Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the amount of Premiere Pro plugins out there? Do you ever feel like you could do with a list of the best Premiere Pro plugins all in one place?
Well, I have just the thing you for!
I’ve been working on a list of what I consider the top Premiere plugins out there.
Whether you’re an indie filmmaker, a video production company owner, or any other kind of freelancer, this is the list you want!
(You’re going to want to print this out, bookmark it, share it with your friends, etc).
What Are Premiere Pro Plugins?
Premiere Pro plugins are a great way to enhance your video editing experience.
They can help you add new features or effects to your Premiere Pro video project without having expensive equipment or needing extensive training.
There is a wide range of options available for every type of user, from the basics that anyone can use to more advanced tools with more bells and whistles.
They do everything from adding simple effects like color correction or grain, to more complex tasks like stabilizing shaky footage or helping with chroma key work.
The world of Premiere Pro plugins is an ever-evolving space with new plugins coming out all the time. So what I hope to have assembled here is a real knowledge base of Premiere plugins.
I’ve included both:
- Paid Premiere Pro plugins, and
- Free Premiere Pro plugins.
So, without further ado, let’s get into the list of the top Premiere Pro plugins you can get your hands on for any project you can imagine.
Premiere Pro Plugins
Let’s jump in and look at the best Premiere Pro plugins out there!
We’d be remiss not to mention After Effects here.
“Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of filmmaking, video games and television production.
Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing, and animation.”
“We believe Filmmaking should be enhanced by technology, leaving no limitations! So we’re giving the power back to the filmmaker by providing software that delivers beautiful colors, leaving you to create beautiful stories.
FilmConvert enables you to add film color & grain to your video in a few simple clicks. With a range of market-leading cameras profiled, you can achieve precise, industry leading results even under the tightest deadline.”
“Experience color correction without the complexity. Featuring over 65 preset looks ranging from old school classics to modern stylized films, this versatile color enhancing and grading software lets you quickly set the tone of your story.”
“Magic Bullet Suite is a complete set of plugins that gives you everything you need to make your footage look great, right on your editing timeline.
Balance out your shots with powerful color adjustments. Then, go beyond color correction, with accurate simulations of lens filters and film stocks.
Give your footage the look of a Hollywood film. With the tools in Magic Bullet Suite, your footage can instantly have cinematic contrast and the sophisticated color palettes of big budget movies.
With tons of fully customizable presets based on popular movies and TV shows, you will have beautiful results in seconds.
Quickly balance skin tones, reduce wrinkles and remove skin blemishes, so your talent can look their best. Magic Bullet Suite makes cosmetic cleanup fast and easy, and gives you natural results that look untouched.”
What Can You Do With Premiere Pro Plugins?
• Bring life to your projects with effects or presets.
• Use cinematic styles and templates.
• Save time by using workflow-based plugins.
• Strengthen your editing skills and make it easier overall.
“Mocha is the world’s most recognized and powerful planar tracking tool for VFX and post-production. Mocha Pro features GPU-accelerated tracking and object removal, advanced masking with edge-snapping, stabilization, lens calibration, 3D camera solver, stereo 360/VR support, and more.
Now available on macOS, Windows, and Linux, and as a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects, Avid Media Composer & OFX hosts such as Flame, Nuke, Fusion, HitFilm, and VEGAS Pro.”
“Magic Bullet Suite includes Colorista and is a complete set of plugins that gives you everything you need to make your footage look great, right on your editing timeline. Balance out your shots with powerful color adjustments.
Then, go beyond color correction, with accurate simulations of lens filters and film stocks. And now, with both input and output color handling in Looks, Magic Bullet Suite fits in perfectly anywhere within your high-end color workflow.”
“Final Effects Complete brings over 120 designer effects and transitions to Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.x, and CS4.
These simple-to-use filters allow you to create unique organic looks with just a few simple adjustments.”
“Flicker Free is a powerful and simple way to remove flicker from your video. We offer presets for different types of footage, making it easy to eliminate flicker caused by out of sync cameras, time-lapse, or slow-motion video.
Flicker Free will work on any sized footage and is compatible with a wide range of video editing applications such as After Effects, Premiere Pro, FCP, Avid, Resolve, and Vegas.”
“You asked for it, so here it is! I have put together 7 of my own LUTS that I use when editing my video footage, my b roll and YouTube Videos.
What is a LUT? Simply put, think of it like a filter for your video footage. You apply a LUT to one of your clips and the data inside that LUT immediately colour corrects your footage to look a certain way.
Included LUTS : Fade Out, Black Eye, Clean & Tidy, Noir, Kodak Killer, Arctic Circle, That Orange & Teal Though!”
