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Enhance video quality with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Improve video quality by making color corrections, adjusting audio, and adding finishing touches with the video editing tools in Premiere Pro.

The Adobe Premiere Rush Color Correction interface superimposed enhancing a video of a person standing on dock overlooking water

Simple enhancements can improve your clips

  • Color correction tools and presets (that work like video filters) can add instant style to your clips.
  • Take clips further by easily adding voiceover, sound effects, or music.
  • Increase the quality of your videos with smooth transitions between clips and the use of text and title graphics.

Enhance any video with ease.

You don’t have to be a professional video editor to lighten up the shadows in a dark restaurant scene or tone down the blown-out highlights in a sunny beach video. With Premiere Pro editing features, you can do all this and more.

 

Give all of the clips in your video the same look. Add music or sound effects and adjust the volume of the audio. Produce high-quality projects complete with advanced video transitions, automatically generated captions, and professional-looking title graphics.

Work with video clips in a variety of formats.

Not all video file types are created equal — some record higher-quality video than others. But Premiere Pro shines with any format, whether your video is recorded in MOV, MPEG-4, WMV, or something else. Use these video enhancer tools to make your project look and sound its best.

1. Start by combining your clips in Premiere Pro.

The first step to enhancing a video is uploading your clips into Premiere Pro. Next, you can edit your clips — reorder them, trim them, and arrange them into the perfect sequence.

2. Resize, rotate, crop, and more.

Resize a clip, move it within the frame, or rotate it in a few quick steps. To resize or rotate, simply highlight the clip on the timeline you want to edit, hover your cursor over the outline of the video in the playback window, and then click and drag.

 

You can make additional adjustments like cropping your video, applying an edge feather to soften the edges, or auto reframing to automatically track the subject of your video after you change the video’s shape (or aspect ratio). Find these effects under Effects › Video Effects › Transform.

 

If you’re working with a shaky video that makes cropping tricky, video stabilization might be necessary to focus on your subject.

Enhance video color.

After you’ve finished uploading and trimming your video clips, you can focus on color correction. There are a couple of ways to do this in Premiere Pro.

Lumetri Color panel superimposed on a still shot from a video.

Apply built-in Lumetri presets.

Brighten, darken, or unify all of your video clips by using built-in presets that function like filters. Options like Cinematic, Monochrome, and Filmstocks are fast and easy ways to enhance color highlights or mimic the look of black-and-white film footage. Just select the video clip in your timeline, open the Lumetri Color panel, and select your preset under the Look drop-down menu. Then adjust how intense your preset is with the Intensity slider below the preset thumbnail.

Adjust the color sliders.

To make custom color edits to a video file, you can enhance the color with sliders. The basic features include everything from Exposure and Contrast to Vibrance and Saturation. Advanced features include special effects like Faded Film, Sharpening, and Vignette. Find them all in the Lumetri Color panel, and experiment until you find the right look.

Save custom presets to use again.

To apply your adjustments to multiple clips in your project or timeline, you can save slider settings as a custom preset by selecting Create Preset. Whenever you need it again, you’ll find it in the Your Presets subsection of the Lumetri Presets tab.

Edit and record audio.

Take your video further with sound — edit audio right within your video timeline in Premiere Pro. With several audio tracks available to play with in every Premiere Pro project, you can enhance your video with multiple layers of voiceover, music, and sound effects.

A photo of a person recording a voiceover.

Record a voiceover.

Narrate the action or add commentary by recording a voiceover. Click the microphone icon to the left of any audio track on your project. When you’re done recording, the audio clip will appear as a new track in the timeline, and it will be attached to the video clip as you continue to edit.

Add music or sound effects.

To really boost your production values, add prerecorded audio to your video. To go to the Audio workspace, choose Window › Workspaces › Audio. Open the Media Browser, locate your desired audio file, and right-click (on Windows) or Control-click (on Mac) to highlight it. Then select Import to add your audio clip to the Project panel. Choose Window › Project to show the Project panel, where the audio file you just imported should be shown as selected.

Refine audio.

Make subtle sound edits in the Essential Sound panel with simple controls:

 

  • Increase or decrease the volume of a clip by moving the Clip Volume slider.
  • Classify the audio as Voice, Music, or Other, and adjust the controls in the Advanced section of the Audio Panel. Select Auto Volume for consistent sound or Balance Sound to boost quiet sounds and dampen loud sounds. You can also reduce background noise and echo and enhance speech.
  • Automatically lower the volume of music clips when voice clips play over them with Auto Duck.
An example of a title being added to a video in Premiere Pro.

Add transitions, graphics, and titles.

When you’re done adjusting the color and audio of your video, add some finishing touches before saving:

 

Make your imagination come to life through motion.

Premiere Pro is advanced video editing software, but beginner-friendly tutorials built right into the app make it approachable for anyone. Transform simple video clips from a collection of footage into a polished video project that you’ll be proud of.

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