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Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe 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).

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 GirlCaptain Abu Raed, Terminator: Dark Fat and Monsters, and other venues such as Madonna’s Confessions Tour.


Premiere Pro is the successor to Adobe Premiere and was launched in 2003. 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.

Workflow integration

  • After Effects

Premiere Pro also supports many After Effects plug-ins.


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. Finally, in Premiere Pro, speech recognition can match the audio to the dialogue from the script in the metadata. Adobe Prelude replaces OnLocation in CS6 and aboveOthers

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

Extensions Adobe Premiere Pro

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 Adobe Premiere Pro

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.

Current applications Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro 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.

Premiere Elements is a video editing software application published by Adobe Systems. The entry screen offers clip organization, editing and auto-movie generation options. Premiere Pro project files are not compatible with Premiere Elements projects files.

Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software also 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 also 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 also Clip as the mobile video editing application by Adobe Inc. today.

Discontinued applications

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.

OnLocation was a direct-to-disk recording and monitoring software.

Premiere was a former video editing software developed by Adobe Systems.

Premiere Clip was a timeline based video editing software on mobile platform. 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.

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.

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.

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