Video Editing Software: Premiere or Final Cut Pro X?

In recent years, Adobe has really put some work into making Premiere one of the best editors around, while Apple moved ahead with Final Cut Pro X.

Video Editing Software: Premiere or Final Cut Pro X?
When Final Cut Pro 7 was surprisingly replaced by Final Cut Pro X about six years ago, Adobe really put some work into making Premiere one of the best editors around. Today, the two video editing software programs are two of the leading choices currently on the market.

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Currently in the world of video editing, there are predominantly two main camps: Adobe Premiere CC or Final Cut Pro X.

I’m going to try and give an overview of the strengths of both, along with their most used features.

*-As a disclaimer, I am currently a pretty die-hard Premiere CC fan, along with the rest of the Adobe suite. I’ll try and give Final Cut Pro X a fair shake, as well as link to some video from people who are Final Cut fans. 

I encourage you to download trials of your top couple choices and try them out for a few weeks and put them through the paces.

Adobe Premiere CC (Creative Cloud)

When Final Cut Pro 7 was surprisingly replaced by Final Cut Pro X about six years ago, Adobe really put some work into making Premiere one of the best editors around. Combine that with the release of the Creative Cloud suite, and Adobe is sitting in an awesome spot.

Here are a few reasons why I currently like Premiere for my daily editing.

1. Classic Layout with Modern Power

This may seem like a small thing, but Premiere’s layout and workflow just makes sense. Especially if you learned on Final Cut Pro 7, Avid, or Sony Vegas back in the day. Timelines, tools and the effects panels all make sense. The learning curve will not be steep at all, if you have editing experience with other software.

2. Dynamic File Linking with Creative Cloud

With the growth of Creative Cloud, Adobe has continued to make it easier for you to have programs talk to each other. You can simply right click on a clip in Premiere and open it as an After Effects comp. CC takes care of all the file linking for you and the AE comp will show up right back in your timeline where you started. You can do the same with audio clips and Audition. This saves you time and from suffering file management headaches.

3. Powerful built in tools and great plugins out there

Whether it’s color grading or denoising audio, Premiere has you covered. Their different workspaces make it simple to flip between doing your edit, working on effects or diving into color. Their color correction tools are next level, when compared to competitors.

Adobe has some pretty great new features coming out all the time as well. Here’s a link to a video diving deeper into what’s coming out as of this spring.


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Seth Piper is a filmmaker and editor based out of Tulsa, Okla. He currently works as the Video Director of Asbury United Methodist Church, and oversees both live broadcast and short form video production. Having attended film school at Biola University in Los Angeles and worked in commercial production, he was a wide range of experience in many different film environments. Follow him on Twitter @cameraSeth to keep up with his work.
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By becnelchristineer on May 14, 2017

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