Top 15 Premiere Pro Plugins

October 11, 2022

Top 15 Premiere Pro Plugins

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Premiere Pro is a powerful editing tool, but often doesn’t have the best features or effects compared to other video editing software. Take a look at some of the Top Premiere Pro plugins for filmmakers and video editors to make your life easier and more productive. 

1. Storyblocks Plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro

Designed to help you work quickly and more efficiently, the Storyblocks Plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro gives you unlimited access to our diverse, royalty-free stock media library, directly in Premiere Pro.

                     The Storyblocks Plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro in-app display.

Discover the right content for every project with features like in-app search and asset preview, which enable creators to search the entire Storyblocks library and view key details like file specs, contributor info, and more before downloading.

When you’re ready, easily download your selected assets directly in Premiere Pro with in-app downloads. Content will automatically be organized and stored to your preferred project bin, which can be personalized using download settings.

Learn more about how the Storyblocks Plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro can help streamline your creative workflow and scale video production so you can get to market faster.

2. Cinema Grade

The Cinema Grade plugin includes more than 100 powerful color grading controls, over 90 Hollywood Style color presets, real-time previews of your favorite LUTs, and support for 16 bit & 32-bit float files.

Cinema Grade is the perfect tool for filmmakers, videographers, photographers, and editors looking to make their videos pop with professional cinematic color grade looks.

3. RED GIANT Pluraleyes

PluralEyes is a powerful tool that enables you to sync your video and audio files quickly and accurately, without all the hassle. PluralEyes makes sure that your multi-camera shoots, smartphone videos, DSLR footage, or any combination of cameras and devices will be perfectly synced every time.

4. Flicker Free

The Flicker Free plugin is inspired by the work of one of the most accomplished editors in the industry, Martin Zinkevich. One of Martin’s signature techniques is to use what are called “variable speed ramps” to smoothly transition from one video speed to another. 

The Flicker Free plugin reduces flicker, generating red, green, and blue color channels from a single RGB source to add more functionality to your video projects.

The plugin is mainly designed for time-lapse and slow-motion videos. In both categories, it helps to get rid of unsightly flicker in videos, even if it’s shot with a high-end camera. It can also be used to reduce flicker in regular speed clips.

5. RED GIANT Primatte Keyer

The Primatte Keyer plugin is an advanced green/blue screen keyer that has been used to key hundreds of feature films and primetime television shows. 

It can automatically separate complex composites into perfect color separations with tools designed to be fast and easy to use. The Auto Compute Algorithms are smart enough to work even on difficult shots with motion, shadows, or lighting changes.

Whether you are new to keying or a veteran looking for a faster workflow, Primatte Keyer’s intuitive controls are easy to set up and get running in no time. Built-in presets make it easy to start working quickly without sacrificing control.

6. FilmConvert

The FilmConvert plugin is a powerful tool for color grading, perfect for creating motion graphics and films.

Color-correction can be very subjective. The filmconvert plugin simplifies the color grading process by using presets to achieve the desired look.

The FilmConvert plugin also provides advanced controls to fine-tune the effect, including contrast, exposure, highlights, shadows, saturation, and more. Filmconvert can be used in both After Effects and Premiere Pro.

7. Colorista

Colorista is a color correction and grading plugin. It gives you the power to create amazing images with pro-level color correction tools . It’s the only plugin suitable for both editors and colorists since it works directly with Premiere Pro, so you can instantly see the effects of your adjustments.

It brings a new level of control to color correction, letting you adjust multiple parameters simultaneously – including saturation, hue, brightness, contrast, and more – as well as automatically match or complement surrounding colors.

8. Neat Video

Neat Video is an extremely powerful digital filter designed to reduce visible noise, flicker, and other imperfections in footage from digital video cameras, DSLRs, TV-tuners, and even digitized film or VHS.

It features a unique, patented noise reduction algorithm that preserves sharpness, fine details, and textures while removing digital noise. The Neat Video plug-in operates with a minimal user interaction and can be applied in only a few clicks.

9. BORIS FX Particle Illusion

Particle Illusion is a standalone application, but it’s also a powerful plugin that gives editors and artists instant access to high-end photorealistic particle effects for motion graphics, visual effects, lower thirds, titles, and background graphics. Available as a free application or as a paid premium filter, Particle Illusion is the choice for anyone looking to quickly and easily add amazing particle effects to any image, animation or video.