Very easy to use! You can follow this tutorial here:
“Shooting in low light or at high ISO’s can add a lot of noise to your footage. Magic Bullet Denoiser is a plugin that gets rid of that without removing detail.
Denoiser has been rewritten entirely from scratch to give you the best, fastest, and most reliable video denoising experience available.
Magic Bullet Denoiser has been redesigned to make it faster and even easier to use.”
“Create stunning and realistic light ray effects quickly and easily. Known as volumetric lighting in computer graphics or crepuscular rays in atmospheric optics, this dramatic effect adds polish and style.
Since the rays are only added to highlight areas, they have the effect of passing through objects and add a third dimensional quality.
Add shafts of light streaming through clouds, rays filtering through a forest canopy, beams of light on a foggy night or rays shooting out from text. Rays adds a striking and dramatic quality to any image.”
“Scalable vector art can now be imported directly into Graffiti. Users can add, delete, or modify the original spline points right within the Graffiti interface and the result can be extruded and animated in 3D space.
The advantage to working with scalable vector art is that unlike raster art which is pixel based, vector art never suffers a loss in quality when it is resized or scaled. Most company logos are generated in this format.”
“Emulate a practical camera shake or a more conceptual feed twitch for motion graphics work involving color channel compositing and separation.
Spread destruction with Damage, the industry standard for bad video effects, including Artifact, Blockade, Destabilize, Interference, Overexpose, Skew, Wave Displace, Channel Offset and Aged Film.”
“Twixtor is a plug-in created by RevisionFX. The plug-in enables a user to speed up, slow down or frame-rate convert image sequences with stunning results.
Twixtor works by analyzing and interoperating footage to visually guess what the video is supposed to look like in a slow motion environment.”
“Simulate Realistic Digital Image Glitches with Ease!
Data Glitch is a native After Effects plugin that creates awesome realistic digital image glitches with total ease.
Something you would see during a satellite transmission or a cable broadcast or from a damaged disk. Bad TV plugin is great for analog TV look, but this is 2010 and you hardly see anything that’s analog anymore. This plugin simulates a realistic digital glitch effect.
In real-life most of the glitches occur due to problems in encoding/decoding and sometimes data corruption. This plugin does exactly that. It encodes the data, glitches the data and then decodes it similar to the real life situation.”
“This plugin allows you to move, rotate, scale, blur, blend, fade and distort the RGB channels independently. You can use this plugin to create the popular “Chromatic Aberration” effect seen in this tutorial.”
“The CoreMelt Plugin Set is an extensive bundle of plugins which are easy to use intuitive tools for Motion Artists and Editors of all types from indie film makers, event and wedding videographers to pro TV series editors.
The CoreMelt Plugin set has many FCP X specific features including onscreen controls, custom shape masks and three new plugins. And also the V2 Plugin Set is now available in a bundle with SliceX, TrackX and DriveX and the fast and powerful Lock & Load stabilizer.
The CoreMelt V2 Plugin Collection includes four plugin collections; ImageFlow Fx V2, PolyChrome Transitions V2, Editors Tools V2, Motion Graphics Box V2, in total providing you with over 180 plugins that be useful every single day. You can browse our gallery of all the included plugins for more details.
From soft organic glows and blurs to advanced colour correction tools and instant photo montages, the CoreMelt V2 Plugin set will let you create stylish looks, no matter what type of editing or motion graphics work you do.”
“Sapphire plug-ins let you create stunning organic looks unmatched by any host native effect tools. Key features include over 270 effects and 3000+ presets, a powerful Effect and Transition Builder, and integrated tracking and masking with the Academy Award-winning Mocha.
Sapphire’s superior image quality, control, and render speed offers massive time-savings — allowing creatives to focus on what matters most, delivering an impact that keeps audiences coming back.”
“Express your personal video style. Film Impact’s brilliant Adobe Premiere Pro transitions deliver captivating. elegant, and memorable videos.”
“Video stabilizer, rolling shutter and CMOS correction for any action-cam, camera phone, or camcorder.”
“ProDAD Vitascene is the optimal tool to give your video a special look, create a mood or just add more individuality.
Vitascene V3 includes over 700 fully customizable effects in broadcast quality.
As mentioned by the manufacturer ProDAD Vitascene V3 is an „All in one solution“.
- Transition effects
- Video filters (e.g. tilt-shift)
- Filmlook effects
- Text effects
- Tools for picture optimization
When using ProDAD Vitascene V3 you can concentrate more on the creative part of your work, since all effects are rendered super-fast by a graphics card’s GPU.
Depending on your GPU’s performance, time consuming rendering belongs to the past. Due to GPU processing even complex effects can be rendered even faster than in V2.
Vitascene V3 offers the perfect effect for almost any type of usage. Filters allow controlling the type, amount and desired direction of light within your scene.
