"Run and Gun" has become a mantra for many YouTubers and filmmakers these days. It doesn't matter if you are a travel blogger or a short movie director, you are careful to start shearing photos on the journey back from the field, not waiting until you are back in the office (or at home). There are plenty of great video editors available for Android, but none of them offer a seamless transition between working on a smartphone or tablet and then moving to a desk to complete the work. Adobe is currently bridging the gap with the launch of Premiere Rush for Android.
Adobe announced Premiere Rush (so-called Project Rush) back in June 2018 and launched on IOS and the desktop in October with the Android version scheduled for 201
Premiere Rush is aimed at people who produce video for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other social media. The interface has been optimized for fast editing and insertion of video clips while still supporting some of the advanced features of the full-size platform, Premiere Pro. For that purpose, anything created in Premiere Rush can be synchronized across the cloud and opened in Premiere Pro.
If you haven't looked at Rush before, the features are pretty good for what you want from a mobile app. At a high level, there is a full video editor with a multilayer timeline where you can adjust and sequence clips, sounds, titles and even transitions. It is also quite easy to align side clips in a single image.
Video clips, photos and sounds can be added from local storage, a linked Dropbox account, or your Creative Cloud account. You can also record video and audio directly from Rush if you want to fill in anything without changing apps.
Things become interesting with the more advanced features. Rush supports Lumetri color settings and custom LUT created in Premiere. Externally created LUT is not yet supported, but they are planned for the future. You can also use motion graphics, including customizable templates, that you can create on a desktop or download directly from Adobe Stock.
There are also some limits to the app that may be important when considering your workflow. Some of the popular Premiere Pro features are missing, such as key images, video effects, speed ramp (or some speed adjustments) and masking. This means that you will not be able to animate the movement of your clips or titles, create advanced overlays or turn slow drone movies into something a little more epic. In short, this will not cut it for some of the more advanced travel and lifestyle watchmen.
During my short time with Rush and with some previous experience with Premiere Pro, I found that it was very easy to learn and use and I could achieve most of what I was trying to do with very little fiddling. This is definitely one of the simpler editors I've seen and it's quite intuitive. After talking to some other people who tried Rush, we all seem to come across some blockblocks where the app only lacks any function we feel we really needed (eg speed up drone footage or keyframing), but Adobe seems to be To add features pretty quickly, so these things can be solved soon. This is a great tool for most people, provided they do not need some of the more advanced features and pricing does not price in the way.
Adobe is quite conservative with support for the device right now. The only hardware confirmed to work with Premiere Rush is the two latest generations of flagship Samsung and Google, and also OnePlus 6T (quite likely, 7 and 7 Pro will be here soon). Here is the full list:
- Samsung Galaxy S10 / 10 +, S9 / 9 +, Not9, Note8, S10e
- Google Pixel 3 / 3XL, 2 / 2XL
- OnePlus 6T
Chrome OS support, Adobe confirmed to us that this is definitely planned, but it's not ready yet.
Premiere Rush is available in the Play Store and Galaxy Store with a free trial limited to 3 exports. If you decide to stick to it, there is a $ 9.99 per month premium for Premiere Rush (all platforms) or included in the Adobe Premiere Pro app ($ 20.99 / month) and the entire Creative Cloud ( $ 52.99 / mo) subscription. To see more, check out the Adobe Premiere Rush page.