Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe’s cross-platform video editor for smartphones, tablets, and PCs, has arrived on select Android devices following a broad launch last year on PC, Mac, and iOS. It’s available through the Google Play Store and Samsung Galaxy App Store, with new Motion Graphics templates in tow that join the hundreds available in Adobe Stock.
Among Adobe Rush’s core features are integrated color, audio, and motion graphics tools and one-click publishing to social media sites like Facebook and YouTube, with support for native YouTube features like video scheduling and thumbnail selection. Also on tap is auto-ducking, which leverages the power of Adobe Sensei, Adobe’s machine learning framework, to automatically generate clip volume keyframes from music to reduce the volume when dialogue, sound effects, and other audio elements are present.
Here’s a few of the newly supported phones:
- Samsung Galaxy S10 and 10 Plus, and S10e
- Samsung Galaxy S9 and 9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note9 and Note8
- Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL
- Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL
- OnePlus 6T
Adobe says that Samsung smartphones benefit from GPU optimization for improved editing performance, HDR10+ support, and Samsung DeX support.
“A new user, from the first time they launch [Premiere Rush], can get a high-quality video in three minutes or less,” said Steve Forde, general manager of emerging products at Adobe, during a media briefing last year. “It’s an identical product with the same features on iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. You can jump back and forth and it automatically synchronizes.”
On Android and iOS, kicking off an edit within Premiere Rush begins with selecting video clips from the app’s Locations screen or from Adobe Stock. Adobe Creative Cloud and Dropbox users can import footage and audio stored in their respective accounts.
Rush is optimized for touchscreens first and foremost, and toward that end, the preview window and playback controls take up the top third of the screen. The timeline sits in the middle, above a carousel of menus that lets users fiddle with transition animations, color grading, audio, transformations, aspect ratio adjustment, title cards, and motion graphics templates. Tapping and dragging on the end of a video clip, audio clip, or effects track in Premiere Rush’s timeline adjusts its length, and selecting the center lets editors move it forward or backward in the timeline.
Premiere Rush clients for Windows and Mac are cut from the same aesthetic cloth as the mobile apps, and it’s a seamless transition from mobile to desktop. Project files are synced to the cloud and associated with your Adobe ID so that when you sign in, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off.
Plans, which include 100GB of Creative Cloud storage (with additional storage options of up to 10TB available for an additional cost), start at $10 per month for individual users, $20 per month for teams, and $30 per month for enterprise customers. Premiere Rush is included as part of Creative Cloud All Apps and Adobe’s Student plan, and the no-charge Premiere Rush CC Starter Plan, which allows users to export up to three projects for free.
Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S9, and Note9 will receive a 20% discount off one year of monthly Premiere Rush subscriptions, along with unlimited video exports and 100GB of cloud storage.