With its familiar non-linear editing interface, unparalleled tool ecosystem and powerful feature set, Adobe Premiere Pro is worthy of being the industry standard video editing software. Since the last time I browsed this application, it has added support for VR content, 4K+ and HDR videos. It also adds first-class collaboration features. All of these make Premiere very worthy of the ditors’ Choice award for professional video editing software.
- Multi-platform software
- New collaboration tools
- Numerous improvements
- Very stable
- Subscription model
Some time ago, our social media world has broken down, and it seems that it has not returned to a unified standard. Therefore, any clips you wish to share need to be reformatted and resized to fit wherever you want to publish. This is usually time consuming, which is why the Auto Reframe feature of Adobe Premiere Pro feels absolutely perfect for this: After completing the sequence, visit the Sequence > Auto Reframe Sequence, select the aspect ratio to use and you are done.
Premiere will analyze your clip and recompose the shot to keep your face or hands in the frame as much as possible. In our tests, we were very satisfied with the results using all available aspect ratios.
However, as always, the result depends on how well Premiere’s algorithm understands the scene. If it messes up in any way, you can manually adjust the frame by finding the automatic key frame and changing it to the most suitable frame.
You can also change the motion tracking for long-term tracking so that you can pan faster or slower when the subject moves.
All in all, this feature alone can and will save a lot of time.
Other recent additions will please many editors, including the ability to rename shapes and clipping layers, and introduce a new “underline” style button so that you can finally underline your title easily, the names of the new drop-down menu options in these templates make it easier to customize them.
You can also increase the speed of the lens by up to 20,000% by remapping, allowing you to process longer clips. The audio gain range has been increased to 15db.
Little things like this may make you wonder why they were not included before, but now they are here.
Of course, the new update means that other file formats are supported. Additionally there are also new encoding presets when exporting to Adobe Stock.
But we have retained the most exciting changes. If you collaborate, it will be a big challenge. Adobe calls it Productions. You can trigger it by going to File>New>Production.
The idea behind it is to break up a large workflow into smaller parts. All your assets can be shared between projects in Production without having to copy any media. This is called “cross-project reference”. This not only saves a lot of time, but also reduces the size of files and is easier to track.
Of course, when multiple people work on the same part of the project, complications may arise, which is why there is an emergency measure to avoid this kind of “project lock-in”. When enabled (by default), it will show that others are editing the part you are currently working on.
This does not prevent others from viewing the project, nor does it prevent them from copying files that need to be used in another project, so it does not affect work done on other parts of the product.
In order to keep the final edited appearance of all items in the same work consistent, you can set the same settings in multiple items. Set one and all other settings will be reflected.
Now, if you are a one-man band, this is not very useful to you, but it may be a lot of money for a large team. Even two people will benefit from this workflow because it It will undoubtedly increase productivity and if they can work on different parts of the project at the same time, it will enable them to complete the project work faster. It can almost be said to be true. This is something we personally have been looking forward to for a long time. In the several tests we conducted, it worked exactly as expected.
In the short comment, it is actually impossible to make software like Adobe Premiere Pro justice because there is so much software out there that you cannot cover everything. Adobe has a history of nearly two decades on this application, and it has developed into a powerful, powerful, powerful and very stable tool.
You can use this program to handle anything from YouTube videos to feature films. Of course, the fact that it is connected to the Creative Cloud ecosystem makes it more valuable because you can access a range of other compatible tools. Obviously, this is not within the scope of this review, but it needs to be emphasized that Premiere Pro is designed to work seamlessly with other applications, providing you with all the tools you need for all aspects of production.
The continuous improvement of Premiere Pro shows that subscription-based software is very useful: Adobe’s designers are working hard to improve your applications that rely on workflow, fix bugs and regularly bring new features. As long as you are still a subscriber, you can get all the latest updates. Stop payment and the application and all items will no longer be available to you. Yes, all media can still be used elsewhere, but you must recreate the project from scratch.
However, if you are a professional editor, this subscription model can easily pay for itself. More casual editors will have to carefully weight the pros and cons, but seeing everything you can do with this application may convince quite a few people.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC costs currently USD $239.88 each year, which in turn provides many video editing functions. If we were to compare Premiere Pro is clearly in the top half as one of the best, if not the best video editing software on the market. But there are also free alternatives e.g. Paint.NET.