When I first started editing porn videos, I was using a laptop attached to an external monitor for playback. Looking back, I can’t believe how I managed to edit videos for Sarah Peachez using that equipment.
I actually still remember rocking up to meet the guys from FAKEhub and just pulled out my laptop. I think they were slightly surprised that I was able to produce the goods on that old machine.
Porn Editing Hardware
Today, thankfully, I am working on a 24 inch iMac. I have a G Raid external hard drive that I edit from. The G Raid hard drive is an awesome piece of kit! I also have to double back up all my videos that I edit on to passport drives.
The iMac is a real hardcore piece of kit. It never lets me down. I had never used an iMac before becoming a full-time porn editor and I can’t see myself ever going back to a Windows operating system.
Porn Editing Software
The Software that I use on a day to day basis is the awesome editing tool called Premiere Pro. I was using Final Cut for about 7 years, but then made the switch to Creative Cloud Premiere Pro about 3 years ago.
I find using Premiere Pro much easier when dealing the MP4 files. I also like the built in Adobe Media Encoder, rather than using a third party encoder after editing.
I also make a lot of use out of Adobe Photoshop. It is a great piece of software to create great looking thumbnails and end slates on.
So if you have the resources, I would definitely recommend purchasing an Adobe Creative Cloud package that includes both Premiere Pro and Photoshop. Also After Effects once you know what you are doing.