Switching to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Craft stories more efficiently. Benefit from unparalleled integration with Adobe® After Effects® and Photoshop® software, edit virtually anything thanks to broad native tapeless and DSLR camera support, and enjoy industry-leading 64-bit performance. Stepping up to the enhanced video editing power of Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5 software is now easier than ever.
These reference guides were created specifically to help users of Final Cut Pro or Avid to get up to speed quickly on how to edit with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. If you’re a longtime Final Cut Pro or Avid user, you’ll find that there are many similarities between the two applications; however, there are some differences as well.
Part 1: Adobe Premiere Pro user interface
The Adobe Premiere Pro workspace is similar to Final Cut Pro in many ways. In Adobe Premiere Pro, each workspace item appears in its own panel and multiple panels can be docked where you’d like. If you’re familiar with other Adobe products such as After Effects, Photoshop, or Illustrator, your experience with Adobe Premiere Pro will be even better. Adobe Creative Suite applications share common commands, panels, and keyboard shortcuts, so if you’re familiar with one program, learning the others is easy.
These two PDF documents were created to ease the transition to Premiere Pro from Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer, but they’re also very good overviews for anyone getting started with Premiere Pro: