Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Reasons to switch to Premiere Pro

Get an overview of what Premiere Pro offers, learn the basics of switching from other nonlinear editing systems, and see why others in the industry have made the switch. (Read, 7 min)

Switching from your familiar nonlinear editor to Adobe Premiere Pro CC is easier than you might think.

Over 50 new features have been added to Premiere Pro since the June 2013 release (7.0) to help you make the transition — including common commands, panels, and keyboard shortcuts.

Reasons to switch

To get an overview of what Premiere Pro can offer, read the following Top 10 reasons to switch (PDF, 365 KB):

  • Integration with Adobe video and audio tools
  • Intuitive, precise, and customizable editing tools
  • Support for 4K, raw, and mezzanine codecs
  • Industry-leading performance with Adobe Mercury Playback Engine
  • Import and export from Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X
  • Color workflows
  • Enhanced audio control and performance
  • Multicam editing
  • Uninterrupted playback
  • Synced settings and training via Adobe Creative Cloud

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.

Migrating projects from Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro CC

Switch from Avid Media Composer

Learn the simple workflow for exporting projects from Avid Media Composer and importing them into Premiere Pro.

Migrating projects from Avid Media Composer to Premiere Pro CC

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.

Switching from Avid Media Composer to Premiere Pro CC

Meet some switchers

See why others in the industry have made the switch.

The LA Kings’ in-house production team, Kings Vision, switched from Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro to wow fans with a content-rich documentary series.

LA Kings’ in-house production team switches from Final Cut Pro

Long-time editor of such high-profile music videos as Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize," Marilyn Manson's "The Dope Show," and The Chemical Brothers' "Out of Control," Bill Yukich has made the switch from Avid Media Composer to Premiere Pro for his work on the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers' video, "Brendan's Death Song."

Bill Yukich switches from Avid Media Composer