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I highly recommend Adobe Premiere Pro.
- The color tab at the top of the program enables quick edits and adjustments to color correction and grading. Very similar to Lightroom.
- GPU acceleration. GPU accelerated effects are labeled to help you decide how and what effects to use for smoother editing.
- Labels and organization is made easy with the ability to color code your various clips in the timeline and bin.
- The audio tab at the top makes audio adjustments quick and easy. It has many of the features that Audition has built in.
- GPU utilization- While Premiere utilizes the GPU occasionally and during exports, it's mostly a CPU intensive program. Unless you have a powerful CPU, your computer may struggle to playback high-resolution footage.
- The Graphics panel is very useful and has come a long way but still needs some work. I need more templates available to me since I'm paying monthly for this service.
- Very flexible.
- Great tool set for editing, manipulating, color correcting and even audio adjustments.
- Fairly easy to use. Lots of learning online. Just Google what you want to do and someone likely has a video showing you!
- Sometimes I feel like I am only touching the surface of Premiere Pro's capabilities. I learn something new practically every day.
- There are a lot of third party add-ons. It would be nice if PP offered more filters.
- Sometimes trying to get a video to load into the Source Monitor, it doesn't want to work.
- Export media occasionally fails.
- PP used to offer a whole bevy of export media options. It was nice! Then they updated the program and took all those away. Not happy about that.
- Highly capable of creating great work.
- Simple to use when you learn it.
- Used by many, if not most of, the professional in the industry.
- Has a learning curve and no "intro".
- It can be overly complicated for basic cutting edits.
- Has a tendency to have trouble with Mac updates.
- Integration with other Creative Cloud software offers the ability to make changes to audio, animations, etc., and have them be implemented into Premiere with no hassle.
- The most well-documented editing software online. You can find tutorials for any issue or fix very easily through almost any channel.
- The stock or built-in effects and editing tools get the job done and there are always more customized or tailored packs to purchase if need be.
- Can crash if projects get too intensive - requires a relatively beefy computer too.
- Long render/export times - Stick to Adobe Media encoder, don't export straight from this program unless it's a relatively small or simple file.
- Expensive for amateurs or first timers - there are no options to buy it outright, only to subscribe and pay a monthly fee.
- Adobe gives you tons of control over project settings and preferences. It gives you the freedom to adjust editing timebase, aspect ratios, etc and to set presets based on your needs per project.
- Adobe Premiere Pro works well in shared workspace environments - where multiple editors are sending projects back and forth with each other in order to complete a project.
- One strength of Premiere Pro is the ability to round trip with other Adobe software. It interfaces well with motion graphics software After Effects as well as other more recent software (such as Prelude) - giving you a more acute set of tools at your disposal.
- There is a ton of support for Adobe Premiere Pro out there - plenty of tutorials available both from Adobe as well as the user world.
- One thing in general that Adobe could improve on is the user interface. It tends to feel a bit archaic as most Non-Linear Editors do. Many of the features are not intuitive and still holdover from a bygone era of moviola editing. That said, it is a far cry from Avid and certainly is a standard in the industry and has been for years - it could just use some updating with more modern features.
- Adobe certainly makes updating a pain in the rear. Though the separate software that allows you to update all CC apps is relatively easy - for years they have made it more difficult than it needs to be to work back and forth between old versions and new. This is an industry where users are slow to update - so they could be more accommodating about that.
- In general, I wish Adobe would get over their disdain for Apple and support more apple codecs - prores, etc. Let's work together, people! It's better for everyone.
- Makes professional videos.
- Great support from Adobe.
- The effects you can layer on are amazing and there so many to choose from.
- Links to other Adobe products so the entire suite produces quality and consistent content.
- Takes time to get used to if you have never touched video software.
- Adobe suite is an expensive program.
- Should come with a tutorial for basics.
- The videos take up a ton of space on my computer, and I would love to store in Adobe to access.
Compatibility is always crucial, and the way Adobe has all its software integrated makes transitioning between editing programs seamless. Additionally, with the rented access, editors separated geographically can work on the same project while not both having to purchase the entire program, saving tons of money.
- Seamless integration between Premiere Pro and the other Adobe programs. You can swoop in with Adobe Photoshop to fiddle with some stills or backgrounds or Adobe After Effects can add special effects, and everything communicates flawlessly.
