Premiere Rush is from Adobe video editing software for quick and easy edits on the go – and you don’t even have the best video editing computer create compelling clips.
The video editor has a nice, clean interface with very simple editing features and the ability to edit from any device through your Creative cloud account. We were quite impressed with Rush during our ? latest review – but has the video editing app gotten any better with version 2.0, the last major update coming in December 2021?
If you own an Apple product, you’ll love the under-the-hood improvements. According to Adobe, the editing app is optimized to deliver better battery life and faster exports on iOS — even up to seven times faster on an iPhone 12 Pro, which isn’t to be missed.
The big news for those working on Macs is that Premiere Rush has been supporting Apple’s M1 CPUs since April 2021.
Adobe claims that this offers improved playback, editing, and export performance compared to Intel-based Macs. So that’s pretty much all, across the board.
Android users aren’t left out, with additional support for the Samsung Note 20/20+, although to be honest, that doesn’t sound as exciting as the changes on the competing platform.
Other improvements that will not be seen by everyone but will be appreciated by many is translation software support for additional languages. As of December 2021, Premiere Rush now includes Danish, Finnish, Norwegian Bokmål and Czech for their mobile version, and Norwegian Bokmål and Ukrainian for the desktop version.
This brings the total number of supported languages to 17 and 20 for desktop and mobile respectively. Although, it’s a mystery to us why there is a discrepancy between the mobile and desktop versions.
With most updates, Premiere Rush regularly receives additional royalty-free music samples and sound effectsand loops with the most updates.
With so many new additions, it would be impossible to find what you’re looking for, so we’re very pleased that they’ve also introduced a very welcome search field to narrow down your options by typing in a range of keywords (and hard to believe this didn’t make any part of the video editing app). This feature is also included in the Graphics section.
All these changes are good to have, but they mostly happen in the background. Most users may not even realize if anything has improved.
What is easy to see are the new improvements to the tools.
Some are subtle, yet useful, such as the new ‘Go to Start’ and ‘Go to End’ buttons for the Pan and Zoom effect. You can still tap or click the “Start” and “End” boxes to resize and reposition them, but if they are very close or even overlapping, it can sometimes be difficult to select the right one. With the introduction of these buttons, this is no longer an issue. It’s so subtle that you might not even notice it at first, but it’s there when you need it.
More striking are the new color presets. Check the ‘Color’ section and you’ll be graced with nearly 40 different thumbnails that you can select to change the look of your clip. Only one can be applied at a time and you still have the usual manual controls to change a clip exactly as needed.
Watch out for some cool additions.
First, you can create your own presets. Always a bonus for those who like to get their hands dirty and delve into the intricacies of color manipulation. Premiere Rush helps you apply the same changes to other clips without having to manually adjust every single parameter each time.
However, there is an even better and faster way to do this, thanks to the new ‘Apply to all’ button. As the name suggests, this applies color edits of the selected clip to all those currently present in your edit. A fantastic time saver.
Another fun and surprisingly commonly used skill is the addition of a flip tool. You’ll find the Flip Horizontal and Flip Vertical buttons in the Crop & Rotate section, and you can apply them to anything in your sequence, be it a video clip, image, sticker, or overlay (yes, even text boxes ).
Being a multi-platform software, it makes sense that Premiere Rush’s tools would be the same no matter what device you’re working on. But that is not the case with every function. For example, you get a contextual menu to edit clips in your timeline, but only on an iOS device.
This is a very handy feature: tap a clip and an orange overlay will appear with several options: split, duplicate or delete the clip at the playhead. If audio is associated with a selected video clip, you will be given the option to separate it from the video.
Why it’s missing in other versions is a mystery (and frustrating, too). Not being present on other devices isn’t a big deal-breaker, though, and we’re hoping it will migrate at some point in the future.
For now, iOS owners will at least receive preferential treatment.
As you can see, these aren’t major changes that will radically change the way this software works, but they are all welcome improvements designed to make a simple app better than it used to be.
It is not the perfect video editing app. We ran into some strange issues like not being able to select a clip because somehow we were still stuck in another’s settings.
Overall, though, this latest version makes Premiere Rush even better at what it does. It’s not as powerful or feature-rich as the consumer-level editor Premiere Elements or professional video editing software Premiere Pro
But if you’re looking for something that will allow you to quickly clip an edit, move effortlessly from one device to another, and have a Creative Cloud account, then it might be worth checking out Premiere Rush. see.