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Top 15 Adobe Premiere Plugins for Effects and Transitions

May 10,2019• Proven solutions

Although Premiere is a complete and robust platform, there is always room for customization, extras and just plain cool add-ons that are too niche for Adobe to produce themselves. For example, you can add free Adobe Premiere title templates to make yor video excellent. Whilst everyone's list will be different depending on what they use Premiere for, here is my choice of tools and effects that I find the most useful.


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Before choosing plugin, you should consider compatibility and extensibility in case plugin are not working with Premiere. If you want to search for plugin partners, you can also visit Adobe partner finder database to have a closer relationship with developers around the world.

Top 10 Adobe Premiere Pro Plugins

1After Effects

Some may say this is cheating, but for me this is the number one add-on for Premiere. There is a reason for this, and that is that After Effects enables you to create anything you can dream of wanting within the Premiere environment. Graphics, transitions, titles and templates, composites and a myriad of other options can be created and imported directly into Premiere, as part of the same suite they integrate perfectly and enable smooth transitions between a Premiere project, creating an effect or graphic in After Effects, and implementing it within the Premiere Project. There are other plugins that appear in this list that are extremely capable for a specific scenario, but there are none with the breadth of ability that After Effects brings to the table. It is the best Adobe Premiere plugins to download.

Price: $20.99/month

Features

  • Steep learning: we have to admit that it is not easy to make Adobe Premiere plugins with Effects, but if you have learned how-to, you are the master.
  • Animation: If you like animaiton style video, you can use it to make Adobe Premiere animation plugins.
After Effects adobe plugin

2Neat Video

Neat Video is a great plugin for Premiere, unlike After Effects it has a single function, and that is noise reduction. It is very good at it.

Whilst Camera technology has advanced at a remarkable rate, there are still circumstances when even the best cameras available to us produce video that is a little too noisy for its intended use, and this is where Neat Video steps in. It works as a video filter from within the Premiere environment and can be applied to a sequence in its entirety of any number of individual clips within the sequence as desired.

Although aimed at noise reduction for modern digital cameras, Neat Video is also very useful in the digitization process of older VHS or film stock, and can be used to clean up the resulting digital file.

Price: $74.9/month

Features

  • Underwater shots: You can make underwater shots with this plug-in. With it, you can make your video more beautiful.
  • Accurate and efficient: As the best Adobe Premiere plugin, it can offer you an accurate effect.
Neat Video adobe plugins

3Final Effects

A utility box of effects and transitions if ever there was one, Final Effects integrates smoothly with Premiere and includes over 120 different items, if you want to broaden your effects library but do not have any specific requirements, then this is the product for you. I particularly like the 3D relief effect, but there is something in here for every type of project you can think of.

Price: $2495 for all bundles

Features

  • Stylized looks: it offers various filters to use
  • Auto-animating transitions: you can make animation style transitions auto.
Final Effects adobe plugin

4Magic Bullet Looks

This is a wondrous plugin that is primarily a color finishing tool, but includes a raft of options that make it much more useful. The color finishing is first class, it comes with over 100 included presets organized by category so you can quickly find the right one for your project, plus the ability to fine tune and save the results as custom presets meaning the possibilities are endless to obtain the right unified look you wish for your project. In addition options for lens distortion and lighting enable either corrections or stylized looks to be implemented to compliment the color choices made.

Price: $899

Features

  • Great compatibility: it works well on win and mac.
  • Price: the price may be higher than we thought.
Magic Bullet Looks adobe plugin

5Flicker Free

This one is quite a specific plugin that won't be for everyone, but if you are a regular proponent of time lapse or slow motion footage, this is a plugin that will be your best friend for life. One of the issues with time lapse is the changing exposures during such filming that produce a flickering effect when viewed. What flicker free does is to normalize the exposure and remove the flicker. It not only works on time lapse, but can solve similar issues with slow motion filming, and even assist with the rolling effect you can get from LED lighting and computer monitors. It works from within Premiere and comes with useful presets to make the process as simple as possible, although they can all be individually tweaked where necessary to get the perfect results.

Price: $79/$99...

Features

  • Fluent workflow: the working experience is great if you try it.
  • Time lapse: You can make time lapse or slow motion video better by specific Premiere plugin.
Flicker adobe plugin

6Damage

Another great plugin that is very specific in its use, Damage is, despite the name, a nondestructive filter plugin that simulates the grain, glitches, scan lines and grit of aged film stock. There are over 80 presets available to use as is or the base point for your own experimentation, and whilst its use is not going to be hugely widespread, for producing that aged effect there is nothing better.

