Get an overview of what makes market-leading Adobe Premiere Pro the best choice for non-linear editing, learn the basics of switching from other non-linear editing systems, and see why others in the industry have made the switch.
New, streamlined workflows and features built with editors in mind make the transition to Premiere Pro easy. From common commands, intuitive panels for color grading, refining sound and building dynamic graphics, to keyboard shortcuts that mirror your muscle memory, Premiere Pro is the best choice for all editors from beginners to seasoned professionals.
Reasons to switch
To get an overview of what Premiere Pro can offer, read the following Top 10 reasons to switch (PDF, 301 KB):
- Integration with Adobe video and audio tools
- Intuitive, precise, and customizable editing tools
- Resolution independence: HD, UHD, 4K, and beyond
- Industry-leading file format support for editing with camera originals and mezzanine codecs
- Industry-leading performance with Adobe Mercury Playback Engine
- Import from Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X
- User-friendly color workflows
- Enhanced audio control and performance
- Multicam editing
- Uninterrupted playback
- Synced settings and training via Adobe Creative Cloud
- Native UI in 10 languages including English, French, and German
Basics of switching
If you currently work with another nonlinear editing system (NLE), such as Apple Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer, you will find that traditional editing paradigms are supported by Premiere Pro. Learn how to make the switch quickly (PDF, 296 KB). Topics include moving projects to Premiere Pro and keyboard shortcuts.
Switch from Final Cut Pro
Learn the simple XML workflow for exporting projects from Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro X and importing them into Premiere Pro.
Switch from Avid Media Composer
Learn the simple workflow for exporting projects from Avid Media Composer and importing them into Premiere Pro.
Learn Premiere Pro from an Avid perspective
Get the most out of using Premiere Pro from the perspective of a professional editor who has used Avid Media Composer for many years. Learn in this video series how to create familiar workspaces, migrate user settings, follow proper file management principles, and export media.
Meet some switchers
See why others in the industry have made the switch.
David Fincher's psychological drama for Netflix, "Mindhunter," leverages an all Adobe workflow, bringing editorial and VFX under one roof. Taking editorial from editing frames to considering every pixel, Fincher's team uses Premiere Pro and After Effects to push an evolution of editorial.
"Deadpool" director Tim Miller wanted to work in the future, with an uninterrupted workflow, so he chose Premiere Pro and After Effects to get the job done.