Editing defines your video. It decides if the video will make the cut or not among audiences. 

Video editing is an invisible craft and yet it defines if your video will stand out or be lost. You may have the most engaging storyline along with high end video-production, but unskilled video editing can leave all that creativity damp. 

Video editing has more power than we think. It helps generate desired emotions through the right cuts and beats. A well-edited short video on LinkedIn has huge capability drive business sales. In Twisted Frame’s earlier blogs, we had in fact covered 5 video editing  tips that can work wonders for video marketing

Talking about our land, video production companies and animation studios in Toronto rely on two of the most popular and efficient industry standard video editing softwares: Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier. Picking one is always challenging. Trust us! 

So, here’s a quick, neat and ‘just what you need to know’ about the key comparisons to make between Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier. Depending on your requirement, you’ll be able to easily pick one after this read. 

  • User-ease and Simplicity 

Who performed better?

Final Cut Pro

Opening anything new can be daunting at first. Video editing softwares aren’t free of this experience. However, out of our personal experience at Twisted Frame, Final Cut Pro takes the brownie for being so natural in usage. 

What we like:

  • There’s isn’t the need of a ‘manual’ per se because Final Cut Pro has a magical seamless to it. Its user interface is highly intuitive making it quicker to get hands-on with it.
  • The tools are categorically arranged so finding any tool never takes a ton of time. It’s easy to install presets as well. 

Also try having a look at the 6 must-have FCPX effect presets for video editors

  • Logical Structure 

Who performed better?

Adobe Premiere

Experienced video editors and video productions generating a lot of edits daily (reality shows, TV series, etc.) definitely find Adobe Premiere structured. If you’re in this audience pool of editing ‘a lot’, then this isn’t going to make you wonder where did you keep a file. 

What we like:

  • Collaboration is a success. Sharing files amongst large teams as well as with clientele becomes a breeze.
  • Convenience in organisation is wholesome- shifting between timelines and layers, importing clips, exporting, menu-creations.
  • If you’ve a ton of files to import/ export and locate, then Adobe Premier makes sure to offer a neat and logical structure. 


  • Colour Grading Options

Who performed better?

Adobe Premiere

There is no doubt that colour is key in any video production work. For this reason, we had analysed truly useful colour grading softwares in our blogpost wherein we recommended softwares for varying pocket sizes. Right from Lumetri (Adobe Premier Pro) or Color Board (FCPX) for economical pocket sizes to Da Vinci Resolve or Colorista to upgrade and harness maximum power. 

Now, having colour grading options within one’s video editing software can save a lot of money. Adobe Premiere holds many feathers in its hat when it comes to providing colour options. 

What we like:

  • The palette is extremely wide and full. You can almost change the look of your raw video footage. 
  • Enhancing and arousing emotions by working on colours is possible with Adobe Premiere. 
  • Spoils us for choice which is something very good for a video editor.

If you’re already on FCP, plugins such as Color Finale can help give larger flexibility. 

Friendly Note: –

But if your content is scheduled to broadcast on larger screens, then we’d suggest staying safe by tampering colours on Adobe Premiere instead of Final Cut Pro. 

  • Plug-in Integration 

Who performed better?

Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro can help you create motion graphics, moving title cards, 3D effects, slow down scenes through slow-mo, stabilize shots and even remove pimples on an actor! 

We wouldn’t hide telling you that it is time-consuming to do all of it on FCP, but the integration of the plug-ins is super easy. 

So, who performed best?

You need to be sure of your need and duration of use. If you’re looking to build a career out of it, or is it for a few videos only? 

Get Final Cut Pro if:

  • Cost is a factor. It comes at a one-time cost of around USD300. Adobe Premier is priced at an annual fee of around USD240.
  • Simple and quick requirement. 
  • No time to spend learning operations entirely.
  • Working individually. Not engaging in much of file sharing with sound, colour, export teams. 

Get Adobe Premier if:

  • If you’re looking to upgrade and advance. 
  • Working in large teams wherein the video does go to different studios/ teams for colour grading, exporting, conversion, etc.

Both deliver amazing video editing and experience. There isn’t a ‘which one is the better one overall’. You need to pick form the factors that can best suit your requirement and budget allocation.

While tools do make a great difference, video editing is a lot about the way one perceives cuts. Here’s how you can further honing your video editing skills and make spectacular videos by mastering these 5 key areas. 

At Twisted Frame, we’ve an experienced pool of video editors who excel in a myriad of video edit styles. The narrative can change its value with the power of edit. Do you want to engage customers through video-marketing and kick-start business? Let’s have a chat as to how your business can leverage from the different video types through our Toronto video editing, production and motion graphic services. 

Reach out for a free chat at [(416) 619-1116].