Price: $299

Features

  • 5 tool kits : it includes 5 Adobe Premiere plug-ins
Damage adobe plugin

7Rays

This is a nice plugin that allows the creation of, you've guessed it, Rays. That is light rays to be precise. Atmospheric, beautiful, they can be many things, but there is no questioning the effectiveness of this plugin at simulating light rays. It's outstanding, as this promotional image shows.

Price: $95

Features

  • Rays only: if you love rays, this one won't let you regret.
  • Natural lights: this Premiere offers natural lights
Rays adobe plugin

8Coremelt

Another 'box of tricks' style product, Coremelt includes a huge number, over 220 in fact, of effects and transitions, all of astonishing quality and covering a wide variety of uses.

It's the sheer breadth of options within the package that makes this one a must for any aspiring video editor.

Price: $199

Features

  • Well-designed: you can make great Adobe Premiere plug-ins as it is well designed. It is easy and quick to use.
  • Various plugs: it offers over Premiere 220 plugins to download.
Coremelt adobe plugin

9VitaScene

This is a professional grade package of effects and transitions that raises the bar for what is possible, light rays, glitter, and dimming transitions, light filters and 'paint' effects to make video look like watercolors, and perhaps my favorite one the tilt-shift that produces that toy like landscape that has become popular within the photography world in recent years. In total there are over 600 effects within the Vitascene package, it is not the cheapest out there by any means, but is aimed squarely at professional output and has the quality to do it.

Price: $599

Features

  • Customizable plug-ins: you can customize your plug-ins after downloading.
  • High quality: all the plug ins are HD quality
adobe plugin

10Sapphire

Last but not least is Sapphire, a suite comprising of over 250 effects, presets to produce innovative and eye catching transitions and effects in your work.

From light glows and lens flares to mimicking the look of film and a couple of hundred others there is definitely something there for everyone.

Price: $1695

Features

  • Major update: it is a major update from the previous plug-ins.
  • CPU and GPU: it performs well in low CPU and GPU.
adobe plugin

11FilmConvert

If you want to give your video clip a cinematic look quickly, here is another Adobe Premiere plugin you should know. FilmConvert can help you adjust video color, so you won't spend much time to make color correction. You can also add film grain to your video within a few clicks. You even can apply it to 4K videos. If you want to have real film making video, this one is worth of trying.

Price: $117

Features

  • 6K video editign effects applied
  • You can use 3D lut to export video

adobe premiere plugins

12UNIVERSE

With UNIVERSE, you can make fast and smooth transition. If you also want to glow your video, you can add it to video to make glow effect. It supports using hotkeys, so editing with hotkeys can be really useful. It fits quite well with Premiere Pro. You can customize the real effects to make it waht you want.

Price: $199/year

Features

  • Various effects and transition to choose
  • You can also generate text in the video clip

UNIVERSE

13Mercalli Pro

If you want to stabilize videos in Premiere Pro, you can use this Adobe Premiere plugin to make your video stable. It supports 3D stabilisation to adjust precise settings. The best part is you can quickly this plugin to make video stable. You can also stabilize video with lower zoom-in option. It owns multi-core CPU for fast rendering.

Price: $249

Features

  • Roller Shutter Compensation to use for pros
  • Automatic profile selection to save your time

Mercalli Pro

14Separate RGB

As its name suggested, you can use this adobe premiere plugins to separate red, green and blue. You can also move, blur fade these 3 color channel, which are very useful when you want to distort RGB. Floating licenses are available if you select from License Type, but this only works with Floating License Server.

Price: $29.99

Features

  • Lens Distortion according to RGB channel
  • It quite fits well with Adobe Premiere Pro

Separate RGB

15BORIS FX SAPPHIRE V11

If you want to improve your video editing skills to a higher level, you can use BORIS FX SAPPHIRE V11 to be your premiere pro plugins. It includes more than 3000 presets and some other popular presets such as WHIPLASH TRANSITION, GLITCH and SHAKE. You just need to import these plugins to make your video more powerful.

Price: $1695

Features

  • You can make stunning organic video looking by adding this plug in
  • It includes 270 visual effects to make editing poweful

BORIS FX SAPPHIRE V11

Conclusion

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.