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Crye Biggie
Premiere or After Effects first?
on Apr 22, 2014 at 10:17:26 pm

I know you can say they have different powers or something, but if you were a video editing beginner looking to edit short movies and documentaries, which program would you start learning; Adobe Premiere or After Effects? ... and which is more CPU/Memory demanding?

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Todd Kopriva
Re: Premiere or After Effects first?
on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:46:25 pm

> "...but if you were a video editing beginner looking to edit short movies and documentaries, which program would you start learning; Adobe Premiere or After Effects? "



Premiere Pro.

After Effects is for motion graphics and compositing. Learn Premiere Pro first for the tasks that you mention in your question.

See this page for resources for learning Premiere Pro:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/878529

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Crye Biggie
Re: Premiere or After Effects first?
on Apr 23, 2014 at 8:11:33 am

Thank you, bro. Most people think same. But how about the CPU/Memory demands?

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Jon Doughtie
Re: Premiere or After Effects first?
on Apr 23, 2014 at 1:28:28 pm
Last Edited By Jon Doughtie on Apr 23, 2014 at 1:29:18 pm

Without knowing what media types you are working with, and how effects-intensive your timelines might be, the whole CPU/memory discussion is kinda moot.

If you are asking what Adobe's system requirements are, that can be found here. . .

http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/tech-specs.html#requirements


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Premiere or After Effects first?
on Apr 23, 2014 at 2:49:09 pm

After Effects is not editing software. If you are looking to make documentaries, you need editing software. Premiere is a Non-Linear Editor. That is what you need.

Premiere can do some basic animation and motion graphics while you're getting started and you can learn After Effects later if you need to.



[Crye Biggie] " But how about the CPU/Memory demands?"

This is like comparing apples and oranges. They both are built to do completely different tasks and they both handle video entirely differently. Premiere is built for real-time playback whereas After Effects is built to completely render each frame.
The system requirements are available for both programs on their respective tech spec pages.

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Crye Biggie
Re: Premiere or After Effects first?
on Apr 23, 2014 at 3:55:59 pm

For my purposes I should go with Premiere Pro at this time then.

I always knew the main distinction between them but I was thinking such projects could be completed in AE time/resource-effectively (like 40 mins shorts/docs etc??). But now the frames/preview thing. Well done, guys!

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