Adobe’s Premiere Rush CC, which arrived on the desktop and iOS last October, is now available on Android. The video-editing app is a simplified, mobile version of Adobe’s more powerful Creative Cloud software, but borrows some key features from Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition. For example, there are motion graphics templates from Adobe Stock for smooth transitions and auto-ducking features that balance and adjust audio to the background music.
Adobe says the app is tailored to YouTubers and online video creators, with exporting options optimized for social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. That means you can input your video title and add metadata like descriptions in Premiere Rush, without having to go through the process in each individual app. The app also automatically syncs projects to the cloud across desktop and mobile, so you can pick up where you left off on any device.
Mobile video editing tools have struggled to keep up with the exploding demand from a wide variety of users — ranging from professional video bloggers to casual users sharing their experiences. There are plenty of simple, consumer-oriented tools, and some cool special-purpose tools like DJI’s Mimo, but most of them don’t tie into a larger ecosystem or full professional workflow. Adobe has been working to change that with its Premiere Rush entry-level video editing tool.
Available since the fall on Mac, Windows, and iOS, Rush is now shipping on Android. The app has a deceptively simple interface but is powered by the same underlying engine as its beefy sibling, Adobe’s Premiere Pro. That means it benefits from the same high-quality rendering, motion-graphics templates, and presets, and that its projects can be directly imported into Premiere Pro for further work. I’ve been using Rush on Windows since its release, but as an Android phone user, I haven’t been able to try out the mobile version until now. After using the Android version, I’ve come away impressed.
A Clever Implementation of Rush’s UI on a Phone Screen
It is no easy feat to cram a powerful video editing interface into a touch-only device and a phone-sized screen, but Adobe has done a remarkably good job. Essentially all the capabilities of desktop Rush seem to be there, although they can be a little harder to find. The UI is responsive, and for anyone used to the mobile version of Lightroom, will seem familiar.
However, the small screen and being touch only does have its drawbacks. First, an errant finger can cause all sorts of trouble. It is remarkably easy to forget that you’re in a particular mode and accidentally duplicate content or add an unwanted title, for example. Fortunately, Undo is only a touch away. It can also be hard to select small screen elements. When I inadvertently added extra copies of a title to one of my clips, it wasn’t easy to select it precisely enough to delete it. Before I managed to do that, I’d added a couple more. It can also be tough to see exactly what is happening between clips. Short transitions are almost invisible.
But overall, the interface is very usable, although I can’t wait until it runs on some larger-screen devices. There is quite a bit of good online tutorial and help material, but much of it uses the desktop version of Rush to illustrate how to do specific task… read more
Adobe’s Premiere Rush application, an all-in-one tool for shooting, editing, and sharing videos, has just received a significant update.
Premiere Rush has already been available for Windows, OS X, and iOS. The software brings simplified versions of tools from Premiere Pro and Audition (Adobe’s pro video and audio tools, respectively) into a single app. With a focus on creating and sharing online videos, Rush has always had an emphasis on portability, enabled by Adobe’s creative cloud.
The new update brings Premiere Rush to Android phones, via the Google Play Store and Samsung Galaxy Store. While I have an iPhone, I’ve found Premiere Rush to be a great way to shoot and edit short videos in the field, and I’m happy to see Adobe bringing this app to more users.
Along with the new Android app, all users now have access to new Motion Graphics templates. A number of additional templates are also available via Adobe Stock.
The starter plan for Premiere Rush offers access to a full featured version, and is available for both desktop and mobile users. Users can create an unlimited number of projects, but are limited to exporting up to three projects… read more
What you need to know
Video creators, get ready to rejoice. Adobe Premiere Rush is finally available on Android! The video editor combines elements of Premiere Pro, Audition, and After Effects, providing one of the best ways to edit your video projects.
Another way it has a leg up on other video editors available is the fact that it can run on all of your devices. Whether you want to do all your editing on your phone, your computer, or seamlessly transition between the two, Premiere Rush has you covered.
One of the ways it accomplishes this seamless integration is by uploading your files to the cloud. With everything hosted in the cloud, you’ll never have to worry about transferring your files and you can pick up where you left off on any device.
Premiere Rush provides you with a stellar way to edit by using a simplified editing workflow, motion graphics templates, AI-powered audio auto-ducking, and more to get the best out of your content. It even has built-in support for one-click publishing to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and others.
Premiere Pro users will also be thrilled to know that projects created in Premiere Rush can be opened in Premiere Pro as well. Meaning you can start a project on mobile and easily transition to Premiere Pro on your computer for more advanced edits later on.
You might remember Adobe first released Premiere Rush last year for computers and iOS, but with the video editor finally making its way to Android devices, it opens up more opportunities for creators on the go… read more