- It's stable, more so than many video editing software I've used in the past. Many times I would edit for hours, only for the system to crash and lose the last hour of work. But with Adobe Premiere Pro, between the auto-save feature and general stability, losing work is no longer an issue.
- Cross-system compatibility. I can edit in Premiere Pro on a Mac, email the edit file to my friend who has a PC, and he can open it up and continue the work. You can't do that with Apple's Final Cut Pro, so Adobe Premiere Pro is the far superior option for a workplace with multiple types of computers.
- I'd like to see it have better YouTube integration. Currently, it can export a video that's optimized for YouTube, but perhaps a further integration would be nice. Like being able to export from Premiere Pro and upload to YouTube in one action, removing a step.
- Being able to rearrange the windows more easily would be nice. Currently, they can move around, but after a certain degree, you start fighting against the pre-existing templates. It eats up time trying to get it to look the way you want it to. With the reality of many workplaces having multiple monitors, being able to grab a portion of the interface and throw it onto another screen without it fighting you would be nice.
- Premiere Pro is well laid out. The tabs and functionality are user-friendly.
- Keeping video clips, sound clips, etc organized and cataloged is made simple with Premiere Pro's structure.
- Editing video is made easy with the tools provided. You can get very precise with isolating segments.
- The filters that are provided such as transitions and fade-outs with video and audio are helpful.
- You can use this program and make it as simple as you wish, or you can go into full-scale production and have editing control over all facets.
- Premiere Pro allows you to be the conductor of a grand symphony of video clips and audio samplings with ease.
- I think this is more of a user issue when I was first starting with Premiere Pro, but I wish there were sample filter videos to show you the results of each filter's functionality. It was mostly trial and error when I was a new user of the program.
- When saving the video for the first time, the name of the previous video saved is always left in the naming field. If you aren't paying attention, you end up naming the video incorrectly.
I wish Premiere Pro had more conversion functionality - being able to capture a YouTube video or any video for that matter, and turning it into an MP4 file that you can import into Premiere Pro. I have to rely on 3rd party software to retrieve files from web videos.
- Colour Correction in Premiere is a highly underrated tool- it can fix most minor color issues in no time without having to export any video.
- Shortcuts- Premiere Pro has so many shortcuts that you can essentially edit without using a mouse. Many of these shortcuts are fantastic when it comes to time-saving.
- The ability to customize your workspace to match your editing setup (multiple monitors, etc.) and then save that workspace to go back to it later is great for editing comforts.
- Rendering previews in real time.
- Automating footage to markers is a great hidden gem that allows users to edit to music easier and faster as well as particular vocal or video cues.
- Premiere's audio editing feature is very bare-bones, and not very intuitive. It's likely trying to get you to use Audition, but that can be really annoying when all you want to do is fix a simple hiss.
- Inability to place effects on the entire specific tracks (ie. on V2) rather than over-top tracks.
- The audio synchronization feature could be updated to be faster and more intuitive, but overall it's a handy feature
- Bringing the encoding/exporting function up to par with Adobe Media Encoder would be a good update to see.
- The transition from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro isn't difficult.
- One of the more user-friendly Adobe products.
- Multiple ways to accomplish the same task so it makes for a good UX experience.
- The biggest knock I have is stability. After prolonged use, the platform becomes less responsive and often quits.
- The number of steps you have to go through before you even start editing. In FCP, you can start editing almost immediately.
- The fonts are too small. The software was made for someone with excellent vision.
- Our company has a long, rich history which includes a lot of archival videos from a dozen or more years ago. With Premiere, I have been able to easily lift relevant segments from these older videos to be used in newer videos. I don't know how I would have achieved this without Premiere Pro.
- I am not a seasoned expert in the realm of video editing. While Premiere can be a bit overwhelming to a newbie at first, it does seem to offer every option and setting I could imagine. With a little research, I was able to figure out exactly what I needed, all of which was easily navigable through Premiere Pro.
- I consider Premiere to be my ultimate translator. I was able to take video clips shot on various devices, using disparate settings, and assimilate them into a seamless final product. I don't know much about codecs and frame rates, but with Premiere, it turns out I didn't need to know much for my purposes.
