but most professionals will be content with this. It's just another sign that Adobe is committed to quality over quantity even in a situation where quantity is part and parcel with the business.

Video production is a complicated task, and that means that the full job isn't usually done by a single person. As such, Premiere Pro has been built to cater to the needs of more collaborative teams. The workspaces approach helps smartly segregate different parts of the job in meaningful ways, but the Productions mode amps up the collaborative possibilities even further. You can scale up collaborative members and editing privileges however you need to. The way Adobe handles your projects allows neat integration of everyone's alterations without overwriting contributions, and it keeps file sizes low through its cloud-based approach to sharing.

Pros:

  • One of the most comprehensive video editing tools around
  • Plays well with the larger Creative Cloud interface
  • Built for the needs of collaborative teams

Cons:

  • Requires significant processing power
  • Relatively steep subscription cost
Company
Adobe
HQ Location
San Jose, CA
Ownership
NASDAQ:ADBE
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$12,868
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