Adobe Faceoff: After Effects vs. Premiere Pro — Which Program Should You Use?

Having the right tool for the job is essential when you need to maximize productivity and keep your creative flow copasetic—after all, you wouldn’t try to hammer a nail with a screwdriver (well, we hope you wouldn’t). So why would you use the wrong Adobe program for your project? Knowing when you should use Adobe After Effects versus Premiere Pro can help you determine which program to learn first or which program to use for specific tasks. While there are some things that you can do through both programs, one of them will likely have … Read more about Adobe Faceoff: After Effects vs. Premiere Pro — Which Program Should You Use?

The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Premiere Keyboard Shortcuts

If you’re interested in creating any kind of video project, chances are Adobe Premiere has a permanent place on your toolbar. The go-to editing platform of pros and novices alike, Premiere allows you to easily edit stock footage for all kinds of purposes--outpacing other industry leaders like Final Cut and AVID--and is now indispensable if you want to create high-quality films, commercials, promos or YouTube videos. Of course, time is of the essence in any field--and especially in ours. Between deadlines, shoot dates, high-maintenance … Read more about The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Premiere Keyboard Shortcuts

Free Tutorial Series: How to Edit with Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application that is a part of the Adobe Creative Suite. The Creative Suite includes graphic design, video editing and web development programs. Premiere Pro is used by famous broadcasters and home movie makers alike. An Adobe Premiere Pro project can be as simple or complex as you would like. Whether you’re new to digital video editing or just new to Adobe Premiere Pro, this tutorial takes you through the basics for creating a project in Adobe Premiere Pro using Video … Read more about Free Tutorial Series: How to Edit with Adobe Premiere Pro

Top 10 Video Editing Shortcut Keys You Need to Know

For all you Final Cut Pro users here is our list of the top 10 video editing shortcut keys you need to know. And for you Adobe Premiere users, we have an extra bonus for you at the bottom. Timeline shortcut keys: 1. Selection Tool [A] 2. Razor Blade Tool [B] 3. Crop Tool [C] 4. Zoom Tool [Z] 5. Default Cross Dissolve Transition [Command + T] 6. Change Speed [Command + J] 7. Play [space bar] 8. Play forward x2 speed [L] 9. Play back x2 speed [J] 10. Pause [K] Premiere users, did you know you can set your keyboard shortcuts to mimic … Read more about Top 10 Video Editing Shortcut Keys You Need to Know

The Best Video Editing Software

Picking the right video editing software is no easy task, and it can definitely be a big investment. If you’re looking for a professional quality editing system, there are a few top contenders for you to consider. Here are our opinions on today’s best video editing software: [button link="http://content.videoblocks.com/clip-download/?id=download-a-free-stock-footage-video-clip" color="#2216a7" size="3" style="1" dark="0" radius="auto" target="self"]Download Your Free Stock Footage Clip[/button] Final Cut Pro  This is Apple’s contribution to … Read more about The Best Video Editing Software

Using Alpha Channel Footage in Adobe Premiere

Are you looking to add some flashy special effects to your project, but don’t exactly have the Hollywood budget? Alpha channel footage may be your answer! By using video footage with a translucent layer, you can add explosions, underwater effects and more just by laying an alpha channel on top of your footage. Here’s how you can use an alpha channel clip in Adobe Premiere: [button link="http://content.videoblocks.com/clip-download/?id=download-a-free-special-effect-with-alpha-channel" color="#2216a7" size="3" style="1" dark="0" radius="auto" … Read more about Using Alpha Channel Footage in Adobe Premiere

How to Convert Footage to Black/White in Adobe Premiere

Almost all of the stock footage out there comes in full color, but sometimes you may want to convert it to black and white for an elegant or vintage effect. Making this conversion is really simple in Adobe Premiere. Check out this tutorial to learn how:     Or follow these quick and easy steps:   1) Import your video in Adobe Premiere (File>Import)   2) Drag your footage onto Video Track 1   3) Go to Effects>Image Control>Black and White. Now drag that effect on top of your footage on … Read more about How to Convert Footage to Black/White in Adobe Premiere

How to Use Adobe Premiere to Do Green Screen/Chroma Key Editing

Using a green screen is a really easy way to come up with some really creative video. Luckily, Adobe Premiere has an easy-to-use Chroma Key tool that will make this process quick and simple when adding videos, such as those from our Unlimited Library and Marketplace. Watch this video to get the how-to on using Adobe Premiere:     Or follow these steps:   1) Import both the green screen footage and the footage you want to replace the green screen with into Adobe Premiere. (File>Import).   2) Place the video … Read more about How to Use Adobe Premiere to Do Green Screen/Chroma Key Editing