Introduction to Adobe Rush
Updated: Jan 28
Adobe Premiere Rush is a video editing app that provides users with the basic tools to create professional-looking videos in a flash. Available on both Apple and Android devices, Adobe Rush allows educators to produce asynchronous lectures right from the palm of their hands.
This app is a simplified version of the Adobe Premiere Pro program that allows you to record video and audio right in the app or upload media from your phone. And since you are using your smartphone as the camera, the quality of the video is far more superior to your computer's built-in webcam.
You can easily capture speaker, interview, and room formats, as well as a non-traditional pen & tablet format. Not a feature of the app, but a possibility on your phone is the ability to capture your slides with voiceover through your phone's screen recording function. You can also combine and edit multiple formats with their simplistic timeline as the app includes features such as transitions, filters, texts, and graphics.
Example screenshots of the multiple types of formats that can be captured through Adobe Rush.
However, there are limitations to the app. The app is initially designed for YouTubers and Content creators to quickly edit videos and share to their social profiles, so the features of the app reflect that with basic transitions and title cards. If you are looking for a video editing software that has more options with effects, annotations, and graphics, you are better off using Camtasia.
Another limitation is that you cannot record multiple formats at the same time such as speaker format with slides or pen & tablet such as in Camtasia. You can either record one or the other and then overlap the videos when editing in the app, which is less than ideal.
Screenshot of Adobe Rush interface showing a video being edited on the timeline
The Adobe Rush app is free of charge, but if you would rather edit on a computer than on your phone, you will have to pay a monthly subscription of $10 a month.
Despite these limitations, we still recommend educators to try Adobe Rush to get their feet wet with the basics of video editing and take a step forward towards producing high-quality lecture videos for their classroom right in the palm of their hand.