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How do I edit professionally with Adobe Premiere?

Video editing isn't easy. In this article, we tell you how to edit your video professionally with Adobe Premiere.
Rédigé par David Lefèvre
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Everyone can shoot video with their cameras. But what makes the difference between the best video and the rest is the editing. Today, there are several professional software packages for video editing. If you want to get started in this field, let us introduce you to Adobe Premiere. We’ll also show you how to edit professionally with Adobe Premiere.

What is Adobe Premiere?

Adobe Premiere is professional video editing software developed by Adobe Inc. It is widely used in the film, television and web industries to create and edit high-quality video. Premiere offers a wide range of advanced features such as non-linear editing, visual effects, color adjustment, audio mixing and efficient media management. Thanks to its tight integration with other Adobe products such as After Effects and Photoshop, Premiere enables users to work seamlessly on complex multimedia projects, offering powerful tools for the creation of professional video content.


How to edit professionally with Adobe Premiere ?

Copy your videos

For this first step, copy the videos you’ve taken with your camera into your computer. This way, you can unplug your external drive (flash, card…), as everything you need is already in the computer.

You need to be organized to be able to do your editing. You need to structure and put each element of your project in its place. To do this, create a folder for your montage in a location you like. Put in 3 sub-folders: 1 for your video files, which we’ll call “Rush”, 1 for your audio files and 1 for your special effects. This is a basic organization, but you can end up with several directories depending on your organization.

Select the videos you’ll need from your camera or external player. Copy them into the “Rush” folder you created earlier. To make it easier to identify your videos, you can change the display mode

Create your project

To create a new project, follow the steps below :

  • Launch Adobe Premiere software
  • Click on “New project” in the startup screen. Alternatively, click on File > new > Project in the main menu at the top.
  • Give your project a name
  • .

  • Define the final location of your video.
  • Click “OK” when you’re done.

Import your media

You may have your videos on your external hard drive or flash drive. You need to import them for Adobe Premiere to use.

First check the “Assimilate” checkbox at the top to have Adobe Premier save a copy of your multimedia.

Adobe Premiere then asks us to import our video. Double-click on this panel. Fetch your videos from the “Rush” folder. You can also organize these videos in a new “Rush” folder in the chutier panel. Do the same for your audios.

Explore source panel

To view a rush in a larger format, double-click on it. The source panel opens, and it will display the selected rush. It’s in this panel that we put the rush in the edit panel. This rush can be viewed by clicking on the play button. We can also section off part of the video by defining the in and out point. This is possible, by clicking on the hook icon opening where you want to start cutting. And you place the hook at the end of your sequence.

Create a sequence

This is the panel where you can do your video stitching. In this panel, we play with the timeline. To add a rush, drag the video in the source panel into this panel. If you’ve selected your video in the source, you’ll see that only the section is added to the edit. You have now created a timeline in the edit.

You’ll have the option of dragging only the video or audio part of your source by choosing the corresponding icon at the bottom of the source.

Repeat these steps for each rush you want to add to the edit. This is to make your sequence. You’ll see that when you play back the timeline elements in the edit panel, the videos will be stitched together.

 In the source panel, you can see a rush of your choice

Then start importing your videos by right-clicking and then “Import”. For keyboard shortcut. Repeat for each video you want to import.

In this panel, there are several tools such as :

  • The cutter
  • The slider
  • Etc.

Use a transition

Transitioning is the act of adding special effects to your video. To do this, click on Effect > Video transition. You’ll see several kinds of transition you can use. To add it to your sequence, simply drag it to the timeline you want it to appear in the editing panel.


All this is just a basic and brief creation. Adobe Premiere offers plenty of possibilities to help you edit video. It’s one of the best video editing software. Familiarize yourself with its basic features. But if you want to do something more professional and grandiose, learn in detail how to use this tool. In case you want to have a more chic and well-made rendering, don’t hesitate to call a professional video editing freelancer on BeFreelancr or Fiverr…. You’re sure to find a good video editor on this freelance platform.

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