Adobe Premiere Pro
Latest release CS3 (3.2) / April 14, 2008
OS Windowssmall.png XP (HP), Vista (PBEU)
Genre Video editing software
License Proprietary
File format(s) .prproj
Website Adobe Premiere Pro Home Page

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Adobe Premiere Pro, formerly known as Adobe Premiere, is a real-time, timeline based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Suite, a suite of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications made by Adobe Systems. Premiere Pro has many hardware and software partners, and is included as an OEM package with high-end video editing cards, such as the Matrox RT.X2.


Premiere Pro is a rewritten version of Adobe Premiere, and was launched in 2003. Although Premiere was available for the Macintosh, Premiere Pro 1.x and 2.0 do not support Mac OS due to the engineering costs of cross-platform development, and multiple competing products on Mac OS. However, Premiere Pro CS3 (3.0), released on July 1, 2007, is available for both the Windows and Macintosh operating systems (only Intel-based Macs are supported).

Since its rewrite, Premiere Pro is growing in acceptance by the film and video industry,Template:Fact and has been used in such movies as Dust to Glory by Dana Brown, and Superman Returns[1] (for the video capture process), and other venues such as Madonna's Confessions Tour.[2]

Version 1.5, released in 2004, improved support for high-definition video content, and added new project management tools and new filters. It also included support for 24p footage (such as footage from Panasonic's DVX-100). Version 1.5.1 added support for HDV. Version 2.0 further refines 24p and HDV editing, and it is the first major NLE to natively support the Canon 24F[3] format on cameras such as the Canon XL H1, with an additional update.[4][5] Premiere Pro CS3 added support for output to Blu-ray Disc, MPEG-4/H.264 and Flash-based web sites, as well as "Time Remapping," a simplified variable frame rate implementation. Premiere Pro CS3 3.1.0 added native Panasonic P2 MXF import, editing and export of DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO HD material.

Since version 2.0, Premiere Pro has required the processor to support SSE2, which is unavailable in some older processors.[6]

An entry-level version, Adobe Premiere Elements, is available for the consumer market.

Premiere Pro faces direct competition in the marketplace from Sony Vegas, products from Avid, and Apple's Final Cut Pro.

