Learn how to get started using Premiere Pro, a non-linear editing software for filmmakers, television broadcasters, journalists, students, and videographers.
Premiere Pro is a non-linear editing software for filmmakers, television broadcasters, journalists, students, and videographers. Learn how you can get started using Premiere Pro, starting from importing rough footage all the way to a complete video.
After you have your footage ready in your computer, open Premiere Pro and get started editing.
If you don't have footage handy, but are looking to learn about Premiere Pro, try using the sample project files within the product. From the Home screen, click Learn > Get started to use the sample project.
If you are starting a new project, the New Project dialog launches. From the New Project dialog, you can specify the name and location of the project file, the video capture format, and other settings for your project. (See Creating and changing projects.) After you have chosen settings in the New Project dialog, click OK.
After you have exited the New Project dialog, the New Sequence dialog appears. Choose the sequence preset in the dialog that matches the settings of your footage. First, open the camera type folder, then the frame rate folder (if necessary), and then clicking a preset. Name the sequence at the bottom of the dialog, and then click OK.
If you need help choosing a sequence preset, see this FAQ entry: “How do I choose the right sequence settings?”
To open an existing project, click a link under Open A Recent Item in the Premiere Pro Start screen. After clicking a link, the project launches.
You can work on a project across computer platforms. For example, you can start on Windows and continue on macOS. A few functions change, however, as the project moves from one platform to the other.
You can create a project on one platform and then move it to another. Premiere Pro sets the equivalent sequence settings for the second platform, if there is an equivalent.
All video effects available on Mac OS are available in Windows. Windows effects not available on the Mac appear as offline effects if the project is opened on the Mac. All audio effects are available on both platforms. Effect presets work on both platforms (unless the preset applies to an effect not available on a given platform).
Presets created on one platform are not available on the other.
Preview files made on one platform are not available on the other. When a project is opened on a different platform, Premiere Pro rerenders the preview files. When that project is then opened on its original platform, Premiere Pro renders the preview files yet again.
Windows AVI files containing either 10-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed video (v210), or 8-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed video (UYVU) are not supported on macOS.
The playback quality of unrendered non-native files is not as high as playback quality of these files on their native platforms. For example, AVI files do not play back as well on Mac OS as they do on Windows. Premiere Pro renders preview files for non-native files on the current platform. Premiere Pro always renders preview files in a native format. A red bar in the timeline indicates which sections contain files needing rendering.
Accessibility refers to making products usable for people with visual, auditory, motor, and other disabilities.
Examples of accessibility features for software products include screen reader support, text equivalents for graphics, keyboard shortcuts, change of display colors to high contrast, and so on.
Premiere Pro provides some tools that make it accessible to use and tools that you can use to create accessible content.
For Premiere Pro video editors who need accessibility features, the application offers:
For more information, see Accessibility in Premiere Pro.