Capture, edit, and share videos using Adobe Premiere Rush CC on your iOS device. All of your projects and latest edits are synced to the cloud, so any changes made on your iOS devices are automatically synced to Adobe Premiere Rush CC on your desktop.

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. 

Install and sign-in to Premiere Rush on iOS

You can install Premiere Rush from iTunes.

To install Premiere Rush, the following minimum hardware and software is required.

  • Requires iOS 11 or later
  • Compatible with iPhone 7 and newer (devices with A9 ARM chip or higher)
  • Compatible with iPad (devices with A9 ARM chip or higher)

Get started creating videos with Premiere Rush using the following instructions.

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

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

  3. Get started creating videos using the following instructions.

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."

Premiere Rush automatically separates the scenes for you into separate clips laid out on to your timeline.

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 - and you see them populate in your storyline at the bottom of the screen as you tap on / add your media. Once you’ve made your selections, type in a project name, and tap Create to import them into your project.

Sync with CC enables you to access your project across all of your mobile and desktop devices.

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

Capture photos and videos

Use Premiere Rush's built-in capture experience to take photos and videos instead of using the device's native camera app. 

You can use AUTO mode to simply set your focus and white balance with 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, tap on the plus (+) button in the Project Browser and then tap Take Video or Photo. The Premiere Rush camera defaults to AUTO mode. 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. Once you've set your capture settings, record video by tapping the red button and capture photos by tapping on the camera icon next to the red button. When you are done 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: A grid dividing the screen into thirds is overlaid on the screen to be used as a guide while you shoot.

B: Flash: You can use one of the following Flash options:

  • Flash Off: Flash never fires when you take a picture.
  • Flash Automatic: Flash only fires in low light situations.

C: Torch: The flash on the back camera stays 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

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

B: Shutter: 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.

C: Exposure Meter: Automatically calculates the level of exposure based on your ISO and shutter settings.

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

Exposure Bias: Use the Exposure Bias adjustment to either underexpose or overexpose the camera believes are the correct's current settings. 

White Balance options

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

A: Temp: Temperature refers to the warmth or coolness of your shot.

B: Tint: Tint applies a green to violet color correction to a shot.

C: 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: The 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

A: Resolution: You can shoot 480p, 580p, 720p, 1080p, or 4K videos using the Premiere Rush camera. Default value is 1080p.

B: 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. Default value is 30 frames per second.

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

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. It 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’ve added a clip to a project, but don’t want to use the entire clip all at once.

To split a clip in 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.

Duplicate or delete 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.

Add titles

Adding and editing titles
Adding and editing titles

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

To add a title, tap the blue (+) button and choose Title. Tap a preferred style from the choices that appear on the screen to apply that style to your title clip. You can also drag a preferred style from the choices and drop it directly into the timeline.

Customize the title in the Edit tab of the Title panel. You can change the font, font color, shape color, and more.

To edit text in the preview monitor, double tap it.

TIP: If you are not satisfied with the built-in fonts within the Title panel font dropdown, you can access more fonts from Adobe Fonts. To find more fonts, tap Adobe Fonts. Then tap the cloud sync icon once you choose a font. The font is then available in the font drop-down list in Premiere Rush.

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 you can choose from the soundtracks that are included with the app (Tap the blue + button > Media > Audio > Rush Soundtracks).

Tap the plus (+) icon. Then tap Media > Audio > Add. The audio clip is added to an audio track in the timeline.

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

To refine your audio clip, select it in the timeline and tap Audio on the bottom bar to open the Audio panel. To open the audio panel, 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 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 mobile

Syncing across desktop and mobile
Syncing across desktop and mobile

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 make in 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 the project. If you had turned it off, but would now like to access your project on another device, on the Project browser screen, tap the three dots next to your project and tap Turn sync on.


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

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

On a given device, you see only the projects for the account that Premiere Rush is logged into. 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.

Premiere Rush’s sync feature 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. Project files are synced to Creative Cloud Files. Media files are saved to either Creative Cloud or Dropbox.


Premiere Rush does not copy media imported from Creative Cloud or Dropbox to managed storage. It is because your media are already in a stored cloud service and your systems can directly access it from the cloud service.

How do I know if my projects are synced?

A synced project is saved on the 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 Your Projects (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 on 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 conflicts errors
Resolving project conflicts 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 take 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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