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Best practices for Adobe Premiere Pro users

Image Credit: Adobe Stock/ Andreas Prott
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Image Credit: Adobe Stock/ Andreas Prott

Adobe has released a comprehensive Premiere Pro Guide aimed specifically at long-form and episodic filmmakers.

Adobe has curated the vast amount of often hard won knowledge from close to two decades of Adobe Premiere Pro non-linear editing into a single, downloadable document, The Adobe Premiere Pro Best Practices & Workflow Guide. Effectively it’s a deep-dive anthology of expert, step-by-step advice and illustrated examples, written by a team of industry experts and leading Adobe engineers.

The idea is that users are not continuously reinventing the wheel, but have a single resource that provides a detailed look at the recommendations and vetted procedures that have worked for some of its high profile customers over the years.

As such it unsurprisingly covers a broad range of essential topics; everything from how to configure and optimize your settings, to establishing best practices for offline dailies and navigating the remaining workflow all the way through turnovers and final deliverables.

Other key topics include:

Hardware & Settings

Understand how Premiere Pro uses the power of modern computer hardware so you can find a system to meet your needs. Learn about which preferences matter for high-end workflows.

Working with Dailies

Starting with industry fundamentals, learn how Premiere Pro integrates into a broader post-production pipeline. Detailed consideration of dailies workflows will make sure your project starts on the right track.

Working with Productions

Productions are essential to using Premiere Pro with an editorial team and change how Premiere Pro works in fundamental ways. This chapter shows the power of breaking up your single project into a Production, plus teaches an understanding of this new clip referencing paradigm.

Multi-Camera Editing

Premiere Pro features a deep and flexible Multi-Camera editing workflow. This chapter explains in depth how to understand which workflow is appropriate in which situations and gives you the knowledge to confidently create your Multicams and get to work.

Dynamic Link with After Effects

Dynamic Link is a powerful way to see your After Effects work like titles or visual effects right in Premiere Pro’s timeline, without rendering. Learn how to make Dynamic Link work for a collaborative editorial team.


This chapter includes the best practices for turning over to color, audio mix, and VFX. Learn how to prepare your timeline and which settings are best for your workflow.

Remote and Cloud-Based Workflows

Premiere Pro is part of a broad ecosystem that supports an array of remote and cloud-based workflows. Learn what’s available today and find out more here.

“We hope this will be a helpful resource for editors around the world for years to come,” says the company in an introductory blog post.

You can download The Adobe Premiere Pro Best Practices & Workflow Guide here.

Tags: Post & VFX