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Franchesco Petrizzo profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The audio output of this program is better than those of other video editing software.
  • You can make cuts from other videos and make a unique video.
  • When you edit a video you can put audio, images, letters and other things.
  • It's not an easy to use program and can be confusing.
  • It uses a lot of ram memory and must run good equipment so that your computer does not slow down.
  • It is a program that has high monthly fees.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to use.
  • Fully integrated into the Creative Cloud suite of tools.
  • Easy to share projects with others.
  • Renders high quality videos.
  • Have to use the entire creative suite of products.
  • Can have some performance issues. Need a strong computer.
  • Learning curve is high.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Cross-platform use is important to me. I work on PC/Mac interchangeably and even though the hot keys are slightly different, having feature parity makes this the obvious choice for me. iMovie is a decent enough tool but being tied down to a Mac and working within its limitations is something I'm not comfortable with.
  • Proxy Files - The speed of editing video is increased tremendously when you edit using proxy files rather than the large source files. The downside (especially when learning to work with 4k) is you might not notice details that detract from your finished product when working at that lower resolution.
  • Industry Standard - if you can't figure out how to do it, just hit YouTube and you'll find tons of people working through the same issue and their ways of handling it. Working in a standard tool is so much nicer than being in some exotic toolset tied to particular hardware.
  • Like most Adobe products, they err on the side of complexity and professional use rather than hiding the buttons from the newbies. This can be overwhelming but like I mentioned previously, YouTube is your friend and can teach you more in a few hours than 10 books on the subject.
  • Working with the export presets can be daunting if you don't really understand them. I feel like there are a ton of choices that most people gloss over but maybe that's just me. I almost always export as H.264 - 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) and because the files I'm working with are 1:1 the export usually doesn't take a ridiculous time to render.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Pros and Cons

  • Quick edits. It is easy to make the edits and export quickly for a fast turn-around.
  • Customizable interface. You can move the modules around and expand different parts of the tools so you can focus on the work you are doing.
  • You can drop any kind of Adobe file into this program and you can open and use it.
  • It is very easy to color correct in this program.
  • I would like more of Adobe Audition built into Premiere.
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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!
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Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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  • 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."
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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About Adobe Premiere Pro

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.
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