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Adobe Premiere Pro

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Enjoy the most fully featured video editing program on the web with this fantastic Adobe program

Pros

  • Detailed, but compact, well-integrated interface
  • Produce videos for any purpose and of any length or quality
  • Media bin and search bins to save presets for multiple projects
  • Excellent multi-project support for bringing clips, effects and cuts between projects
  • High quality, 4K playback options
  • GoPro CineForm delayers Phantom Cine and Canon RAW footage
  • Intuitive design for beginners and professionals alike

Cons

  • Learning curve for newer users

Adobe Premiere Pro is a free video editing program from the popular suite of Adobe programs for Macintosh, developed by Adobe. Use one of the most multi-featured, well-designed video editors ever and create professional quality videos in no time. The program is free to download from the link provided as a demo version. The full version is available from the developer's website. 

The Power of Adobe

Adobe are world-famous for their suite of programs dedicated to image and video editing, so much so that conducting a review of any one of them is a daunting task. Each one has been crafted over several decades to ensure that all users, whether beginners or professionals, can benefit from its wealth of features. More and more, computer users are becoming more empowered by such programs, and no longer feel put off by the technical aspects of the sector. Whether you're producing videos for your own enjoyment, for YouTube, for a competition, or whatever else, Adobe Premiere Pro will be able understand what tools you need, where they are, and how best to use them. 

Overview and Features

The user interface for Adobe is monumental in its scope, but has a basic structure. Like other editors, the main window is divided into a series of tracks, used for different segments of your video. This is typically reserved for video content, voiceovers and images, though you can import as many tracks as you like. There is a media bin to store what you have imported, handy for quick access. It also has a sophisticated set of editing options, both on your timeline and otherwise. Before you have even started a project, in fact, your media bin can be manipulated to your liking, letting you preset attributes to files and arrange its UI. This can be saved as a default setting on the cloud and used for every subsequent project. A search bin can then be used to find all of your settings. 

What makes this program better than its competitors is how well integrated these features are. Everything feels like it's exactly where you want it to be: quickly accessible, intuitively placed and easy to use. Whether you're sliding around your timeline segments, transforming your video with effects, or adjusting raw files, you'll never have to look for too long to find a specific set of options for it. Moreover, should any of the settings not be to you liking, Adobe Premiere Pro remains one of the most highly customizable of all the popular video editors, in recognition of the individual needs of graphic designers, video producers, etc. Editing becomes a far more seamless process, with more tools than ever before. Of particular note is the JKL trimming tool, allowing you to quickly jump back to where you last edited something as you watch it through. 

In a similar vein, Adobe recognizes the need for speed and efficiency when editing and has tailored all of its features to be intelligent, adaptive and predictive throughout the editing process. Blanket application options let you apply all types of a single setting to multiple clips, letting you avoid the tedium of repetitive tasks. If you're working with multiple audio and video clips, synchronizing them can be quite a difficult task. With Premiere Pro, this process will be executed automatically, saving you hours of time. 

The Source Monitor will let you bring clips, effects and cuts into your current project in the same way. The new GPU-optimized playback will allow you to play back your media in the highest resolution (4k, suitable for cinema screens) and with little loss of performance thanks to delayering of Phantom Cine and Canon RAW footage, coupled with improved masking and tracking. The GoPro CineForm feature will even let you take this resolution to your editor and work on high quality videos in real time

Other Features

Adobe Premiere Pro's latest version is packed with interesting features. Its multi-project support will allow you to work on multiple projects at once and import segments from each. The Source Monitor will let you bring clips, effects and cuts into your current project in the same way. The new GPU-optimized playback will allow you to play back your media in the highest resolution (4k, suitable for cinema screens) and with little loss of performance thanks to delayering of Phantom Cine and Canon RAW footage, coupled with improved masking and tracking. The GoPro CineForm feature will even let you take this resolution to your editor and work on high quality videos in real time. When you are exporting your projects, the range of formats available is outstanding. In many ways, Adobe does not even see this as a hindrance, and, as much as possible, will try to preserve the original quality of the video regardless of the level of compression. Although there is plenty more to talk about, sufficed to say that every single feature was meticulously designed to tailor to a particular need, and Adobe definitely delivers. It's smart, effective, and highly convenient for everyone. A practically endless array of tools. 

The Verdict

Adobe Premiere Pro's latest version proves that with continuous feedback, refinement and improvement, a video editor can stand a cut above the rest. Adobe Premiere Pro certainly does this. Although difficult to understand for a newer user, with a little time a bit of experimentation, anyone can get to the core of Adobe's intentions. At the end of the day, what it provides you with is a veritable toolbox of editing tools, fit for any purpose. It's simply a matter of learning where those tools are. Whether you're working on a single project or multiple ones at once, Adobe's seamless interface and features will let you manipulate and transfer your clips, effects and anything else you're working on between projects, play them back in high quality, or manipulate them in any number of ways. As video editors go, Adobe Premiere Pro is truly one of the best ones around and is well worth trying out. 

Please note that while Eazel is offering the program as a downloadable version, the latest versions of the software are available only via a cloud server to which one must subscribe on a montly or yearly basis. 

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Type Demo

Version CC 2017 11.0.1

Size 1.29 GB

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CC 2017 11.0.1 Creative Cloud

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