Adobe Premiere Pro
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|Initial release||September 23, 2003|
22.5 / June 2022
|Preview release||15.4.1 (August 17, 2021)|
|Operating system||CC 2018|
Windows 7 or later
Mac OS X
10.11 El Capitan or later
Windows 10 (64-bit)
version 1703 or later
10.12 Sierra or later
|Type||Video editing software|
Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based and non-linear video editing software application (NLE) developed by Adobe Inc. and published as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud licensing program. First launched in 2003, Adobe Premiere Pro is a successor of Adobe Premiere (first launched in 1991). It is geared towards professional video editing, while its sibling, Adobe Premiere Elements, targets the consumer market.
CNN was an early adopter of Adobe Premiere Pro. Also, in 2007, certain BBC departments adopted Premiere Pro. It has been used to edit feature films, such as Deadpool, Gone Girl, Captain Abu Raed, Terminator: Dark Fate and Monsters, and other venues such as Madonna's Confessions Tour.
Original Adobe Premiere
|Initial release||December 1991|
6.5 / August 2002
|Preview release||15.4.1 (August 17, 2021)|
|Operating system||Classic Mac OS|
|Successor||Adobe Premiere Pro|
|Type||Video editing software|
The original version of Adobe Premiere was developed by Adobe Systems. It was first launched in 1991, and its final version was released in 2002.
Premiere was one of the first computer non-linear editing systems. The first version for Mac released in 1991, and the first version for Microsoft Windows was released in September 1993. The project began at SuperMac Technology as ReelTime, a QuickTime-based video editor for its VideoSpigot video capture card. SuperMac engineer Randy Ubillos created a working demo of ReelTime in about 10 weeks while QuickTime was still in beta. The software project was acquired by Adobe Systems in August 1991 and was renamed Adobe Premiere. Ubillos also left SuperMac to join Adobe.
Premiere was one of the first QuickTime-based video editors on the market. As a result, its ability to import new video formats could also be upgraded by updating to a newer compatible version of Quicktime. However, it was limited to processing video and images that were 1024 pixels wide, or less.
Release of Adobe Premiere Pro
It was replaced by Adobe Premiere Pro (introduced in 2003), a rewritten version of Adobe Premiere. Premiere Pro is the successor to Adobe Premiere and was launched in 2003. Premiere Pro refers to versions released in 2003 and later, whereas Premiere refers to the earlier releases. Premiere was based on ReelTime, a product acquired from SuperMac Technologies Inc. and was one of the first computer-based NLEs (non-linear editing system), with its first release on Mac in 1991. Adobe briefly abandoned the Mac platform after version 6 of Premiere. Up until version Premiere Pro 2.0 (CS2), the software packaging featured a galloping horse, in a nod to Eadweard Muybridge's work, "Sallie Gardner at a Gallop".
Premiere Pro supports high resolution video editing at up to 10,240 × 8,192 resolution, at up to 32 bits per channel color, in both RGB and YUV. Audio sample-level editing, VST audio plug-in support, and 5.1 surround sound mixing are available. Premiere Pro's plug-in architecture enables it to import and export formats beyond those supported by QuickTime or DirectShow, supporting a wide variety of video and audio file formats and codecs on both MacOS and Windows. When used with CineForm's Neo line of plug-ins, it supports 3D editing with the ability to view 3D material using 2D monitors, while making individual left and right eye adjustments.
Premiere Pro can be used for all common video editing tasks necessary for producing broadcast-quality, high-definition video. It can be used to import video, audio and graphics, and is used to create new, edited versions of video which can be exported to the medium and format necessary for the distribution. When creating videos using Premiere Pro, various videos, still images and audio files can be edited together. Titles and motion graphics can be added to videos and filters can be applied along with other effects.
Premiere Pro was very well received at launch in the film and video industry, seeing use in films such as Superman Returns, Dust to Glory (for video capture processing), and also in places such as Madonna's Confessions Tour.
- After Effects
- Through Adobe Dynamic Link, compositions from Adobe After Effects may be imported and played back directly on the Premiere Pro timeline. The After Effects composition can be modified, and after switching back to Premiere Pro, the clip will update with the changes. Likewise, Premiere Pro projects can be imported into After Effects. Clips can be copied between the two applications while preserving most clip attributes. Premiere Pro also supports many After Effects plug-ins.
