What is Premiere Pro CC?

Premiere Pro CC is a powerful, customizable, nonlinear video editor that lets you edit your way. Import and combine virtually any type of media, from video shot on a phone to raw 5K and higher resolution footage, and then edit it in its native format without wasting time transcoding. The app offers a sleek, highly intuitive user interface, a customizable timeline, numerous editing shortcuts, and robust media management options. And because real-time performance is critical for rich, complex sequences, Premiere Pro CC delivers the fastest solution in the industry. The Adobe Mercury Playback Engine supports the vast majority of formats, and you can use multiple GPU cards to accelerate render and export times.

Premiere Pro CC is part of Adobe Creative Cloud, so you can keep your favorite settings, keyboard shortcuts, and workspace layouts in sync, on any machine, in any edit bay in the world. Plus, you get access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they’re available. Learn more about Creative Cloud.

Where can I learn more about new features?

See the What’s New page for details.

How does Premiere Pro CC compare with earlier versions?

Check out the Premiere Pro version comparison.

Technical questions

What are the minimum system requirements to run Premiere Pro CC?

See the system requirements for information.

Does Premiere Pro CC support high-resolution Retina display?

Yes, Premiere Pro CC offers HiDPI support for Mac and Windows computers with Retina display.

Do I need a specific graphics card to get faster performance when using the GPU-accelerated features?

Yes, the Mercury Playback Engine brings performance gains to all the graphics cards listed in the Premiere Pro CC system requirements. GPU acceleration makes the creative process more fluid and speeds up rendering for faster output. Adobe continually evaluates new cards for support. Learn more ›

What hardware will make Premiere Pro CC run even better?

Premiere Pro CC has a scalable architecture, so performance scales with the speed of your system. The minimum system requirements for your workflow depend on the type of content you plan to work with. With native 64-bit support, Premiere Pro CC can take advantage of all the available RAM on your system. For multicore systems, Adobe recommends 4GB or more of RAM per core. On any system, you will see substantial performance gains as you add more RAM. 16GB of RAM is a good baseline if you plan to run multiple applications simultaneously. Plus, the Adobe Mercury Transmit plug-in enables tighter integration with third-party I/O hardware.

Does Premiere Pro CC support the hardware, camera, and other software I use?

Premiere Pro supports a broad range of hardware and software for Mac OS and Windows, so you can choose from a range of workstations and capture cards to build the editing system that meets your needs and budget. Enhance your system with additional plug-ins, including many from Adobe After Effects. Premiere Pro CC works with a variety of third-party hardware, including capture cards and decks. Check third-party hardware compatibility for the most current listing of supported hardware.

With comprehensive video format compatibility, you can work with the formats you want, including natively editing files from the latest tapeless formats without transcoding or rewrapping. Edit all standard- or high-definition formats, from DV and HDV to HD and beyond. Some formats may require additional hardware.

Is Premiere Pro CC compatible with Windows 10?

Is Premiere Pro CC compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11)

Free trials

Where can I get a trial version of Premiere Pro CC?

With a free Creative Cloud membership, you can download a trial version of Premiere Pro CC — and other applications in Creative Cloud. When you upgrade to an All Apps plan, you’ll be able to download the full version of every Creative Cloud application.

Can I convert my trial version to a paid membership?

Yes. You can convert your trial to a Creative Cloud All Apps or Single App membership by purchasing on the Creative Cloud website. After you purchase your membership, your desktop product trial will automatically be licensed upon relaunch.

Purchasing options

How can I purchase Premiere Pro CC?

Learn more about purchasing options on the Creative Cloud plans page.

Learning Premiere Pro

How can I get started with Premiere Pro CC?

Check out Premiere Pro CC Learn & Support for all you need to get started, with video and step-by-step-tutorials as well as comprehensive product support from Adobe and our knowledgeable community.

Where can I find the manual?

You can find web and PDF versions of the Premiere Pro CC manual on the Premiere Pro Help page.