Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Premiere Pro
As a publisher of print magazines, our online digital presence is extensive. For roughly 10 years we have incorporated the use and creation of video content. In the early days, I used iMovie. iMovie is fine for "family videos", but it is not as flexible. We use Adobe Creative Cloud, which uses Premiere Pro. Switching to Premiere has allowed us to do so much more with our content. We also manage multiple shows/events throughout the year. I am the Digital and Video Specialist for the company. I shoot and edit video. I am pretty much the sole user of Premiere. I edit and create both video content and podcasts through premiere pro. We have 4 brands and our video-related content went from just a few videos to hundreds in just a few short years. We now have the opportunity to present our digital content in various formats.
- 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.
- Definitely positive. Presenting us with the opportunity to ramp up our digital presence with video and podcasts.
- The Adobe CC programs is great because it allows us to stay up to date on all the software packages.
- PP is a great tool to use and allows us to have a bigger footprint in video and podcasts.
iMovie is okay for "family video" editing if you aren't getting overly involved. My biggest issue with iMovie was in making changes. It was not a good tool for that. Now it's been a number of years since I worked in iMovie, so perhaps they have made changes to it, to improve its functionality. PP is a PROFESSIONAL video editing tool! You are using a tool that is used by some movie studios to create feature-length movies of TV shows! Its flexibility and features really give you a lot of options and choices to create professional videos.
I think PP works great for editing video and even audio. They have made some nice improvements over the years but also took away some features (variety of media export choices). It is flexible and reasonably easy to edit pretty complex video content. Especially where changes are almost inevitable. It is my (only) but go-to program. The more I work with it and in it, the better and faster I am in editing video. I think there is so much more it can do, but I just have not learned yet.