This way you can highlight objects, add reflections or even flood your scene with gleaming light. Coloring your scene and adapting brightness levels will support a more romantic or dynamic look.
Highlight details of your scene applying the spotlight filter. Effects can be controlled and timed precisely applying key frames if you wish to do so.
Video filters also work great on texts, logos and graphics with beautiful results – easily done with just a few mouse clicks without any programming skills or efforts.
Present your images styled as a watercolor painting, graphite drawing or as a 3D look.
Put your material into a different perspective and apply the tilt shift effect to transform your images into a miniature world.
Highly efficient video filters will optimize older or not so perfect recordings regarding contrast, brightness, sharpness and color – all adjusted automatically with just a mouse click in no time at all.
- Easy handling
- Highly customizable
- Easily controllable by keyframes
- Supporting up to UHD/4K 10bit
- Around 700 video filters & transition effects
- Gleaming, glowing and reflections
- Impressive light rays, controlling light sources
- Also suited for texts, graphics and logos
- Optimizing of contrasts and focus
- Optimizing of color and brightness
- Ideally suited for a large number of editing solutions
- Stunning performance by comprehensive support of advanced hardware resources”
“As the editorial consultant on DEADPOOL, I spent 9 months crafting the post production workflow used for the edit and also trained the entire post production team in both Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Very early into the cutting, lead editor Julian Clarke asked me if we could add camera shake to certain locked-off, static shots.
This can be accomplished in Premiere Pro by manually animating the frame with keyframes or by using a 3rd party plug-in…but I wanted a real-time solution without using a plug-in.
I reached out to Jarle Leirpoll , an amazingly talented editor who also creates free Premiere Pro presets utilizing the included effects built into the software. His JARLE’S PREMIERE PRO PRESETS VERSION 3 includes 98 free presets that cover both video and audio.”
“Built by ILM’s Chief Creative Officer, John Knoll, Knoll Light Factory creates camera-inspired, photo-realistic lens flares for the visual effects and motion graphics pro.
Our intuitive Lens Editor makes it easy to customize existing flares and create your own from scratch. Use any of the 135 existing tools and sprite images, or add your own elements.
Knoll Light Factory comes with over 200 presets designed for film, broadcast and motion graphics.
The latest version includes over 90 beautiful new presets inspired by some of the most iconic films of the past few decades.”
“As the industry leader in audio repair, RX 8 introduces Repair Assistant and Music Rebalance, plus tools for any audio post production job.
RX 8 leverages cutting-edge machine learning technology for unparalleled audio quality.”
“This video plugin automatically identifies skin tones and creates a mask that limits the smoothing effect to just the skin areas.
Just apply the filter, let it analyze the video, set a few Smoothing options, and let the plugin render to make skin retouching incredibly easy.”
“With a touch of a single button, PluralEyes analyzes the audio from your cameras and audio devices and syncs them up, in seconds. No clapboards or timecode are needed.
With the new PluralEyes Premiere Pro Panel, use the power of PluralEyes to sync your files directly inside of Premiere Pro. No need to leave your host application.
Shooter PluralEyes has lots of new features to make syncing your audio and video easy.”
“Here our impatience and annoyance with the shortcomings of our favorite post-production tools is transformed into actual solutions.
Right now, a few plugins are already available for download. If you have suggestions for other products, place them on the future ideas page.”
“With the Magic Bullet Looks plugin you can choose from over 200 brand-new Look presets, designed to match your favorite movies and TV shows. Every preset is fully-customizable.
Alter the presets by adding or removing tools along the toolchain, or just build a look from scratch by combining any of the 41 tools.
The best color correction experience in the industry happens because of a great set of tools and a great way to use them. The Magic Bullet Looks UI makes the process of color grading intuitive and easy.
Magic Bullet Looks has lots of new features for powerful looks and color correction for filmmakers.”
“The 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 versions of my presets have been downloaded more than 375,000 times, and are used daily by documentary film editors, wedding video makers, students, broadcast companies, and even Hollywood.
Now, you can download version 4.0 for Premiere Pro CC 2018, with even more cool and useful presets.
I’ve included the Deadpool presets for Handheld Camera, more Audio presets, and more compositing tools. All presets using obsolete effects have been replaced by new ones using the new effects.
Now there are 106 presets in total! Most presets from earlier are still included. You’ll get lots of Color Grading presets, including several “Looks” presets for Bleach Bypass, Teal & Orange, Sepia, Color Negative, Cross Process and many more.
In addition, there are LOG to LIN presets for Alexa, Canon Cinestyle for DSLRs and for Sony F3, some scaling tools for HD to SD, 1080 to 720 etc., and some useful Compositing tools like Dynamic Garbage Matte, and some cool Miscellaneous presets.
