0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 27, 2016 3:28 PM by Todd_Kopriva

    FAQ: What are the limitations of the free, 30-day trial version of Premiere Pro?

    Todd_Kopriva Level 8

      The free, 30-day trial version of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and earlier lacked many of the most useful and popular codecs,  including codecs for MPEG-2, AVCHD, and RED media. This meant that  people had a hard time evaluating the software for real-world use.


      Not any longer.


      The trial version of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, and later includes all of the  codecs that are included with the full version of Adobe Premiere Pro  CS5.5. This means that you can import and export to all of the supported  file formats using the trial version.


      See this page for more details about the trial version.


      For lists of formats that you can import into and export from Adobe Premiere Pro, see these pages:



      Note/Update: Due to new licensing restrictions, support for the H.265 (HEVC) codec added to CC in late 2015 is only available in the paid version, and not in the free trial.


      Message was edited by: ProDesignTools on Feb 27, 2016 6:28 PM, revising the original from Feb 6, 2013 5:48 PM.