Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Adobe Premiere Pro?, part of Getting Started with Premiere Pro CC (2015).
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- Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the world's most popular non-linear editing applications and it's used to edit everything from short, simple, independent projects to large-scale feature films. As a standalone software, it's truly powerful and offers a wide array of innovative tools for video editing and extremely expansive effects tool set, dynamic audio editing capabilities, a great take on multi-cam editing, simple tools for title creation, some really deep color-correction capabilities as well as useful and innovative media and project management tools.
But, Adobe Premiere Pro isn't just a standalone app. Rather, it's part of the Adobe Creative Suite. There are many applications within this package of software applications and you have the ability to work seamlessly and instantly between so many of these. So if I wanted to edit my program in Premiere Pro, but quickly create titles and graphics in Adobe Photoshop, I can. The integration between these apps is truly seamless. Or if I want to edit in Premiere Pro, but clean up and enhance my audio in Adobe Audition, that's easy too.
I just send my audio over, make my adjustments... And the changes are reflected back in Premiere. Or perhaps I want to interface with Adobe After Effects, the extremely powerful motion-graphics program. That's not only easy, it's instant. Any changes I make in After Effects are automatically made in my Premiere Pro project without even saving. These are just some of the ways that the Adobe Creative Suite applications are integrated and you can check out many of these in the "Adobe Premiere Pro Essential Training" course which is the parent training for this "Getting Started" course as well as many other courses in the lynda.com online training library.
Finally, another way that Premiere Pro is a special application is that it's part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. The Adobe Creative Cloud is a subscription-based model where you pay monthly for access to one or more applications within the Creative Suite. So, pay for them all if you use them all the time or if you just need an app for a month, then just dial in, get the app for the monthly price and then stop paying when you don't need it anymore. A really handy way to work with the software. It's also based on a model that ensures its users have the latest version of each of the pieces of software within the Adobe Creative Suite.
So you don't wait for major releases and no extra purchasing to access additional versions. This is useful because if Premiere Pro has an update for its software for example and the rest of the Creative Suite doesn't, you can just grab the update for Premiere and not be forced to wait for the entire Creative Suite to update. This is a nice, customized way to making sure everybody gets what they need. And finally, it ensures that you have the ability to sync and backup your settings and files and that you have instant access to these personal settings and files no matter where you are logged-in in the world.
This includes things like personal user settings or actual assets and media files. If you are familiar with Dropbox or a similar service, it's kind of like that. Instant access to whatever you put in your Creative Cloud space. Again, each of these points is explained in detail in the Premiere Pro Essential Training as well as other lynda.com courses, but I just wanted to briefly get you acquainted with these cool features here in this "Getting Started" course so that you can begin learning about the various things that Premiere Pro and its sister applications and Creative Cloud model have to offer.