Chrome OS is finally getting a proper video editor with Adobe Project Rush

Even though Chrome OS's app situation has gotten considerably better over the years, there's one thing that often keeps a lot of people at bay — the lack of a real video editor. Thanks to a recent announcement from Adobe, however, that's going to change very soon.

During this year's VidCon, Adobe unveiled Project Rush. Project Rush is a new video editing platform that combines features from After Effects, Premier, and Audition into one single app. All of your work is saved on the cloud, meaning if you start a project using Rush on one machine, you can quickly pick up where you left off on another.

In addition to the expected Windows and macOS apps, Adobe Rush will also be available for Android and iOS. Ant Pruitt from Tech Republic talked with Adobe about how the Android app will work, and what he learned is where this gets really exciting —

Adobe assured me that the flagship devices will not have an issue running Project Rush. This includes the likes of your Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy phones. Forde said that Google and Adobe have worked so closely together on this project, Google now has measures in place that will change how GPU performance will be on Android (for the better) to allow content creation and consumption to be an amazing experience. So amazing, even Chromebooks capable of running Android apps will be able to easily utilize Project Rush.

You can sign up for the Adobe Project Rush beta (opens in new tab) right now, and while there's still no word on an official launch or how much Rush will cost, the fact that a real, fully-fledged video editor will be available to use on Chrome OS is huge.

Add that together with the fact that Rush will work just as well with all of your other devices, and content creators are about to be in for a big treat.

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  • Not before time. I had iMovie on my iPhone 3GS so today's Chromebooks should be capable of running a similarly featured app at least.
  • What if I don't want the footage in the cloud?
  • Not all products are for everyone. If you do not want to use the cloud, use a different product. This seems to fill a video editing hole for some. That seems ok by me.
  • use kdenlive. its the best professional video editor for linux
  • Shotcut, Lightworks, Fusion8, DaVinci Resolve -- aren't those all more pro than Kdenlive? With Crostini, there should definitely be options other than an Adobe project for phones -- but maybe video acceleration in the containers need to be sorted out first, I don't know what the status is on that.
  • Fusion 8 is a vfx software and currently comes with the recent Davinci Resolve 15 beta. So you don't need to download the Fusion separately. Actually, DR 15 is the best video editor you can get at free. The Studio version goes toe to toe against adobe offerings and may be better than that in some cases.
  • So upload all your 4K footage to the cloud with any photos and music you need then you can edit anywhere.
    By which time you have lost 5 hours of time and used all you date for the month /year and oh they will charge you for it every month.
    I'm in the wrong business.
  • Yes does sound like hard work and an extra cost.
    But like a lot of people I back up all photos and videos in the cloud anyway.
    I also back up over night on WiFi so it's probably not quite so bad for me?
  • Ha ha ha... I'll stick to a proper OS for my video editing needs...