- I imagine that a lot of work has gone into the UI for this program, but I still have to wonder whether or not it could be any more beginner-friendly. It takes me a few minutes to get my bearings when I start a new project. The UI isn't terrible, but I guess that's why this is the "Pro" version.
- The workflow took me a while to get used to. Is it confusing? For me, it was. It seems like there is one panel too many. I imagine there is some science behind it, but to me, it's a bit crowded visually noisy. Perhaps it makes perfect sense to those who use this program to directly earn a living.
- It's an all-encompassing platform for video content creators. I've never needed come across a time where I needed a feature present and it wasn't there.
- Premiere pro's ability to easily edit not only video but audio in many capacities is especially helpful. It's nice not to have to go into Audition for slight audio changes.
- The quality of videos produced in Premiere, even by non-professionals is very impressive. It's very possible to create professional commercial grade promotions with this program.
- There is quite a bit of a learning curve when it comes to learning Premiere Pro. I definitely suggest reading up on the basics or taking a starter class because muddling my first year through the platform without any assistance was hard and involved quite a bit of trial and error.
- The platform itself is large, so much so that it takes up a good chunk of my hard drive. You will also need space for the Media Encoder and all your files. Keep this in mind especially if you have other Creative Cloud applications installed.
- Tight integration with other Adobe programs. I specifically use it together with Adobe Audition and After Effects. There is a seamless transition between the programs, which makes rapid editing possible.
- State of the art editing tools that have become the industry standard. Almost everything can be done within the program for above average edits.
- Storefront of video assets that are accessible within the program. Some are free, while others cost a small fee for use.
- Confusing interface for newcomers. Adobe attempts to ease users in with some video tutorials, but it is a pro-level application.
- Resource hog. Things can slow down, even with a powerful computer. Would like to see it optimized more.
- Additional export options. Premiere Pro has several export options, but there are some holes in their pre-configured list.
- Importing media. Importing is as simple as drag and drop.
- Keyframing. This editing task can be completed within the effect control panel, which is convenient being separate from the actual timeline.
- Organization. Keeping media and files neatly organized contributes to an effective and efficient project.
- Compatibility. Premiere Pro is compatible with most common video/picture files.
- Preview playback can be difficult to pre-render at times depending on a larger file.
- A few crashes that ended important projects, although not permanently, due to the software's auto-save feature.
- Slicing without a keyboard shortcut can be difficult or tedious to use, however, there is a shortcut!
Using Adobe Premiere I've had the ability to create 10-minute videos for the school to promote the school and programs. Personally, I am currently using Premiere Pro to edit my own personal wedding video. Using a combination of after effects, mp3 songs, my photographer's videos, and the editing software of Premiere, I plan to finish the full 15-minute wedding video in coming weeks. For a 15 minute video, it will take about 5-10 hours of work.
- Adobe Premiere Pro has a great use interface that makes it easier to find the tools needed. It increases the ability to get work done.
- Adobe Premiere Pro makes it very easy to integrate other Adobe files into Premiere. This avoids time and file issues when the file types are not compatible with the platform.
- By allowing you to detach audio from video really makes it easy to add new soundtracks and audio to files.
- Adobe Premiere allows you to export in a wide variety of file types for different social platforms for sharing. This helps to increase exposure.
- Premiere handles large volumes of videos very well. Using over 20 different video clips I was able to create a 5 minute video for our school to present to parents and students to advertise the school and all of the unique programs the school offers.
- Adobe Premiere could be improved by allowing easier adjustment of the user interface. Being able to scale the different screens quicker could make it easier to edit the interface layout to the size specifics I want.
- With new updates it would help if Premiere gave you tutorial video links to show the new updates in the newest versions. This helps to promote new functions to help improve videos.
- A feature I would love to see added to Premiere would be the ability to change to a low resolution mode for editing. A lot of times when editing it stalls out or freezes because the file types become so large.
- When working with Premiere I find that it is sometimes hard to choose which export file to use, a cheat sheet that says which model works best and which file type and resolution works. It makes a lot of assumptions that everyone is a professional.
Less appropriate would be when you need a really fast video with simple text. Premiere is a bit complex, and if you need something really fast and simple you can just crop or edit videos on your phone or on social media platforms.
