A series of tips and tricks that you can use while capturing and editing videos.

Capturing footage


Capture stable video

Use a tripod to capture steady video.

If you are on the go, look out for options to use the ground, a wall, or another object to brace the camera and get interesting visual perspectives. 

Consider the final output while filming

If you are planning to create a Youtube video, shoot the video in landscape mode. If you want to share your videos on Facebook or Instagram stories, then a portrait mode is preferable.

If you are not sure where you will be posting the video, you can shoot vertical and then change the video aspect ratio in Premiere Rush later. 

For more information, see Change video aspect ratio.



Use the Premiere Rush app to capture video

Premiere Rush on iOS offers advanced video capture capabilities that provide you DSLR-like options to adjust ISO, white balance, shutter speed, frame rate, and more.

For more information, see Create and share videos on the go using Adobe Premiere Rush CC on iOS.

Use the grid

Use the grid to implement the rule of thirds while capturing video. The rule of thirds is a key technique to improve the composition and balance of your images.

When you shoot in Premiere Rush, you can enable the grid by clicking the grid icon at the top of the screen.



Go easy on the zoom

If you are filming using your mobile camera, try to move closer to what you are filming rather than zooming in, which can cause loss in quality. 

If moving closer to the action is not an option, consider whether you can crop the footage while editing. For more information, see Crop and rotate a clip.

Do an audio check before recording

If you plan to record sound with your video, make sure you do a quick sound check before starting to capture video. Doing a sound check makes you aware of any ambient noise or weird echoes that the camera is picking up. 

Note, you can always edit out background noise and remove echoes while editing. For more information, see Refine voice clips.


Editing videos


Use keyboard shortcuts

Learn the keyboard shortcuts you can use for editing. Knowing the keyboard shortcuts can speeden up your editing workflows.

For more information, see Keyboard shortcuts.

Use audio or sound effects

Adding music and sound effects is the easiest way to add depth and layers to your project. Take advantage of the free soundtracks available with Premiere Rush, or add your own music. You can also record voiceovers while editing your video.

For more information, see Add and refine audio.



Create design thumbnails and titles that pop

Your video thumbnail and title is what gets viewers to click on your video (if you are sharing on YouTube). 

Use a high-quality still image or video as your thumbnail. Also, make use of professionally-designed Motion Graphics templates available on Stock to get your video more visibility.

For more information, see Share your video on your YouTube channel.

Add interest to your videos by creating cool cutaway or picture-in-picture effects

Showing footage from just one angle can be monotonous for the viewer. Try creating cutaway or picture-in-picture effects by adding a clip above another clip on the timeline to show two different perspectives of a single event. 



Ask your viewers to subscribe to your channel

When you upload a new video to YouTube, add an annotation or a note in the description asking your viewers to subscribe if they like your clip.

Note: Not all viewers will subscribe simply because you are asking, but there are a lot of people who will subscribe because you are asking when they may not have thought of doing so otherwise.

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