Premiere Pro! It sure is... powerful.

Just look at all these features. Mountains of effects. Transitions. A really awesome titler. Context menus! Windows upon windows!

It's hard, really, to not feel like you're missing out. I mean, just the effects alone. What do they all do? And where's the stuff you actually need? Most of the time, all you want to do is get rid of some noise. Or make your footage a little more colorful. Seems like you can't accomplish the most basic tasks without going on a treasure hunt, and going hunting isn't very fun when you're on a deadline.

Fortunately, you don't need to know the function of every single effect. For simple videos, you can solve the most common problems by understanding only a handful. In fact, we've narrowed them down to five. Without further ado, here they are!