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Adobe Premiere Pro Unleashes a Game-Changer : Text-Based Editing

Imagine editing your video content as easily as shaping a Word document – that’s the mind-blowing promise Adobe Premiere Pro is delivering with its latest innovation. In a groundbreaking stride, Adobe has unveiled a feature that could turn the tides in the world of video editing: text-based editing. This disruptive technology is now accessible to every Adobe Premiere Pro subscriber, and it’s shaking up the competition like never before.

Understanding Adobe Text-Based Editing: No Longer a Fantasy

The concept of text-based editing was once the stuff of editors’ dreams. With Adobe Premiere Pro’s latest update, this dream has become a reality. The software now allows users to generate a transcript of their video, enabling editors to manipulate the content with the same ease as editing a text document. In essence, if you can cut, copy, and paste text, you can now do the same with your video content – it’s a feature that’s as powerful as it is intuitive.

A Deep Dive into Adobe Text-Based Editing: Simplicity Meets Efficiency

Adobe’s text-based editing is not just a revolutionary concept; it’s a practical, user-friendly tool. For a detailed step-by-step guide on how to use this feature, check out this tutorial:

Adobe Vs. The Competition: The Text-Based Editing Showdown

Premiere Pro isn’t alone in offering text-based editing. Davinci Resolve Studio 18.5 also boasts this feature, offering similar functionality. However, Premiere’s edge lies in its ability to highlight gaps of silence, enabling editors to eliminate these silent moments with pinpoint accuracy.

While Davinci currently lacks this feature, given Blackmagic’s speedy update history, it’s anticipated they will soon catch up. However, there’s a caveat: text-based editing is only available on the Davinci Resolve Studio version, not the free version. The Studio version comes at a one-time cost of $299, but it includes lifetime free updates, making it a compelling alternative for those deterred by Premiere’s subscription model.

For those considering Davinci Resolve Studio, the Studio Speed Editor, a console that accelerates editing speed in Resolve, is a worthwhile investment. Priced at $399, it includes a license for Studio, effectively making the cost of the Speed Editor just $100.

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Adobe Text-Based Editing: The Future of Video Editing?

The introduction of text-based editing in Adobe Premiere Pro represents a seismic shift in the video editing landscape. It not only simplifies the editing process but also elevates the precision and efficiency of editing workflows.

As this feature becomes more common, the question many editors will face is, ‘Should I get Premiere Pro or Davinci Resolve Studio for text-based editing?’ The answer largely depends on individual needs and preferences. Adobe’s Premiere Pro offers a subscription-based model with continual updates and features like text-based editing that highlight silent gaps. On the other hand, Davinci Resolve Studio provides a one-time purchase with lifetime updates, and its text-based editing feature, while currently lacking silence detection, is expected to enhance soon.  [UPDATE: Resolve Studio 18.5 can now detect silences.]

Ultimately, both Adobe Premiere Pro and Davinci Resolve Studio offer compelling features for text-based editing. Your choice hinges on your specific needs, budget, and long-term editing goals.


So, which will it be: Premiere Pro’s subscription model and advanced features or Davinci Resolve Studio’s one-time cost and promise of continual improvements? 

Let us know in the comments

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  • I was triggered by the ‘Adobe introduces gamechanger’ but you rightfully mention Resolve can do this too in 18.5. Ok, Premiere can remove silences too but that’s just a minor edit after the rough cut in Resolve.

    In the video it’s mentioned Premiere can then create captions from the transcript, but Resolve can auto-create captions too, without transcript in between.

    Interesting new ways of doing things, in both softwares. But I’ll just stick to Resolve Studio, which brings me not only the editor, but the colourpage, VFX and pro-audio studio too.

    regards, Frank

    • I think Resolve is definitely the better more “open” choice as off now.
      Adobe does have a massive community around it which makes it competitive in the long run.
      Either way one cannot go wrong.