Premiere Pro vs Premiere Pro CC vs Final Cut Pro

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What is the difference between Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro CC?

I got a few people asking me this in the last 7 days.

Well, the quick answer, Premiere Pro CC is the latest version of Premiere Pro.

CC stands for Creative Cloud.

The previous version is called the Premiere Pro CS6,

CS stands for Creative Suite.

One thing you must know, though, the CC version is subscription-based.

That means you have to pay monthly.

S$26 per month for Premiere Pro alone.

Or S$66 per month for the whole suite of Adobe software.

I am paying the S$66 per month subscription.

Why? I get every software I need for video editing.

Software like After Effects, Audition, and Photoshop.

At S$66, I also get useful software for graphics creation, PDF editing, and the whole lot of Adobe stuff.

A subscription also means, if we stop paying, the program stops working.

How do they know? Adobe makes us sign in online once in a while.

We can install on many computers, but can only use two at one time. Adobe will sign out the rest.

I have installations on my MacBook Pro and Windows laptops.

The beauty is, project files are transferable across both platforms.

Now, the follow-up question.

If CC stands for creative cloud, does that mean we to be connected to the internet while working?

No. Actually, it is not really cloud-based. We still have to download and install the programs to use.

Side question: What about Final Cut Pro? Is it good?

I use Final Cut Pro too. It is an alternative to Premiere Pro. No subscription. Cost about US$400, but only works on Mac.

Which one do you prefer? Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro?


I use Premiere Pro for client work. Why? It has everything I need for video editing.

I use Final Cut Pro for my own production, like vlogs. Why? It does things faster.

What is the “everything” else that Premiere has and Final Cut doesn’t?

On Premiere Pro, I can tweak almost every tiny aspect of a video to make it better.

Premiere Pro also have powerful supporting software that integrates seamlessly.

The supporting software I use mostly are After Effects, Audition, and Photoshop.

Over to you. (My answers turned into an article)

Feel free to ask your question.

Adrian Lee

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