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Adobe thanks to everyone who’s made Premiere Pro the world’s most popular digital editing tool. And to the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers, we can’t wait to see where Premiere Pro will take you. Let’s look back to 25 successful years.

Working 7 years with Adobe I was always inspired by my creative co-workers and the endless possibilities of Adobe Creative products.

Dieter Hovorka

CTO, Co-founder, Skillz Middle East

Thanks to everyone who’s made Premiere Pro the world’s most popular digital editing tool. And to the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers, we can’t wait to see where Premiere Pro will take you.

let’s have a look back on the 25 years of story.

Premiere Pro is the redesigned successor to Adobe Premiere and was launched in 2003. Premiere Pro refers to versions released in 2003 and later, whereas Premiere refers to the earlier releases. Premiere was one of the first computer-based NLEs (non-linear editing system), with its first release on Mac in 1991. Adobe briefly abandoned the Mac platform after version 6 of Premiere. Up until version Premiere Pro 2.0 (CS2), the software packaging featured a galloping horse, in a nod to Eadweard Muybridge‘s work, “Sallie Gardner at a Gallop“.

CNN was an early adopter of Adobe Premiere. Also, in 2007, BBC adopted Premiere. It has been used to edit feature films, such as Gone GirlCaptain Abu Raed, and Monstersand other venues such as Madonna’s Confessions Tour.

Adobe Premiere 1.0 reached the lights of the computer industry in December 1991. it supported up to 160 x 120 pixels movie creation, 8-bit audio, and output to videotape. The first release was published for MAC systems only.

Adobe Premiere 2.0, released in September 1992 came already with QuickTime video and audio capture support, had Title creation support, Slow/fast motion support, a 5 audio and 41 movie/still-image filters, included 49 special effects and 16-bit, 44 kHz audio support. It was the birth of the Filmstrip file format and numbered PICT sequence support. further Workflow integration came with Illustrator text import.

Adobe Premiere 1.0 for Windows was released in September 1993 and brought finally the Microsoft community closer.

Adobe Premiere 4.0 moves finally the Windows and MAC version closer.

In July 1994 Adobe releases a version Adobe Premiere 4.2 for Silicon Graphics SGI O2 platform exclusive release
IRIX 6.3 integration, OpenGL accelerated versions of transition and special effects plug-ins and platform-specific plug-ins by Silicon Graphics for combining 3D and video content.

Adobe Premiere 6.0 released back in January 2001 and brings support for web video and DV formats, OHCI support, title editor, storyboard, audio mixer and timeline video track keyframes.

In the year 2002, the broadcasting stations started to adopt complete editing with Adobe Premiere.

A milestone is 2003 when Adobe started to release Adobe Premiere Pro, the Pro version was born.

2005 a bundle called Creative Cloud Production Studio brings a suite of the famous tools together Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro and a couple of mores.

Between 2006 Premiere Pro improves editing in HDTV, BlueRay support, goes 64 Bit and the industry adopts more computer editing and moves away from 35mm movie making.

Finally in December 2016 Premiere turns 25 years old on the market.  See an Infographic below illustrating the milestones.

Adobe Premiere Pro anniversary Infographic
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