Adobe Premiere RushCC
An accessible yet powerful video editor
$9.99 per month From Adobe Systems, Inc., adobe.com Made for iPad, iPhone (devices with A9 ARM chip) Needs iOS 11 or later
If you’ve used any computer–based video editing apps in the past then you’ll take to Adobe Premiere Rush CC like a duck to water. It has a classic non–linear video editing layout, with a bin for storing imported clips, a timeline to trim and rearrange the order of your clips, and a viewer to see how your program is shaping up. If you’re new to video editing then Adobe Premiere Rush CC is a great place to start as it walks you through its importing and editing tools with a tutorial. Indeed, as video editing apps go it is aimed at the novice rather than the pro as it is stripped down to the essential video editing tools. If you require extra bells and whistles such as the ability to keyframe picture–in–picture effects or perform green screen compositing then opt for the more advanced Luma Fusion.
Many of us source video clips using our iPhone or iPad. Thanks to Adobe Premiere Rush CC you can film footage on location, sit down for a coffee break, and start cutting your raw material into a slickly edited video. If there are problems with a clip’s colors and tones then you can fix them with ease. Cold color casts can be warmed up and under–exposed shadows lightened without blowing out the highlights. Any tone or color correction edits that you
make can be saved as a user preset that you can apply to other clips in a tap. When adding a voiceover to link your clips together, any competing background sound can be set to duck automatically when you speak. The app has a limited collection of transitions but it does provide the essential fade up, fade down, and the classic cross dissolve. A collection of editable presets provide titles and captions that add icing to an already well–made cake.
You may want to share the edited footage from your on– location editing session straight to social media sites such as Facebook or Instagram. Adobe Premiere Rush CC enables you to create a cropped square version of your footage so that it will display correctly when viewed in a social media feed. Alternatively, you can start editing on your iPad and finish your work from the comfort of a desktop copy of Adobe Premiere Rush CC, as you can run the app on two devices that share access to your footage via the Cloud.
Adobe Premiere Rush CC is worth downloading as you can use it for free via the starter plan and quickly get to grips with its tools. However, after sharing three edited videos you’ll need to upgrade to one of Adobe’s paid plans before you can share any more. Given that Premiere Rush CC has less color grading presets and fewer transitions than those in the free iOS version of iMovie we can’t recommend it as a must–have app, but it’s worth a look if you already subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud.
Combine four video layers with three audio layers and mix using transitions.
Customize the collection of title presets or download new ones from Adobe Stock.
Grade colors and tones in a tap (or save your own custom versions).