Learn how to capture, edit, and share videos using Adobe Premiere Rush on your iOS device.

You can use Premiere Rush seamlessly on your desktop and iOS devices. You have access to the same features across your computer and iOS devices. When you use Premiere Rush on iOS, you can also capture videos with more control right from within the Premiere Rush app.

Premiere Rush syncs all of your projects on all of your devices, so any edits you made on your iOS devices are automatically synced to Adobe Premiere Rush on your desktop.


You need a Creative Cloud membership to sync Premiere Rush projects across all of your devices.

Install and sign in to Premiere Rush on iOS

You can install Premiere Rush from iTunes.

Before installing Premiere Rush, check that your device meets the system requirements

Once you have completed installation, launch Premiere Rush and sign in:

  1. On your iPad or iPhone, tap the Premiere Rush app icon.

  2. Sign in with your Adobe ID, Facebook account, or Google account.

Create a new project

After you have launched the app and signed in, tap the plus (+) button at the bottom of the screen to create a new project.

You can then choose Add Media to use already captured media on your device, Creative Cloud, or Dropbox. Or you can directly shoot photos or videos into a new project by tapping on Take Video or Photo.

Add photos and videos

To add existing photos or videos to a project, tap Add Media. You can select multiple photos, videos, and music clips. The selected clips appear at the bottom of the screen. Once you’ve made your selections, type in a project name and tap Create to import them into your project.

By default, Sync with CC is enabled, allowing you to access your project with the most recent changes from all of your mobile and desktop devices.

Add photos or videos to your project
Add photos or videos to your project

Capture photos and videos

To take photos and videos, use Premiere Rush's built-in capture functionality instead of using your device's native camera app. 

You can use AUTO mode to set your focus and white balance with just one tap and then shoot. You also have access to a PRO mode with features that give you more control, such as ISO, shutter speed, white balance, resolution, and frame rate.

To capture media into a new project, do the following steps:

  1. Tap the plus (+) button in Project Browser and then tap Take Video or Photo.

  2. The camera opens.

    You can use the default AUTO mode for basic capture controls or toggle on PRO mode for more settings, such as shutter speed, white balance, resolution, frame rate, and ISO. For more information on the camera settings, see Capture options.

  3. Once you've defined your capture settings, record video by tapping the red button and capture photos by tapping on the Camera icon next to the red button.

  4. When you are done with capturing photos and videos, tap the blue check mark to add your captured media to a new project.

Capture options

AUTO settings

The automatic capture options in Premiere Rush
The automatic capture options in Premiere Rush


A grid dividing the screen into thirds is overlaid on the screen to be used as a guide while you shoot.


You can use one of the following options to turn the flash on or off while shooting:

  • Flash Off: Flash never fires when you take pictures or record video.
  • Flash Automatic: Flash only fires in low light situations.


The flash on the back camera stays turned on, whether you are shooting or not. It is helpful for capturing videos in dark situations where you need extra light.

PRO settings

You can manually control the following settings in PRO mode:

Exposure options

PRO exposure options in Premiere Rush
PRO exposure options in Premiere Rush


ISO controls the sensitivity of your device's camera to light.


Shutter speed controls the duration for which your camera is exposed to light. You can adjust this duration to achieve the desired creative effect in your photos and videos.

Exposure Meter

Automatically calculates the level of exposure based on your ISO and shutter settings.

Auto Exposure

If you don't want to manually control the exposure options, toggle on Auto Exposure.

Exposure Bias

Exposure Bias

Use the Exposure Bias adjustment to either underexpose or overexpose the camera.

White Balance options

PRO white balance options in Premiere Rush
PRO white balance options in Premiere Rush


Temperature refers to the warmth or coolness of your shot.


Tint applies a green-to-violet color correction to a shot.

Auto White Balance

If you don't want to manually control the PRO white balance options, slide Auto White Balance to the right.

Focus and zoom options

PRO focus options in Premiere Rush
PRO focus options in Premiere Rush

A: Focus is the distance between the lens and the image sensor when the subject is in focus. 

B: If you don't want to manually control the PRO focus option, toggle on Auto Focus.

Zoom option in Premiere Rush
Zoom option in Premiere Rush

Swipe the slider to the right to zoom in on what you are filming.

Resolution and frame rate

PRO options to set resolution and frame rate
PRO options to set resolution and frame rate


You can shoot 480p, 580p, 720p, 1080p, or 4K videos using the Premiere Rush camera. The default resolution is 1080p.

Frame Rate

Frame rate is the number of individual frames included for each second of video you record. The most common frame rates while shooting video are 24, 25, and 30 frames per second. The default frame rate is 30 frames per second.

If you are not sure which option to select, stick to the default values. 

The Premiere Rush editing workspace

Premiere Rush Edit workspace
Premiere Rush Edit workspace

A. Home B. Add Media C. Project Assets D. Track Controls E. Orientation F. Feedback G. Export H. Undo 

A: Home - Takes you back to the home screen where you can start a new project and view or open all of your projects.

B: Add Media - Insert a title, more media, or a voiceover to your project.

C: Project Assets - Contains media that has been used recently in the project.

