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Adobe Premiere Pro Review: "Even modest video production ambitions can gain a pro polish with Premiere Pro"
- 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.
- 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.
Adobe Premiere Pro Review: "The problems that this solves are simple: It helps us to provide a better service"
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.
- Adobe Premiere Pro is getting better each day. It's more reliable and stable now than ever, and when you work with 4K clips with not soooo good computers, these behind the scenes improvements are essential.
- We use many apps from the Adobe CC suite in our workflow, and every Adobe product has good integration with the others, facilitating the workflow and saving time.
- I've used other video editing software, and for me, the interface and usability of Premiere is the best one.
- Adobe could improve the plugin integrations because we had some problems with some of them and today the third party plugins are an important part of the Premiere universe.
- For some types of video related needs, Adobe Premiere can be "too much", with too many features and great usage of resources. So, if you have simple needs, maybe other tools can work better.
- It's not so easy to teach and train our new collaborators.
- Fast, organized editing that handles multiple production levels whether they are involved or simple.
- Very intuitive user interface which has evolved over the years to really accommodate the needs of modern editing styles.
- Render times (depending on hardware) are lightning fast which will ensure that we meet deadlines without issue
- I wish Adobe would come up with a way to share projects more easily with a team. Project management and team collaboration would be a very cool feature.
- Lots of updates rolling out frequently causes for some crashing issues sometimes. Both a good and a slightly annoying thing at the same time.
- Adobe's subscription based pay structure.
- Accepting any type of media
- Has all the tools you could want for any editing job
- Passes work between other Adobe programs seamlessly
- Changing or removing features can be frustrating - like the move from a standard color correction workflow with minimal tools in the NLE and a standalone grading software to the in-between of the Lumetri panel
- Updates can be risky, and sometimes come with more bugs than they're worth
- Some elements of the UI, such as highlight colors/categories are not visible enough to be useful, and too complicated to bother with
Adobe Premiere Pro Review: "It can pretty much do it all. The question is, do you know how to use it?"
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.
- Integrates very well with the rest of Adobe's products (After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
- Provides robust editing tools in a modern platform—Premiere can do most everything that non-linear editing systems are needed for; however, Premiere often feels like it adapts far more often than many NLE competitors, allowing you to use a wide variety of file formats, resolutions, etc.
- Easy to use and learn—I view Premiere as the sweet of being incredibly powerful while not being too complicated to learn. I've found it quite easy to train and onboard new users of all levels—whether seasoned editors or colleagues who are just learning how to edit for the first time.
- Premiere tends to be buggy, particularly when new releases roll out. It can be very frustrating to get far along in a project only to encounter a bug that prevents you from using a tool or file format you need to. Rolling back to previous versions is possible but gets messy.
- Subscription to the Creative Cloud: I don't mind this in a professional setting, but it can get very pricey for a casual user
- Can be pretty resource heavy, however, that's the nature of most any NLE that is powerful
- 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.
- Importing file types intuitively. mp4s and JPGs.
- Filters & transition options, such as multiply to easily and quickly mask out a white background
- File output options such as vimeo export or for facebook
- Sometimes if I'm cutting a small frame, it's difficult to grab the frame.
- If I am working off my desktop, and I move a file, Premiere wants to use that file as a reference. So you have to move all corresponding files together.
- If I pause a video playback, my play button gets removed. I need to move the timeline indicator to get it back.
Adobe Premiere Pro Review: "Powerful Editing Suite that kicks in full throttle & cross links with your PS or after effects"
When we would be working with premiere there were sometimes we need to get some images files and composition from photoshop or after-effects. At that time premiere just cross-linked the necessary files seamlessly. We were able to solve our problems and files are also synced across the various software and even if there were changes in the photoshop we were able to see the changes immediately within premiere.
- A powerful set of video editing features along with multiple presets
- Ability to sync files across illustrator, after effects and photoshop
- Wide Range of color presets and advanced level of color correction.
- Complex features that are all over the place and not easy for new users
- Steep learning curve
- No simple controls for ease of use and understanding
If you are just looking for just basic video editing without much-advanced controls for the product and I believe this can be an overkill.
- I love the work flow ease. Once you get comfortable in the program and learn some shortcuts, you can edit videos very quickly.
- Premiere is extremely powerful and has so many bells and whistles that I don't currently use but I know that they are there for when I do need them.
- I really like the layout of the timeline and the ability to customize your workspace and save it. So I only see what I want and what I use instead of being distracted by a bunch of panels that I never use.
- 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.
As the small business owner of a video production company, video editing is my bread and butter. I needed a reasonably cost-effective software that's user-friendly, constantly updated, and powerful enough to produce videos quickly. Premiere Pro does exactly what I need.
- Premiere Pro is extremely popular, being included in the Creative Cloud Suite. Because of widespread use, it's updated frequently and has plenty of troubleshooting forums and online discussions to search for issues and understanding the software. Frequent updates can also have cons, but for the most part, new features become welcome changes and bugs are fixed relatively quickly.
