Premiere converted me from being a long time Final Cut user
April 08, 2021

Premiere converted me from being a long time Final Cut user

Kenny Madison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Premiere Pro

It is used by the Editing Department. We use it to create the entirety of our product, from the consolidation of video footage to graphic assembly to exporting. It addressed the business problem of product generation. It is, in my opinion, the best editing software that is on the market.
  • Easy playback: Other editing software I've used in the past has required rendering for each playback in an editing timeline. Not Premiere.
  • Easy interface: I switched from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere very easily. The learning curve was minimal.
  • Flexible interface: Custom keyboard shortcuts help me make an even easier editing machine.
  • Export times: I do a massive amount of exports with intensive graphics. They often need to be done quickly. If export times could be reduced by 90%, my life would improve drastically.
  • Importing errors: Certain video formats are not compatible, such as specific types of MP4s and MKV files. Greater flexibility would be wonderful.
  • End the subscription model. I'd gladly pay one flat fee once and be done with it.
  • Auto-editing: Being able to look at a clip and figure out where the cuts are automatically has saved me SO much time.
  • Color coding: When sequencing out clips, it's helped me visually indicate where things should be placed.
  • Sound editing: Premiere is surprisingly robust in this department. I've been able to use Premiere for light sound editing of podcasts as well.
  • It allows my company to produce products. Full stop. There is no more valuable tool than Premiere for our entire company.
  • Premiere's slow export time consumes the entirety of my computer. This means I often need to go to another machine to continue working. It's frustrating.
  • Premiere also slows down when handling videos larger than 1080p. This slows down my workflow. Every second of my workday needs to make things go faster. Anything that slows it down is a serious problem.
Final Cut Pro X was better at handling footage playback. Red footage playback was instantaneous. But I couldn't make heads or tails of the layout. It was so radically different and I didn't have time to relearn how to use editing software. Premiere provides fairly smooth playback and an easy-to-use interface.

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If you are a professional editor, then this is the software for you. It's easy to learn, easy to use, and you can change it to whatever you need your workflow to be. If you just need some light video editing, then Premiere may not be for you. Home videos, social media pieces, and other easier pieces don't require the heavy-duty nature of Premiere.