D: Track Controls - Allows you to arrange your clips (videos, photos, graphics, and audio) with flexibility.

E: Orientation - Choose Landscape, Portrait, or Square for your video. 

F: Feedback - Give feedback about your experience.

G: Export - Save project on device or export it. For more information, see Export video.

H: Undo - Reverse a recent change that you have performed.  You can also long-press this button to bring up a menu that allows you to choose Undo or Redo.

Trim, split, duplicate, or delete clips

Trim a clip

Trimming clips
Trimming clips

You can fine-tune the duration of a clip in your timeline by moving the clip’s start point or end point. This proces is called trimming.

To select a clip on the timeline, tap it. Orange handles appear around the clip when it is selected. To trim away a portion of a clip, go to the beginning or end of the clip and tap and hold the thick orange handle and drag it to the right or left.


You are not trimming the original video. You can drag the orange handles outward to extend the trimmed clip.

Split a clip

Splitting clips
Splitting clips

Splitting is useful if you have added a clip to a project but don’t want to use the entire clip all at once.

To split a clip into two, drag the playhead to the place you want the split to occur. Swipe-right on the bottom toolbar and tap the Scissors icon.

After you split a clip, you can rearrange the two separate clips and move them around your timeline.

Delete or duplicate a clip

Duplicating a clip
Duplicating a clip

Duplicating a clip before editing is a great idea as you can retain the original clip and do "before and after" comparisons while editing.

Long-press a clip on the timeline. In the pop-up menu that appears, tap Duplicate to create a copy of the clip. The duplicated clip appears on the timeline after the original clip.

To delete a clip, tap Delete from the pop-up menu to remove the clip from the timeline.

Add titles

To add titles to your project, do the following:

  1. Move the playhead in your timeline to the point where you want to add a title.

  2. Tap the blue + button, and then tap Title. A new title clip is added to your timeline at the location of the playhead, and a  list of title styles also appears on the screen.

    Add title
    Add title
  3. Tap a style to apply it to your title. You can also drag a preferred title style from the list and drop it directly into the timeline.

  4. (Optional) Tap More Titles to open a full-screen window that displays additional title templates available for download from Adobe.

    More titles
    More titles

Edit titles

To customize a title, do the following:

  1. Tap the title clip in the timeline to ensure it is selected (you can see the orange handles around it to know that it is selected).

  2. To edit text in the preview monitor, double-tap the text to get into editing mode to change the text.

    Editing titles
    Editing titles
  3. You can edit different layers of the title separately. Tap Layer from the bottom bar and select the layer you want to edit from the menu. You can change the font style, size, spacing, and color fill for each individual layer.

    Edit text and shape layers
    Edit text and shape layers


If you are not satisfied with the available fonts, you can access more fonts from Adobe Fonts. To find more fonts, tap the Creative Cloud icon next to Add Adobe Fonts from the Font menu. Then tap the Activate icon once you choose a font. The font is then added to the font list in Premiere Rush. You can use these activated fonts not just in Premiere Rush but in other Creative Cloud apps as well.

Add Transitions

You can add transitions between clips to blend changes from one video clip to another. The transitions options available are cross dissolve, dip to black, and dip to white.

To add a transition to your clip, do the following:

  1. Select a clip from the timeline.

  2. Tap the Transitions icon.

  3. To add a transition to the start and end of a clip, tap a preferred transition style. The transition is applied to the beginning and end of the clip.


     You may need to zoom into your timeline to better preview transitions on your clips.

    Add transition
    Add transition
  4. To add a transition to only one side of a clip, drag a transition style and place it over the edge of a clip.

    You can see a white highlighted section on your clip that shows you where the transition will be placed before you drop it. You may need to zoom into your timeline to more easily drag, drop, and preview transitions on your clips.

  5. To adjust the duration of the transition, use the duration slider or tap on the transition in the timeline to bring up the orange handles that you can drag in or out to change the duration of the transition.

    Change duration of transition
    Change duration of transition

Adjust Color

To add a color preset or filter to a clip in your timeline, do the following:

  1. Select the clip in the timeline.

  2. Tap the Color icon and select a preset.

    Add color
    Add a color preset
  3. To adjust the intensity of the preset you have chosen, tap Intensity and move the slider left or right to reduce or increase the intensity of the preset.

  4. You can also adjust the following settings manually to further enhance the look of your clip (you can do this with or without a preset selected):

    • Exposure: Adjust the exposure of the clip.
    • Contrast: Adjust the contrast of the clip.
    • Highlights: Adjust the brightness of the light areas in the clip.
    • Shadows: Adjust the darkness of the darker areas in the clip.
    • Temperature: Fine-tune the white balance by moving the slider to the left to make the video appear cooler, and to the right for warmer colors.
    • Tint: Fine-tune the white balance by moving the slider to the left to add a green tint and move it to the right to add a magenta tint.
    • Vibrance: Adjust the intensity of the more muted colors in the clip with less effect on the higher-saturated colors.
    • Saturation: Adjust the saturation of all colors in the clip equally from 0 (monochrome) to 100 (double the saturation).
    • Faded Film: Apply a faded film effect to the clip.
    • Sharpening: Adjust edge definition to create a sharper-looking video.
    • Vignette: Amount: Set the amount of lightening or darkening along the edges of an image.
    • Feather: Define the edge of the vignette. A smaller value creates a harder, sharper edge, whereas, a larger value indicates a softer, thicker edge.
  5. To revert the adjustments, you made to the preset, tap the Reset icon.