- Premiere Pro is fairly easy to learn and makes for an excellent professional editing software or a great learning tool for new editors. The interface is simple to navigate and one can organize windows to their own preferences. Video editing becomes somewhat intuitive after repeated use of the software, simply due to how familiar Premiere Pro feels as one spends more time with it.
- Premiere Pro offers many options for accomplishing your editing goals. Different editors prefer to cut sequences together using varying methods. Some might use the trim clip editor, while others would rather use the razor blade to cut clips. Some editors might use (.) to insert clips into a timeline, while others might use in and out points. The plethora of options at your fingertips makes Premiere Pro approachable and leaves lots of room for editors to define their own personal workflow.
- As I've mentioned, frequent updates can carry negative consequences. Some newer features don't seem to be particularly well-developed or even tested. The new-ish "text tool" is a welcome change from the original "title editor," but it feels incomplete and lacking. The Team Projects feature has led to the loss of a full day of editing work, which made an already tight deadline even worse. Converting sequence files into After Effects compositions can be sort of buggy. These are specifics, but of course, there are instances of tried and true features which randomly become broken upon updating. These are typical software development headaches, but it happens from time to time.
- I'd once heard Adobe chooses to compete for their development teams against one another instead of cohesively collaborate. I've no source on this other than gabbing with co-workers who'd visited an Adobe office at one point, but the more I've used Adobe software, the more I believe this to be true. Some Adobe programs use different keyboard shortcuts to accomplish the same command. Sometimes .psd and .ai files don't play well in Premiere. All other programs allow holding spacebar + hold left mouse button to scan around your image (or in this case, program monitor), but for some reason, Premiere doesn't support this same functionality. Why can't I scroll into the program monitor to zoom into the image? Instead, I have to click and select a zoom, then I have to use scroll bars to position the monitor onto the desired part of an image. It's frustrating and causes more trouble than good.
- I'm appreciative of the options I have in Premiere Pro, but other Adobe programs do different things better. Of course Illustrator is great for design and illustration, and of course, I can't expect Premiere to run similar keyframed motion like After Effects. It would be great to have basic motion blur functionality, or a streamlined shape layer editor, or maybe a mask editor that didn't automatically apply a feathering to each mask I create.
If you are just editing a few fast videos for friends or never intend on making money with video editing, Premiere Pro is probably a luxury and not worth the money.
- Very powerful program. I haven't come across anything that it doesn't do well in terms of video editing. As long as you have big enough monitors, you can customize the look for whatever works best in your editing environment.
- It integrates well with other Adobe programs, such as Audition, After Effects, Photoshop, etc.
- Being a part of the Creative Cloud, it's good not to have to pay a separate subscription price for it.
- It has a steeper learning curve than some other more basic programs (iMovie, for example). And when first starting, the UI isn't the most intuitive. It could be intimidating for the beginner until you get used to it.
- It takes a pretty powerful machine to run the program without hiccups. Lots of drive space, and memory.
- Sometimes the fact that it can do everything makes it hard to find the tools to do the basics.
- Premiere Pro integrates seamlessly with the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite--After Effects, Photoshop, etc. I've done videos where I needed to collaborate with a graphic designer who'd made graphics in Photoshop. Having their separate layers import straight into my video was massively helpful and efficient.
- Premiere Pro is great at working with a variety of media. I can gather audio and video footage from multiple sources (phones, cameras, webcams, screen captures, etc), and 99% of the time I can natively edit it into a single sequence without any hiccups.
- Premiere Pro is not only fast and powerful on a high-end computer, but is easy to configure for efficiency on a lower-performance computer. Being able to edit video at 1/2 or 1/4 resolution has often provided a quick solution to editing on a slow computer (or through a slow connection, like an older USB 2.0 hard drive).
- Given the ubiquity of iPhone videos, I'm very surprised Adobe hasn't made updates to Premiere Pro to allow it to manage variable-framerate videos. Videos shot on an iPhone or iPad don't have a fixed framerate like a DSLR camera would (such as 30fps, 60fps, etc). PrPro is not equipped to handle variable framerates, so iPhone MOVs longer than about 2-3 minutes will start to have their video and audio drift out of sync--a painstaking and frustrating problem to fix.
- I am not a fan of the newer Title tool. It's not intuitive to use, and during my most recent use, it was a little buggy. I still use legacy titles, for the time being.
- I'd like if Adobe did a better job educating the user about how media caching works. On several occasions I've had my hard drive inexplicably full, only to find after much investigation that some hidden Adobe media cache folder was taking up 80GB of space.
- Ability to create videos of any length and size.
- Organization of video clips and an easy to use system.
- Great titles and add music to make your videos as interactive as possible.
- Import video from multiple sources to edit.
- With new updates, work spaces are often changing and things can be hard to find.
- Making certain things more intuitive such as title, color mattes, etc.
- Render time can be slow.
- Simple and easy to use layout.
- Easy, fluid integration with other Adobe products.
- Professional level editing abilities, but not overly complicated.
- Sometimes Premiere will crash randomly. My company has not been able to figure out what causes this.
- CMYK PSDs not compatible.
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