Guide: How to Make Video Black and White in Premiere

In order to create a dark atmosphere or imply some scenes are memories, many video editors will choose to use various video editing software to make the video in black and white. As we all know Adobe Premiere Pro is such a powerful and professional program, which is taken as the first choice to edit video. If you are interested in how to make video black and white in Premiere, you should not miss the following content.

Part 1. How to Make Video Black and White in Premiere Pro CS5

As it is mentioned above, Adobe Premiere Pro is a great assistant to help you edit video. It is developed by Adobe System. You can use it to edit your video on Windows and Mac OS X computers. It supports to edit video at or up to 10,240 × 8,192 resolution. Although this program is complex for the beginner, it is not very difficult to use it to make a black and white video. Here will take Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 as an example. The following steps will show you how:

  • Step 1Run the program

    Install and open Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 on your Mac or Windows computer. Then drag a video that you want to change it from color to black and white to a sequence.

  • Step 2Add effects

    After adding the video, please click the "Effects" option, which is located in the bottom left corner. Open the "Video Effects" folder and go to the "Image Control" folder.

    add effects
  • Step 3Make video black and white

    Choose and drag the "Black & White" function to the video clip. Then you will see the video in black and white. Press "Ctrl + S" to save the project and outpot the video to local folder.

    make video black and white in premiere

    Note: If you are an advanced user, you can also click "Effects" > tap on "Video Effects" > "Color Correction". Then, drag the "Channel Mixer" on the video. You can customize the color according to your preference.

Part 2. Alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is technical but it is very demanding of computer performance. Some users’ computer cannot run it smoothly. Therefore, here is another way introduced to help you make black and white video.

Joyoshare Media Cutter is a simple yet full-featured video editor. It can help you turn color video into black and white with its built-in video editor by several clicks. You also can use it to trim and merge videos and audios. It supports Windows and Mac platforms and occupies small CPU when you are running it on your computer. What’s more, it allows you to output videos and audios in MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV, M4V, 3GP, MP3, AAC, OGG, WMA, and more formats losslessly and quickly.

Key Features of Joyoshare Media Cutter:

Make video balck and white in simple way

Customize parameters of the video

Cut and output videos/audios losslessly at 60X fast speed

Own a built-in media player and real-time preview window

  • Step 1Add video to Joyoshare Media Cutter

    Install and open the program on your computer. As you can see the interface is small and simple. You can press the "Open" button to load a video or directly drag the video to this media cutter.

    add video to joyoshare media cutter
  • Step 2Choose output mode and format

    Click the "Format" button to enter a new window. Choose "Encoding mode", which allows you to customize the video's parameters and quality. Tap on the "General Video" > select the video format that you want > click "Ok". It also has a "High-speed" mode, under this mode, you can obtain a video quickly and with lossless quality. set output format

  • Step 3Make and output video in black and white

    Hit on the "Edit" button next to the video. A new window will show. Click the "Effect" option on the top side. Then you can adjust the "Saturation" by moving the slider or enter "0" to the box. The video will become black and white immediately. Finally, you can press the "Start" button to output the video.

    make video black and white

Conclusion:

To sum up, the above instruction shows you how to make video black and white in Premiere. It also shares another simple tool to help you make a black and white video. Adobe Premiere Pro is professional and all-round, but it is expensive and complex for those who only want to edit a short video or take editing video as a hobby. Joyoshare Media Cutter is not as powerful as Adobe Premiere Pro, however, it is friendly for the beginners.

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