Adobe Acrobat vs. Adobe Premiere Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Acrobat
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Adobe Acrobat DC is the current version of the well-established document / PDF management solution, part of the Adobe Document Cloud (the other part being Adobe's eSign services based on technology acquired with EchoSign in 2011).
$12.99
per month
Adobe Premiere Pro
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Adobe offers their video editing platform Adobe Premiere Pro, supporting video and audio editing as well as VR presentations, available as part of the company's Creative Cloud suite or as a standalone application.
$20.99
per month
Pricing
Adobe AcrobatAdobe Premiere Pro
Editions & Modules
Acrobat Standard for Individuals
$12.99
per month
Acrobat Standard for teams
$14.99
per month per user
Acrobat Pro for Individuals
$19.99
per month
Acrobat Pro for Teams
$22.19
per month per user
Acrobat for Enterprise
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Premiere Pro Single App
$20.99
per month
Adobe Creative Cloud - All Apps
$52.99
per month
Adobe Creative Cloud - Students and Teachers
$52.99
per month
Adobe Creative Cloud - Business
$79.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe AcrobatAdobe Premiere Pro
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Considered Both Products
Adobe Acrobat
Chose Adobe Acrobat
I have only used Adobe Acrobat when it comes to software similar to it.

Because I am an avid user of Adobe Premiere Pro (and sometimes Illustrator/Photoshop), it made perfect sense for me to use Acrobat too.
Chose Adobe Acrobat
Acrobat is a much more robust app that Preview. Preview is simple and does not have the same about of tools and features that Acrobat has. Acrobat integrates with Adobes other Adobe Apps which makes it very powerful and robust. The cloud features of Acrobat make it a better …
Chose Adobe Acrobat
It doesn't stack up AGAINST...it compliments. It's a worthy peer and integral extension of all the other software we use.
Chose Adobe Acrobat
I use all of my Adobe products for different reasons. As someone who works in creative a lot of the time, the products I listed are super important in my daily work. I typically use Adobe Acrobat to organize and export the files I worked on. I find it to be an all purpose …
Chose Adobe Acrobat
I have used Microsoft Word to create forms. I have also generated reports using Microsoft Access and generated a pdf using Acrobat reader. I also used InfoPath to create input forms and display data in SharePoint. I have used Snag IT to generate a snapshot to disseminate …
Chose Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat DC is the end product software used to complete print projects. Most vendors require a pdf only so it’s a necessary tool to learn.
Chose Adobe Acrobat
10+. There is no other application I would use if given the choice. In one of my other consultations, one of the businesses had to merge multiple-single PDFs into one document. Not only did I suggest Adobe Acrobat Pro DC but another user asked the same thing. The business did …
Chose Adobe Acrobat
Acrobat is the gold standard. It is the Cadillac of pdf software packages. PDFCreator is a good solid program that will work well in environments that need the basic pdf acrobat functions. It is a much better price point too. But if you need all the bells and whistles, I have …
Chose Adobe Acrobat
I have a lot of experience with the majority of Adobe products and applications within the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite including Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver, and numerous others! The entire cloud suite of applications is absolutely …
Chose Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Acrobat DC is as robust as these other products but much easier to learn and implement changes. As a designer, I am efficient with other products such as InDesign, but Adobe Acrobat DC makes it possible for those viewers that don't have those design skills to quickly make …
Adobe Premiere Pro
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
I had no problems with Final Cut. It was also easy to use and very powerful. However, Adobe Premiere Pro is part of the Adobe ecosystem, so it just makes sense to use it instead of Final Cut Pro. Of course, some people may prefer to pay a one-time fee of $300 with Final Cut vs …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
Many other producers and editors prefer to use Adobe Premiere Pro over other industry alternatives because it is so widely used across post-secondary institutions and companies across the world. It can be used in conjunction with multiple other Adobe products (e.g. Photoshop & …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
I didn't see it listed in the dropdown, but I've also used the stripped down Adobe program, Adobe Premiere Rush, which is also excellent, although you probably need to use it in conjunction with Premiere Pro for unfettered use. Although my introduction to the video production …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
It is the most professional software on the market, used by most professionals, interlinked with other Adobe programs, which greatly facilitates the workflow. It has excellent support via web. Very easy to find tutorials.