- Premiere Rush
- Video projects in Premiere Rush can be opened in Premiere Pro to add more complex edits and views.
- Adobe Photoshop files can be opened directly from Premiere Pro to be edited in Photoshop. Any changes will immediately be updated when the Photoshop file is saved and focus returns to Premiere Pro.
- Adobe Illustrator files can also be opened directly in Premiere Pro. These files are generally vector files, which means that they are mathematical paths that can expand or decrease with any zoom level.
- Adobe Story, OnLocation and Prelude
- The Premiere Pro workflow takes advantage of metadata in the script of video production. The script is created in or brought into Adobe Story, then passed to Adobe OnLocation to capture footage and attach any relevant metadata from the script to that footage. Finally, in Premiere Pro, speech recognition can match the audio to the dialogue from the script in the metadata. Clips can be searched based on their dialogue in Premiere Pro, and can be sent to Adobe Encore to make searchable web DVDs. Encore was discontinued with the release of Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe Prelude replaces OnLocation in CS6 and above.
- There are other integration functions, such as Edit in Adobe Audition, Dynamic Link to Encore, and Reveal in Adobe Bridge. In June 2020, Adobe launched a stock audio offering for Premiere Pro users.
Various extensions are available for Premiere Pro, provided by third parties. These include music libraries and graphic elements. Extensions open in their own panel within the Premiere Pro interface.
Adobe Premiere family
The Adobe Premiere family is a group of applications and services made by Adobe Inc. for the use of professional non-linear video editing. Several features of the Adobe Premiere family are non-linear video editing, metadata and ingest logging, media output encoding, and more.
- Dynamic Link is a workflow that integrates After Effects with Premiere Pro and with the discontinued Encore, allowing files to be transferred between the two without re-rendering.
- Elements Organizer is the digital asset management app for Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. It is able to organize all your photos and video projects all in one place.
- Media Encoder is a tool to output video files in order support more audiences and to lessen the file size.
- Prelude is an ingest and logging tool for tagging media with metadata for searching, post-production workflows, and footage lifecycle management. Adobe Prelude is also made to work closely with Premiere Pro.
- Premiere Elements is a video editing software application published by Adobe Systems. It is a scaled-down version of Premiere Pro and is tailored to novice editors and consumers. The entry screen offers clip organization, editing and auto-movie generation options. Premiere Pro project files are not compatible with Premiere Elements projects files. Its main competitors are Final Cut Express (no longer sold), AVS Video Editor, PowerDirector, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Movie Studio, Sony Vegas, Corel VideoStudio, and iMovie. Unlike many of its competitors, Premiere Elements can handle unlimited video and audio tracks, with multiple keyframe effects applied to each clip, as well as picture-in-picture and chroma key capabilities. It also supports many third-party plug-ins for additional features, including Premiere Pro plug-ins, After Effects plug-ins, and VST effects. It can create bars and tone and a countdown leader, just like Premiere Pro. The program also features real-time video rendering which allows the user to instantly preview edits made to the video timeline. It is available for Windows and MacOS.
- Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application developed by Adobe Inc. and published as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud licensing program. First launched in 2003, Adobe Premiere Pro is a successor of Adobe Premiere (first launched in 1991).
- Premiere Rush is a simplified pro-quality video app for mobile devices, developed by Adobe and available through Creative Cloud. It replaced Premiere Clip as the mobile video editing application by Adobe Inc. today.
- Encore (previously called Encore DVD) was a specialized DVD authoring app, which converts the output of Premiere Pro and After Effects to a format suitable for DVD and Blu-ray players. Files are automatically transcoded to MPEG-2 or H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video and Dolby Digital audio. It was discontinued along with Fireworks on CS6.
- OnLocation was a direct-to-disk recording and monitoring software. It was soon replaced by Prelude in Adobe Creative Suite 6.
- Premiere was a former video editing software developed by Adobe Systems. It was first launched in 1991, and its final version was released in 2002. It was replaced by Premiere Pro, a rewritten version of Adobe Premiere.
