Overview of Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere is a video editing software package suitable for both amateur enthusiasts andprofessionals. It can be purchased and used alone, or alongside other applications such as AdobePhotoshop, After Effects, etc.This page provides a very general overview of Premiere. For more detailed information see our Premiere tutorials or more generalediting tutorials.
How Does Premiere Work?
Like most editing software, Premiere works by importingvideo
from a source such as a video tape onto your hard drive, then allowing you to create new editedversions which you canexport back to tape, disc or other medium.
How Good Is Premiere?
Premiere is a powerful editing tool, capable of producing broadcast-quality and high-definition video. Itis a very popular package amongst video enthusiasts and professionals, although other packages areusually preferred for the very top level of television production.Premiere has a nice clean interfacewhich is relatively easy to use for people of all skill levels.
What Can Premiere Do?
Import video, audio and graphics in a wide variety of formats.
Edit, manipulate and arrange these elements in a visual timeline.
Add effects, filters, titles, etc.
Export your edited video in a variety of formats, including video tape recordings, DV, DVD,and common Internet video formats.
What Can't Premiere Do?
Although Premiere can do all common editing tasks and is suitable for most situations, if you arelooking for a high-performance solution you should note the following:
The built-intitle maker is fine for most titles but is not particularly advanced.
The range of transitions and special effects is only average by professional standards (moreare available from third party suppliers).Some features are absent by design, encouraging you to purchase separate Adobe products such asAfter Effects (special effects), Encore (DVD authoring) and Audition (audio). The good news is that, if