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
Product not included: Avid Media Composer. I've used Premiere, FCPX, and Avid (not bothering to include iMovie as it is not necessarily considered a "professional" product), but have most experience with Premiere. There's a laughable debate between Premiere and FCPX (Avid still …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
Filmora is an excellent program. It has much smaller monthly fees than Adobe Premiere, but we still believe that the Adobe program offers better results in the design area. We also like to get carried away by the tranquility offered by using a program that is backed by a good …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
I've not used the Corel contemporary in quite a while but when I used Pinnacle in previous years there really wasn't a comparison. I'm sure for a budget-minded user it would get the job done but I think plenty of free software would be just as good. If you're going to pay for …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
A similar program is Adobe After Effects. It has some of the same functions, but for basic or in-depth editing of a video, Premiere Pro should be your first choice.
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
iMovie is okay for "family video" editing if you aren't getting overly involved. My biggest issue with iMovie was in making changes. It was not a good tool for that. Now it's been a number of years since I worked in iMovie, so perhaps they have made changes to it, to improve …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro is by far the best video software of the selected products. It does not have the best audio editing capabilities nor video graphic design capabilities but good enough ones where it can help you out in a pinch if your primary goal is to edit the video. The …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
These other products are provided to work seamlessly with Premiere Pro. They are used to enhance the overall functionality of the Adobe products. Using these products harmoniously allows you to create amazing effects. Basically, you are only limited by your imagination. I don't …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
Again, this comes down to integrations with other Adobe products. Premiere Pro alone isn't enough to produce a professional video. You need other solutions for effects, audio editing, and color correction. Adobe has a full suite of solutions to assist in the professional …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
In the main thing I think that the Adobe company develops products of very good quality. I am an fan of the brand and, therefore, we use all of their products. Previously we started using Camtasia, but we did not adapt to it and we believe that it has neither the tools nor the …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro, for me, is the one with better workflow and easier to learn user interface. One of the reasons for that, is that it takes the same UI/UX path of other Adobe tools that we already use, so the mastery of using it is integrated with the mastery of using these …
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
Premiere has many more features for the power user than either of these alternatives, and is available cross platform unlike iMovie. It can handle more formats than Camtasia and gives more exporting options than either.
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
I previously edited on a Mac, so I used Final Cut Pro. I found FCP easier to learn at the start, but I believe APP has more features.
Chose Adobe Premiere Pro
I feel the most comfortable using Adobe Premiere Pro because of how frequent I use it. I do think that all Adobe programs are easy to use and widely used by the general public which makes it easy if you have questions.
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User Ratings
Adobe AcrobatAdobe Premiere Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(474 ratings)
8.4
(81 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(11 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(232 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(52 ratings)
3.2
(16 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe AcrobatAdobe Premiere Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
If your organization uses PDFs frequently, then Adobe Acrobat feels like must-have. I could not imagine our organization not using it. The ability to create, organize, and edit PDFs easily and intuitively are the main reasons my organization uses it. The other additional functions and features are "nice to haves", but ultimately, don't impact our day-to-day
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Adobe
I have actually recommended Adobe Premiere Pro to many people looking to get into the editing field. It is perfect for any type of video creation. It would not be very useful for someone who isn't serious about video editing and wants to just use something to cut out the beginning or ends of clips. It's too advanced for that and [maybe] confusing for someone not educated in the field.
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Pros
Adobe
  • Easy to understand- the program has a very intuitive layout that is great for people who doesn't use the product very much
  • Includes all features you might need. There are many features I didn't even think we would need that they have included.
  • They have a very recognizable name so my clients feel they can trust what they are being asked to open/sign since the Adobe name is next to it.
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Adobe
  • Premiere is able to import video in almost any format and has a number of excellent export formats and styles.
  • Premiere has a great interface that once learned feels very intuitive.
  • Premiere aligns easily with the other suite of Adobe software allowing for easy integration of graphics and audio.
