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Adobe Premiere Pro

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Premiere Pro

I will always recommend Premiere Pro to a colleague that is serious about video editing and has a strong technical background, or is willing to put in the time to learn. Because of the ongoing license, they should also be in need of the software for more than a single project. There are other options out there if none of these are applicable to them.
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iMovie

Making a cinematic film? Use Adobe. Making a quick film with titles or splicing several clips together? Use iMovie.
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Pros

  • Integrates smoothly with other Adobe Creative apps, especially Aftereffects
  • Robust and powerful and can produce Cinema-like intros, outros, headlines, etc...
  • Can execute both simple tasks and complex ones
  • Adobe listens to to the users feedback and releases updates regurlarly
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  • iMovie splices film together quickly and simply
  • It provides great basic transitions
  • Lining up music or sound to film is fast and easy
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Cons

  • Maybe they could provide some more easier-to-use effects in their presets library.
  • I don't have any other cons that I can think of.
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  • More detailed look at footage to know where to cut
  • A numbered or ticked timeline would be very helpful
  • A less confusing interface for newer users
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Premiere Pro9.0
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Adobe Premiere has become an integral part of our weekly production workflow, providing advanced tools and functionality not currently available in competing software
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Alternatives Considered

Camtasia is much better for desktop/lecture capture -- it doesn't really have the horsepower to do handle large video clips and the .camproj file format (which is basically xml) doesn't integrate well with any other programs. There are also inconsistent features between the MAC and PC version. Flash was a great program but it seems to have almost completely died out and is not supported on mobile devices or modern browsers such as Chrome. It's no longer viable.Final Cut is a great program but it's not part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. I used it for years prior to Adobe releasing the subscription model, after which it made little financial sense to continue buying Final Cut, which is still a good program though. Some people just prefer the interface over Adobe. They have nearly identical features.
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Though iMovie lacked some features and functionalities compared to the competition, the main reason we went with this product was that it was totally free and our business had the ability to trial run and accomplish needed things for shorter projects. Compared to other products it needed huge investment from the business. Since we already owned a mac, it was a matter of just having to download the app from the App Store.
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Return on Investment

  • Premiere Pro has only a positive impact on our business, giving us the tools to create and promote video related projects.
  • With a moderate cost for all of the Adobe CC suite, Premiere Pro has a low impact in our finances.
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  • Since it is free it has had an infinite ROI.
  • It helped me to get started a few years ago on our Youtube channel when if there was a higher barrier to entry I might not have done it.
  • I was able to get on doing it right away, as there was no steep learning curve.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Premiere Pro

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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iMovie

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details