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

The 5 Biggest Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud, Including VR/360° Video Editing

Adobe recently announced some big updates to the Creative Cloud suite, with the highlight being new VR/360° video editing capabilities—a timely addition considering the recent introduction of royalty-free 360° footage to our library. We've outlined the five essential new features that have been introduced with this Creative Cloud version, all of which should maximize your workflow and allow you to expand your repertoire of editing skills.   1. Creating Proxies During Ingest For those who are not utilizing proxy files, the smaller … Read more about The 5 Biggest Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud, Including VR/360° Video Editing

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

How to Blur Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

We’re all about helping our creators optimize their workflow by putting together short and sweet tutorials with fun editing tips and tricks. We want you to spend time creating—not scouring the internet for the advice you need. So we’re here to help. A few weeks ago we showed you how to blur an image or logo in Final Cut Pro using royalty-free stock footage from our library. We don’t want to leave anyone out so now we’re diving back into the same concept but using Adobe Premiere Pro. Let’s get started.   How to Import Your … Read more about How to Blur Video in 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

How to Use Adobe Premiere CS4 for Green Screen Editing & Chroma Key

Using a green screen background is an easy way to make an imaginative and creative video, especially when you don’t have access to the same resources as high-budget Hollywood films. Luckily, Adobe Premiere has an easy-to-use Chroma Key tool that will make this process quick and simple. The Chroma Key plugin will work with earlier versions of Adobe Creative Suite (up to CS4). If you’re working with later editions of Adobe, including CS5 and Creative Cloud, check out our tutorial on editing green screen backgrounds with the Ultra Key … Read more about How to Use Adobe Premiere CS4 for Green Screen Editing & Chroma Key

Video Tutorial: Using Track Matte Transitions in Adobe Premiere

This video tutorial gives you step by step instructions for using pre-made track matte transitions in Adobe Premiere Pro.     Need some free stock footage? Download a free stock footage clip from us! Just click the link below: [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] … Read more about Video Tutorial: Using Track Matte Transitions in Adobe Premiere