- Editing Tools and Utilities — Compared to other editing software, Adobe Premiere provides utilities and editing tools allowing the editor to manipulate footage, audio, and images in a way they best see fit for the production. These utilities include in-depth color correction tools, audio production utilities, and production templates.
- Streamlined Adobe Interface and Functionality — As an avid user of multiple Adobe software, Premiere utilizes a similar user interface across all of its products. Users familiar with one Adobe software (such as Photoshop) can easily figure out how some tools and functions work solely from their previous experience. Premiere also supports integration with other Adobe software, providing the user the ability to import file formats from other Adobe products and maintain the ability to edit / adjust files after import as needed.
- Regular Updates/Support — As part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, Premiere is regularly updated with new tools, features, and functions to assist video editors with their workflow. Software is well tested prior to release, ensuring bugs and glitches are minimal. When any issues are discovered, Adobe is typically quick to release patches and updates to remedy issues.
- Creative Cloud Subscription Service — Premiere is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription service. This means that software is not a one-time purchase, but rather part of on-going pay-to-play. Adobe does not offer the ability to purchase software per version which can frustrate users who are not worried about regular updates and would rather make a single software purchase and have access to it for life.
- Learning Curve — Due to its large selection of tools, utilities, and menus, Premiere can be difficult to just "jump in" and use without prior video editing software experience. Basic production editing can be learned quickly with additional resources (such as YouTube or training courses), but more in-depth functions may take users time to learn to access and use efficiently. Adobe provides some learning resources, but additional free training as part of the Creative Cloud would be beneficial.
- Additional Preset Templates — Adobe Premiere implemented new templates for lower-thirds, titles, and other graphics in a recent update. However, there are only a select few templates to choose from for each category. It would be nice to have additional templates added in a future update for individuals looking to quickly create without manually creating each aspect of the production.
We often use the chroma key feature to introduce virtual backgrounds and the capture feature to record directly the software from our studio cameras.
- Very stable programs, files don't corrupt when supporting files' links become broken
- Tons of features and filters that can be easily implemented, similar to photoshop
- High-level control of animations with easing and keyframes
- Superb integration with the rest of Adobe Suite
- Solid rendering times, bulk rendering feature especially helpful when working on large projects
- I would like to see it integrate with a cloud-based video review systems like Wipster, Vimeo or Frame i/o
- This is a difficult program to use, so end users should have advanced knowledge of multimedia, video production or graphic design. Need a 'light' version for novice/non-techy end users
- As with most video programs, the rendering time can always be improved. Adobe Premiere does a solid job, but it typically monopolizes your machine's RAM and you can't do much else while a render is underway
Adobe Premiere is really not appropriate for screen-top or lecture capture (powerpoint or excel walkthrus). Again, it can technically do the job, but you would be better off using something like Camtasia or Google loom, especially if the user is not professionally trained or highly tech-savvy.
The team that uses it is the marketing and communications team. The marketing team uses it when clients ask us to make a video for someone. Many times we are hired to encourage a wedding, or a birthday, and customers usually ask us to pay tribute to someone in particular. We edit the video together with the client, which makes whoever hires us feel part of our team and creates a good work climate. Also when we finish our work, we send a souvenir video for our clients where we put the best moments of the celebration.
The problems that this solves are simple: It helps us to provide a better service, customers are satisfied and we give a gift (the video) which makes the customer loyal and [they] call us again and sales increase.
- Adobe Premiere allows you to work with more codecs, which means that the software is always updated and has the best tools.
- The sound quality that this program offers for the videos is excellent. The sound is very good quality and clear.
- The program every time it is updated is better. It becomes more stable and secure.
- Adobe Acrobat is a program that is not difficult to use, but it is not easy either. I think the program should have a help area which could clear up some doubts.
- I am a believer that the programs must have an unlimited free version. The free version of this program lasts only 7 days and then you must pay to use it. I understand that the income of this company comes from the sales of its programs, but, it would be good to have a free version that does not have so many tools and that enamors and drives potential customers to buy the product.
- Interface is user friendly and Adobe provides a variety of helpful resources for anyone who wishes to learn the program.
- A variety of export formats are provided.
- Adobe Premiere Pro, along with other Adobe products, allows you to collaborate and work with others on projects.
- Ability to customize the interface according to your needs and purpose.
