Having had good experiences with both software’s, as
editor, it was very difficult for me to decide which to use
for the editing of my horror trailer ‘Twisted’.
In order to make this decision, I had to weigh up both
the advantages and disadvantages of each.
•One of the main advantages of Imovie is that it very simple and easy to use
due to the simple and straight forward tools it provides.
• The software provides ready made templates with a variety of themes to
chose from e.g. horror, rom-com, adventurous documentary etc. so the work
is already done for you.
•Colour correction and effects are available e.g. manipulating the contrast
of footage and changing clips to black and white/sepia tone etc.
• Allows you to create movies in 1080P HD for a sharper professional look.
• Provides you with a selection of background music to chose from or you
can insert your own.
•Allows you to put special effects on audio clips
ADOBE PREMIERE PRO
•Colour correction and effects are available and are much more
advanced than that on IMovie e.g. manipulating the contrast of
footage and changing clips to black and white/sepia tone etc.
• Allows you to create movies in 1080P HD for a sharper
• Provides you with 21 different transition options
• The software allows you to make very precise cuts with the
‘blade’ tool provided
•Allows you to put
special effects on
•Adobe Premiere also allows
you to blend and fade different
From the information presented, we can see that both software’s have
similar features however Adobe premiere pro has the ability to take
amateur footage to the next level as it more precise and advanced as a
whole which is what persuaded me to use this software throughout the
editing of my horror trailer.
Even though IMovie is simpler to use, I prefer Adobe as its complexity
brings forth a challenge and because of this you are forced to experiment
and play with the different features and effects it has to offer.
Also, many major films have been edited through this software including
the award winning ‘Avatar’ which took nearly 10 years to make.
Films edited on Adobe Premiere Pro
Captain Abu Raed
Dust to Glory
Inside Llewyn Davis
Superman Returns (for the video
The Social Network (only
conforming)Waiting for Lightning
"Act of Valor”
Avatar (daily and basic edits in
conjunction with Avid)