Premiere Rush is the mobile and desktop video editing app for creativity on the go. It’s Adobe’s new all-in-one tool to quickly create HD and 4K videos across devices, and share on social media and beyond. It’s a terrific new addition to Creative Cloud as the intuitive, easy-to-use younger sibling of Premiere Pro – but the best part is, it’s a completely free download with no cost to get started!
Wait, what? Premiere Rush is free?
The Starter Plan for Premiere Rush is free and available for everyone worldwide. This includes the Rush desktop and mobile apps – you can use either or both. The free version gives you access to Rush on desktop plus the highly-rated Rush mobile apps, both with most features and content enabled.
This free plan is available to anyone with a free Creative Cloud membership and includes Premiere Rush, 2 GB of cloud storage, a library of royalty-free audio, and unlimited free video exports on both mobile and desktop. Get the Starter Plan for Rush here at no charge, and make as many videos as you want:
What can Premiere Rush do?
Premiere Rush is the first all-in-one, cross-device app for creating and sharing online videos – fast. You can edit, adjust color, fix audio, add titles, and more with simple-to-use tools, customizable motion graphics templates, and integration with Adobe Stock – including over 10,000 free Stock videos. Save or share your final creations to your favorite social channels right from the app.
So wherever you are, on your phone, tablet, or computer, you can create and share high-quality videos.
So how is the free Rush different from the paid plans? Are there limitations?
Rush on mobile has the same features and capabilities as Rush on the desktop, plus the ability to capture videos and photos right from within the Rush mobile app. The free Starter plan has slightly-reduced features, as the Advanced Audio tools, Auto Reframe, exporting in 4K, Advanced sharing, and extra content are only available with premium or paid plans.
Lastly, project syncing between mobile and desktop is not available with the free Starter Plan, so your Rush projects will remain where you start them.
So Rush is a “freemium” model. See a comparison chart of the differences between all plans offered.
What is an export? How many do I get for free?
An export is the way a Rush project becomes a video that can be saved or shared. Any time that you want to save a video you’ve created in Rush on your computer or mobile device, or share it to social media, you must export it first. With the Starter plan, you can export unlimited projects with Premiere Rush on both mobile and desktop.
There used to be a three-export limit for the Starter Plan on desktop; however, as of November 2021 and the release of Rush version 2.0, Adobe now allows you to export unlimited videos on desktop for free.
On both desktop and mobile, videos created using Rush’s premium features or content require a paid plan in order to export.
Is the free Premiere Rush time-limited? Is it a trial?
No, once you download and install Premiere Rush on your computer or device(s), there is no expiration date or time limitation. Adobe intends to continue offering this free plan going forward.
How do I get the free Premiere Rush plan?
All you need is a standard Adobe ID, which is just a few fields to fill out and free to sign up. Alternatively, you can sign in using your Google, Facebook, or Apple credentials. Then download Premiere Rush on desktop and/or mobile at no cost, and get going right away.
For the desktop version, you’ll need a computer that meets Adobe’s minimum system requirements for Rush… This means macOS 10.14 (“Mojave”) or later, or Windows 10 64-bit version 1903 or later (note Windows 7 is not supported). Rush is currently available in English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and at least ten other languages.
Does anything else come with the free Premiere Rush tier?
Yes, you also get 2GB of free cloud storage. In addition, the Rush Starter tier is part of the free level of Creative Cloud membership, which also includes free Adobe Fonts (over 1,000 to choose from), Adobe Bridge at no cost, over 3,000 free design assets in Creative Cloud Libraries, the free version of Adobe XD, the starter version of Creative Cloud Express, access to over 1,000,000 free Stock photos, and much more.
How do I get started and learn Premiere Rush?
For starters, check out the excellent free training content on Creative Cloud Learn. That should get you rolling with Rush, as it’s a breeze to learn.
What premium/paid plans are available?
If you wish, you can upgrade from the free plan to a premium or paid plan. Upgrading to a paid plan gives you access to all premium features and content.
The options are:
- Premiere Rush Mobile Plan – Adds premium features and content in Rush mobile + Sync projects across mobile devices with 100 GB cloud storage + Adobe Fonts + Adobe Portfolio.
- Premiere Rush Single App Plan – The above, plus access to premium features and content on Rush desktop as well as mobile + Sync projects across both mobile and desktop devices.
- Premiere Pro Single App Plan – The above, plus Premiere Pro (the full version) on desktop. Premiere Pro can import Rush projects.
- Creative Cloud All Apps Plan – The above, plus all the many other tools and services included in Creative Cloud.
How much do these plans cost? Compare video editing plans and pricing here.
Is Premiere Rush included in the Creative Cloud Photography plan?
Yes, though it depends. Adobe removed Spark premium from the $9.99/month Photography plan on October 26th, 2021 – and for all subscribers as of that date, the company added premium access to Premiere Rush and Photoshop Express to replace it.
However, the full version of Premiere Rush is not ordinarily included in the Photography plan; it’s just that existing subscribers were “grandfathered in” to gain access to it… Thus, new subscribers to the Photography plan will get the Starter version of Rush instead.
So the answer to the question is yes, Rush is included with the Photography plan – but which version of Rush you get (Starter or premium) depends on whether you were a subscriber to Photography before October 26th, 2021.
All Photography plan subscribers also now receive the Starter version of Creative Cloud Express, which is the new product which evolved from Adobe Spark.
Adobe sums it up
Use Premiere Rush to create videos anywhere. Shoot, edit, and share videos with this free all-in-one video editing app for mobile and desktop: Easy editing with an intuitive interface, simple timeline, customizable titles, powerful audio controls, one-click share to social, and available cross-device.
Premiere Rush is available for free as a Starter plan, with paid plans also offered. Visit the compare plans page to see the different plan options.
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