Adobe Premiere Rush launches on Android for fast and easy video editing on the go

By geezywap at 2019-05-21 • 0 collector • 293 pageviews

"Run and gun" has become a mantra for many YouTubers and filmmakers these days. It doesn't matter if you're a travel vlogger or directing a short film, you're probably eager to begin cutting together footage on the ride back from the field, not waiting until you're back in the office (or at home). There are plenty of good video editors available for Android, but none of them offer a seamless transition between working on a smartphone or tablet, then moving to a desktop to do finishing work. Today, Adobe is bridging that gap with the launch of Premiere Rush for Android.

Adobe originally announced Premiere Rush (then called Project Rush) back in June 2018, and it was launched on iOS and desktop in October with the Android version scheduled for 2019.


Premiere Rush targets people that produce video for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media. The interface has been optimized for quickly editing and posting videos while still supporting some of the advanced features of the full-sized platform, Premiere Pro. To that end, anything created in Premiere Rush can be synced over the cloud and opened in Premiere Pro.

If you haven't looked at Rush before, the features line up pretty well for what you want from a mobile app. At a high level, there's a full video editor with a multi-layer timeline where you can adjust and sequence clips, audio, titles, and even transitions. It's even pretty easy to orient side-by-side clips in a single frame.

Video clips, photos, and audio can be added from local storage, a linked Dropbox account, or your Creative Cloud account. You can also capture video and audio directly from within Rush if you want to fill in anything without switching apps.


Things get interesting with the more advanced capabilities. Rush supports Lumetri color presets and custom LUTs created in Premiere. Externally created LUTs aren't supported yet, but they are planned for the future. You can also use motion graphics, including customizable templates, which you can create on a desktop or download directly from Adobe Stock.

There are also some limits to the app that might be important when considering your workflow. Some of the popular Premiere Pro capabilities are missing, like keyframes, video effects, speed ramping (or any speed adjustments), and masking. This means that you won't be able to animate movement of your clips or titles, create advanced overlays, or turn slow drone footage into something a bit more epic. In short, this won't cut it for some of the more advanced travel and lifestyle vloggers.


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