Last updated: December 30, 2022
ProductFinal Cut ProAdobe Premiere
LinkVisit Final Cut ProVisit Adobe Premiere
DescriptionApple offers Final Cut Pro X, a video editing platform featuring optimized for a high performance machines and supporting a wide range of quality effects.Cloud-based video editing solution that allows businesses to create and edit videos, add effects or transitions and export completed footage on a unified platform. It enables users to add captions in video clips, create animated slideshows and streamline review/approval processes.
Rating4.7 on Capterra/9/10 on TrustRadius4.7 on Capterra/8.9/10 on TrustRadius
Pricing ModelFlat-Rate pricingFlate-Rate pricing
Pricing RatesFree trial available“Free trial available
Could be betterCollaboration isn’t easy (Can’t share individual files)
No integration with other editing softwares
Expensive relative to the simple features it offers
Overwhelming user interface
Uses a lot of the computer’s capacity
Rendering needs to be optimised
Key featuresContent Library
Visual Effects
Text Animation
Text Animation
Clip Editing
Time Mapping
SupportEmail/Help Desk
Knowledge Base
Phone Support

Feature Overview: Final Cut Pro vs. Adobe Premiere

FeaturesFinal Cut ProAdobe Premiere
Text AnimationYesYes
Audio MixingYesYes
Time MappingYesYes
Content LibraryYesYes
Motion TrackingYesYes

Text Animation

This feature enables the softwares’ users to animate the text in their content. It also allows them to edit the text’s properties, like font type, size, colour and opacity. Given that it’s quite an essential feature for editors, it’s offered in both softwares.

Audio Mixing

Simply put, this feature allows editors to add sounds to their videos and to mess around with them. They can cut something out or add some background music. Again, given it’s importance, it’s a feature that comes in both softwares.

Time Mapping

Time mapping is basically editing the video to be played either at a slower or faster rate to the one it was shot at. For example, editing the footage to be played in slow motion.

Content Library

A content library provides the editors with a library of stock images, videos and vector graphics to include in their final products. This is especially useful when editors or the producers want to include something in the video, but filming it themselves is tricky or expensive.


Integration is an extremely important feature that allows the editors to integrate their work among several editing, animation and softwares. One software might have a function that another doesn’t or might add to the final product, so integrations are important.

Motion Tracking

Motion tracking allow for dynamic graphics. This allows editors to have pictures or tect, for example, follow a moving object in the video.

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