Video edits on a Chromebook? Adobe Premiere Rush CC could bring it

I’ve been following this week’s Adobe MAX conference with interest, mainly because one of the current shortfalls of Chrome OS is the lack of truly powerful photo and video editors. That could change soon on the video front as Adobe introduced its Premiere Rush CC editing app for iOS. How does that help Chromebook users? It doesn’t. The fact that Adobe announced an Android version may, however.

Here’s a peek at Adobe Premiere Rush CC on the iPhone, which allows for both shooting and editing video while on the go. After edits, the videos can be shared both to social networks and to YouTube.

There’s no timeline on when to expect the Android version at this point. You can sign up for updates here, however. And we won’t know how well it does or doesn’t work on a Chromebook until Adobe Premiere Rush CC is available in the Google Play Store. Once it is, I plan to install it on a Chrome OS device right away to see if this is viable for use on a Chromebook or — thanks to rear facing cameras — a Chrome tablet such as the Google Pixel Slate.

Based on what I’ve seen so far, Adobe has optimized the app for use on iPads, so of course, my hope is that they’ve done the same for Android, regardless of device size. Surely it will look nice on the small screen of a phone or a sub-10-inch Android tablet. How will it look on a 12-inch or larger Chrome OS devices though? That’s the open question. Since Google is one of the largest sponsors of the Adobe MAX conference, my hope is that these two companies partner for an optimized solution that works well on Chromebooks supporting the Google Play Store.

Keep in mind that if this does become a viable video editing option for Chromebooks, it won’t be free. Adobe will charge $9.99 per month to individuals who only want this one product. Premiere Rush CC included with All Apps, Student and Premiere Pro CC single app plans and comes with 100 GB of CC storage.

8 thoughts on “Video edits on a Chromebook? Adobe Premiere Rush CC could bring it

  • October 16, 2018 at 1:58 pm
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    $10/mth isn’t going to cut it for people who just want something they can pick up at random and infrequent intervals and make a quick video.

    iMovie is one of the killer apps for iOS and so far Google/Android/ChromeOS has nothing to compare. And the fact that iMovie is free makes a compelling value proposition.

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  • October 17, 2018 at 8:12 am
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    the great question with this software from adobe is “when”. I’m not holding my breath.

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  • October 17, 2018 at 11:00 am
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    I swear during Google’s webcast on the Pixel Slate it was mentioned that Adobe is making a software for ChromeOS.

    With Linux, there are many apps that may work too for both photo & video editing. I know that GIMP, for photo editing, works on Chromebooks according to the article I read yesterday about it.

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  • October 18, 2018 at 9:22 am
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    There is already a better video editor for the Chromebook. WeVideo.com.

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    • October 21, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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      There is (and has been for years) an excellent video editing app for Chromebooks: WeVideo. Features chromakey, screen recording, and a stick library of over 700,000 media assets.

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  • October 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm
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    The $10 or 9.99 seem to be the price point for so many online services, none of them should charge more than $5.99 a month.

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  • October 26, 2018 at 3:42 pm
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    Cyberlink PowerDirector, Android App.

    Very capable.

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  • October 28, 2018 at 3:02 pm
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    WeVideo is the weakest video editor I’ve ever used. Having used Premier Pro, I would feel safe saying that anything adobe puts out would be a far more comprehensive editing tool for sure. Excited to see one way or the other though!

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