Open workflows with other NLEs

Applying the power of Adobe creative tools to projects from other NLEs

Bring the creative benefits of Adobe tools to your entire production project, exploring new possibilities with Adobe After Effects and other Adobe software. As you work in Adobe Premiere Pro software, you can collaborate more efficiently with colleagues by importing and exporting Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid projects. Consider switching from Final Cut Pro or Avid to Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

For Final Cut Pro users

Adobe Premiere Pro Quick Start Guide for Final Cut Pro 7 users

Robust XML import and export

Roundtrip projects between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro 7 (and earlier) without conversion or rerendering, preserving commonly used effects and transitions.  XML import and export allows for workflows with multiple other systems like Davinci Resolve.

OMF export

Export your audio in Open Media Framework (OMF) format for interchange with audio workstations. Then import the final audio back into Adobe Premiere Pro and use direct audio channel routing to preserve the final mix.

Robust Adobe metadata workflow

Use Speech Search and other metadata features to add intelligence to your assets. Metadata can be used downstream to engage viewers in new ways.

For Avid users

Adobe Premiere Pro Quick Start Guide for Avid users

Avid Media Composer project import and export

Use AAF project interchange to roundtrip projects between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Avid Media Composer without conversion or rerendering, preserving commonly used effects and transitions. AAF import and export is available on both Mac OS and Windows®. You can also import and export CMX3600 format Edit Decision Lists (EDLs).

Faster workflow with Photoshop files

Maximize the efficiency with which still images can be incorporated into video production. Import and animate Adobe Photoshop® layers in Adobe Premiere Pro. Instantly edit Adobe Premiere Pro stills in Photoshop, and then automatically match the frame size and aspect ratio of an Adobe Premiere Pro project — even in HD — when creating new files.

Better, faster workflow with After Effects

Import Final Cut Pro 7 (and earlier) or Avid sequences or projects into Adobe Premiere Pro and send the sequence through to After Effects, where you can create opening titles, animated graphics, and world-class special effects. Use Dynamic Link to see your After Effects compositions directly in the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline — in context with the rest of your edits — without rendering.


Unparalleled Adobe integration

Faster workflow with Photoshop files
Maximize the efficiency with which still images can be incorporated into video production. Import and animate Adobe Photoshop® layers in Adobe Premiere Pro. Instantly edit Adobe Premiere Pro stills in Photoshop, and then automatically match the frame size and aspect ratio of an Adobe Premiere Pro project — even in HD — when creating new files.

Better, faster workflow with After Effects
Import Final Cut Pro 7 (and earlier) or Avid sequences or projects into Adobe Premiere Pro and send the sequence through to After Effects, where you can create opening titles, animated graphics, and world-class special effects. Use Dynamic Link to see your After Effects compositions directly in the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline — in context with the rest of your edits — without rendering.

Collaborate without boundaries
Adobe Premiere Pro integrates with Adobe Anywhere* for video. Team members work with files on a shared server without downloading. Avoid versioning problems. Make and review edits from any location. Assemble the best team — with no geographic limits.

Stunning color workflows
Editing and color grading now work hand in hand. Quickly apply rich, beautiful, preset color grades in Adobe Premiere Pro thanks to the Lumetri Deep Color Engine. With the Looks Browser, preview and add looks from Adobe SpeedGrade as easily as adding a dissolve. Also import LUTs from other systems. Move projects seamlessly between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and SpeedGrade CC through Direct Link. Easily adjust cuts or fine-tune grades whenever you need to, so detail work goes more quickly.

Edit from your script
Adobe Story Plus — included with Creative Cloud membership — is a robust scriptwriting tool. Import scripts and the associated metadata with the new Story panel in Adobe Premiere Pro. Quickly navigate to specific scenes, locations, dialogue, and characters as you edit.

End-to-end metadata workflow
Use metadata that travels throughout your workflow for smarter editing and streamlined post-production. Import metadata-infused Adobe Story scripts and sync them to footage. Jump-start your edits by importing rough cuts with associated metadata from Adobe Prelude.

Adobe Exchange panel
Give your editing system a boost with the latest plug-ins and extensions. The Adobe Exchange panel is a convenient way to browse, install, and find support for free and paid add-ons.


Partner resources

Supported I/O devices
Extend the capabilities of Adobe Premiere Pro to handle any post-production workflow. As an open, customizable system with broad support for leading post-production hardware, Adobe Premiere Pro gives you more options to accelerate and extend your editing workflow.

Third-party plug-ins and tools
Add even more capability to Adobe Premiere Pro. Find the latest plug-ins available from third-party developers.

Developer Center
Enhance and extend the functionality of the already powerful real-time video and audio editing tools built into Adobe Premiere Pro. Developers can download the Adobe Premiere Pro software development kit (SDK) and find additional resources to begin working today to help take video production to an entirely new level.