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Cons
Adobe
  • It would be good if Adobe Acrobat could utilize less system resources. I have had crashes due to memory and CPU load this week
  • Quicker load times from a cold launch
  • Easier collaborative commenting for offline documents - knowing where and who wrote what
  • Ensuring documents don't have issues where text cannot be copied before publishing
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Adobe
  • Export times: I do a massive amount of exports with intensive graphics. They often need to be done quickly. If export times could be reduced by 90%, my life would improve drastically.
  • Importing errors: Certain video formats are not compatible, such as specific types of MP4s and MKV files. Greater flexibility would be wonderful.
  • End the subscription model. I'd gladly pay one flat fee once and be done with it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Adobe
I bought a perpetual license to Acrobat some time ago, but if the software ever stopped being supported in my version of windows or other solution that makes me need to buy another license I would not hesitate to do so since it saves me a lot of headaches. There are workarounds to merge files and edit pdfs with an online interface but I dont think those are a good usage of time when Acrobat exists.
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Adobe
Adobe Premiere Pro saves time and cost and it does a great job. When you see the output you know that you have made the right investment in the right application. Adobe does not require a lot of support to work good. There are thousands of videos in case you are looking for a particular thing to do during your work on your videos therefore it is well supported.
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Usability
Adobe
My overall experience with Adobe is great because because the it has almost all of the tools in one place and it can be used it for most of my work without going anywhere else. Because the tools are available right there in the main interface, it makes it very easy to use.
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Adobe
Adobe Premiere Pro can be VERY overwhelming at first (especially if you are new to video editing).
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Reliability and Availability
Adobe
Pretty much always there for my business and personal needs.
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Adobe
No answers on this topic
Performance
Adobe
One of the best features of Adobe Acrobat is its speed and stability. When dealing with massive multi-page files, having to reload a crashed program over and over again would slow down progress unnecessarily. And expanding on that, having the table of contents generated allows me to skip to different pages with ease, a necessary feature with exceptionally long files. word searches are even more helpful with text recognition.
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Adobe
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Adobe
Because I don't need it. Used it years ago for account management/billing issues but they have changed the user experience so more of that can be managed online. If I have a question the knowledge base or a video that Adobe has posted answers
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Adobe
It is a professional team that provides customer service at any time. I think that the team does not rest until they find a solution to your problem. I think this makes this company great because when a company offers a good service, and they treat you well, the customer always returns satisfied.
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In-Person Training
Adobe
No answers on this topic
Adobe
Utilizing one of the many books available on Adobe Premiere Pro, each video editor can learn at their own pace.
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Online Training
Adobe
Answered basic questions.
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Adobe
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Adobe
Works well with JamF and SmartDeploy. These are our Enterprise imaging solutions for Mac's and PC's. The Enterprise installer is required when pushing out this app.
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Adobe
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Adobe
There really is no comparison. Although we use other PDF programs, we mainly utilize Adobe. Not only because we find it to be a better program but also because everyone is more familiar with it. However, the other products are implemented for various reasons, such as a feature or 2 that we find necessary to use at times.
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Adobe
DaVinci Resolve is a powerful editing and color-grading application, and the base version is free. However, I've found that with the Lumetri Color panel in Premiere, I really have no need for Resolve as it meets all of my needs. Additionally, I've found Resolve to be lacking in support for the broad range of file types that Premiere handles gracefully.
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Scalability
Adobe
I find that many users aren't aware of many features of the software they use, nor may they be comfortable with learning multiple-step processes. For the simplest of PDF purposes (scanning, downloading, exporting), it gets a thumbs-up. For anything involving electronic signatures, meh--causes eyes to glaze over, or forgetting what all is involved.
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Adobe
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Return on Investment
Adobe
  • Adobe Acrobat has improved the security of our documents, resulting in less risk, as protecting documents is essential to ensure compliance with privacy laws.
  • It saves our company money, as the product makes it easier for our employees to complete their jobs.
  • The product assists our employees with providing quality work product.
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Adobe
  • Speed of workflow has increased- specially when coupled with keyboard shortcuts
  • Jobs have had a faster turnover rate which makes clients happy.
  • I have two Adobe accounts, one for work and one for personal use. Both of these accounts are paying for themselves through the work I can provide with the use of Premiere.
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