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Adobe Premiere Pro



Premiere Pro CC 2014 splash screenAdobe Premiere has been available for editing since the early 1990s.  We first started supplying system with Premiere 1 in 1995! It has grown tremendously and Adobe now claim it is the number 1 editing program in use today.

Adobe Creative Cloud

You can rent Premiere as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.  There are two versions available - "normal" Creative Cloud, only available from Adobe, and Creative Cloud for Teams which you can buy from us at DVC.  The teams version is aimed at organisations with 3 or more users.  Both have exactly the same version of Premiere but the Teams version gives you more webspace, better support and better ways to control the licence.  Neither version runs off the Internet (it may be called "Cloud" but it still runs from your PC.

Click on the tab above or here to read more about the advantages and disadvantages of the Creative Cloud.

Premiere's Features

Premiere has a huge list of features and is constantly evolving.  It also talks to many of Adobe's other programs as well.  Click on any of the icons below to learn more about Premiere Pro's interface and the other Adobe programs.  You can also read about Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe's domestic user program, which has also improved tremendously and arguably has as good, if not better feature set than all the old non-pro version of Premiere.  if you are an occasional user to hobbiest then you may find it does enough for you.

DVC systems

Many people get their Creative Cloud directly from Adobe these days.  However you still need a powerful, properly set up computer to run the program and decent support.  If you rent direct from Adobe then buy a DVC custom-made system and we will install and test the software for you, and support both the PC and the Adobe software.  You can read more about DVC Premiere Pro systems here:http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Premiere_Systems.html




Adobe Premiere BoxAdobe Premiere is one of the longest established editing applications - we were using Premiere at DVC when we first started editing in 1995. It can handle many formats natively (i.e. without converting to a different format) and has a huge range of realtime effects if you use it with the right kind of graphic card. 

Adobe Creative Cloud

The latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro is only available via the Creative Cloud subscription service.  This is where you rent the software by paying a fixed amount per month, or a year's subscription in advance,  to use the software.  If you stop paying then you can no longer use the software

The subscription service has several advantages to buying the software:

♦    Price: assuming you were to upgrade a permanent licence version of the software every year, when a new version arrived, then the subscription works out cheaper than buying the software.
♦    Updates included: All updates to the program are included and you get updates to programs as soon as they are ready rather than when the next version arrives.
♦    Subscribers get some web storage space on the Adobe Cloud.

The disadvantages are:

♦    If you stop paying you can no longer use the program.
♦    Your computer needs to be connected to the Internet periodically to validate the licence.

Currently Adobe are also running and offer where by if you have a CS3/CS4 version of the software you can get the first years Creative Cloud membership at a discount. 

Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams

There are two variations of Creative Cloud - the regular Creative Cloud which you can only buy direct from Adobe and Creative Cloud for Teams, which is designed for business users and has a couple of advantages over the regular Creative Cloud:

♦    The main advantage is that the licenses are assigned by a central controller at your company and can be re-assigned easily. Regular Creative Cloud is assigned to an Adobe ID and if the person with that ID leaves the company the software licence goes with them. With Creative Cloud for teams this is not the case which makes it easy for the company to reassign licenses when people join and leave the company.
♦    Creative Cloud for teams gives you 100GB on-line disc storage space, with regular Creative Cloud you get 20GB.
♦    You get access to two "high level" support calls per licence - which means you get to a more experienced support person at Adobe than with the regular Creative Cloud. Of course, if you buy Creative Cloud for Teams from us at DVC you get access to our experienced support team as many times as you like.

Creative Cloud is not very "cloudy"

A common misconception about Creative Cloud is that you are editing in the Cloud and the software is not installed on your computer.  This is not the case.  You download the software and install it on your computer and then use it from your machine.  You only need to go on the internet once a month to validate the licence.  You do not have to install any of the updates that Adobe offers if you don't want to either - although as you are paying for regular updates we cannot think why you would not do this. There are some ways in which the Adobe software uses the Internet which are very useful BUT you do not have to use them if you don't want to.