Most of the presets have tool tips so when you hover over them you’ll get info about how to use them. For example, the “Blooming Highlights” preset says “Use on Adjustment Layer. Keys out the highlights and blurs them. Also sets Adjustment Layer to Screen mode.””
“Give your footage authentic retro and modern day looks using tools like VHS, Retrograde Carousel, Glitch, Holomatrix II, and more.
Create beautiful looping backgrounds and motion graphics elements with tools like HUD components, Line, Knoll Light Factory EZ, Fractal Background, and more.
Build fast, unique transitions with little or no work. Add glows and other effects that give you better results and more shortcuts, options and control than anything in your host app.”
“Discover fast and powerful image stabilization. Easily analyze your footage for movement and fine-tune the amount of stabilization, strength and motion control to get the exact look and feel you want.
Stabilizer delivers advanced footage stabilization in minutes. Easily get the look of a Steadicam while preserving the feel of a hand-held shot.”
“FxFactory Pro offers a visual effects toolbox with unmatched features. Light Show. Glows, light spills and distortions.
FxFactory is the rare application you’ll rarely need to launch. The rest happens behind the scenes, with FxFactory responsible for installing and updating plugins for compatible host applications, including Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Adobe After Effects CC, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.”
“Trapcode Suite brings the power of 3D particle systems right into Premiere Pro and After Effects. Use particle emitters to create fire, water, smoke, snow and other organic visual effects, or create technological marvels and user interfaces with immortal particle grids, text and 3D forms.
Combine multiple particle systems into one unified 3D space for visually stunning results. With GPU acceleration, Trapcode plugins help you get beautiful results fast.
For the first time ever, run realistic fluid simulations using the new Dynamic Fluids™ physics engine, or emulate particles moving through the air and bouncing off surfaces.
Create flowing surfaces, mountainous terrains, endless tunnels, and abstract shapes. Use paths and motion to generate beautifully complex geometric shapes, ribbons and extrusions. Whether you are creating motion graphics or visual effects, the possibilities are endless.”
“5 free glitch presets for all your Premiere Pro edits. These things will really add some amazing visual interest to your shots.
Simply drop the presets on a photo, video, or text element within the edit to add digital noise to your sequences.
They are awesome for transitioning from shot to shot, title, or just to shake things up a little. Enjoy!”
“Neat Video is a digital filter designed to reduce visible noise and grain found in footage from digital video cameras, DSLRs, TV-tuners and even digitized film or VHS. Neat Video is available as a plug-in for many popular video editing applications such as Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.
Digital noise appears as fine, dancing speckles or static in certain areas of a video clip. It is caused by a range of factors including low light levels, high sensor gain, electronic interference and aggressive compression of video data.
Regardless of the source, any form of noise can seriously degrade the visual quality of footage.
However, thanks to the most advanced noise reduction algorithms in the industry, Neat Video offers a way to clean up noisy clips.
It is a highly automated and user-friendly plug-in that can be applied in only a few clicks. Improving video quality while preserving the beauty, detail and clarity of the original footage. In many cases rescuing clips that would otherwise be unusable.”
“Shooter Offload is a stand-alone application that makes it easy to back up your footage in the field.
Shooter Offload is video footage backup software designed to make the process of backing up your footage fast, easy and reliable.”
“Audio in many low budget or independent productions is often overlooked and neglectfully mishandled. The focus is often placed on capturing the perfect image with audio an afterthought.
The old adage that audio is more important then image is hard to believe…until you are in post and learn that it is absolutely true.
Great visuals with crappy sound screams…“I am an amateur!” Conversely, lots of blurry, handheld, whip-panned footage with pristine dialog and a full soundscape can be completely acceptable.
It will be perceived as the director’s “artistic choice” even though shots are out of focus and flaying around.
The audio is the glue that holds it together and sells it as a professional production. Embrace the Audio.”
“These free Premiere Pro presets contain 7 unique film roll transitions. These are simple to use and will increase the production value of your next project. Download them today!”
Premiere Pro Plugins – Wrap Up
I hope you’ve found this list of my favorite Premiere Pro plugins useful. What are your Premiere plugins? What have I missed out on? Let us know in the comments below!
On a related note, Final Cut Pro is a great alternative to Premiere Pro. A lot of beginner editors are confused about whether to pick Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro as their main editing software. Both tools are feature-rich and immensely powerful.
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We really hope this list of Premiere Pro plugins has been useful to you. We’ve given you a range of different plugins here. As ever, it really depends on what you’re looking to create, what your goals are, as well as the kind of project you’re working on.
So whether you’re a filmmaker, videographer, or any other creative, these Premiere plugins will help you out.