Adobe Premiere Pro 2021 review

Adobe’s latest update sees Premiere Pro working better than ever.

Adobe Premiere Pro review
(Image: © Jason Parnell-Brookes/Adobe)

Our Verdict

Premiere Pro 2021 is a top-of-the-line, industry standard video editor with an incredibly simple layout and powerful editing tools. The monthly subscription fee can be off-putting for those on a tight budget, but Premiere Pro has everything you need to create great videos.

For

  • Great workspace layout
  • ProRes RAW support
  • Easy team collaboration

Against

  • Expensive
  • Needs a powerful system to run

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Adobe Premiere Pro is an industry standard video-editing software available for a monthly subscription fee, which is used by almost all major production houses. Unlike Apple’s video editor, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro works on both Windows and Mac. And its variety of tools and simple interface will delight both beginners and expert editors.  

Premiere Pro’s latest version, 14.9, was released in February 2021, and it brings bug fixes and performance enhancements. A bigger previous updates in October and November 2020 added additional codec support, and a Quick Export feature. In this Adobe Premiere Pro review, we’ll take a look at some of Premiere Pro's latest features. If you’re curious about how it compares to other editing software, see our piece on the best video editing software (spoiler: Adobe Premiere Pro is number one on our list).

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The Verdict
4.5

out of 10

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Premiere Pro 2021 is a top-of-the-line, industry standard video editor with an incredibly simple layout and powerful editing tools. The monthly subscription fee can be off-putting for those on a tight budget, but Premiere Pro has everything you need to create great videos.

Jason Parnell-Brookes

Jason Parnell-Brookes is an Internationally award-winning photographer, educator and writer. He won Gold in the Nikon Photo Contest 2018/19 and was named Digital Photographer of the Year in 2014. Jason is a qualified teacher, Masters graduate and works with many high profile international clients. For Creative Bloq, he writes about cameras, photography and video and photo editing.