This powerful Premiere Pro plugin has an intuitive interface that allows users to quickly create stunning, highly realistic particle effects without the need for extensive training or artistic skills. Users can create an unlimited variety of effects using Particle Illusion’s built-in presets and controls, or experiment with limitless custom settings to create the most complex and unique looks imaginable.

10. Twixtor Pro

You know the scene all too well: you’re editing a video and want to make a quick transition to a new clip, but there’s a bit of motion between them that you don’t want. You could cut around it, but cutting destroys information, and it would be so much easier if you could just slide the transition out of the way. Twixtor lets you do just that.

The Premiere Pro Twixtor plugin is a special effects plugin that enables you to convert your footage into high speed and high frame rate footage. It allows you to slow down or speed up your footage without causing the annoying “strobing” effect that you typically get when you speed up or slow down footage.

11. Separate RGB

If you’re familiar with Photoshop, then you’ll know that when you apply an adjustment or effect, it affects all layers within the image. SeparateRGB makes it possible to isolate parts of an image so that changes can be made without impacting other parts of the image. 

SeparateRGB is a Premiere Pro plugin that allows you to separate the Red, Green and Blue channels of your video or image into individual layers. This is great for editing and compositing, and can be done in any version of Premiere Pro CS3 and above!

SeparateRGB allows you to add an effect such as a blur or color correction to one channel while leaving the others alone.

This is very useful for video editors, as sometimes you want to change one part of the image without changing another. For example, if you want to color correct only half of the screen, apply an effect to just one part of the screen (such as motion blur) or put two clips together without changing their colors too much.

12. Coremelt

The Coremelt plugin set is a collection of plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro. Organized into one easy-to-use installer, these plugins are designed to take your video editing further by adding additional features and enhancements to your existing editing environment.

13. BorisFx Sapphire 

The Sapphire plugin from Boris FX is a powerful tool that brings you NLE, the world of color correction and manipulation. Using this plug-in, you can add a wide range of filters that allow you to easily correct your clips or add certain elements to them. The filter you apply in the Sapphire plugin will be changed dynamically in real-time. The filter can be applied using a variety of methods, making it easy for you to use the method that best suits your needs.

Most filters also come with extra parameters that can be easily adjusted to your liking. Sapphire comes with over 200 preset filters that you can use as a starting point for creating your own or modifying existing ones.

The Sapphire plugin also allows you to work with 3D objects and has a very flexible user interface to help you work faster and more efficiently.

14. BorisFX Mocha Pro

The Boris FX  Mocha Pro plug-in is one of the most powerful tools for advanced compositing (layering multiple video clips together). It works with Premiere Pro and After Effects, but not Photoshop. This plug-in allows you to apply special effects to individual objects within a scene, which makes it great for adding visual interest. For example, you can make the background of one person blurry while keeping the foreground (where they’re looking) in focus.

This plug-in comes with a set of standard presets that include lighting effects like flares and glints. You can also customize plug-ins by adjusting the intensity of individual features like glints or lens dirt to create custom looks. The BorisFX Mocha Pro includes tools for tracking objects within the scene so you can composite them without distortions or gaps between layers.

15. NEW BLUE FX Stabilizer

New Blue FX Stabilizer is all-new and has some amazing, powerful features. The plugin offers five different stabilizing modes, including the ability to choose which axis of movement you would like to stabilize. You can also control the speed of stabilization, as well as the intensity of the effect.

It also comes with true 3D stabilization, meaning you can stabilize footage shot on a handheld camera that pans or tilts up, down, left, or right.

There are also three different quality settings available, including low, medium and high.

New Blue FX Stabilizer comes with a help file that provides plenty of information for getting started with the software. There are also tutorials available online for those who would like to learn more about using the software effectively.

We hope you found this list of Premiere Pro plugins useful. Premiere Pro is a very powerful tool for editing video, even without any plugins, but if you want to make the most out of the software there’s tons of add-on options to choose from.

If you need any other information, be sure to take a look at our other blog posts related to Premiere Pro. If you have any questions or want to share your experience with any of these plugins, please comment below!

Editor’s note: this blog was originally published on December 12, 2021 but has been updated to reflect current information.

Ivan Ambrocio

Senior SEO Specialist

Ivan is a Senior SEO specialist at Storyblocks. He is very enthusiastic about technical SEO and enjoys learning about the creator's workflow and how we can help them create better content.

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