Choosing the Right Video Editor

Using the right tools for your business is a huge part of making sure you’re successful. When it comes to video editing, which we do a lot of here at Wolf & Key, there are tons of software options. Sometimes too many choices can get overwhelming, so we’re gonna help you out. We took to our video editing department and asked them to help us compare two of the most popular video editing programs: Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.

It’s a showdown for the ages. Let’s get started.

Adobe Premiere Pro

Things We Love

  1. Can handle bigger projects.
  2. Offers more sophisticated audio tools.
  3. The best for color grading and correction
  4. There’s a good preset for everything (quality AND quantity, yay!)

Things We’d Change

  1. Needs an Adobe subscription, so you’ll have to pay for that.
  2. Crashes somewhat frequently because of regular updates.

Final Cut Pro

Things We Love

  1. Cheaper in the long run because you don’t need a subscription.
  2. You can export straight to YouTube.
  3. Has easy to use built-in motion graphics

Things We’d Change

  1. It’s an Apple-exclusive product, so it doesn’t work across platforms.
  2. You can’t import projects from previous versions without a third-party plug-in (lame, more work).
  3. Final Cut Pro X isn’t quite up to par with what Final Cut Pro 7 offered. It’s slightly more user friendly, but experienced users can do way less with it.
  4. Can’t do joint video editing.
  5. Difficult to work with in different workspaces.

Why We Chose to Use Premiere Pro

In short, because you can do more with it and we have more confidence that videos will come out with professional grade quality. Premiere Pro gives us the option to integrate other Adobe programs, too, like After Effects and Photoshop, which makes it much more streamlined. As a company that puts out a lot of video content, we need as much streamlining as possible.

Overall, Premiere Pro is just a more in-depth system, allowing us to mess with videos and get the unique result we want. There are also a lot of file formatting options, you have the ability to move out of Apple exclusivity, and it’s a lot easier to figure out the source of issues when we run into them. Sure, there are pros and cons of both systems, but for Premiere Pro, the pros way outweigh the cons.

Get Editing

Now you know our favorite software for video editing, but what’re you planning on doing with all that awesome content you’re about to make? Check out our blog post on video marketing made easy to get your creative juices flowing. You can also use video marketing all over different social media platforms, so make sure you also read up on some of our social media marketing blogs for some awesome tips!