Premiere Pro CC is the continually evolving professional video editing program from Adobe. It’s the sum of decades of design, feedback and refinement. Adobe does a stellar job of listening to its users and providing the tools and features they want. The result is a nonlinear editor that has the power, versatility and depth to create any video project you put to it, whether it be a full-length movie, music video, vlog post or instructional demonstration. This professional video editor is one of the few names in the business that earns the title “industry standard.”
The first step when creating any video project with Premiere Pro is capturing or importing your video footage, audio and other elements into the software. Importing media that's already on your computer is the most straightforward, and capturing files from digital media, such as your camera, is similarly simple. One of the biggest advantages of this program is its comprehensive camera support. You can import footage and other media from nearly any device. This means that you don't have to worry about proprietary formats while you work with footage from disparate camera types.
Premiere Pro CC caters to the nuanced demands of pro and veteran video editors. For example, you may take hours applying effects to a specific clip in the timeline, but the source footage is much longer, and other clips are used elsewhere in the timeline. Instead of you having to make those specific alterations to each clip in the timeline, now Premiere Pro has a feature that lets you apply effects and alterations to footage while it is still in the media bin. This means that you do the work once, then whenever you use a clip from that footage in the timeline, your effects are already in place. This may seem like small thing, but it's a huge time-saver and an example of how Adobe is focused on making the editing process easier and faster.
One of the most basic audio tasks in any professional video editing application is synchronizing separately recorded audio tracks with their video counterparts. This is usually what you have to do when you shoot on a DSLR camera. With most video editing software, you have a separate audio device that captures the sound, and you have to line these files up by hand by eyeballing the waveforms from each file. This can be time-consuming. One of the new features in Premiere Pro synchronizes audio and video automatically, creating a new unified media clip in your bin that has the audio and video aligned. This is another big improvement to something that seems benign but slows down the process.
One example of how Premiere Pro improves timeline editing is what Adobe calls JKL trimming. JKL refers to the keyboard shortcuts that allow you to scrub through the elements on your timeline. JKL trimming marries these shortcuts with the trimming tool. This allows you to scrub and trim simultaneously, performing precise cuts to footage as you watch it, rather than making a cut, watching it and going back to find the spot where you need to trim the clip. This is a massive time-saver and allows you to refine a sequence with more speed and precision than is possible with other applications.
Premiere Pro CC is the continuation of Adobe's gradual enhancements to its professional video editing software. As such, it's no surprise that it is incredibly useful and nuanced. It’s among the best professional video editing software because it takes all the tools you need and presents them in a way that is convenient, intuitive and innovative.