- Honestly, I personally have little to no difficulties with working in Adobe Premiere Pro. Like I've mentioned before the interface is pretty straightforward and the tools are grouped in windows that are customizable. What I do hope is that Adobe will continue to provide free learning videos to all.
- Subscription....It can be pretty pricey. As an educator, I'm lucky that my school division provided this tool for my students and I. However, there are a lot of school divisions that may not be able to afford this. I wish Adobe would consider a free license to all educators and students; like Autodesk Maya. This will enable my students to continue to work on their projects at home.
That said, it's a VERY full-featured program that isn't something most people will find easy to just pick up without a course or at least a book to work through. Just because we're currently using it for relatively simple projects doesn't mean it can't handle the big stuff.
Video is a key part of any marketer's toolkit -- it has never been more important to communicate clearly, powerfully, and visually at a time when we're competing with not only shorter attention spans but also a firehose of content from competitors and distractions on social media. Adobe Premiere Pro lets us craft videos carefully and polish them to compete with anything else out there.
- One thing I love about Adobe Premiere Pro (and indeed most Adobe products) is that it integrates so beautifully with the rest of the Adobe platform. Want to edit an audio track in Audition? No problem. Looking to work on still shots in Photoshop? Easy. Pull in work from Illustrator or After Effects? That's easily done also.
- As mentioned before, Adobe Premiere Pro is very full-featured. While I cannot compare to what Avid or Final Cut offers (never having used them), Premiere Pro provides a far more extensive set of tools than most video editors will ever need. Color grading, effects, transitions, editing in a myriad of formats -- I have yet to find something I needed that Premiere Pro could not do.
- I appreciate that the organization in Premiere Pro is flexible. Compared to, say, iMovie, which pretty much puts all your clips and files into one big bucket, Premiere Pro lets you choose exactly how you organize all of your stills, clips, audio tracks, titles, etc. if you're so inclined (and given how complex a large video project can be, I hope you're so inclined).
- All those features are a bit of a double-edged sword. As is frequently a criticism with Adobe products, the learning curve is steep. But that's the nature of the beast with professional-level software.
- There have been many times when I've gone to tweak the volume levels of a clip or a track using keyframes, only to find that some setting has disabled keyframes for audio tracks. This has resulted in needing to search online for a way to re-enable the keyframes. It's not a bug -- this is a clear choice by Adobe as they want to help make sure you don't make dumb mistakes after having invested a lot of time in a complex project, but I have still found it annoying.
- One of the pros (flexibility in organization) can also be a con -- I would love to see Adobe encourage MORE organization right from the start, as often I'll start a project and then realize "Oh my goodness, I have to do a ton of cleanup here in order to keep 100's of files straight."
- The seamless integration with After Effects makes it simple to import After effects projects directly to your project library.
- I really like the ability to edit audio directly, either through an integration with Audition or directly in Premiere Pro.
- The export features make it easy to export your sequences or project to any format you need.
- Premiere Pro could use a little more robust effects. Jumping back and forth with After Effects can be time-consuming.
- The keying features are nice when working with green screens, but take a lot of tweaking to get right.
Our team started using Adobe Premiere(AP) back in 2015 as part of our digital marketing transformation.
As social media marketing is part of our core strategy, we realized early on that video was an essential part to reach our target audience and we quickly found out that adobe creative suite (which includes Adobe Premiere) was a perfect fit for us.
AP allowed us to quickly combine video shots, add music tracks and transitions in ease. The team then started experimenting with creating custom transitions and effects, and as we started including both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Aftereffects into our work schedule, we loved how the all the Adobe creative suite applications work beautifully together ( especially premiere and Aftereffects).
We could easily work on both applications simultaneously to produce high-quality promotional content and any edits done on one application would be directly applied on the open project in the other app.
We produced many promotional videos for YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. And we’ve created multiple templates that allowed us to produce speed up the work on our intros, outro and the themes for our social media series.
- 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
- Adobe Premiere has a steep learning curve if you are not familiar with video editing software or the interface of the adobe creative suite.
- It would take a beginner sometime to grasp the basics and there are some other software and mobile apps that can do the same basics with less hassle, some are even produced by Adobe such as Adobe premiere rush and the adobe elements suite (also contains adobe photoshop elements)
- It can be quite pricey for beginners to purchase and learn on.
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