The Bottom Line
Adobe Premiere Pro is considered the leading video editing software available. There is a lot of integration with other Adobe products that makes this version much more useful for the digital video professional.
- Very powerful tool
- Well-known and understood
- Lots of features and functionality
- Very steep learning curve
- Troubles with DVD burning
- Available for both Mac and Windows.
- Project management tools work to manage your content and archive.
- Bézier keyframe controls provide for more professional looking effects.
- Integration with AfterEffects and Photoshop.
Guide Review - Adobe Premiere Pro 7
I got Adobe Premiere to work with some of my home videos so that I could inflict them on my friends, family, Web audience. Having never worked with video editing before that, this software gave me a rude shock. It's very difficult to learn. Luckily there is a lot of help available to get you started. I also had a lot of trouble getting some of my videos to load - but I don't have firewire - and that's supposed to make things a lot easier. The other problem I had was in burning things to DVD. This was particularly frustrating, as DVD-R media is not particularly cheap. But, even with all these problems I still like the software. It's a lot of fun to use, and it felt like a big accomplishment when I finally understood how it works.