- Premiere Clip was a timeline based video editing software on mobile platform. It is no longer supported for new and upcoming users since September 17, 2019. Extended support for all active customers lasted until March 17, 2020.
- Premiere Express was a rich Internet application for simple editing of digital video files. The release was announced on February 21, 2007. The program itself is served as a free tool for users of YouTube, Photobucket, and MTV.com. As Adobe Systems allowed websites to contact them to request Express, YouTube received it on their website as a way of remixing videos on a member's YouTube account. Known as YouTube's Video Remixer, it was found on TestTube at youtube
.com /testtube. It was later taken down.
- Premiere Limited Edition (LE) was a video editor for novice video editors and hobbyists. It contains most of the features of the professional version but with fewer and simpler options. It was instead replaced by Premiere Elements in September 2004.
- SpeedGrade is a tool for performing color corrections and developing looks for Premiere projects. SpeedGrade was discontinued on August 22, 2017, but can still be used by subscribers at the time. Features from SpeedGrade are now found in the Lumetri Color Correction feature in Premiere Pro.
- Story was a screenwriting and film/TV pre-production online application which integrates with the Premiere family. It allows users to create scripts for movies and TV shows.
- Ultra is a discontinued chroma key compositing app, which removes the background of video usually recorded on a blue or green screen and combines it with another video background. Ultra was only available in the CS3 package. It was later incorporated into Premiere Elements and Visual Communicator. Later versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects have had built-in chroma key compositing features.
- Version Cue was a revision control system for maintaining multiple revisions of works among teams. It was removed from the Creative Suite after CS4.
|Version||Release date||Icon||Platform||Significant changes||Codename|
|Premiere Pro 1.0
(Premiere Pro CS, Adobe Premiere 7.0)
|August 21, 2003||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere 7.5 / Premiere Pro 1.5 / CS1||April 2004||Starsky|
|Premiere 8.0 / Premiere Pro 2.0 / CS2||2005||Stingray|
|Premiere Pro CS3||2007||Windows and Mac||Buffy|
|Premiere Pro CS4||2008||Windows and Mac||Ironside|
|Premiere Pro CS5||2010||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CS5.5||2011||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CS6||2012||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CC 2013||2013||Windows and Mac|
|Premiere Pro CC 2014||2014||Windows and Mac|
|Premiere Pro CC 2015||2015||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CC 2017 (11.0)||2016||Windows and Mac||Tornado|
|Premiere Pro CC 2018 (12.0)||October 19, 2017||Windows and Mac|
|Premiere Pro CC 2019 (13.0)||October 15, 2018||Windows and Mac||
||Eraldicon[better source needed]|
|Premiere Pro CC 2019 (13.1)||April 3, 2019||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CC 2019 (13.1.1)||April 17, 2019||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CC 2019 (13.1.2)||April 23, 2019||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CC 2019 (13.1.3)||July 12, 2019||Windows and Mac|
|Premiere Pro CC 2019 (13.1.4)||July 28, 2019||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CC 2019 (13.1.5)||September 18, 2019||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CC 2020 (14.0)||November 4, 2019||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CC 2020 (14.3)||June 2020||Windows and Mac||
|Premiere Pro CC 2021 (15.0)||March 10, 2021||Windows and Mac||Tokneneng|
|Premiere Pro CC 2022 (22.0)||October 26, 2021||Windows and Mac|
Notable films edited on Adobe Premiere Pro
- Act of Valor
- A Liar's Autobiography
- Avatar (daily and basic edits in conjunction with Avid Media Composer)
- Captain Abu Raed
- Dust to Glory
- Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Gone Girl
- Hugo (except VFX work)
- In a Heartbeat
- Red Obsession
- Sharknado 2: The Second One
- Staten Island Summer
- Superman Returns (for the video capture process)
- The Social Network (only conforming)
- Thunderbirds Are Go
- Ticket to Ride (by Warren Miller Entertainment)
- Waiting for Lightning
- Wayland's Song
- World War II from Space
- Terminator: Dark Fate
- Adobe Premiere Elements
- Adobe Premiere Express
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Creative Cloud controversy
- List of video editing software
- Comparison of video editing software
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