The Best Alternatives To Premiere CC

As a video editor myself, I’ve gone through a lot of options to edit my video for a short or just a video essay, before finding my footing on the Adobe Premiere CC. Some of them can be seen as better, while others aren’t as powerful but they can help you doing the job and also understanding most of the interface.

Below, are at least three of them that you will surely be able to play with and hopefully find a replacement or just another option, after all, a Plan B is always welcoming, right?


Starting with something rather small but that still counts with a great platform that’s both easy to use and serviceable. In some way, most of the interface reminded me a lot Premiere, which is great, especially if you are eventually planning to move on to that software.

It has some nice animation and effects plugins and add-ons that are both fun and if used right, can help you making your stand out, giving it some classy and even cinematic look. You can try the free version, or find yourself some online coupon codes or deals that may provide some discount to the whole full premium software that comes with some great HD compressors and intro/outros templates, just to mention a few things.

Sony Vegas

Back when I started on film school, there was this kind of battle between PREMIERE and Vegas Pro. Personally I initiated myself this one and I can’t sing enough praises. It has an easily platform that’s easy to understand and navigate, great tools and shortcodes that will help you doing the job in a very professional way. You can look at my work, which yeah, may look very amateurish, but the cuts and effects as you can see looks very well.

Just as Movavi, there’s a paid version that also includes a few upgrades and unlimitations to some of the new features as planar motion tracking, a much complete HDR color support and what not.

Da Vinci Suite

Run by the same guys that fabricate the Blackmagic camera, this software is primarily used for color corrections. Films like Avatar, have used Da Vinci to work the contrasts, textures and everything color-related in a film. The way to easily pick and choose a specific section where to correct, place it in the forefront of other software were this alone could be tricky or impossible.

In recent versions, people have been able to edit their whole project within the same platform. This is especially great, as it makes the workload less tedious, instead of jumping back and forth between different softwares, this all-in-one approach makes much comfortable for editors. The response to this new addition, however, has been pretty mixed, with many liking it, while others finding harder to navigate.

All of them come with a great compressor and converters, but there are some great video converter websites that does the job much faster. So that’s a great option to go as well.

So that’s it, what are your thoughts? Any other alternatives, what have been your experience with this one? Comment below and let us know!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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