Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro

Jerrad Gleim

Adobe Premiere ProThere are a lot of video editing programs out there in the world and not all are created equal.  If you want to edit video without hitting that wall that sometimes arises with certain programs, then you need to check out Adobe Premiere Pro.

In the EVSC, all the high school business labs (and a few other labs) have the Adobe Creative Cloud software loaded on the computers.  If you’re not an EVSC high school teacher/student, then you can download and install the trial version of Adobe Premiere Pro to see if this program can work for you.

Adobe does have other programs that offer video editing capabilities besides Adobe Premiere Pro.  These programs include Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop CC.

For mobile, there’s Adobe Premiere Clip (for video storytelling) and Adobe Spark Video (for telling stories with pictures).  You can use Adobe Spark Video as either a mobile app or using your favorite web browser.  Making Spark available using a web browser allows more people to enjoy the features of Spark without the need to install software.
Photoshop is also available in EVSC high schools as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud program offerings.


Guides to Video Editing

Needed Equipment

  • Computer capable of running Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 or CC
  • Mouse
    • If using a laptop, a mouse is preferred because it is more precise and easier to edit with than a touchpad.
  • Headphones
    • Headphones help you to hear the quality of the sound and also for not disturbing others who may be in the room with you.
  • External Hard Drive or Flash Drive
    • To store project asset files and to save Premiere Pro project file.  This allows the project to be transported and opened on another computer.
  • Video Recording
    • Video Camera
    • Headphones
    • Tripod
    • Microphone(s) – shotgun mic or lavalier

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The Presenters

Jerrad Gleim

Jerrad Gleim

Innovation, Curriculum, and Technology Specialist
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Adobe Education Leader (AEL)
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Jon Carl, FJ Reitz High School

Jon Carl

F.J. Reitz High School
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Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
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Kelly Kunz July 6, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Am trying to render an Adobe file as an MPEG-4 but it is coming out completely blurry. Help?

Jerrad Gleim August 11, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Sorry Kelly! We’ve been out of school so behind on the comments on this post. Did you resolve your issue with your video?


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