Click here to read more about the ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD & CREATIVE CLOUD FOR TEAMS

Adobe CS6 permanent licences

Adobe have now stopped selling permanent licences of CS6. CS6 is nearly 3 years old and Adobe were not adapting it for new operating systems - so. for example, it has not been tested to work properly on Windows 10 or the latest Apple O/s. It seems to work OK on Windows 10, although not on Apple's El Capitan O/S. Adobe are never going to update it either which meant they really needed to stop selling it - quite apart from the fact that they would prefer you to rent instead.

The downside is that the rental version needs to connect to the Internet once a month to validate the licence. Some users cannot connect their editing machines to the Internet for security reasons so Adobe have introduced an CC for Teams option for some of these users (the option is only available to large production companies and some corporate establishments). Please contact us for more details.



DVC one to one and group training courses

We run training course or Adobe Premiere Pro (all versions) as well as Adobe Encore either at our premises in Brighton or at your own premises.

Click here for more information.

DVC TRAINING discs on ADOBE PREMIERE PRO

We have a DVC made training DVDs for both Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Encore.  You can order these from the website for immediate download or to be sent by post.

♦    Click here to read more about our Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 training disc
♦    Click here to read more about our Adobe Encore CS6 training disc.

You can buy these separately or as a bundle.

Free DVC Training

We have some training videos available to view on line:

♦    What's new in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
♦    Audio editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
♦    Motion tracking in After Effects CS5
♦    Using the Chapter index feature in Encore CS5


What’s good

  • Very comprehensive, lots of features, huge array of effects.
  • Excellent audio editing - edit right down to the sample level, plus a comprehensive mixer, plug in support and 5.1 surround sound support.
  • Third party support - including Blackmagic's range of cards that offer cheap i/o and greatly enhances the effects..
  • Integrates well with other Adobe applications - you can export chapter markers to Adobe Encore for DVD authoring and you can send an entire audio edit to Adobe Audition, remix it and then send the results back to Premiere Pro. The best has to be the integration with After Effects through the dynamic link.

What's bad

  • You have to pay monthly for the software and if you stop paying it stops working.
  • You have to connect to the Internet once a month to keep the licence alive.
  • You get loads of updates, which is good, but there is never a "definitive version". In pre-subscription days Adobe would produce a version, for example CS5, and by the third patch (CS5.03) it was working well and reliably. Adobe then started working on CS6 and left CS5 alone. Now they know that everyone will get the next update anyway so it sometimes appears that all the updates do is fix old bug, and then introduce new features with new bugs. The same could be said of other software subscriptions, such Avid's but Adobe's track record is just a little bit worse. Adobe have also introduced more new features than everyone else.

 

Premiere Pro vs the rest

Is Premiere Pro the best program available?  The truth is that all the major programs have some good points and some bad points and none are the definitive program.  We have made a comparison between the three major programs, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and Grass Valley EDIUS.

Click here for the comparison of Adobe Premiere, Grass Valley EDIUS, Avid Media Composer and Sony Vegas.



Adobe Premiere Elements

Adobe Premiere Elements is Adobe's entry level editing program, however, these days even "entry level" programs are packed with features.  The interface is designed to be as user friendly as possible and presents you with ways of doing "automatic" edits and a simple, clip-based, timeline, but if you go past those and start using the advanced interface you find a lot of powerful features, many of which work in a very similar way to the full version of Adobe Premiere Pro.  There are many differences between the two some of which are:

  • Limited format support - Elements will load most standard def formats, AVCHD & HDV, and may Quicktime and MP4 formats.   However it will not load more broadcast orientated formats like XDCAM, DVC Pro and Canon FX.
  • Only one timeline - Premiere Pro supports multiple timelines to you can split your edit into smaller sections or have several versions of an edit.  Premiere Elements is similar to The old non-Pro versions of Premiere with just one timeline.  This is possibly the feature we miss most with Elements!
  • No support for 3rd party devices - We think it is important to be able to view your edits on a proper screen connected to the PC.  Elements is not supported by any Third party manufacturers unfortunately so you cannot do this.
  • Limited dual screen support - the program cannot be spread over two screens with as much customisation as the full Premiere Pro.  In this Elements is similar to other low cost programs like Pinnacle Studio.  Only EDIUS Neo can be customised to the same degree as the full edit program.
  • Limited menu support for Blu-ray and DVD - the disc writing is actually very good and you can customise the menus to a greater extend than most programs but it still creates discs with a main menu and chapter menu with very little option to change.  This is similar to all other low cost programs; you have to "move up" to the full Adobe Premiere or Sony DVD Architect for better disc writing.

