Not to be confused with Adobe Premiere Pro 1, which is actually the 7th version of Premiere.

Adobe Premiere 1.x was the first version of the Premiere video editing application from Adobe Systems.

Development[edit | edit source]

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Adobe Premiere 1.0 (March 19, 1990)

The project began at SuperMac Technology as ReelTime, a QuickTime-based video editor for its VideoSpigot video capture card.[1] SuperMac engineer Randy Ubillos created a working demo of ReelTime in about 10 weeks while QuickTime was still in beta.[2] The software project was acquired by Adobe Systems in August 1991 and was renamed Adobe Premiere.[1][3] Ubillos also left SuperMac to join Adobe.[2]

Features[edit | edit source]

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Video Editing on Adobe Premiere 1.0 (from 1991) - Krazy Ken's Tech Misadventures

Premiere was one of the first QuickTime-based video editors on the market.[4] As a result, its ability to import new video formats could also be upgraded by updating to a newer compatible version of Quicktime. However, it was limited to processing video and images that were 1024 pixels wide, or less.[5]

Premiere included 24 transition effects and a plug-in architecture that was compatible with some Photoshop filters.[4]

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • Version 1.0 for Macintosh was released in December 1991 with the launch of QuickTime. It was bundled with SuperMac VideoSpigot cards.[4]
  • Version 1.1 for Windows was released in February 1994.
  • Version 1.1a for Windows was released on May 23, 1994.

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