Release historyEdit

Version Platform Release date Significant changes
Adobe Premiere 1.0 Mac December 1991[7]
  • First release of Premiere
  • QuickTime multimedia and VideoSpigot format support
  • PICT image support
  • Supported up to 160 x 120 pixels movie creation
  • Supported 8-bit audio
  • Supported output to video tape[7][8]
Adobe Premiere 2.0 Mac September 1992[9]
  • QuickTime video and audio capture support
  • Title creation
  • Title, Sequence, and Construction windows
  • Slow/fast motion support
  • 5 audio and 41 movie/still-image filters
  • 49 special effects
  • 16-bit, 44 kHz audio support
  • Filmstrip file format introduced
  • Numbered PICT sequence support
  • EDL support
  • Illustrator text import
  • SMTPE timecode support[9][10]
Adobe Premiere 3.0 Mac August 1993[11]
  • 99 stereo audio tracks
  • 97 video tracks
  • Video waveform monitor
  • Sub-pixel motion and field rendering
  • Batch digitizing
  • Full framerate preview from disk
  • Enhanced title window[11]
Adobe Premiere 1.0 Windows September 1993[12]
  • First release of Premiere application for Windows platform
  • 24-bit AVI and QuickTime video format support
  • Autodesk Animator file support
  • AVI, AIFF, and WAV audio format support
  • Still image support (Photoshop, BMP, DIB, PCX, PICT, PCX, and TIFF formats)
  • Two video tracks, three audio tracks, and one transition and superimpose track
  • No EDL, titling, and motion and device control available in then current Mac (v3.0) release[13][14][15]
Adobe Premiere 1.1 Windows February 1994[16]
  • AdobeCap video capture module
  • Expanded graphics and audio file support
  • TARGA and ADPCM file support
  • Image sequence import support[16][17]
Adobe Premiere 4.0 Mac July 1994[18]
  • Support for 97 superimposition tracks plus two A/B tracks
  • Trim window
  • Dynamic previewing
  • Custom filter and transition creation
  • Time variable filters
  • Batch capture
  • Time-lapse capture
  • NTSC 29.97 frame rate support[18][19][20]
Adobe Premiere 4.0 Windows December 1994[21]
  • Adobe moves Windows platform release of Premiere directly from v1.1 to v4.0
  • Premiere 4.0 for Windows matches capabilities of Premiere 4.0 for Macintosh[22]
Adobe Premiere 4.2 Mac October 1995[23]
  • CD-ROM Movie Maker Plug-in
  • Data rate analysis tool
  • Power Macintosh-native Sound Manager 3.1[23]
Adobe Premiere 4.2 Windows April 1996[24]
  • 32-bit architecture
  • Long File Names support
  • Background compiling
  • Batch movie maker
  • 4K output support
  • Right-mouse button support
  • Uninstaller utility[25]
Adobe Premiere 4.2 for Silicon Graphics UNIX/SGI July 1997[26]
  • SGI O2 platform exclusive release
  • IRIX 6.3 integration
  • OpenGL accelerated versions of transition and special effects plug-ins
  • Platform-specific plug-ins by Silicon Graphics for combining 3D and video content[27]
Adobe Premiere 5.0 Windows and Mac May 1998[28]
  • Source/Program editing
  • Title window editor
  • Keyframeable audio and video filters
  • Collapsible tracks
  • Up to three hour project length support[28][29]
Adobe Premiere 5.1 Windows and Mac October 1998[30]
  • QuickTime 3.0 support
  • DPS Perception support
  • Preview to RAM
  • "Smart" Preview file Timeline export
  • Multi-threaded, dual processor support[30]
Adobe Premiere 6.0 Windows and Mac January 2001[31]
  • Support for web video and DV formats
  • OHCI support
  • Title editor
  • Storyboard
  • Audio mixer
  • Timeline video track keyframes
Adobe Premiere 6.5 Windows and Mac August 2002
  • Real-time preview
  • Adobe Title Designer
  • Exporting to DVD as MPEG-2
Adobe Premiere Pro 1.0
(Adobe Premiere 7.0)
Windows August 21 2003
  • Rewritten source code for the whole program
  • Multiple nested timelines
  • Color correction tools
  • Sample-level audio editing
  • Track-based audio effects
  • 5.1 surround sound support
  • VST audio filters and ASIO audio hardware support
  • AAF export
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 Windows May 24 2004
  • Project Manager
  • Panasonic 24p support
  • Effects favorites
  • Project-ready Photoshop file creation
  • Automatic loading of built-in After Effects plug-ins
  • After Effects clipboard support
  • One-click color correction
  • AAF and EDL import and export
  • New DeEsser and DeHummer audio filters
  • New GPU effects
  • Bezier keyframe controls
Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5.1 Windows March 1 2005
  • HDV support
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Windows January 17 2006
  • Docking Workspaces
  • Multicam editing
  • Adobe Clip Notes
  • Dynamic Link with After Effects projects
  • DVD authoring from the timeline
  • Native HDV editing
  • Native SD and HD support
  • Enhanced color-correction tools
  • 10-bit and 16-bit color resolution support
  • 32-bit internal color processing
  • GPU-accelerated rendering
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 Windows and Mac OS X July 1 2007
  • Output to DVD and Blu-ray Disc
  • High-quality slow motion with time remapping
  • Direct-to-disc recording and professional on-set monitoring
  • Publish Adobe Encore projects to the web
  • Multiple project panels with smart file search
  • Improved editing efficiency
  • Output for mobile devices
  • Help documentation available online
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 v3.1.0 Windows and Mac OS X October 18 2007
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 v3.2.0 Windows and Mac OS X April 14 2008

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