Elements does have some features not included with the full version of Premiere such as motion tracking on some effects and stop motion capture.

Click here to read more about Premiere Elements.


CC For Teams Premiere Pro CC 1 year subscription

CC For Teams Premiere Pro CC 1 year subscription

Price:266.76  +VAT  (320.11 Inc. VAT at 20%)

The equivelant of 22.23+VAT per month for the 1st year. One year commitment, all money paid up front, to DVC, not to Adobe (no payment details will be kept either by us or Adobe).

This packages includes:

♦    Adobe Premiere Pro CC2015 and earlier versions back to Premiere Pro CS6.
♦    Adobe Encore CS6
♦    Adobe Media Encoder

Plus 20GB on-line storage and 2 tech support call to high end support at Adobe.  Of course if buying from DVC you will get tech support from us as well.

To see a comparison over CC for Teams vs normal Creative Cloud please visit : http://www.adobe.com/uk/creativecloud/business/teams/plans.html


CC For Teams Premiere Pro CC upgrade from Premiere Pro CS5 and above -  1 year subscription

CC For Teams Premiere Pro CC upgrade from Premiere Pro CS5 and above - 1 year subscription

Price:171.48  +VAT  (205.78 Inc. VAT at 20%)

When you buy CC for Teams from us at DVC you pay the whole year in one lump at the start. If you rent from Adobe you pay per month - the prices on the Adobe site are also quoted per month. The above price is the equivelant of 14.29+VAT per month for the 1st year, the same as the regular Adobe CC plan; they have no option for an upgrade for owners of CS5 and later.

The Teams upgrade version is the same price and gives you more on-line storage space and better support options.

You can only get one upgrade to CC per CS5 or later licence you own.

Do I pay monthly or yearly?

With Creative Cloud for Teams you pay a yearly fee up front to the reseller (i.e. us at DVC).  No payment details are stored by us at DVC or by Adobe.  if you use the "regular" Creative Cloud you pay monthly, direct to Adobe, and they do keep all your payment details on file.


SPECIAL OFFER : Creative Cloud For Teams Single user licence upgrade from CS5 or above 12 months subscription

SPECIAL OFFER : Creative Cloud For Teams Single user licence upgrade from CS5 or above 12 months subscription

Price:457.00  +VAT  (548.40 Inc. VAT at 20%)

The equivelant of 38.11+VAT per month for the 1st year. One year commitment, all money paid up front, to DVC, not to Adobe (no payment details will be kept either by us or Adobe).

If you own a CS5 Adobe product or above you can order this upgrade which gives you a reduced price for the first year. In the second year the price will rise to the regular subscription rate, or you can choose to cancel the subscription.. One year commitment, all money paid up front, to DVC, not to Adobe (no payment details will be kept either by us or Adobe). The price of the non-teams version for Creative Cloud is 38.11 per month and they have no option for an upgrade for owners of CS5 and later.

Therefore, the Teams version works out as teh same price and gives you more on-line storage space and better support options.

You can only get one upgrade to CC per CS5 or later licence you own and you cannot have used your copy for a previous upgrade.

Do I pay monthly or yearly?

With Creative Cloud for Teams you pay a yearly fee up front to the reseller (i.e. us at DVC).  No payment details are stored by us at DVC or by Adobe.  if you use the "regular" Creative Cloud you pay monthly, direct to Adobe, and they do keep all your payment details on file.


Creative Cloud For Teams Single user licence

Price:636.00  +VAT  (763.20 Inc. VAT at 20%)

Price 53+VAT per month for the 1st year. One year commitment, all money paid up front, to DVC, not to Adobe (no payment details will be kept either by us or Adobe).

This packages includes all the programs in the Adobe Creative Cloud, including:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe Encore CS6
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Speegrade
  • Adobe Prelude
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe InDesign

Plus 100GB on-line storage and 2 tech support call to high end support at Adobe.  Of course if buying from DVC you will get tech support from us as well.


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