Adobe Comes Back to Mac: Checking Out Adobe Premiere Pro CS3

Videography by Oliver Peters Premiere Pro CS3Adobe has updated and improved its entire software lineup with the introduction of the Creative Suite 3 products and software collections. Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 marks the company’s return to nonlinear editing on the Mac and will spark the most interest among video editors. PC users already know this, but for Mac users who might have left Premiere back in the 5.0 or 6.0 days, Premiere Pro was introduced a couple of years ago as a totally rewritten application. The CS3 version is the 3.0 software update to that rewrite. Premiere Pro CS3 comes as a standalone product or as part of CS3 Production Premium or CS3 Master Collection. If you purchase only Premiere Pro CS3, the package will also include OnLocation (formerly Serious Magic’s DV Rack) and Encore, Adobe’s DVD authoring application. Together they provide a complete suite for production, post and distribution. Opting for the CS3 Production Premium suite adds Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, After Effects, Soundbooth, Flash Professional, Bridge, Ultra and more. In short, if you plan on updating at least two of these applications to their new CS3 versions, it makes more sense to upgrade to the whole suite. If you plan to run CS3 Production Premium on a Mac, you’ll need a newer Intel machine because Premiere Pro, Encore and Soundbooth are Intel-native applications. The Web and design products, like Photoshop, are Universal and run fine on Intel and PowerPC processors, as well as on PCs with Windows. read more...

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