The best option for serious video editing
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 02, 2019

The best option for serious video editing

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is being used by select individuals in our organization for video editing as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software. I personally use it to edit training videos for my department. It has been my go-to program for video editing. It allows me to edit the videos we shoot at a fraction of the cost compared to outsourcing the work.
  • 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.
  • Outsourcing video editing is very expensive. We have saved tens of thousands of dollars by doing some of our editing in-house. Especially for training materials that are internal facing.
  • Once a user is familiar with Premiere Pro, time required to create a quality video is lowered.
  • When combined with other Adobe Creative Cloud products, the quality of videos has increased.
Camtasia is great for screen-recording and beginner video editing. It is a powerful tool that I recommend to several colleagues. However, it does not have the same robust functionality as Premiere Pro for special effects, sound quality, and color correction.
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.