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Adobe Goes Pro

When Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5 was launched at NAB2010, the message was clear that Adobe was taking Premiere Pro into the professional market segment. This is not your father's Adobe Premiere, it is a powerful NLE designed to handle the most challenging professional projects. They were the first NLE developer to commit to an all new 64-bit architecture and native HD format support. Adobe harnessed all of the power in your computer, multiple CPU cores, huge amounts of RAM and even your graphics processor with the new Mercury Playback Engine to deliver an unprecedented level of real-time HD performance.

Creative Suite 5.5 Introduced

The NAB2011 introduction of Adobe CS 5.5 is yet another step forward into the professional market. All of the Adobe programs in the Creative Suite Production Premium interact and support each other at a level beyond anything else in the industry. You can round trip a clip from Premiere Pro CS 5.5 into the new Warp Stabilizer in Adobe After Effects CS 5.5 with just a few mouse clicks. You can also update graphics in Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 or edit your audio clips in the new Audition CS 5.5 and go back to Premiere Pro just as easily. The Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium isn't a collection of titles, it is an integrated suite of tools that are cutting edge technology and designed for prosumers and professionals.

The World's Most Open Solution
Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium is the world's most open post production solution available today. Do you need 3rd party hardware? If so, Matrox, AJA, BlackMagic and MOTU solutions are fully supported. Do you want to add software plug-ins? There are literally hundreds to choose from that work with Premiere and/or After Effects. The reason there are so many choices is that Adobe works with their partners to insure support for new versions come out in a matter of days, not months after new releases.

Oh yeah, did I mention that CS5.5 runs great on PCs or Mac, desktops, laptops and iMacs? It does, just remember that the Mercury Playback Engine wants all the power you can give it, so we recommend Intel Core i7 processors and nVidia graphics cards for best results. Here is the base system specs that Videoguys recommend to give you excellent performance and optimized Mercury playback.

Mac Pro, Mac Book Pro or iMac

  • Snow Leopard 10.6.3
  • Intel based Quad Core i7 Processor or faster
  • At least 6 GB RAM but 12 GB is even better!
  • GTX285; Quadro4000*

Windows PC Desktop or Laptop

  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Intel Quad-Core i7 Processor or faster
  • At least 6 GB RAM but 12 GB is even better!
  • GTX 470/570/580; Quadro2000/4000 or faster *

*Although Adobe CS5 officially only supports a handful of GPU for the Mercury Playback Engine, we have provided links on our blog to articles that show you how to enable MANY other nVidia cards for Mercury.

50% Savings Closes the Deal!

Adobe announce July 1st an upgrade program for video professionals who have purchased any version of Apple® Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer and want to switch to industry-leading professional video tools by Adobe®—Creative Suite® CS5.5 Production Premium or Premiere® Pro CS5.5. These customers will be eligible for a 50 percent savings on Adobe Creative Suite CS5.5 Production Premium or Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, both launched in April 2011 at the National Association of Broadcasters. You do not need to own any previous Adobe products to qualify for this offer.

Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium Upgrade for FinalCut Pro Owners

Save 50% off MSRP on the best editing workflow when you SWITCH to Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium EXTENDED Through September!

Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer customers can receive a savings of 50% on the full versions of Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium (Mac or Windows)

CS5.5 Production Premium for Mac features:

• The Adobe Mercury Playback Engine. Real-time effects, smooth scrubbing, accelerated rendering and superior multi-layer performance in Adobe Premiere Pro.

• Native file-based and DSLR editing. The industry's most efficient format support for RED (up to 5K!), Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, and DSLR cameras.

• Unparalleled Adobe Integration. Native import of Photoshop and Illustrator files and efficient Dynamic Link to move easily between After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Encore® without delays for intermediate rendering.

• Cross-platform, open workflows. Easy collaboration with Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools software. Take advantage of EDL support for applications like Scratch as well as an integration with Discreet Smoke.

If you're a Final Cut Pro user, save 50%off MSRP - that's $849!! now through 6/30/11 when you upgrade your current version of After Effects or Photoshop to the full CS5.5 Production Premium for Mac, the ultimate production toolset, now only...

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