This document reviews Adobe Premiere Rush (Adobe Rush), Apple's iMovie, and Microsoft’s Video Editor

Adobe Premiere Rush

Adobe Premiere Rush is a simplified version of Adobe Premiere Pro. You can edit, fix color, adjust audio, and add titles (text) to your videos. It is available on both Windows and Mac if you have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Features

  • Easy editing: Rush has an intuitive interface to help make editing easier.
  • Simple timeline: Arrange scenes with click drag-and-drop ease. Access four video tracks and three audio tracks without gaps in the timeline.
  • Customizable titles: Easily add and customize built-in, professionally designed title templates.
  • Add audio: Record voiceovers and use other simple tools like sound balancing, noise reduction, and auto-ducking to make your videos sound great.
  • Available cross device: Edit on your phone, tablet, or desktop. Your edits are automatically synced to the cloud so you always have access to your latest versions.

System Requirements

You can find the system requirements for Adobe Premiere Rush on Adobe's Adobe Premiere Rush System Requirements page. On this page you will find the system requirements needed for both Windows and Mac, as well as iOS and Android devices.

Resources And Support

Penn State offers Adobe Premiere Rush tutorials. You can also find multiple helpful resources on Adobe's Adobe Premiere Rush Learn & Support page. In addition to resources, you will find support in the form of troubleshooting questions and answers, as well as a community forum where you can post questions for others (both employees of Adobe and regular users) to answer.

Apple's iMovie

iMovie is the free video editing software that is pre-installed on macOS and iOS devices. It is only available on Mac or iPhone devices.

Features

  • Easy editing: Choose your clips, then add titles, music, and effects.
  • Studio-quality titles: Add titles and credits to your videos. On a Mac, you can easily customize the font, size, formatting, and color of the text.
  • Extra-special effects: Make shots last longer by slowing them down. Quicken video clips by speeding them up. Or add in picture-in-picture and split-screen effects.
  • High-fidelity filters: Choose and apply filters to your clips or video.
  • Add audio: Record your own voiceover and add sound effects as appropriate.

System Requirements

You can find the system requirements for iMovie on Apple's iMovie page. At the very bottom of this page in small font is the system requirements needed for both Mac and iOS devices.

Resources And Support

Penn State offers iMovie tutorials. You can also find multiple helpful resources for iMovie on Mac, iPhone, or iPad on Apple's iMovie Support page. In addition to resources, you will also find support in the form of a hyperlink that directs you to troubleshooting steps on Apple's If iMovie isn't Working on Your Mac page. Apple also has an Apple Support Community where you can post questions for others (both employees of Apple and regular users) to answer. Lastly, on this page you can contact Apple Support directly if the problem persists.

Microsoft's Video Editor

Microsoft's Video Editor is a free software that comes pre-installed on Windows computers. Over the years, Video Editor has undergone name changes, referred to previously as Windows Movie Maker, Windows Live Movie Maker, and Movie Maker. It is only available on Windows and does not have an Android equivalent.

Features

  • Simple editing: Use a full-featured set of video creation and editing tools.
  • Easy to navigate storyboard: Arrange video clips and images with a click drag-and-drop to the storyboard and easily adjust placement of content using the same method.
  • Slightly customizable titles: Create title cards and text with built-in fonts and layouts, with the ability to time text to appear when you want within your video.
  • Add audio: Import audio to time your music tracks, narration, or sound effects to your video.
  • Add effects: Use filters to change your video clip or photo with various visual treatments. You can also adjust the motion, speed, and / or rotation of your video clips or photos.

System Requirements

Video Editor is pre-installed on all Windows computers. If the Video Editor app is already installed on your computer, it should meet the system requirements required to run the program.

Resources And Support

You can find helpful instructions on Microsoft's Create Films with Video Editor page. In addition, at the bottom of this page there are hyperlinks to Microsoft's community forum where you can post questions for others (both employees of Microsoft and regular users) to answer. You can also contact Microsoft directly for support.