Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 / Switching to Adobe Premiere Pro : Why switch?

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Step up to the toolset the pros use, Adobe® Premiere® Pro, part of Adobe Creative Suite® 5.5 Production Premium software. Get seamless integration with Adobe Photoshop® and After Effects®, and edit almost anything thanks to broad native tapeless and DSLR camera support.

Top 10 reasons to switch to Adobe Premiere Pro

Unparalleled Adobe integration

Import native Photoshop and Illustrator files complete with layers and other functionality. Use Adobe Dynamic Link to move easily between After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Encore® without delays for intermediate rendering.

Broad support for tapeless and DSLR footage

Skip time-consuming transcoding and rewrapping processes when working with tapeless and DSLR footage. Get native support for virtually any video, image, or audio format, including RED, DPX, P2, AVCHD, and XDCAM.

Blu-ray Disc authoring with motion and multipage menus

Deliver DVDs, high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and interactive web DVDs with Adobe Encore® software, included with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Cross-platform, open workflows for easier collaboration

Collaborate more efficiently by easily importing and exporting projects regardless of format. Perform roundtrip editing with files from Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, or Apple Final Cut Pro software.

Streamlined encoding with the revamped Adobe Media Encoder

Reach audiences worldwide on virtually any device. Batch encode in the background to a broad selection of formats, including web and video standards, using the streamlined Adobe Media Encoder.

Industry-leading performance and stability from the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine

The Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro is native 64 bit, optimized for multicore, and GPU-accelerated to provide real-time effects, color correction/color grading, accelerated rendering, and superior multilayer performance.

Superior color fidelity

Get greater color precision, variety, and control with 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit floating point color. Adobe Premiere Pro provides higher color fidelity in program and source monitors than Final Cut Pro (which is suitable for rough color grading only) and offers better YUV to RGB conversion.

Powerful metadata features for greater editing and production efficiency

Add intelligence to your assets using innovative new metadata features that make editing easier. Easily turn spoken dialogue into a timecode-accurate transcript, and then use keywords to quickly jump to or edit specific video segments.

Real-time 3D editing

Edit 3D content in real time thanks to 64-bit performance. World-class integration with CineForm provides a smoother workflow than Final Cut Pro.

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Smooth production work with direct-to-disk recording and on-set monitoring

Use Adobe OnLocation to record directly to disk from Firewire cameras. Optimize quality with software-based waveform and vectorscope tools for camera calibration, level checking, and signal monitoring.

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