Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC running on OS X El Capitan
Developer(s) Adobe Systems
Stable release
CC 2017 (11.0.0) / November 2, 2016; 4 months ago (2016-11-02)[1]
Preview release None
Operating system Windows 7 and later; OS X Yosemite and later[2]
Type Video editing software
License Trialware

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing app developed by Adobe Systems 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 consumers market.

CNN was an early adopter of Adobe Premiere.[3] Also, in 2007, BBC adopted Premiere.[4] It has been used to edit feature films, such as Gone Girl,[5]Captain Abu Raed,[6] and Monsters,[7] and other venues such as Madonna's Confessions Tour.[8]


Premiere Pro is the redesigned 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 one of the first computer-based NLEs (non-linear editing system), with its first release on Mac in 1991. 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[9]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
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 clip attributes. Premiere Pro also supports many After Effects plug-ins.
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 Story, OnLocation and Prelude
The Premiere Pro workflow takes advantage of metadata in the script of a 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. Adobe Prelude replaces OnLocation in CS6 and above.[10]
There are other integration functions, such as Edit in Adobe Audition, Dynamic Link to Encore, and Reveal in Adobe Bridge.

Advantages over Premiere Elements

An entry-level version, Adobe Premiere Elements is aimed at home users available on Microsoft Windows and macOS. With Premiere Pro aimed at the professional market, it has advantages over Premiere Elements including multiple sequence support, high bit-depth rendering, multicamera editing, time remapping, scopes, color correction tools, advanced audio mixer interface, and bezier keyframing. Premiere Pro also has Encore, for more elaborate DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring options, and OnLocation for direct-to-disk recording. Encore was discontinued with the release of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Release history

Version Platform Release date Significant changes Codename
Adobe Premiere 1.0 Mac December 1991[11]
  • QuickTime support
  • VideoSpigot Format Support
  • PICT support
  • 160 x 120 Movie Creation
  • 8 bit audio
  • Tape output [12]
Adobe Premiere 2.0 Mac September 1992[13]
  • Title Creation
  • QuickTime Capture
  • Slow Motion
  • Fast Motion
  • 49 Effects
  • 16-bit, 44 kHz
  • EDLs
  • Illustrator Support
  • SMPTE timecode support[14]
Adobe Premiere 3.0 Mac August 1993[15]
  • Up to 97 Video Tracks
  • Up to 99 Audio Tracks
  • Batch Digitizing
  • Preview in Real Time
  • Waveform Monitor
  • Better Titles[15]
Adobe Premiere 1.0 Windows September 1993[16]
  • Windows first release
  • QuickTime video format support
  • Two video tracks, three audio tracks, and one transition and superimpose track
  • No EDL, titling, and motion and device control available in then current Mac (v3.0) release[17][18][19]

Films edited on Adobe Premiere Pro

See also


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  16. ^ Peck, LaVon. "Adobe Premiere 1.0 for Windows now available", Business Wire, New York, 10 September 1993.
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  19. ^ Taft, Darryl K.; Georgianis, Maria V. (August 16, 1993), "Adobe builds presence across multiple platforms", Computer Reseller News (540), pp. 16(1) 
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  28. ^ Restuccio, Daniel (June 1, 2006), "'SUPERMAN RETURNS'", Post 
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  36. ^ "Bandito Brothers/Act of Valor: Larger than life" (PDF). Adobe Systems. February 28, 2012. 
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