  6. Toggle the on/off option to view the clip with or without the color adjustments applied to it (preview the look of the clip before and after your color adjustments).

  7. To create a preset, tap Options and select Create Preset from the pop-up list. Enter a name and tap Save.

     Your new custom preset is saved under Your Presets.

    Create preset
    Create preset

Add audio

Adding and editing audio
Adding and editing audio

Set the mood for your videos by adding music. You can add music saved on your device or choose from the soundtracks that are included with the app.

  1. Tap the plus (+) icon. Then tap Media > Audio

  2. Select the audio clip. The selected clips are shown at the bottom of the screen. Once you have made your selections, tap Add

  3. You can edit your audio clips just like any other clips in your timeline.

    To refine an audio clip, select it in the timeline and tap Audio on the bottom bar to open the Audio controls. To open the Audio controls, double-tap on the audio clip itself in the timeline. You can now access all of the audio refinement tools.

    To learn what you can do with these audio options, see Edit your audio tracks

Export video

Exporting video
Exporting video

Click the Export icon at the top of the app and then select one of the following quality settings:

Automatic    Default setting that matches the media in your timeline.

Other options

  • 720p Match frame rate
  • 720p 30fps
  • 1080p Match frame rate
  • 1080p 30fps

Tap Export, and Premiere Rush starts to render and export your video. Wait for a few moments while Premiere Rush renders your video. Do not close the app or lock your phone while rendering is taking place.

Once rendering is complete, your video is saved to your device (camera roll) and you are ready to share your video on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or Behance.

For more information on export options while exporting to these social media channels, see Export or change your video.

Access synced projects across desktop and iOS devices

Syncing across desktop and mobile devices
Syncing across desktop and mobile devices

Syncing your projects in Premiere Rush lets you create, edit, and share your videos anywhere. It's a great way to:

  • Capture footage and edit videos while on the go.
  • Edit the videos further later on your desktop.
  • Share your videos from your mobile device to Facebook, Instagram, and other social media channels.

All changes you make in Premiere Rush on your iOS device are reflected in Premiere Rush on the desktop. Any changes made in Premiere Rush on the desktop are synced to mobile as well, so you always have access to your latest edits wherever you go.

How syncing works

To ensure that your projects get synced across devices, make sure that Sync with Creative Cloud is selected (by default, this is turned on) while adding media to your project. If you had turned it off but would now like to access your project on another device, tap the three dots next to your project on the Project Browser screen and tap Turn sync on.

All of your projects are linked to your Adobe ID, which is your user ID that you create with a Creative Cloud membership.

If you use multiple Adobe IDs and want to sync projects across multiple devices, make sure that you are logged into the same Adobe ID account in Premiere Rush on all of your devices. On a given device, you see only the projects for the account that Premiere Rush is logged into.

Premiere Rush syncs both the project and its media to Creative Cloud, so that you can work seamlessly across all of your devices. Media that has been synced is saved to Creative Cloud Files. 


Premiere Rush does not copy media imported from Creative Cloud to Creative Cloud Files. This is because your media is already stored where Premiere Rush can directly access it.

How do I know if my projects are synced?

A synced project is saved in Creative Cloud, making it available for you to edit on all of your devices. A project that is not synced can only be opened and edited on the device on which it was created.

In the Your Projects screen (after launching the app), you see icons next to the project name that indicate the sync status of the project.

Icon indicating the sync status of the project
Icon indicating the sync status of the project

To understand your project's sync status, see the icons and descriptions in this table.

Sync Icon on mobile Sync icon on desktop Project Sync Status What happens when you tap or click the project?

Device only and not in the cloud, so this project cannot be accessed on other devices Project remains only on this device until you turn sync on. Turn syncing on for this project by going to Your Projects and tapping on "•••" > "Turn sync on."

Device and cloud, so this project can be accessed on all devices Opens the project with the latest edits, whether those edits were made on this device or another device. For more information, see How do I resolve sync errors?
Cloud only and not currently on the device, but this project can be accessed on all devices

Downloads the project to the device and opens it.

Syncing in progress Opens the project, and syncing to the cloud continues until completed.

How do I troubleshoot sync errors?

If the project version on your device is different from the project available in the cloud, Premiere Rush alerts you that a newer version of the project is available. You can then save a copy of your project in its current state, or overwrite it with the version that is saved in the cloud.

Resolving project conflict errors
Resolving project conflict errors
  • Click Save copy: To create a copy of your project in its current state. Premiere Rush creates a copy of the project, so you have two separate projects in your project browser.
  • Click Overwrite: To overwrite the currently opened project with the version of the project that exists in the cloud. It closes the currently opened project and takes you back to Your Projects so that you can open the most recent/cloud version of the project.

For more troubleshooting issues related to sync, see Troubleshoot synchronization issues.

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