Can you believe Adobe Premiere Pro has been around for 25 years? This is true, and Adobe is celebrating its video editing star's 25th birthday with a selection of awesome content, and the best: an awesome contest for video editors that includes a panel of A-class video experts and prizes for up to $25,000!
Premiere Pro has been one of the most popular video editing tools for years, used by mainstream professionals, independents, and beginners alike. Adobe wants to commemorate this history with a collection of special Premiere Pro related assets and to thank their customers for the years of support by giving them the chance to trigger their creativity and win cool prizes that include thousands of dollars in cash, Creative Cloud subscriptions, and free credits for Adobe's stock video service, Adobe Stock.
Want to take part? Find out all the details next!
25 Years of Premiere Pro
Adobe Premiere Pro was released as the first nonlinear video editing tool to general market, back in 1991. This means it has been serving video editors for 25 years now. This is a testament of Adobe's capacity to update, upgrade and adapt their product to the fast evolution of video industry in the past two and a half decades, thanks to which Premiere Pro is as popular, useful and current today as it was years ago.
From the original Premiere from '91, this software has evolved along with video shooting and projecting technologies. In the 25 years since its launch, the tool has grown to include video cd, dvd and blu-ray compatibility, going from analog to digital video.
As PC capabilities improved, the program also upgraded to edit and deliver HD quality, and added full support for different operative systems like Windows and Mac. At the same time, big broadcasting companies and mainstream film editing houses went fully digital and embraced nonlinear edition. Premiere Pro was there to be their editor of choice.
And let's not forget the latest big changes in video: YouTube and the rise of video streaming. Connected to Internet services, cloud services also changed the way Adobe serves customers, as Premiere Pro is now available in Adobe Creative Cloud platform.
Nowadays, Premiere Pro is a software used as much in mainstream industry, independent filmmaking, and beginners or hobbyists alike. Certainly an achievement to celebrate.
Make the Cut: A First-of-its-Kind Global Video Editing Contest!
Also part of the celebration of Premiere Pro's 25th anniversary, Adobe is partnering with music band Imagine Dragons in the launching of Make the Cut, a new and exciting contest for video editors, never before seen in the industry.
Editors from all over the world -professionals and aspiring alike- can create their own cut of a music video for Imagine Dragons' hit song “Believer”, using Premiere Pro CC and a large selection of uncut footage from “Believer” official music video.
Win Awesome Prizes in Cash & Benefits
The grand prize for the best original piece is of $25,000. And there are bonus $1000 + one year of Creative Cloud membership awards for four different categories: best young creator under 25, best short form, fans favorite, and most unexpected.
Plus, an special $2,500 + year-long Creative Cloud subscription + 25 Adobe Stock credits for the piece that makes the best use of Adobe Stock's stock video clips!
If you want to seize this special prize as well, sign up for Adobe Stock right now! To know more about Adobe's stock video service, read our Adobe Stock review. And to get assets for free, grab our Adobe Stock Free Trial!
First Class Judges Panel
Winners will be chosen by a panel of experts in video and entertainment industry, including Imagine Dragons band members, “Believer” official music video director Matt Eastin, two-time Academy Award winner video editor Angus Wall, and award-winning music video editor Vinnie Hobbs.
This is an amazing chance to have your work being reviewed by successful industry experts, and showcased to large audiences. And of course, to win lots of money and cool bonus rewards!
How to Participate in Make the Cut?
Ready to put your skills and creativity to work and take a shot at winning those 25 grand? All you have to do is going to Make the Cut website here.
There you will find all the specs of the contest, you will be able to sign up to download the uncut footage from “Believe”, to get a free Premiere Pro CC trial if you don't have a Creative Cloud account, and finally to submit your video to participate.
Happy editing, and good luck!