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

How To Make A Killer Video For Less Than $100

Anyone with a phone can make a video these days, but to make a professional, high-quality video that gives your company or brand a clean, modern look requires two important things 1) the time and effort put into editing the video, and 2) excellent content - video, audio, and still imagery. If you are low on editing skills, have no fear: there are some fantastic tutorials out there. If you have iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, or any of the major video software programs, there are some quick and easy lessons you can use in … Read more about How To Make A Killer Video For Less Than $100

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 Use Adobe Premier’s Ultra Key for Green Screen Backgrounds

Using green screen backgrounds is an easy and affordable way to quickly raise the production value of your next project without breaking the bank. By editing with Adobe Premiere’s Ultra Key tool, you’ll soon be adding all kinds of imaginative backgrounds to your films, from swooping aerials to deep sea diving. The Ultra Key plugin only appears in recent versions of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5 or later). If you’re working with an earlier version of Adobe, check out our tutorial on editing green screen backgrounds with the Chroma Key … Read more about How to Use Adobe Premier’s Ultra Key for Green Screen Backgrounds

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

Another Conversion: Is Adobe Premiere Better Than Final Cut Pro?

Another Conversion: Is Adobe Premiere Better Than Final Cut Pro? I have to admit that this is a difficult blog post for me to write. I love Apple. I love Final Cut Pro. This brand has given me the feeling of professional prowess since my beginnings as a video editor at the ripe young age of 15. However, a time has come for me to make a very big decision. Does Apple's lack of compassion for the professional editor mean it's time to abandon ship? Is it time to become an Adobe enthusiast? Now, I've questioned my allegance to Final Cut Pro ever … Read more about Another Conversion: Is Adobe Premiere Better Than Final Cut Pro?